Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Feb 2016, 20:12

Looks like the designer had a Volvo to work from :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by myglaren » 23 Feb 2016, 20:16

I thought the red one looked like a Fuego with SAAB Sonnet bits thrown at it while the yellow one looks like a Alfa Spyder with Mercedes bits clagged on.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Feb 2016, 20:51

Fixed the second image...to recap

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I can see what you mean Sticky and Steve :)

Magnifying glass method may produce results....

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by Gibbo2286 » 24 Feb 2016, 12:30

The yellow one has a look of the Facel Vega but I don't recall if that's actually one of those. I sold one a long time ago and I think it was a bit more fierce looking on the grill.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Feb 2016, 12:33

Not a clue :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Feb 2016, 17:25

Well Steve (Myglaren) has discovered the ID of this one here

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Feb 2016, 17:49

Subtle clue for the yellow one....

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by myglaren » 24 Feb 2016, 17:55

Renée Jalapeño?
I like the red one. A bit Fuego, a bit SAAB, a bit Volvo and a bit Lotus.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Feb 2016, 18:21

Looks like its backside has drooped, just like my Ex :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Feb 2016, 18:58

myglaren wrote:Renée Jalapeño?
50% right, but if they are a pair of Jalapenos I've posted up the wrong picture!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French but not from the usual 3

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Feb 2016, 00:40

......more assistance for this

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think charades

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Must go now!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Yellow French sports car-pictionary clue!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Feb 2016, 20:15

.......pictionary clue above.....as they say on catchphrase

"Say what you see"

No car knowledge required, just knowledge of sitcom characters, drinks originally developed for French foreign legionaires to take quinine, and world famous lengthy racing circuits.

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Both the Queen, and the Queen Mother are/were partial to the said beverage mixed with their gin according to wiki!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Yellow French sports car-pictionary clue!

Post by bobins » 25 Feb 2016, 21:46

Well... I followed your instructions, and I came up with a Rene Bonnet.... which sound like a made up name, but isn't :)
So I'm guessing that could be a Rene Bonnet Le Mans, although it looks more like a Missile ?
After a bit of research, I also found a Matra and Simca link to the Bonnet, and also - very clearly - a link to the Citroen DS :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Yellow French sports car-pictionary clue!

Post by 2cy » 25 Feb 2016, 21:58

Aside from the bonnet bulge (weird for a flat twin) it's not that bad looking for its era, being French, fwd, and it being grp bodied. This one musta had the four cyclinder engine. In comparison Reliant's Sabra was dog-on-ugly, and the Sabre 4's and later Scimitar body panel split lines were never that tight.!

Nice one. Quite like the beverage myself. ;-)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Yellow French sports car-pictionary clue!

Post by Deanxm » 25 Feb 2016, 22:04

I didnt follow your instructions but im thinking its got a bit of Facel Vega about it so must be a long forgotten offshoot, certainly abstract enough car for a whatsthisthen.

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