Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by myglaren » 28 Aug 2017, 22:19

Just before coming here I thought - with the 'giveaway' reference, Russian ~ Zil :)
https://www.motor1.com/news/64031/sovie ... -zil-4102/ :(

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Zelandeth » 28 Aug 2017, 22:27

What a fantastic blend of luxury and Lada parts bin items...Like a more modern version of the Tatra T-613. Stinking great luxobarge, which you look out of over a Skoda Estelle steering wheel and assorted bits of switchgear from the same factory.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 29 Aug 2017, 04:22

Well, well. I would never have had it down as a Fiat!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Gibbo2286 » 29 Aug 2017, 10:48

I did think FIAT but couldn't recall one that size, I bought and sold two Lancia Gammas one as in your photo and a saloon, the saloon was a bit of a nightmare for me, when I bought it it had a failed head gasket and as it's a boxer engine and has two heads the job grew, I then found that the camshafts were badly worn, very little of the lobes left so two camshafts needed.

I fixed it all up and in the end still made a small profit but it was damned hard work. :(

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 07 Sep 2017, 02:34

Not the commonest of Fiats it's true but just the square rear plate immediately tells you it's Italian (as neither the Swiss nor the Vietnamese are great car producing nations) - which does narrow it down a bit.

Big difference between the last Tatras & this era Zil is the driven wheels, seems at last they'd stopped looking at old Packards for inspiration - & discovered/developed FWD!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Sep 2017, 10:04

From the "Introductions" section
Forxtine wrote:
13 Sep 2017, 08:15
Can someone tell me what car this is? Estimated 1940s rural northern France.IMG_6080.JPG

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Just ported this across here, to get a wider airing and hopefully get an answer for Forxtine :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 13 Sep 2017, 10:25

Looks like a Simca to me...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Sep 2017, 10:54

This is a SIMCA ARONDE 90A Grand Large 2-door Coupe (1955-58)

Very similar

http://www.autopaedia.com/auta/Simca/Si ... _-BA1-.jpg

Autopaedia is pretty good click camera icon and you get photos from different angles

http://www.autopaedia.com/en/galleries/ ... -.php#jump

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The Plate looks something like 781 CK 45. The Department Number 45 is Loiret so the "owner" would most likely be a resisdent of that Department as re-registration was required if they moved permanently to another Department.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Sep 2017, 18:32

Just in case there is a need to find it again here is a site on

French Number Plates

See if it can tell us more about 781 CK 45....

If you pick the right download from that site on 31st December 1955 reg no 695 CJ 45 was issued in Loiret Department. By 31st December 1956 Loiret Department had issued reg no 923 CX 45. In all likelyhood that SIMCA Aronde was first registered January/February 1956.

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Whatsthisthen?..The Orange One!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Sep 2017, 19:59

Now I don't think there is enough evidence here to get this whatsthisthen?

I would describe it as a classic and a significant model, a rare on the road sight these days but well known to the general carsmith :)

But there may be some of you who can look at a wheel and say immediately...that's a....
It is orange but probably not as bright as the photo may suggest as it was taken in the twilight of around 7pm today.
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Whatsthisthen?..The Orange One!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Sep 2017, 20:27

Bit more of our orange whatsthisthen?
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Yes its not that good!
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..The Orange One!

Post by CitroJim » 21 Sep 2017, 04:13

NSU Ro80?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..The Orange One!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Sep 2017, 07:47

CitroJim wrote:
21 Sep 2017, 04:13
NSU Ro80?


Impressed is the word of the day! Particularly if you got it from the wheel alone :-D

Carsmithing of the first order Jim.

here it is in all its glory, made it with its wankel from Germany to Northumberland. I was going to put up its German Plates as a clue but just as I was about to post it up I realised the plate was TO R0 80 H.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..The Orange One!

Post by CitroJim » 21 Sep 2017, 07:52

Excellent :D It was the very fuzzy picture of the headlight that gave it away for me Neil ;) And those wheels are so Germanic!!!

The Ro80 is a car I have something of a passion for...

And it looks so gorgeous in orange 8-)