A nice 2-tone

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 13 Jan 2015, 05:27

Neil, you just keep on finding lovely pictures :-D How do you do it?

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Jan 2015, 06:38

Was it the red C1 behind the A35 which caught your eye
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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Jan 2015, 06:48

Although the Nash Metropolitan Fraternity do like a matching trailer

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Even the station wagons/shooting brakes are at it :)

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 13 Jan 2015, 13:23

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Was it the red C1 behind the A35 which caught your eye
No, funnily enough, had you not pointed it out I'd have not seen it Neil..

Actually, the A35 and C1 occupy the same niche, just 50 years apart... Appropriate they should be parked together...

I just adore Nash Metropolitans.

I also love the A35 too..

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Jan 2015, 15:37

Not many pick-ups....so here is one
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and another gorgeous little Italian
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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Jan 2015, 16:43

This i believe is a Vauxhall Cresta, one of the two-tone staples, together with matching caravan

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Jan 2015, 17:14

The FIRST ? two-tone car/van combo ?...I wonder
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or is this ?
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or maybe it's the Lesbian Caravan Club's original camp-out ?
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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Jan 2015, 19:13

Not exactly a 2-tone, but a fine example of the eccentric Englishman making stuff in the back garden still, and its towed by a Peugeot so very appropriate for French Car Chat :)

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A gentleman called David Gregory from Towcester, constructed this on the basis of a series of 3-D drawings produced by Andrew Gibbons a CAD (Computer aided design) engineer from Newcastle decided to put pencil to paper or in this case 'mouse to computer,' and proceeded to draw a fully dimensional layout of the Roswell from the 70-year-old sketch of what people thought a spacecraft would look like back then.

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Jan 2015, 22:52

Stickyfinger wrote:
and another gorgeous little Italian
If you managed a peek into the interior it would look like this, and the whole thing sold for $616,000 at Monterey in 2014

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Jan 2015, 23:13

At the same RM auction at Monterey this was sold for $187,000

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So in theory you could have 3 of these for the price of the little Fiat :!: :)

and this sold for a whopping £156,800 at the London RM Auction September 2014-and its only a Peugeot 205

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 14 Jan 2015, 01:29

the little gay ones bigger brother

1955 Nash Ambassador
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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Jan 2015, 06:58

Another 2-tone Ambassador

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 14 Jan 2015, 08:57

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Ambassador
Of the Hindustan variety..

That Nash Ambassador is gorgeous 8-)

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Jan 2015, 16:33

Talking about ambassadors the final incarnation of the "wedge" was the Austin Ambassador

heres the dash and a bit of guff about it. The "econometer" must have been hours of endless fun! For me definitely a backward step from the Princess in looks

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 14 Jan 2015, 17:22

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Talking about ambassadors the final incarnation of the "wedge" was the Austin Ambassador
We had one as an office car in Cyprus in the early 80s. It was terrible...

The Princess was better in every respect...

Our Ambo got replaced by a Honda...