Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2017, 10:14

myglaren wrote:
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Something very familiar about that but exactly what evades me. At a guess a Subaru?
Thornton Dale is a lovely place. Must make the effort to visit again some day.


Thortnon-le-dale is very picturesque but also has the additional interest for me of Matthewsons which have about 9 classic car sales in a year as well as all sorts of intereesting memorabilia. Next one December 9th and no surprises where the whatsthisthen? came from.

Not a Subaru though, and maybe not everyone's picture of a "classic"

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Post by white exec » 11 Nov 2017, 10:41

Back on the Bristol, there's something rather disturbing to see one with square headlights. :shock:
Four round headlights always did look good.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2017, 10:49

white exec wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 10:41
Back on the Bristol, there's something rather disturbing to see one with square headlights. :shock:


Nicked from a VW Sirrocco as well! What do you think of ther rear lights :?: From a Bedford van by all accounts.
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Bristol Brigand car rear+side [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], by No machine-readable author provided. Kierant assumed (based on copyright claims)., from Wikimedia Commons


Back to our little puzzler....
Just a further clue to make it a little easier, particularly if you remember a former QPR goalkeeper's endorsement in the 1970's, if this useful kit bag was on the back seat it would be quite appropriate :-D
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Post by Gibbo2286 » 11 Nov 2017, 10:52

The gear lever one reminds me of a Colt (Mitsubishi) model that passed through my hands back in the eighties, can't remember the detail and I only ever had one.

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Post by bobins » 11 Nov 2017, 10:57

It's got either a hi-low range or 2wd-4wd lever as well, so it's got ideas of some form of offroading ?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2017, 11:02

Gibbo2286 wrote:
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The gear lever one reminds me of a Colt (Mitsubishi) model that passed through my hands back in the eighties, can't remember the detail and I only ever had one.


From what I have read about it the original was a pioneer of the class rather than a follower.

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bobins wrote:
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It's got either a hi-low range or 2wd-4wd lever as well, so it's got ideas of some form of offroading ?


Focus on the kit bag rather than car knowledge...its easier! but you are getting warm!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2017, 11:17

One more clue as a memory jogger for those with a good eye, a decent knowledge of adverts, and a bit of elementary deduction :-D

and for the viewer a little nostalgic treat featuring Ford Escorts in the Manx Rally in 1975



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Post by white exec » 11 Nov 2017, 12:01

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 10:49
white exec wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 10:41
Back on the Bristol, there's something rather disturbing to see one with square headlights. :shock:

What do you think of the rear lights :?: From a Bedford van by all accounts.
Not one of Bristol's finest moments... :oops:

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2017, 12:29

Lets look at the evidence....

The bright upholstery (the tyre in the back for the observant)
The pair of knobs
The kit bag and the QPR footballer
One of Britains Best Rally Drivers, and his Escort
A pioneer of what has become a very popular genre

What more is needed? Well for those of you who don't quite follow my advert drift here's a traditional light cluster shot
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own work NFalcon 10 Nov 2017
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Post by myglaren » 11 Nov 2017, 14:00

Still clueless Neil. I know nothing of any of the above,
Seen two gear knobs in an old Land Rover - that would be about 55 years ago though.
See two knobs regularly, I have to work with them but fail to see the connection here.
Football, rally drivers? Pass.
Only one I know of is Erik Carlsson. (Carlsson på taket) :(

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 11 Nov 2017, 14:13

Led astray by the posh seats but I suppose it could be a Jeep.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2017, 14:16

myglaren wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 14:00
Still clueless Neil. I know nothing of any of the above,
Seen two gear knobs in an old Land Rover - that would be about 55 years ago though.
See two knobs regularly, I have to work with them but fail to see the connection here.
Football, rally drivers? Pass.
Only one I know of is Erik Carlsson. (Carlsson på taket) :(
:-D

Sorry Steve when you know the answer and have an affliction like me of remembering the garbage churned out in old adverts, you dont associate Roger Clark the Rally Driver with his exploits behind the wheel of an escort, but more the adverts he used to do for the product emblazoned all over his rally car.

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Post by bobins » 11 Nov 2017, 14:17

A Lada Niva !?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2017, 14:24

Gibbo2286 wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 14:13
Led astray by the posh seats but I suppose it could be a Jeep.


One of the "facts" on the wiki page claims the "The new UK whatsthisthen? featured a new Rover-designed grille and other body kit items, and gained soft nudge-bars at the front in deference to public opinion against bullbars."

Not a Jeep Gibbo, but right sort of "thing"

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