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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Aug 2017, 14:34

bobins wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 14:23

Nope, 'fraid not :(


I have a feeling that could be the answer to a few suggestions.

Was it what you might call vintage or modern?

This offering from Abarth certainly has the name which may suggest something a bit closer, its a....

Abarth 2400 Coupé Allemano 1964 so well back into the vintage side of the vintage.....modern continuum

http://www.classiccarcatalogue.com/A/ab ... lemano.jpg

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by bobins » 08 Aug 2017, 14:51

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 14:34

Was it what you might call vintage or modern?

This offering from Abarth certainly has the name which may suggest something a bit closer, its a....

Abarth 2400 Coupé Allemano 1964 so well back into the vintage side of the vintage.....modern continuum

http://www.classiccarcatalogue.com/A/ab ... lemano.jpg

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I'd say 60s to very early 70s for era, and your Abarth above is geting close in overall style. I think the badge was on the bonnet though..... possibly !
It seemed smaller than a 2002 - quite light and nippy.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by van ordinaire » 09 Aug 2017, 03:11

Well the 1st one was obviously a 127, the 2nd one looked like a Ferrari or AC (428?) - was there an Abarth 2300 (the only Fiat I can think of that looked remotely like a 2002)?

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Zelandeth » 09 Aug 2017, 18:41

Abarth version of the Fiat 131? Would be *vaugely* the same sort of two door coupe shape?

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by bobins » 09 Aug 2017, 18:52

Zelandeth wrote:
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Abarth version of the Fiat 131? Would be *vaugely* the same sort of two door coupe shape?


That would be getting very close.... if only they did an Abarth version without all the wheel arches and plastic bits #-o

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Aug 2017, 22:44

bobins wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 18:52
Zelandeth wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 18:41
Abarth version of the Fiat 131? Would be *vaugely* the same sort of two door coupe shape?


That would be getting very close.... if only they did an Abarth version without all the wheel arches and plastic bits #-o


Bobins.......

Lets look at the evidence....

Badge on Bonnet.....bit like a Porsche badge.....(with the emphasis on "bit like" for the sake of this proposal)
bit like a BMW 2002 (with the emphasis on "bit like" for the sake of this proposal)

Heres a BMW 2002

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BMW Touring 1802 dutch licence registration 61-BK-10 pic2 [CC0], by AlfvanBeem (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

and here's a proposal which ticks the "bit-like" criteria for the badge, its position and the general shape sort of...

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Panhard-Levassor 24CT (1964) pic1 [CC0], by AlfvanBeem (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

It is French so in its natural environment...and the badge in close up

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/744/2074 ... 4ca15c.jpg

Anything over a 50% possibility and I'll rest my case :-D

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by bobins » 11 Aug 2017, 06:57

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 22:44


and here's a proposal which ticks the "bit-like" criteria for the badge, its position and the general shape sort of...

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Panhard-Levassor 24CT (1964) pic1 [CC0], by AlfvanBeem (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

It is French so in its natural environment...and the badge in close up

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/744/2074 ... 4ca15c.jpg

Anything over a 50% possibility and I'll rest my case :-D

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By jove !! I think he's cracked it :-D That looks highly like it......... although I didn't exactly get a chance to study it at the time #-o My main view had been from the rear approaching at speed.
Superb powers of deduction and research - extremely well done. You get an extra couple of points for that :)

Now, here's one for you. Back in 1986 I saw a car driving along the road. It had 4 wheels and a sloping roof. any ideas what it was ? :rofl2: :^o

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Aug 2017, 22:47

Series of imprecise spots for me today a TR4/4A/5 in white up towards the Beehive pub, no reg-no, no picture, and couldn't tell which variant it was.

At the Beehive pub parked up a red and white 2CV.

A late 20's early 30's open top Bentleyesque sports car in green.

and even if I had my camera with me it would have taken too much nerve to get out and photograph an Eastern-European looking fairly bright green smallish shooting-break type thing together with a garden full of people at Seaton Sluice.

I will do a bit digging around on that one. It wasn't of course, but did it have the appearance of a Saab 96 estate if ever there was one.....

All in all not a very accurate spotting performance from me today!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Aug 2017, 22:54

Well Simon Cars example of a trabant estate, fits the colour exactly, and the rear end is slightly Saab 96 estate-ish

http://www.simoncars.co.uk/trabant/slid ... 20side.jpg

http://car--reviews.com/images/trabant- ... 601-17.jpg

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Aug 2017, 17:27

I was heading northbound on the M3 when I saw a buttercup yellow Lotus Europa going the other way.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by CitroJim » 20 Aug 2017, 18:27

They look gorgeous in yellow James :D

Nice spot!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Aug 2017, 19:26

Might as well have a picture.....and a "name that pop star" quiz

https://d3d9npwwya966f.cloudfront.net/w ... ropa-8.jpg

Of course George Best had one as well but that would have been too easy

https://d3d9npwwya966f.cloudfront.net/w ... ropa-7.jpg
from Influx.co.uk The original drawings that became the Lotus Europa were, apparently, based on a design sketch by Ron Hickman. Hickman was the South African designer who not only drew many early Lotus cars, but who also designed the Black&Decker workmate!
and this being the FCF, its reasuring to know that the S1 came with a 1.5litre Renault 16 engine.


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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Aug 2017, 15:01

Carry on Classic Spotting...

Saw a lovely pair today...

The Yellow Jensen Interceptor again, but standing side by side, on the block paving drive with a Rover P5B 3.5 Litre Coupe...chrome a plenty and a dark green. It was J-Reg.

The yellow Jensen is a temporary feature, as the chap was just looking after it for his son while he was abroad, but I did ask him which he preferred. He chose his own of course, the Jensen being a touch more thirsty than his Rover :).

No chance of any photos didn't seem appropriate so here's couple of examples...
The Yellow Jensen
http://www.simoncars.co.uk/jensen/slide ... 20rear.jpg
The Arden Green Rover and an AA Box
http://www.westendclassics.co.uk/images ... /rovp5.JPG

yes and where on earth is that AA BOX!!!!

If you had to choose between the two what would you have :?:

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by CitroJim » 21 Aug 2017, 15:10

You know what I'm going to say about they Jensen... I think you all know my views on yellow cars now ;)

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Aug 2017, 15:23

CitroJim wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 15:10
You know what I'm going to say about they Jensen... I think you all know my views on yellow cars now ;)


So you'd choose that over the Rover 3.5 P5B Coupe with its own AABox :-D

Regards Neil

PS the answer to the whosthatpopstar? teaser. Draped over the Lotus Europa, was none other than Barry Gibb of course coincidenally wearing the same trousers as George Best :-D