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mickthemaverick wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 10:28 Speaking entirely personally Neil, good to see the Renault avatar back.
Very much seconded :D
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CitroJim wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 13:37
mickthemaverick wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 10:28 Speaking entirely personally Neil, good to see the Renault avatar back.
Very much seconded :D
Thanks Jim, its a nice happy little summery scene from the artistic talent of Thierry Dubois, I have a few of his books.

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I wondered if anyone would notice the "Fluoride" deliberate mistake.
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I left it in Steve rather than replace it when I saw it!

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The video starts off calling it a Renault Flouride!



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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 17 Apr 2023, 18:09 The video starts off calling it a Renault Flouride!



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I know it's terribly unflattering comparison (and is driven by the rear engine) but these always looked like a "much sexier Amphicar" to me! :-D
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As the presenter says...this is the story of the Renault Floride... I have watched it sparked an interest which I have had for a while now! If there's nowt on the TV worth a watch :-D



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Gibbo2286 wrote: 18 Apr 2023, 11:16 How about this?
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/off ... ue#image=1
The concept got an airing on the interiors and dashboards interesting and awful thread when it appeared at the Shanghai motor showa couple of years ago. Looks like they have toned down the interior installed a conventional steering wheel and re-invented the Mazda MX5 with fancy doors.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 10 May 2021, 17:22 MG showed Cyberster at the Shanghai motor show, and have confirmed it is to become a production vehicle.
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Not as ugly as the concept car Neil, the Yanks will love it............if they're allowed to buy it.
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I quite like it myself, to me it seems to be a cross between the MX5 and the MGB roadster brought up to date, just needs some ordinary doors and I could go for it: :-D
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For a modern, that rests quite easily on my eye... Like you Mick, I'm not sure about the gull-wing doors either...
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They're not true gull wing as they surely hinge out from the centre line of car. Á la DeLorean:

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Having said that I'm not sure what the correct name would be.
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I'd settle for 'naff wings' Paul! :-D
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Ah, either Butterfly doors or Scissor doors. It's difficult to be sure from just the one photo.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_doors

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scissor_doors
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