Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

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That 14/60 is a good two-tone contender Neil :-D

Maroon and that off-white looks absolutely ace... 8-)

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daviemck2006 wrote:Was it not the land crab that was the 18/22? My dad had a 1977 princess 2200 HLS. A big comfortable 2.2 litre with a velour interior and comfortable not steel suspension. A bit like my first c5 lol
the land crab was the Austin 1800, but they also did a stretchy version named the Austin 3.0lt, did they every do a Wolseley version of the 3.0lt

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The 3.0 land lobster was a different car entirely , being RWD while the smaller landcrabs were FWD. I believe it shared the doors and mid-section with the smaller crabs, but nowt else.

This car is a brilliant example of why we have no car industry left in the UK. A parts-bin special that was 10 years out of fashion when it was released....

There was no Wolseley version, thank heavens.

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northern_mike wrote: I believe it shared the doors and mid-section with the smaller crabs, but nowt else.
Doors also shared with the Austin Maxi I believe Mike!!!

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Oh dear, the poor old land-crab has hd a bit of a mauling. Still in 1965 it managed to scoop the European Car of the Year title :)

And guess what, in Autocar's picture special of all of the winners from 1964 onwards, The 1800 they select is in 2-tone! What are the chances of that happening?

Full autocar picture gallery here, includes wins for XM, GS as well

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and here it is in all its glory!

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....Number 16

How about a contender from Regie? Guess what was car of the year in 1966, the year after the Austin 1800.

This

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Any more interesting pics of the 16? Here's one

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The Renault 16 was a fantastic car...

A real game changer to use a modern term...

I think, the first hatchback as we now know them even though BMC could have made one much before that with the 11/1300 and the Landcrabs...

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Yes the hatchback, made it quite handy for puting a few baguettes in and a contender for number 11 :-D

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That has got to be the first hatchback then :)

Good old Citroen, always first!!!

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CitroJim wrote: I think, the first hatchback as we now know them even though BMC could have made one much before that with the 11/1300 and the Landcrabs...
This car is captioned "Autobianchi Primula" but does look a bit like the "sound thrashing" car from Fawlty Towers

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Here's another "hatchback" mercilessly taken from the carcatalog

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Here's another "hatchback" mercilessly taken from the carcatalog

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Here's another "hatchback" mercilessly taken from the carcatalog

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