A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by citronut » 03 Aug 2014, 08:49

CitroJim wrote:
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Consolation price Adam.
That's 4, not a pair :lol: :lol:
thats not 4 pairs Jim but two pairs of pairs :yikes: :bouncy: :bouncy: :eye: :eye: :roll: :twisted: :shock: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by citronut » 03 Aug 2014, 08:54

i think the Marina and all agro were on a par with the avenger,

our local plod used the avenger as there patrol cars

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 03 Aug 2014, 09:02

citronut wrote:i think the Marina and all agro were on a par with the avenger,
I was nearly killed in an Avenger in 1976. They handled like a wet octopus :lol:

And rusted rather well too... Like the Marina they looked sensational and still look good now.. I think the Avenger was the better of the two on balance although there was only a fag paper in it...

I believe it was also sold in the States as the Plymouth Cricket..

A genuine Tiger Avenger is still a bit on the desirable side...

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A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by addo » 03 Aug 2014, 10:35

You should have seen what they made using the Avenger as a starting point, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Centura" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Aug 2014, 10:54

Another nicely upholstered pair Adam :!:

Looks like they did a few Centuras with the vinyl roof, where's the vinyl roof gone now?

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And here's an avenger just for those who never knew or have forgotten what it looked like

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 03 Aug 2014, 11:53

And let's not forget the Avenger’s big sister - the Chrysler 180...

I'm loving this thread :-D

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 Aug 2014, 11:59

Possibly a relevant joke?

What do you get if you cross a pair of poplar trees with a pair of great tits?

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 03 Aug 2014, 13:08

Hell Razor5543 wrote: What do you get if you cross a pair of poplar trees with a pair of great tits?
Go on James. I give up :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by Northern_Mike » 03 Aug 2014, 13:20

CitroJim wrote:And let's not forget the Avenger’s big sister - the Chrysler 180...

I'm loving this thread :-D
Was the Hillman Hunter any relative? My dad had one of those, but I don't think I've ever been in an Avenger despite my schoolfriend's parents and some of my family owning all manner of tat in the 70s and 80s.

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 03 Aug 2014, 13:31

northern_mike wrote: Was the Hillman Hunter any relative?
Nope, the Hunter was the Rootes Arrow and almost entirely different. The Avenger was a new design. At least Rootes didn't do as BL did and try to rehash old stuff into something new.

I guess the Avenger happened only on the back of the Plymouth Cricket development state-side as I can't imagine Rootes in the UK on their own had the resources to develop a fully new car.

The Avenger and Arrow range ran concurrently for a number of years. The Arrow was variously the Minx, Hunter, Sunbeam Rapier, Singer Vogue and Humber Sceptre. The latter being the posh one and the Sunbeam and Singer being available as a rather tasty Coupé.

There was also the hot Hunter, the H120 Holbay and that went quite well. Bit of a Q-car as externally it looked just like any other Hunter.

An odd fact about the Avenger was that it was never under-sealed from the factory. Another legacy of it's Cricket roots possibly as rust was never such a problem in the land across the pond.

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 Aug 2014, 14:55

CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote: What do you get if you cross a pair of poplar trees with a pair of great tits?
Go on James. I give up :lol: :lol: :lol:
I bet northern_mike and addo have worked it out!

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Aug 2014, 15:25

CitroJim wrote:
The wood is nice on the traveller and liking it dad then bought a wooden Mini Traveller. We all loved that car until dad replaced it after a good few years with BL's biggest horror ever. A dreadful Marina 1.3 Coupé.
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spotted this at 2 minutes 50 seconds into "The Car has Wings" video on Wallow in Nostalgia-The Rank Organisation-Look at Life thread

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 03 Aug 2014, 16:36

That's the one except dad's was Island Blue and wore the plate JOM 414E. A lovely colour. I still wonder what became of it because when Dad traded it in for the Marina in 1972 it was immaculate.

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by citronut » 03 Aug 2014, 19:24

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
The wood is nice on the traveller and liking it dad then bought a wooden Mini Traveller. We all loved that car until dad replaced it after a good few years with BL's biggest horror ever. A dreadful Marina 1.3 Coupé.
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spotted this at 2 minutes 50 seconds into "The Car has Wings" video on Wallow in Nostalgia-The Rank Organisation-Look at Life thread

regards Neil
Mini, mini travler Hillman Minx and a slandered 10

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Parked next to a pininfarina today....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Aug 2014, 00:33

Yes there it was in all its glory the product of the famous Italian design house pininfarina. I had been reading a little bit about their history just that morning.

A fine track record of car design, and responsible for this one-off Citroen

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So what car was their famous badge on?

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This :!:
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"Ah, Mr Pininfarina, Mr Hyundai here. Can you design me a metal box with a wheel at each corner?"

Regards Neil

Ps anyone know the name of the one-off Citroen?
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