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#301 kayemod

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:32

Is the Alfa Romeo quota filled yet?

 

 

 

 

No, we've hardly started, in the Schlumpf Museum of course, not the easiest place to take photos in.

 

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#302 Ray Bell

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:07

Yes, that's a stunning machine...

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It needs more of a side-on view to show its lines.

But how about the Peugeot 402 Darl'mat?

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#303 Radoye

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 16:03

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#304 sabrejet

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 17:05

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Just a guess: Figoni & Falaschi (aka Phoney & Flashy)?



#305 kayemod

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 17:10

Just a guess: Figoni & Falaschi (aka Phoney & Flashy)?

 

A Delahaye, and I recognise the work of Saoutchik. Very stylish but a bugger to reverse park, and probably forward park as well for that matter.



#306 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 17:47

It’s actually a 1937 V16 Cadillac with coachwork by Hartmann of Lausanne:

http://cadillacdb.pl..._txt/16hrtm.htm

#307 john aston

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 18:26

Is it heretical to surmise that had Miss Kim Kardashian and her beau Mr Kanye West been around in 1937 . this is precisely  the sort of motor car they'd have gone for lunch in ?



#308 sabrejet

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 18:50

I'm not far off though, "... in the style favored by Figoni & Falaschi".

 

Either way it's hideous.



#309 retriever

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 18:53

Is it heretical to surmise that had Miss Kim Kardashian and her beau Mr Kanye West been around in 1937 . this is precisely  the sort of motor car they'd have gone for lunch in ?

 

 

Never heard of them - are they presenters on Radio 4?



#310 Bob Riebe

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 19:42

Re Humber Super Snipes....

 

"But I loved the looks, and the refinement of the ride in a straight line, and the quiet cabin, and the fold-down picnic tables. And most of all the look on pump attendants' faces when they tried to work out where the petrol went in."

 

Behind one of the reflectors as I recall......

 

Did they actually ever make the Chrysler V8 version I heard talk of at the time?

Now I realize that the U.K. is not a hotbed of hot rods but has any one ever put a Rover V-8 in one of those ?

Put strong four or five speed behind it and that would make a nice little family hot rod.

Put one of those in a car show in the U.S. of cars from the mid-fifties and you would have a lot of people standing their scratching their heads as to what it was. :cool:



#311 opplock

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 19:54

It will sadden fans of the Humber Super Snipe to learn that it was the weapon of choice in demolition derbies when that craze reached New Zealand during the 70s.   



#312 Henri Greuter

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 20:17

It’s actually a 1937 V16 Cadillac with coachwork by Hartmann of Lausanne:

http://cadillacdb.pl..._txt/16hrtm.htm

 

 

I'm not far off though, "... in the style favored by Figoni & Falaschi".

 

Either way it's hideous.

 

 

I've seen that car at Pebble Beach last year;  Never saw such a large car that could accomodate only two passengers and enven then wasn't that spacey!  (Of course to prevent kind of things that, should it be male&female in the cockpit, nothing could happen that resulted into the situation that the lady in question was no longer alone and there still werer three persons in the car !!! )

 

Big car..  but still it appealed to me somehow....



#313 Ray Bell

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 21:48

What really surprised me, Henri, was that the original Thunderbird was so useless in that regard...

Difficult to enter, squeezy in there, quite large outside.

Originally posted by opplock
It will sadden fans of the Humber Super Snipe to learn that it was the weapon of choice in demolition derbies when that craze reached New Zealand during the 70s.  

Sensible Kiwis!

The alternative, the A99 or 6/99 would always fail when the SU fuel pump fell off its bracket in the boot.

#314 kayemod

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 23:20

It’s actually a 1937 V16 Cadillac with coachwork by Hartmann of Lausanne:

http://cadillacdb.pl..._txt/16hrtm.htm

 

 

Well, maybe not quite right, but I was close...

 

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This one really is a Saoutschik bodied Delahaye, staggeringly impractical, but an impressive device, clearly intended for a wealthy owner/driver in the days before multi-story car parks.



#315 Radoye

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:41

Did someone say Delahaye?

 

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#316 sabrejet

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:54

It will sadden fans of the Humber Super Snipe to learn that it was the weapon of choice in demolition derbies when that craze reached New Zealand during the 70s.   

 

Not just UK: I saw one banger racing at Matchams Park in the New Forest back in the '80s. It did well.



#317 404KF2

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:49

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I do like the 302 Darl'Mat roadster, but for me, the Coupé has nicer lines and would be better to drive.  This delicious example was photographed by me in 2004 in North Vancouver BC.  I think the car is still here, on normal BC plates.  It has a Cotal gearbox.  I have the VIN too.


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#318 AJB

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:16

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Drogo 250 GT 2+2

 

 

I wouldn't want to be one of the +2s!



#319 B Squared

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:24

Well, maybe not quite right, but I was close...
 
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This one really is a Saoutschik bodied Delahaye, staggeringly impractical, but an impressive device, clearly intended for a wealthy owner/driver in the days before multi-story car parks.

I was hands-on with this car during the time I worked within the RM group:

https://www.bbc.com/...canada-10975531

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#320 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:42

Never heard of them - are they presenters on Radio 4?

I have heard the names,, but I truly do not know what they actually do besides exist?



#321 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:56

Not just UK: I saw one banger racing at Matchams Park in the New Forest back in the '80s. It did well.

We had an early 60s Snipe play at our stockcar track. Thing was a menace, did not handle and ran into every body and they are heavy and strong. Blue Riband 6, that engine also used in Commer trucks.

This car was buried with a couple of others in the land being reclaimed from a swamp.



#322 sabrejet

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:05

We had an early 60s Snipe play at our stockcar track. Thing was a menace, did not handle and ran into every body and they are heavy and strong. Blue Riband 6, that engine also used in Commer trucks.

This car was buried with a couple of others in the land being reclaimed from a swamp.

 

One day someone will hear a rumour of buried cars in a swamp and before you know it, people will convince themselves there's Spitfires down there and launch an expedition. 

 

Where is it exactly?   ;)



#323 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:26

I think you're talking about the wrong model of Snipe, Lee...

To my knowledge the OHV 3-litre engine wasn't used in trucks.

#324 Dipster

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 14:40

I think you're talking about the wrong model of Snipe, Lee...

To my knowledge the OHV 3-litre engine wasn't used in trucks.

As I recall it was a hemi headed straight 6. Nothing to set the world alight but a solid lump. I do not recall but I think it did see some use in some lighter Commers. 



#325 Terry Walker

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 13:05

I drove many a mile in this Bentley S2, and it's hard to improve on its balanced lines.

 

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#326 Dipster

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 13:39

I drove many a mile in this Bentley S2, and it's hard to improve on its balanced lines.

 

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You lucky man! Certainly a beautiful car that would be most welcome as my daily driver. I would never need another.



#327 kayemod

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 15:15

I drove many a mile in this Bentley S2, and it's hard to improve on its balanced lines.

 

 

 

I agree, for its era an absolute classic. I always think that cars with a Bentley grille look better than the otherwise almost identical same vehicle in Rolls Royce guise.