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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....how's your French?

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So whatsthesethen? bonus points for precise identification

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....a nice pair at the Oasis

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They look to me a bit like Standard Vanguards...
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CitroJim wrote:They look to me a bit like Standard Vanguards...
more on topic than that Jim :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....a nice pair at the Oasis

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I think I might have seen one of those in Egypt back in the 1950s, Peugeot 203 maybe?

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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Frenc ... r1-MvKM%3A
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....a nice pair at the Oasis

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Right decade and particularly appropriate and on topic for the FCF, but not Peugeot.


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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....a nice pair at the Oasis

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The XXXXXXX first earned a place in motoring history with the Algiers-Cape Town Rally in 1951, before going to forge itself a truly legendary reputation as a tireless adventurer with equally arduous expeditions from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska and from Tibesti through the Congo to Ethiopia.
...yes and here's one in service with the Foreign Legion in Oubari, Libya in 1952

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I stumbled upon the answer a bit by accident, so I won't give it away, but a couple of snippets about it........ :)

"The XXXXXXXX was not a commercial success" :lol:

"With a weight of 1,640 kg (3,616 lb), the XXXXXXXX consumed petrol at an alarming rate and achieved its claimed top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) only with difficulty." :shock:
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....a nice pair at the Oasis

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Yes, I think you have it there Bobins! Very reliable but occasionally requiring a helping hand

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Yes, I think you have it there Bobins! Very reliable but occasionally requiring a helping hand

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Out of interest, how does camelpower relate to horsepower - is it 1:1..... ? :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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The XXXXXXX first earned a place in motoring history with the Algiers-Cape Town Rally in 1951, before going to forge itself a truly legendary reputation as a tireless adventurer with equally arduous expeditions from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska and from Tibesti through the Congo to Ethiopia.
...yes and here's one in service with the Foreign Legion in Oubari, Libya in 1952

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That's the picture I posted in my link above. :)
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.....a nice pair at the Oasis

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bobins wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:Yes, I think you have it there Bobins! Very reliable but occasionally requiring a helping hand

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Out of interest, how does camelpower relate to horsepower - is it 1:1..... ? :-D
The same, but the sand tyres grip better :)
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Gibbo2286 wrote: That's the picture I posted in my link above. :)
Sorry Gibbo, I didn't page down the image list far enough to get to the pic. That's the one. Renault Colorale in its various formats Prarie, and Savane.

This 17 page booklet gives an excellent summary with pictures in English and French of the model and its history.

Colorale les cahiers histoire et passion

This is a rugged-looking example

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....and a nice pair in a ploughed field

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: This 17 page booklet gives an excellent summary with pictures in English and French of the model and its history.

Colorale les cahiers histoire et passion
That's an incredibly interesting booklet :D

I love the half-timbered one 8-)
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