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bobins wrote: Both made in East Sussex ?
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Elva was a sports and racing car manufacturing company based in Bexhill, then Hastings and Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1955 by Frank G. Nichols.
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This nice little blue one made its way to USA

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I wonder if the current Rolls Royce factory down at Goodwood has produced the largest number of cars built by one company in Sussex ? Anyone know of any other 'volume' car producers that were based in Sussex ?
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I used to go to school in Rye.
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bobins wrote:I wonder if the current Rolls Royce factory down at Goodwood has produced the largest number of cars built by one company in Sussex ? Anyone know of any other 'volume' car producers that were based in Sussex ?
Well over a good few decades Pilgrim have churned out over 15,000 kits according to their website.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Well over a good few decades Pilgrim have churned out over 15,000 kits according to their website.

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Ha! Ha! My mate used to work for Southern Roadcraft - they made Cobra and Ferrari Daytona replicas down in Southwick - not many miles due south of Pilgrim. I think Pilgrim made the bodies for them. I have a feeling, when Southern Roadcraft sold up, most of the stock went to Pilgrim.
15,000 kits is quite sizeable number for a relatively small company !
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Thinking along the lines of replicas..... what Citroen replicas have been built over the years ? Specifically normal road use ones - not sports specials.... or Scalextric models !!
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bobins wrote:Thinking along the lines of replicas..... what Citroen replicas have been built over the years ? Specifically normal road use ones - not sports specials.... or Scalextric models !!
Haven't come across any so this might be the nearest to a "Citroen" replica that there is...the Subaru Sambar

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Urrrrggghhhh!
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: Haven't come across any so this might be the nearest to a "Citroen" replica that there is...the Subaru Sambar

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That's worse than them made to look like a vw!
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Not sure if this is a replica, or the original
The fire and rescue service in Cogolin, France, used a Citroën 15-6 (you can find one in our French area) as part of their fleet. One night while on patrol, Colonel Hourcastagné found the narrow mountain road blocked. Unable to turn the car around, he was forced to reverse down the road for several miles aided only by a fireman with a small flashlight to guide the way. This incident gave him the idea for the need of a robust vehicle that could be driven forwards or backwards with the same ease. This is how the “two-headed 2CV” came to be. Two front sections were welded together. The two parts function independently; each with its own engine. It remained in service for 20 years with its peculiar appearance causing major distraction when passing other motorists on the road. The first paint scheme of the Cogolin carried the number “60.”
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.....the replica is resident at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville Tennessee which looks like its worth a visit.

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One particular image sprung out for me. Each year they have a "Rally for the Lane"
...for which the staff culls a selection of historic vehicles right off the floor, gasses them up, puts air in the tires and lets people drive them on the public roads outside of Nashville. How cool is that?
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new whatsthisthen?

If you raise the bonnet and find this underneath, what make/model is it?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....new Jan 19th

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Something PSA based on the paint code on the strut top...

I'd almost go for an electric Berlingo...
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