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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:45 pm

1937-38
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:12 am

A lot of american motors from the late 30's have this kind of styling with suicide doors, split screen and long side vents eg Chevy coupe. It can be difficult to tell a Chevy, Ford, Buick etc apart.

Is it a US car or should I be thinking more European?
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:37 am

This side of the atlantic, with only a fleeting mention of America in it's history.

A lot of cars / countries had suicide doors from the 20's through to the late 40's and beyond.

As to the west country hint, the company I refer to used this as a basis for their first car.

The cabrio version has doors hung at the front,

Your all going to kick yourselves.

Another hint, you could say this model was produced in three countries in one name or another.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:31 am

BMW 327?
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:52 am

Wondered where you had been.

Correct Andy

327-38

And the west country hint is ??
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:13 am

Bristol
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:48 am

Correct again

The Bristol 400 and the 327 are very similar
I have tried to post photos of each and a ref to wikapedia but something is playing silly B's
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:57 am

Try again

1938 BMW 327-28



1947 Bristol 400



During the 1930s, Eisenach was the centre of BMW’s automobile manufacturing. In 1945, Eisenach was occupied by United States forces. However, the wartime allies had already agreed that Thuringia would fall within the Soviet occupation zone. BMW's automobile factory in Eisenach was not fully destroyed, and assembly of the 327 resumed. Clear production figures are hard to obtain, but many of the 327s surviving with collectors into the twenty-first century were post-war products. After the war, it became clear that the Soviets would not return the Eisenach factory to BMW. BMW-branded automobiles produced between 1946 and 1951 were therefore being produced outside the control of BMW headquarters in Munich. This cause a protracted dispute concerning title to the BMW brand and other assets, but in 1952 it was determined that Eisenach-produced models such as the 327s should be badged as EMW (Eisenacher Motoren Werke) rather than as BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke). EMW changed their badge from BMW's blue and white roundel to a red and white roundel.

It is not clear how many of the post war 327s were branded as BMWs and how many as EMWs, but probably more than 500 were produced with one or other of the badges.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:59 am

the 400 was the last car Bristol used a steel body on

Also I prefer the BMW lines.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:16 am

Quite agree. The difference between the Bristol and the BMW is almost like that between the concept and the production car (in that order).
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:11 am

Lets see if anyone can beat Roger to this one.

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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:08 pm

I'll wait till the weekend.

They did a modern concept car based on this model.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:46 am

Someone must recognise the badge at the bottom of the grill.

The first car to have a retracting metal roof
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:15 pm

From the same stables 70+ years on and supposedly inspired by the 1935 model







Hard to decide what direction it should be travelling
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:43 am

They have made horse drawn carriages, Horseless carriages

Push bikes, motor bikes / mopeds, Sowing machines, lorries, buses, rally cars, grand prix cars, Le Mans cars, road racing cars, Sports cars, everyday cars, luxury cars, record cars. military Tanks

First company to fit rubber tyre to a motor vehicle and first to fit pneumatic tyres, first car to win a motor race,The list goes on.

Might even have made nappy pins Very Happy

Be back later
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:59 am

OK stop messing about

Peugeot 402 or might be a 202
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:17 am

202

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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:19 am

I love it.

Could see myself riding around in one of them.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:50 am

Another for the weekend

should be easy
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:08 am

Series V Minx?
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:58 am

Nope
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:11 am

A clue

Found in Africa
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:18 am

I'll stick with the Rootes theme. Gazelle?
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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:27 am

Sorry about that I misled you with the clue, I got them mixed up, but seeing as it's the same, just badge engineered I'll give it to you

A Sunbeam Rapier MK1V

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PostSubject: Re: What's the car??   Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:05 pm

Fencing is quite a popular sport. I imagine someone somewhere in Africa must have a rapier.
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