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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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CitroJim wrote:
22 Jul 2017, 18:09
No, but I do like a nice Ford Corsair :D

Ditto that. Also the Consul/Capri.
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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With it being unlikely that the Avanti will appear in this thread as an "on the road" spot in the forseeable, this is its 5 minutes of fame (or noitoriety) on the FCF.

So....in another category of the possibly irritating I present a four minute twenty two seconds "mini documentary" of the Avanti voiced over by one of our American friends. Go on give it a watch with an open mind....



The designer was of course FRENCH Raymond Loewy

That explains it!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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It had polyester bodywork !!!!!!!! :shock:

I suppose the interior was furnished by Brentford Nylons ??????? :rofl2:

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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bobins wrote:
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It had polyester bodywork !!!!!!!! :shock:

I suppose the interior was furnished by Brentford Nylons ??????? :rofl2:


Yes I'll put you on 99 likes for that observation Bobins!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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I spotted this at Rownham Services, M27, eastbound
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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That according to Autotrader Vehicle Check is a 1948 Buick. Buick Eight on the grill.

This is what Classiccarcatalogue has on them

http://www.classiccarcatalogue.com/BUICK%201948.htm

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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There is one of those floats around here Neil.
Turns up at the MetroCentre car park, near Toys R Us, second Wednesday each month IIRC

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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It was, unusually, right hand drive. I have a second photograph, but I cannot get it to upload.

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It was, unusually, right hand drive. I have a second photograph, but I cannot get it to upload.



You've hit your upload limit James, you'll have to send the rest snailmail :twisted:

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Actually, do you recall some others having upload problems?
Try converting it to a .png and it should work.

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Try simply renaming the image in whatever image viewing software you use. I cannot upload photos taken from my phone, but if I simply rename them (in Irfanview image viewing software) then they upload fine.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Thanks for that, guys. Here is the second photograph.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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Thanks for that, guys. Here is the second photograph.

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James what quality....the Buick is towing an Eriba caravan! (German, overpriced but yes I would like one!)

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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A very tasty Rootes.. Maybe a Humber Sceptre or Sunbeam Rapier at speed in Burley today...
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Lovely nick and lovely colour too :D

It was following this... Not a clue as to what it is...
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Sorry the picture is blurred... I had a bit of a fight to get it...

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Top one is a Rapier Jim, because it says so for one thing, but also the Alpine Fastback which it could have conceivably been, didn't have the vinyl trim on the "C" pillar, and in general was less flashy but the same shape.

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