Another mystery car

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threespires

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3,514 posts

166 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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It's a bit like a Falcon at the front. It seems to have gull wing doors.

Hugo a Gogo

22,710 posts

188 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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looks like a modified Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger to me, the arches and rear fin look the same, size is about right

threespires

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3,514 posts

166 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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I agree, it does have an Alpine look to it, Daimler SP250 also but I don't think it's related to either of them.

crostonian

2,427 posts

127 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Looks too small to be an Alpine, is it Frogeye Sprite based?

Blackpuddin

10,250 posts

160 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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My first thought was Fairthorpe but I can't find anything that looks like this.
Those wheel trims have a Rootes look about them. Also, they look like gullwing doors? Marcos was into them.

Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 17th November 11:19


Edited by Blackpuddin on Tuesday 17th November 11:19

threespires

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166 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Could the windscreen be the rear window from a Rootes car?
If it is a gull wing door, and it looks to be so, then it would seem to be quite large going by the shutline to the front wing.
Does it have a one-piece front opening bonnet?

sun.and.rain

1,645 posts

94 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Very low at the front, it could be Imp-based. Maybe built for TV?

Dand E Lion

404 posts

61 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Can I see a 'power bulge' (stop sniggering at the back!) in the bonnet like a Triumph GT6 - looks like a Triumph colour

Roy C

4,135 posts

239 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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It looks like the offspring of a liason between a Sunbeam Alpine and a DB Panhard!

Carsie

838 posts

159 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Looks like a Reliant Sabra to me


Pothole

30,077 posts

237 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Carsie said:
Looks like a Reliant Sabra to me

Don't think so...

Hooli

32,278 posts

155 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Carsie said:
Looks like a Reliant Sabra to me

As long as they did a fastback version.

Old Merc

2,604 posts

122 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Maybe it's a one off Harrington Alpine ?

nicanary

7,460 posts

101 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Pretty sure it's French. Looks like a GT version of the Deutsch Bonnet.


Roy C

4,135 posts

239 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Carsie said:
Looks like a Reliant Sabra to me

The Autocars Sabra produced by Reliant for Autocars of Israel, rather than Reliant's own Sabre.
The Sabra body was based on a design by Ashley Laminates.

Stigproducts

1,247 posts

226 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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I take it back, now I look closer I see a ton of differences.

Unipower GT; Mini based. (now with a ? because I'm not so sure on the vent and the rear window)

There was a thread on here with someone claiming to have one in their garage, but pics never materialised.

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Edited by Stigproducts on Tuesday 17th November 17:11

threespires

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166 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Stigproducts said:
I thought this would go on the first reply; if I know it it must be easy! Scrolling down and no......no..........no........

Unipower GT; Mini based.

There was a thread on here with someone claiming to have one in their garage, but pics never materialised.
Here's one
Unipower GT @ Goodwood Revival

plasticpig

11,626 posts

180 months

Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Roy C said:
The Autocars Sabra produced by Reliant for Autocars of Israel, rather than Reliant's own Sabre.
The Sabra body was based on a design by Ashley Laminates.
It's not a Sabra. The picture of the bronze colored car Pothole posted is a Sabra.


threespires

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Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Another view of that Sabra
Sabra

threespires

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Tuesday 17th November 2015
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Yes!