Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 26 Nov 2015, 23:25

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I was quite taken by a story I read a few months ago about the lower one of the two here.
Between February and July 1927 Cordery drove an mumblemumble around the world, accompanied by a nurse, a mechanic, and an RAC observer. They covered 10,266 miles in five months at 24.6 mph, crossing Europe, Africa, India, Australia, the United States and Canada

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Nov 2015, 00:40

myglaren wrote:
I was quite taken by a story I read a few months ago about the lower one of the two here.
Between February and July 1927 Cordery drove an mumblemumble around the world, accompanied by a nurse, a mechanic, and an RAC observer. They covered 10,266 miles in five months at 24.6 mph, crossing Europe, Africa, India, Australia, the United States and Canada
Yes that story confirms you have the right marque Steve, the Cordery in question being "Violette".

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Nov 2015, 00:53

So how would you drive it......that looks like the gear lever but where are the pedals?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Nov 2015, 01:08

Stickyfinger wrote:ah....its a Priapus Roadster OMG 3.ltr v12"
Its probably a better known "character" from Greek Mythology which helps witth the top car. Priapus no doubt had his qualitiies which are well summarised on his wiki page!.....come to think of it maybe even a link if you think laterally.

Not the Priapus roadster this time

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 27 Nov 2015, 05:17

A very intriguing gear linkage!!!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 27 Nov 2015, 10:46

NewcastleFalcon wrote:So how would you drive it......that looks like the gear lever but where are the pedals? Regards Neil
The pedals are there up in the shadow behind the dashboard.

Made my brain ache thinking 'what looked like a Lagonda?'............ It's an Invicta
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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Nov 2015, 10:48

Gibbo2286 wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:So how would you drive it......that looks like the gear lever but where are the pedals? Regards Neil
The pedals are there up in the shadow behind the dashboard.
yes I see them now!

Here's a hint for the top car. The same company made this, triple chevrons no less :!:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Nov 2015, 12:31

NewcastleFalcon wrote: If you google the name without the qualifier "car" up come hundreds of watches if thats any help.

Not entirely intended, but there is a not too-tenuous link between the two cars other than them being green. Men or women of Kent and steam roller afficionardos, especially those with a bit of knowledge of greek mythology should be able to work it out. :)

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To clear up the random clues for the Invicta.

Steam roller afficionardos....the Aveling Barford used the prancing horse Invicta logo.

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and Invicta has a strong connection with Kent in the flag and the Cricket Club logo.

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Still the link needs to be made with greek mythology or bus spotting to get the identity of the top car :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 27 Nov 2015, 12:58

The perfect vehicle for travelling along potholed roads.. Fix them as you drive...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 27 Nov 2015, 13:41

So what's the car trying to squeeze past the roller going the other way :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 27 Nov 2015, 14:03

were is the cyclist when you need one :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 27 Nov 2015, 14:27

Stickyfinger wrote:were is the cyclist when you need one :)
Keeping well clear!!!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Nov 2015, 20:56

Gibbo2286 wrote:So what's the car trying to squeeze past the roller going the other way :)
Ah.....that will be "Luton's finest" complete with a 6 speed aisin Warner auto box 95,000 miles on from a rebuild after water ingress :!:

Surely no more clues are needed to get the outstanding whatsthisthen?.

....ok......ignore Greek mythology and lateral thinking and focus on the bus. Here's another one just for fun....nice tailfins

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 28 Nov 2015, 10:48

I'd forgotten about that one, it's a Pegasus.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 28 Nov 2015, 12:08

Gibbo2286 wrote:I'd forgotten about that one, it's a Pegasus.

I can't decide if it's gorgeous or hideous...

It's one or the other :lol: :twisted: