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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 18:46
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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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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That colour was popular for the Rapier. Remember them well.
And Bransgore too, Jim. Spent a week there in 1970, working with PHAB at an amazing country mansion. Television cameras strapped to wheelchairs.....Amazingly the 1/2" monochrome Sony open-reel VTR (a 2100?) managed to cope.
Hope you've managed to resist Beaulieu!

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The other one is proving difficult.....your devious photography...blurring the reg no and the grill/mascot makes it quite a challenge :-D

For a decade it looks 1930's....no spare wheel on the running boards and doors which have two rear hinges, a handle to open from the front, and no scallop ie a pretty straight edge to the top of the door should narrow it down...but not there yet.

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Well I thought I knew all the thirties cars but I'm a bit stuck on that one, a pre war Lanchester maybe or I even recall an Audi something like that from that era.

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It looks small which has me hestiating putting this up a a suggestion, but at least some of the detail is right.

This wedding Car is an Alvis Drophead Coupe from 1948.

The door handle is at the front and the two hinges at the rear( no I think it has three...drat) , and the door has a clean horizontal line at its top. Another thing in it favour the Alvis will have a flamboyant winged mascot which Jim has cleverly blurred beyond recognition!!

https://www.weddingcarsofhampshire.co.u ... eight]=80p

Still haven't nailed it yet!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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CitroJim wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 18:32

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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I'll just put this up as a direct image for now so the two can be compared.....Is this the same car?

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(from http://thanetonline.com/html/RamsgateMo ... _club_.htm)

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Nothing like - except the colour! My best guess is Hillman Minx.

b-t-w, doesn't that stripe make that Rapier a still more special H120?

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An H120? Very special :D

Wonder if this picture may help identify the older car? Blow it up a bit perhaps the plate is readable...
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Hope you've managed to resist Beaulieu!
Yes, been there loads of times in the past Chris ;) I may go there if the weather really closes in but none immediate... Anyway, I found this place yesterday to enjoy a great mooch around:

As good as any museum :) It practically is!!!
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This was on the forecourt :)
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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van ordinaire wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 23:52
Nothing like - except the colour! My best guess is Hillman Minx.


I stand corrected with Jim's new evidence I find that it is indeed a Hillman Minx from 1934. Well Done Van



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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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I'm delighted that one's now resolved :D

Excellent and a well done from me too Van!!!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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The pictures I took in Walkers Garage can be viewed in my Flickr Album here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1oqjkY

Enjoy :D

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 21:23
It looks small which has me hestiating putting this up a a suggestion, but at least some of the detail is right.

This wedding Car is an Alvis Drophead Coupe from 1948.

The door handle is at the front and the two hinges at the rear( no I think it has three...drat) , and the door has a clean horizontal line at its top. Another thing in it favour the Alvis will have a flamboyant winged mascot which Jim has cleverly blurred beyond recognition!!

https://www.weddingcarsofhampshire.co.u ... eight]=80p

Still haven't nailed it yet!

Regards Neil


Different car same driver Neil :-D

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Spotted this in New Milton today...

I'm not a fan of them and it looks incredibly dull and dreary in grey on a wet day!
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It needs a respray in bright orange!!!

It's an early one with those rear lights - still has trafficators...

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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van ordinaire wrote:
25 Jul 2017, 23:52
b-t-w, doesn't that stripe make that Rapier a still more special H120?


Bang on with that as well Van, just checked out the reg no from Jim's picture.

SUNBEAM RAPIER H 120 September 1969 1725cc

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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CitroJim wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 14:20
Spotted this in New Milton today...

I'm not a fan of them and it looks incredibly dull and dreary in grey on a wet day!

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It needs a respray in bright orange!!!

It's an early one with those rear lights - still has trafficators...

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Did you see trafficators on that Jim?

It looks like a 1963 Morris 1000 to me and if so should have flashers, they used those rear lamps and had red flashers rear and white flashers front at the start (from 1961)