Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 15 Dec 2014, 10:40

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I heard that BL and Mothercare planned on doing a joint product, but they found they were making cars with built in rattles.
Citroen got there first James... It's not even an optional extra in a Citroen... It's comes as standard... :)

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Dec 2014, 10:46

OK...here is a CLASSIC 15

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Dec 2014, 18:57

Is there a "tongue in cheek" or maybe even a "sarcastic" emoticon.....may be appropriate here...
Stickyfinger wrote:OK...here is a CLASSIC 15
and here is a Classic 1.5

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 15 Dec 2014, 18:58

That's a bit of a Malteaser :wink:

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Dec 2014, 18:59

Oh and here's a two-tone one for good measure...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Dec 2014, 22:40

CitroJim wrote:That's a bit of a Malteaser :wink:
I think I need the help of an "urban dictionary" to get that one Jim :!:

Before 15's are timed out Regie does have an offering to contribute, but it always seems to be accompanied by its mate the 17. So whats the difference between the 2?

Wiki seems to suggest its the headlights. You could imagine a stream of potential buyers filing into a Renault showroom at the time, and being separated into two basic types-those who like round headlights and those who like oblong headlights, and walking out either with the keys to a 15 or a 17.

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 16 Dec 2014, 00:24

OK....Take your pick !

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Dec 2014, 01:33

Thats Paris in 1969 if I am not mistaken and it looks like the MG/Austin/Morris 1100/1300 was a popular choice for Parisiennes/Parisians :)

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Can't see any 15's or now 16's, but there is a TR6!

The photographer Robert Doisneau also took this quite iconic photo for Life magazine "Le Baiser de l'Hotel de Ville"
Joni Mitchell afficionardos may remember the line "In France they kiss on main street, amour mama not cheap display"

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 16 Dec 2014, 05:26

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:That's a bit of a Malteaser :wink:
I think I need the help of an "urban dictionary" to get that one Jim :!:
It's Maltese registered... I think?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Dec 2014, 07:05

CitroJim wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:That's a bit of a Malteaser :wink:
I think I need the help of an "urban dictionary" to get that one Jim :!:
It's Maltese registered... I think?
Ah..I see now..there is a little "M" on the number plate!

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edit PS I wonder if Malta is still a haven for the 'older' car enthusiast. Discovered this video, albeit from 1986, of old British cars including a particularly unroadworthy looking Rover. I then moved on to the buses but was disappointed to read this introduction to another video of Malta's old buses...
On 3 July 2011, the giant Arriva group took over the operation of all scheduled bus services on Malta. This ended decades of varied and interesting operations on the island, which were mostly in the hands of unusual and.or ageing vehicles. To commemorate their replacement, here's a snapshot of some of the vehicles which could be found on the island until prior to the handover.
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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Dec 2014, 16:31

So, Sixteen, 16, 1.6 anyhing goes-should be a boatload of interesting examples before the Renault 16 rides to the rescue and saves the day :!:

Well, its a 1.6, and possibly not now, but certainly in previous times, not too out of reach. I always liked the look of them

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Dec 2014, 21:22

Bit of nostalgia

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Dec 2014, 22:25

Was that the price? 16 shillings and 60 pence?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Dec 2014, 00:16

More than that for Twin 1-1/2 SU Carbs...............I even Upgraded my Austin Cambridge with that set up from a 16/60 and a High Lift MG Cam, Morris Marina Disks/MGB leaver shocks .....my first Mod/Tune !

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Dec 2014, 00:52

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Was that the price? 16 shillings and 60 pence?
The small print in the ad reveals

With Automatic Gearbox
£760.10.0 plus £159.00 purchase tax.
Manual Gearbox
£690.10.00 plus £144.16.8

But you do get "notably high average speeds and lively acceleration" and "adequate legroom in both compartments"

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