Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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BFleming

2,122 posts

97 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Jimmy Recard said:
Not quite swapped as such - the Austin brand was discontinued so the name no longer appeared on the cars. They were neither an Austin nor a Rover beyond that point
And they had to still cover the badge mounting holes with something - so 1.6LX I suppose!
What were those cars branded in the interim? Those that shall not be named - the Voldemort Montego?!

Wow, I never know about the model-named branding. Seems this is a front badge from that era of Montego...





Edited by BFleming on Wednesday 25th March 17:18

Jimmy Recard

16,610 posts

133 months

Wednesday 25th March
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BFleming said:
And they had to still cover the badge mounting holes with something - so 1.6LX I suppose!
What were those cars branded in the interim? Those that shall not be named - the Voldemort Montego?!

Wow, I never know about the model-named branding. Seems this is a front badge from that era of Montego...




Edited by BFleming on Wednesday 25th March 17:17
That’s it! The Austin Montego simply became the Montego at some point around 1988 and so did the Maestro.

As I recall so did the Metro but then a couple of years later became Rover Metro

Doofus

11,679 posts

127 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Jimmy Recard said:
That’s it! The Austin Montego simply became the Montego at some point around 1988 and so did the Maestro.

As I recall so did the Metro but then a couple of years later became Rover Metro
Not strictly correct.

The Maestro become Maestro, and the Metro became Metro. They didn't become Montego as well.

wink

Jimmy Recard

16,610 posts

133 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Doofus said:
Not strictly correct.

The Maestro become Maestro, and the Metro became Metro. They didn't become Montego as well.

wink
I’ve been wrong for decades then rofl

You knew what I meant, ya bd hehe

talksthetorque

7,609 posts

89 months

Wednesday 25th March
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When all the brands you own have such a tarnished reputation you simply stop using them.

Promised Land

3,484 posts

163 months

Wednesday 25th March
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In years to come it will be any car with a 20 reg plate on it.

saaby93

26,641 posts

132 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Jimmy Recard said:
Doofus said:
Not strictly correct.

The Maestro become Maestro, and the Metro became Metro. They didn't become Montego as well.

wink
I’ve been wrong for decades then rofl

You knew what I meant, ya bd hehe
Just think - had the plan been successful there would have been whole Metro Maestro and Montego sub- brands with half a dozen models, like they did with Mini smile


Davyf

25 posts

11 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Sometimes I wonder where people have been, Either walking about with their face in a phone or else not getting out enough because they are addicted to gaming....

Doofus

11,679 posts

127 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Davyf said:
Sometimes I wonder where people have been, Either walking about with their face in a phone or else not getting out enough because they are addicted to gaming....
Davy! Where the fk have you been, man? Sixteen months, and you've only spoken eight times?!

Dapster

3,691 posts

134 months

Wednesday 25th March
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BFleming said:
Don't forget the estate that was added later. I don't think the rest of Europe got them, so possibly a Holden-ism?
Ah yes, the estate. Here's an earlier styling mock up that was rejected for being "too curvy"


BFleming

2,122 posts

97 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Doofus said:
Davyf said:
Sometimes I wonder where people have been, Either walking about with their face in a phone or else not getting out enough because they are addicted to gaming....
Davy! Where the fk have you been, man? Sixteen months, and you've only spoken eight times?!
Or 8 months / 16 posts.

laugh

BFleming

2,122 posts

97 months

Wednesday 25th March
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ruggedscotty said:



3 door cavalier......
Brazil model as it turns out.

Brazil also gave us some other gems. Gems, in the loosest sense...





Doofus

11,679 posts

127 months

Wednesday 25th March
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BFleming said:
Doofus said:
Davyf said:
Sometimes I wonder where people have been, Either walking about with their face in a phone or else not getting out enough because they are addicted to gaming....
Davy! Where the fk have you been, man? Sixteen months, and you've only spoken eight times?!
Or 8 months / 16 posts.

laugh
Grrr. smile

Point still stands. smile

austinsmirk

3,783 posts

77 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Re the Keighley car showroom: read their google reviews, they’re amazing.

Noesph

966 posts

103 months

Wednesday 25th March
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On Sunday I saw a clio mk1 camper van. With a bit of research I think I saw a "Stimson Sportique"




Gareth1974

2,311 posts

93 months

Wednesday 25th March
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BFleming said:
Brazil also gave us some other gems. Gems, in the loosest sense...
It’s almost certainly been mentioned on this thread before, but I always thought the Brazil market VW SP2 was a good looking car.


Rostfritt

2,399 posts

105 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Noesph said:
On Sunday I saw a clio mk1 camper van. With a bit of research I think I saw a "Stimson Sportique"



Does that roof unclip and rise up so you can stand up inside? A friend of mine had a Morris Marina Suntour with a roof that did that. About a dozen of us went to our secondary school graduation ceremony in it.


MarkwG

2,250 posts

143 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Noesph said:
On Sunday I saw a clio mk1 camper van. With a bit of research I think I saw a "Stimson Sportique"



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Don't venture down that rabbit hole, horrors await! https://www.flickr.com/photos/7430965@N05/11449004...

Steamer

11,916 posts

167 months

Wednesday 25th March
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the very essence of mobile self isolation units...

... you can almost smell the mildew on the curtains

Aaa.

3,431 posts

52 months

Wednesday 25th March
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LuS1fer said:
ElectricSoup said:
Had forgotten that the placing of the name badges was arse about face.
They had a very cavalier attitude to badge placement.

Despite Reliant putting the full name on one side, in the correct order, people still call them Robin Reliants.
It's really 'CAVALIER' 'BY' 'VAUXHALL'

Word 'BY' is usually obscured by the boot handle.

True fact.