Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Post by xantia_v6 » 25 Sep 2017, 15:10

Does it have a connection (perhaps tenuous?) to a UK car manufacturer?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Sep 2017, 15:34

Well its not Henri Chapron, but wondering if it is someone of his ilk, a coachbuilder, hence the "dog cart" and the cartwheel.

Henri is more of a cockerel man

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Sep 2017, 19:00

RichardW wrote:
25 Sep 2017, 11:58
More emblems. This one is close to some of our hearts!
Including your own!

This is a tremendous French site for all things automotive and full of interesting articles packed with information, pictures and original adverts and brochures. It is not a problem but it is in French!

...and it has a very comprehensive coverage of the answer to Richard's Whatsthisthen?

http://leroux.andre.free.fr/

So a couple of pics cribbed from that site. Lots of great pictures of this particular model within this article,

but the critical one is here
http://leroux.andre.free.fr/hvisacab1.jpg

and here's the newer logo on a grander scale
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from http://leroux.andre.free.fr
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Post by CitroJim » 26 Sep 2017, 06:34

Shame their building is sinking....

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Post by xantia_v6 » 26 Sep 2017, 06:49

Well that was a good one, I was also looking for coachbuilders, but got fixated with Hess & Eisenhardt http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/h/hess_ei ... nhardt.htm, the only other 'H' coachbuilder that I could think of.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Sep 2017, 14:52

Nice list of models given the Heuliez treatment on the P.O.T.D. thread including a very nice Renault Fuego Cabriolet.

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Post by xantia_v6 » 04 Oct 2017, 07:35

Moving along... does anybody recognise this?
20150525_134651 (3).jpg
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Never a common sight on the UK roads, it does deserve to be in a museum.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Oct 2017, 15:03

xantia_v6 wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 07:35
Moving along... does anybody recognise this?

20150525_134651 (3).jpg

Never a common sight on the UK roads, it does deserve to be in a museum.

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First impressions, eastern european or micro car the pic does make it look small.

Heres a wartburg with very similar light arrangements but the grill is way out.

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1. Magdeburger Oldtimertag (5743550733) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], by Torsten Maue
Alternative names tm-md
Description Hobby photographer
Work locationMagdeburg, Deutschland (1. Magdeburger Oldtimertag), from Wikimedia Commons

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Post by xantia_v6 » 04 Oct 2017, 15:07

You are on the right side of the channel...

I will give another clue tomorrow.

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Post by furriegurrie » 04 Oct 2017, 15:23

Nsu sport prinz spider....

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Oct 2017, 15:44

furriegurrie wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 15:23
Nsu sport prinz spider....
Thats saved me a few hours of head scratching! I think you could well have come up with the answer.

Right enough its an interesting little car with its wankel engine, and a style I like.

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Post by xantia_v6 » 04 Oct 2017, 15:47

Bingo!
20150525_134651.jpg
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I have seen 2 of these in the last 5 years (both red and RHD), one in Hertfordshire and one (pictured above) in Malta. The owner of the one in the UK, who had apparently owned it from new said that his was the first of only 4 RHD examples built, and that it was the very first Wankel rotary engined car to be registered in the UK, and new rules on measuring engine capacity had to be devised before it could be registered.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Oct 2017, 18:37

xantia_v6 wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 15:47
Bingo!

20150525_134651.jpg

I have seen 2 of these in the last 5 years (both red and RHD), one in Hertfordshire and one (pictured above) in Malta. The owner of the one in the UK, who had apparently owned it from new said that his was the first of only 4 RHD examples built, and that it was the very first Wankel rotary engined car to be registered in the UK, and new rules on measuring engine capacity had to be devised before it could be registered.

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That was another good one, and hats off to furriegurrie for the coming up with the answer :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Oct 2017, 13:05

Not enough/too much?

Whatsthisthen?
door.jpg
3kb! possibly the smallest ever whatsthisthen pic
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Oct 2017, 15:27

Not enough/too much?
Whatsthisthen?

door.jpg
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to assist here's the same model different colour
r3Q.jpg
rear corner
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