Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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va1o

15,804 posts

145 months

Friday 18th January
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Jimmy Recard said:
tomic said:
Vauxhall Insignia Country. Never heard of it or seen one in the flesh and only 12 showing on howmanyleft.
There are more than 12, but it’s a pretty rare car. Country Tourer is the full name, I think
I remember when that launched back in 2016! I don't think I've ever seen one on the road since laugh

Pothole

26,193 posts

220 months

Friday 18th January
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Chris944_S2 said:
Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:
I'd associate them more with SAAB, but I know nowt about modern Mercs.

BFleming

860 posts

81 months

Friday 18th January
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Pothole said:
I'd associate them more with SAAB, but I know nowt about modern Mercs.
Common mistake. A Saab with a Carlsson badge was in honour of the Saab Rally driver Eric Carlsson. Mercedes (and Citroen) German tuner Carlsson is completely separate, founded by the Hartge brothers, and named after another Swedish Rally driver Ingvar Carlsson. The Hartge brother's uncle was Herbert Hartge, the BMW tuner.

Dapster

2,918 posts

118 months

Friday 18th January
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Pothole said:
Chris944_S2 said:
Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:
I'd associate them more with SAAB, but I know nowt about modern Mercs.
"Carlsson", named after Swedish rally driver Ingvar Carlsson, is a German tuning company that specialises in Mercedes, and produces monstrosities such as this:




Whereas "Carlsson" is a sports trim level of Saab named in honour of rally legend Erik Carlsson who drove Saab's for most of his career, and included such legends as this:




EDIT: Too late BFleming in before me

Edited by Dapster on Friday 18th January 22:24

ajprice

15,637 posts

134 months

Friday 18th January
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I'd associate Carlsson with Saab, not Mercedes and definitely not a Citroen. That Carlsson Citroen C5 though, sort of want! hehe
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BFleming

860 posts

81 months

Friday 18th January
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Dapster said:
Too late BFleming in before me
Maybe, but your post was way more informative.

gothatway

1,704 posts

108 months

Friday 18th January
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Dapster said:
Whereas "Carlsson" is a sports trim level of Saab named in honour of rally legend Erik Carlsson who drove Saab's for most of his career, and included such legends as this:

Also ...

... hence his nickname.

Doofus

8,381 posts

111 months

Friday 18th January
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gothatway said:
Also ...

... hence his nickname.
Fat fk Carlsson?

Pericoloso

37,613 posts

101 months

Friday 18th January
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Erik "on the roof".....

Edited by Pericoloso on Friday 18th January 23:10

Chromegrill

208 posts

24 months

Saturday 19th January
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Whilst I confess that I rather like that C5 interior I see that it came out, sadly only as a one-off, in 2010 yet was the previous generation C5 that ran until 2008. I wonder why?

BFleming

860 posts

81 months

Saturday 19th January
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Not sure. They've done more recent C5's too it seems...

This is based on a C5 3.0, and has 335bhp.





P5BNij

2,839 posts

44 months

Saturday 19th January
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One off MGA 'SB'...?


Jimmy Recard

15,297 posts

117 months

Saturday 19th January
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gothatway said:
Also ...

... hence his nickname.
"Flat Erik" Carlsson?

havoc

24,241 posts

173 months

Saturday 19th January
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gothatway said:
Also ...

... hence his nickname.
"Prior to his career as an actor, John Candy was an aggressive rally driver"

poing

8,305 posts

138 months

Saturday 19th January
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gothatway said:
Also ...

... hence his nickname.
Drunk Carlson? At least he didn't spill his beer.

Blown2CV

21,468 posts

141 months

Saturday 19th January
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i remember those citroen carlsson things from when my family had citroen dealerships. I am fairly sure the only ones that exist are the ones in the marketing photos.

RJG46

847 posts

6 months

Saturday 19th January
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P5BNij said:
One off MGA 'SB'...?

MG Munster Mobile.

gothatway

1,704 posts

108 months

Saturday 19th January
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P5BNij said:
One off MGA 'SB'...?

That's more than averagely horrible. Doesn't look like there's any way of accessing the "Shooting Brake" part of the car.

Hugh Jarse

3,119 posts

143 months

Saturday 19th January
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  • carlsson pa taket*, carlsson on the roof, is also a reference a character in Pippi Longstocking

Doofus

8,381 posts

111 months

Saturday 19th January
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gothatway said:
P5BNij said:
One off MGA 'SB'...?

That's more than averagely horrible. Doesn't look like there's any way of accessing the "Shooting Brake" part of the car.
Oh come on!

It's got two rear view mirrors, two blokes in yellow shirts sat beside it, and a very wobbly roof.