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I had tried "Audi 80 RS yellow interior" on DDG and got nowhere near it so one up to google!! :-D

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The wordy gubbins is here, quite interesting

http://www.volkswizard.co.uk/carsforsale/w184ewl.htm

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mickthemaverick wrote:
10 Nov 2020, 21:29
I had tried "Audi 80 RS yellow interior" on DDG and got nowhere near it so one up to google!! :-D
Yes I tried all sorts of combinations too, but thanks for having a go. I kept coming back to it (yes wasting time but I enjoy it really) :-D

I do like the look of that car and I've got to know it a bit better. Much prefer that late 70's 80's look (surprise surprise) to later incarnations.

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Had a good read of the prose and I agree sounds a lovely example but I just couldn't live with that wood trim, did I mention that? :-D
It's a shame the video doesn't play but no doubt it was removed when the car was sold!!. On to the next............... :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
10 Nov 2020, 21:43

It's a shame the video doesn't play but no doubt it was removed when the car was sold!!. On to the next............... :-D

This is from the You tube channel to complete the story Mick



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Well that certainly tied up any loose ends and I believe I'm not the only one with doubts about the wood!! Thanks Neil. :)

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Can the trivia investigation team Investigate the word Pullman, and return with images/trivia and explanations?. :?:
and why was Cheadle Heath the only stop on the Midland Pullman Manchester to London :?:
Surprisingly enough the word Pullman has been mentioned on the FCF in two different contexts recently

The blue Pullman....(Citrojim)
viewtopic.php?p=663530#p663530
A Humber Pullman...(Peter.N.
viewtopic.php?p=662921#p662921

odhu ntinggo
(as Big Chief I-Spy used to sign off)

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Purely TOH but I have a feeling I read somewhere that Pullman was a steward on a train in the USA when steam began to conquer the wild west. His high standards of service to his passengers made him famous as Pullman service and it all snowballed from there. Could be absolute rubbish of course but that's what the team is here for!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
15 Nov 2020, 14:30
Could be absolute rubbish of course but that's what the team is here for!! :-D
Sounds good to me Mick :) A bit like how Thomas Crapper is credited with the invention of the modern loo...

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Well I have done a bit of initial digging and it seems that my thoughts were right about early USA but not about the man. George Pullman was an engineer who founded the company that built sleeper cars for the railroad. An interesting life story which can be found here. No doubt the Pullman name for luxury trains spread from there!! :-D

As for the Cheadle Heath mystery, still to be researched!! :)

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Well the main reason for the Pullman stopping at Cheadle Heath was to allow the residents of Stockport to use the express services to London. Cheadle Heath was a terminus on local services around Manchester so gave express passengers access to the Stockport area. The full story can be found here.
Quite a long read but some good railway history there. :)

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Well done Mick :D

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Good work Mick....interesting reading. Away from the railways, the name was used by Humber apparently for this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humber_Pullman

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Humber Pullman view to front
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1950 mk2 Humber pullman
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..and Mercedes to this day use the Pullman name for the likes of this
Mercedes Maybach S650 Pullman
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...and lets not forget the hotel in Eindhoven:
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