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Here's the Aston DB5 I spotted a couple of days ago...It was quite a ways off so a horrible photo.

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Today though parked up in Conniburrow was this lovely little Lotus.

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I always forget how incredibly tiny these cars are between the occasions I see them in person.

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CitroJim wrote:
and one really lovely Lancia Integrale HF

One exactly like this but on a UK 'J' plate..

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Thats another dream car for me. Don't think I'll ever try one though, some dreams are easily ruined by reality.

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Well today I saw an Aston Martin Lagonda (you know, the one with the very low nose, the angular shape, the touch sensitive controls) in metallic blue. I also saw what looked like an American car, RHD, with a "Rambler Classic" badge. Not sure what make it was, reg COW 909C.

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Clue's in the name: it's a Rambler! Somewhere/how between Nash (who made a Rambler) & American Motors (AMC) it became a make in it's own right.

"Detroit" did this all the time: models become free-standing marques & then beocme subsumed in the parent company - or disappear altogether. Bit like Citroen are going with "DS" at the moment, in a way.

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I had it in my head that they were a "Readman Rambler" but it seems I was wrong (yet again) :(

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:.... I also saw what looked like an American car, RHD, with a "Rambler Classic" badge. Not sure what make it was, reg COW 909C.
The DVLA vehicle check, (requiring Reg No and Make) is a useful whatsthisthen and I-Spy tool.

Returns this

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Looks like it had a surprisingly large lump under the bonnet :!:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: Looks like it had a surprisingly large lump under the bonnet :!:
Pull the udder one... 3500cc in a big old Yank Tank is TINY... :lol:

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CitroJim wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote: Looks like it had a surprisingly large lump under the bonnet :!:
Pull the udder one... 3500cc in a big old Yank Tank is TINY... :lol:
Yep...mate of mine used to have (maybe still has even) a mid 70s Caddilac El Dorado. Engine was somewhere around 7 litres in size - producing something like 150bhp in a car that weighed nearly three tonnes. You never tended to go anywhere quickly, plus mini-roundabouts commonly required a 3 point turn to negotiate...then there was trying to park the thing...

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CitroJim wrote: Pull the udder one... 3500cc in a big old Yank Tank is TINY... :lol:
Ah...you see when I saw "Nash" mentioned in this quote.....
van ordinaire wrote:Clue's in the name: it's a Rambler! Somewhere/how between Nash (who made a Rambler) & American Motors (AMC) it became a make in it's own right.

"Detroit" did this all the time: models become free-standing marques & then beocme subsumed in the parent company - or disappear altogether. Bit like Citroen are going with "DS" at the moment, in a way.
I imagined something of this sort of size...
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Course the "Rambler Classic" is a much bigger beast altogether :oops:

Some had quite a nice name for the transmission. Who wouldn't be tempted by a "Flash-O-Matic"?

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I love the Nash... Don't know why but they appeal greatly, especially in yellow ad white :D

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Until you realise the boot is accessed through the back seat. Enough to make me claustrophobic!

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CitroJim wrote:I love the Nash... Don't know why but they appeal greatly, especially in yellow ad white :D
addo wrote:Until you realise the boot is accessed through the back seat. Enough to make me claustrophobic!
and they had a 4 speed (3 synchro) transmission with first ger gated off to give a 3 speed all synchro, with the diff ratio of 5 point something to allow reasonable performance off the line, but the poor B series engine (1200cc I think) screaming its head off if you tried to exceed 50 MPH.

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Speaking of the Lancia Integrale, I'd rather the Thema V8. It has made me want to put a 24V PRV into a 405.

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addo wrote: It has made me want to put a 24V PRV into a 405.
That could be excellent 8-) Go for it!

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elma wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
and one really lovely Lancia Integrale HF

One exactly like this but on a UK 'J' plate..

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Thats another dream car for me. Don't think I'll ever try one though, some dreams are easily ruined by reality.
This is one of my dreams too, they do drive like they look ( i have had the brief pleasure), your expectations will be met dont worry. They are commanding strong money now though although i could forgive it for being a bit delicate as you would anything that looks that good.

Well done that man for owning one!

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