Identify this vehicle please!

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
Southerner
Posts: 4
Joined: 08 Aug 2018, 14:53
x 2

Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Southerner »

Hi all, I'm a new member so be gentle with me! :-D
Could anyone identify the vehicle seen in France from the attached photo?
It's beaten me. :?
Regards to all
Doug
Citroen Dyane owner
800x600_f291d1bfd02fbc48a01b323f2a3ca52e (2).JPG
800x600_f291d1bfd02fbc48a01b323f2a3ca52e (2).JPG (30.22 KiB) Viewed 613 times

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 21240
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2116

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by GiveMeABreak »

Hi and welcome.

If only the wheelbarrow wasn't in the way!

Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10741
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1066

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Postman Pats' van after the undercoat was applied, but before the main coats of paint (and lacquer) were applied.

User avatar
Southerner
Posts: 4
Joined: 08 Aug 2018, 14:53
x 2

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Southerner »

My first thought was Postman Pat's van, then a New Zealand built Trekka, both very unlikely!
:)
Doug

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6242
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1050

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by white exec »

Hi, and Welcome! What an opening post . . . intriguing . . .
Could be one for Neil, methinks. #-o

It is rather cute, with definite shades of La Poste...

User avatar
bobins
Donor 2020
Posts: 3405
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 983

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by bobins »

Is it one of their voiture sans permis cars ? The sort that are made of cardboard :-D and you can drive from 14 years old without a licence ?

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6242
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1050

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by white exec »

It could be a Lambretta Voiturette, for La Poste.
Google 'small French micro vans' for pix of the ilk.
(I think I knew someone who once drove an ilk.)

Sans permis - we have the equivalent in Spain: 'sin carnet' - which inclues various offerings by Ligier, Microcar, etc.
Some are getting a bit chunky these days (like evrything else), and aren't far off the size of something like a Corsa. What distinguishes them is a single-cylinder (often Kubota) diesel engine, obviously with a substantial flywheel, very leisurely gear changes, and a good deal of wobble and vibration at idle. :shock:

User avatar
bobins
Donor 2020
Posts: 3405
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 983

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by bobins »

We have a similar thing to the sans permis here in the UK. I see them being chased all the time on TV on Police Interceptors and similar programmes :rofl2:

User avatar
Southerner
Posts: 4
Joined: 08 Aug 2018, 14:53
x 2

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Southerner »

Excellent, nailed it, it's a Lambretta William, I want it! =D>
postman pat.png
micro van.jpg
micro van.jpg (16.95 KiB) Viewed 585 times

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 10005
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 734

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Stickyfinger »

A Little Under

User avatar
Southerner
Posts: 4
Joined: 08 Aug 2018, 14:53
x 2

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Southerner »

download.jpg
download.jpg (11.39 KiB) Viewed 575 times
I like this as well, my wife's expression if I bought one!
Regards
Doug

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6242
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1050

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by white exec »

All these are really cute and individualistic - a million miles away from the anonymous and lookalike SUVs everyone seems to be offering.

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Huskyxantia »

Looks like a very early Skoda thing ....
Great find

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 10005
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 734

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by Stickyfinger »

Southerner wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 18:16
download.jpg
I like this as well, my wife's expression if I bought one!
Regards
Doug

Image


Looks like it has just been "rear ended" :)

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 6242
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1050

Re: Identify this vehicle please!

Post by white exec »

A few more cute oddities...
Scootacar Mk.1
Scootacar Mk.1
scootacar-mk1.jpg (18.13 KiB) Viewed 526 times
Attachments
Who knows...
Who knows...
Mini Mini
Mini Mini
Ligier LS4-6
Ligier LS4-6
Ligier electric
Ligier electric
Lambretta Willam Sulky (I kid you not)
Lambretta Willam Sulky (I kid you not)
French, 1hp, 1946
French, 1hp, 1946
Daihatsu Hinata
Daihatsu Hinata
2018 Mia electric
2018 Mia electric
1959 Vespa 400
1959 Vespa 400
What is this...
What is this...