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 » 04 Dec 2014, 18:08

I believe under the skin they were just a big Morris Minor... Possibly more the Marina's ancestor than the Morris Minor was..

They were really rather posh... I was always very fond of the Riley and Wolseley versions of the original Mini, the Hornet and Elf.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Dec 2014, 19:11

Old seasonal ad for the Wolseley! More than passes the FCF normal standards for relevant topic linkage i feel. (The bigger one is a Wolseley 6/110 and its a 2-tone!)

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Post by CitroJim » 04 Dec 2014, 20:10

NewcastleFalcon wrote:More than passes the FCF normal standards for relevant topic linkage i feel.
I never knew there was a standard Neil.... Generally the criteria is defined as 'anything goes...'

What a charming Christmas card...I love that...

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Dec 2014, 16:24

Seeing that it is December 5th here's a picture of a pair of Renault 5's

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Dec 2014, 16:32

CitroJim wrote:What a charming Christmas card...I love that...

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Pleased you liked it Jim, only other similar thing easily found is for the Hillman Minx....

."A shining new Hillman Minx is one of the most wonderful and lasting Christmas gifts of all."

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Post by CitroJim » 05 Dec 2014, 17:27

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Seeing that it is December 5th here's a picture of a pair of Renault 5's
Never seen one with round headlights Neil...

They look rather good... Were they on the real French poverty-spec. models only?

If I was given a Hillman Minx for Christmas I'd be happy too..

Even happier if it was a V6 Activa :wink:

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Dec 2014, 19:31

CitroJim wrote: Never seen one with round headlights Neil...
They look rather good... Were they on the real French poverty-spec. models only?
The pic is from this article about the history of French cars in the United States

The Renault 5 was marketed as "Le Car" in the United States and it did indeed initially have round headlights. It even made it into some obscure US Police Department's fleet...still Regie milked it for all it worth in its ads

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Post by CitroJim » 05 Dec 2014, 19:53

Interesting they were sold in America and there the lights make sense as at the time they had very strict rules on headlights which is why the SM had round ones in the States..

The R5 round lights remind me of an interesting 'small' American car of some note and styling cues: the AMC Pacer.

The Wikipeda article on the AMC Pacer has a picture of a nice two-tone one from 1977 :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Dec 2014, 20:07

The article the Renault 5 pics came from also included this fascinating revelation about the Renault Dauphine in this 1958 US Advert...

yes it had a city horn, and a country horn.



tres amusing!

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Post by myglaren » 05 Dec 2014, 23:16

CitroJim wrote:Interesting they were sold in America and there the lights make sense as at the time they had very strict rules on headlights which is why the SM had round ones in the States..

The R5 round lights remind me of an interesting 'small' American car of some note and styling cues: the AMC Pacer.

The Wikipeda article on the AMC Pacer has a picture of a nice two-tone one from 1977 :)
Although it was heavily criticised I quite liked the Pacer - looks at least. Performance was reputedly dire.

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Post by Stickyfinger » 06 Dec 2014, 10:00

myglaren wrote:
CitroJim wrote:The I quite liked the Pacer - looks at least.
Should of gone to SpecSavers mate
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Post by citronut » 06 Dec 2014, 18:20

CitroJim wrote:Interesting they were sold in America and there the lights make sense as at the time they had very strict rules
the yanks wouldnt let the original Mini in till it had lengths or iron fitted between the front and rear overrides

CitroJim wrote: on headlights which is why the SM had round ones in the States..

Citroen also had to loose the curved glass that ran across the front end of the SM for the yanky mere cat whoooops i mean market

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Dec 2014, 19:48

Seeing that its 6th December today how about some interesting 6's

Now personally I don't think Regie's 6 is very interesting, but other's may not share my opinion so how about this, its a bicolore from 1936 ish

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Dec 2014, 19:55

Regie's 6

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Dec 2014, 20:12

A slightly unusual shooting brake offering for a 6, from David Brown, and no, the colour isn't Morris Marina "black tulip" its aubergine...

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