A to Z of Cars

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
16 Apr 2021, 20:34

..and not far from Colyford, just up the road on the A3052

The cute little garage is still there with the pumps (probably just for show), maybe a possible photo stop for your South Coast tour.

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I'll take a note of that idea for the replanning when I get clearance for the B&B's, Thanks Neil. :)

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No point expending any extra effort for my "P" selection, I'll just dig up something I've posted before.

Now in 2021 it couldn't be easier for the automaker. New cars are all going to be "skateboards and "coachwork" bolted (glued or whatever is in vogue) on top. Just go to the cupboard get out some of the finest designs, adjust them ever so slightly to fit the skateboard and bring out a variety of head turning cars.

Not going to happen of course somewhere somehow someone has decided the SUV is the king.

I'd rather have one of these than one of them. :-D
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PSA-FCA (Edit:2021 update Stellantis) could do worse than dig out the drawings for this off the shelf shove a decent sized battery and an electric motor in it and revive the Panhard Brand :-D

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Panhard 24
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Q not a particularly rich furrow unless you are particularly attracted to the QashQai

The Nissan Web Page describes the 2021 Nissan Qashqai thus...
Once again, it looks like nothing else
Qashqai brings a new vision with muscular proportions, brilliant LED lighting and massive 20-inch alloy wheels
whats the one with the Pacman Headlights?
whats the one with the Pacman Headlights?
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That one has taken some tracking down Neil, :gh: but after considerable effort for a Sunday morning I think I have come up with the beast's name. Is it a Qvale Mangusta? :?: :)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
18 Apr 2021, 11:54
That one has taken some tracking down Neil, :gh: but after considerable effort for a Sunday morning I think I have come up with the beast's name. Is it a Qvale Mangusta? :?: :)
Well done indeed Mick, I put a fuller pic it on our new member Davide's intro thread too and invited him to join in. :-D

I think it appeals a little more than the QashQai :-D That yellow one sold at Sothebys in the USA for about $36,000.

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0321 ... ta/1053241

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18 Apr 2021, 12:03

I put a fuller pic it on our new member Davide's intro thread too and invited him to join in. :-D

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Now you tell me!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
18 Apr 2021, 12:12
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Apr 2021, 12:03

I put a fuller pic it on our new member Davide's intro thread too and invited him to join in. :-D

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Now you tell me!! :-D
What was the search process Mick :?: Hope you didn't have to search through hundreds of images of "yellow sports cars with pacman headlights somehow related to the letter Q".

I think I did reveal one of my techniques for selecting examples for A to Z cars by the make/model fields on a glenmarch car search. That would have been the easiest route :-D Just Queen and Qvale to choose from them :-D

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It seems only right to add another mystery half car for my S, so who knows what this is? :
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What was the search process Mick :?: Hope you didn't have to search through hundreds of images of "yellow sports cars with pacman headlights somehow related to the letter Q".

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Well I took your image and made this one:
Created from Neil's pic
Created from Neil's pic
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Then looking at it I felt it was Italian but I was pretty sure it wasn't a Ferrari so I worked my way through all the others I could think of starting with Lambo and then when I got to De Tomaso and came across the Bigua which had the right lights but the wrong grill, so I went to this site and all was revealed!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
18 Apr 2021, 12:30
It seems only right to add another mystery half car for my S, so who knows what this is? :
Two half's make a nice whole
BB Micra in similar pose to the Oullim Spirra
BB Micra in similar pose to the Oullim Spirra
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That's the one Neil, well done. Of course I now need to ask your search process for that one? :?:
For general interest the details about the Spirra S can be found here:
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https://www.motortrend.com/news/2008-sp ... irst-look/

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An "R" that I forgot - not having owned one and unlikely to either.
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mickthemaverick wrote:
18 Apr 2021, 13:07
That's the one Neil, well done. Of course I now need to ask your search process for that one? :?:
For general interest the details about the Spirra S can be found here:

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https://www.motortrend.com/news/2008-sp ... irst-look/
Same as you Mick to a point, although your half of the Spirra was more of an exact half than mine..I cut off the badge on the yellow Qvale so it was more like a 47%.

The next bit I fired up an image algorithm which came up with matches for the image I created.

Lets call it the "grey arts".

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After a little deliberation, after considering the Rover P6 which I have always liked, I have plumped for Renault and their creative pinnacle of the "so bad its good" , and irritating but at the same time being absolutely brilliant, 80's advertising for the Renault 25.
Renault 25 One of your better decisions
Renault 25 One of your better decisions
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My S selection

Again one of the family chariots at one time

SAAB 99GL SUPER COMBI COUPE 1978....It was brown, not the best colour, the second in a series of SAAB's. The one after that was the nicest in my view A SAAB 900 Combi Coupe in a dark blue. Haven't turned up any pics of that one yet.
Could be Kielder Water under construction late 70's early 80's
Could be Kielder Water under construction late 70's early 80's
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