Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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tr7v8

6,371 posts

186 months

Saturday 28th March
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Matt Cup said:
67Dino said:
They could have called that the Ur Home.
Or UR Haus
Its an Audi so sure Ur Schloss?

gingabloke

7 posts

87 months

Saturday 28th March
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grumpy52 said:
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He does get some weird and wonderful creations in for work .
The strangest was something very close to the car in the opening titles of the Pink Panther Show from the TV
It had an open mid mounted Jag v12 with an auto box coupled by a belt drive to the rear axle , unfortunately the belt drive lacked tensioners so the drive stuttered and jumped all over the place .
It had an aircraft type tail fin and the cockpit had a Gnat Jet canopy , the driving position was infront of the front wheels...
...The vehicle was used for some promo work for the Ordnance Survey. The car was bright red and looked a bit like a road going Red Arrow .


or



Both built by Bill Carter.

BFleming

2,465 posts

101 months

Saturday 28th March
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tr7v8 said:
Matt Cup said:
67Dino said:
They could have called that the Ur Home.
Or UR Haus
Its an Audi so sure Ur Schloss?
Ur Burg. As seen at the Ur Burg Ring.

tumbleweed

67Dino

1,759 posts

63 months

Saturday 28th March
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BFleming said:
tr7v8 said:
Matt Cup said:
67Dino said:
They could have called that the Ur Home.
Or UR Haus
Its an Audi so sure Ur Schloss?
Ur Burg. As seen at the Ur Burg Ring.

tumbleweed
hehe

gruffgriff

833 posts

201 months

Saturday 28th March
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Yes! Was trying to decide if I remembered a Street Machine or CC feature! Heaps of cool, but belt drive??!!

legless

1,126 posts

98 months

Saturday 28th March
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Matt Cup said:
This is proper cool, the rear end has the look of an Alfa GTV.

Has anyone else got any interesting test mules.
I'm struggling to find a picture of it, but I know that at least one picture exists because I ended up getting snapped by a photographer (and it appeared on a website) leaving Whitley when I was driving it.

One of the early X150 XK prototypes I drove had the body of a X350 XJ, only the section between the B and C pillars was mostly chopped out, giving it the very odd appearance of a 2-door very SWB Xj.

Astacus

2,891 posts

192 months

Saturday 28th March
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gingabloke said:


Both built by Bill Carter.
yep, definitely reminds me of




but the idea of my toes being that close to the car in front would give me sleepless nights

Edited by Astacus on Saturday 28th March 16:08

blueST

3,259 posts

174 months

Saturday 28th March
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gruffgriff said:


Yes! Was trying to decide if I remembered a Street Machine or CC feature! Heaps of cool, but belt drive??!!
I'm sure that was in a garage in South Manchester for years when I was younger. Maybe on Princess Parkway or somewhere.

Pothole

31,059 posts

240 months

Saturday 28th March
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Loose_Cannon said:
Funny thread this, one which I've avoided so far because if anything it's just a reminder I'm getting older than I want to be!

I keep imagining crusties like me shaking their heads at the screen because some relative sprog is scratching his head over a 70s kit car, meanwhile said sprog will be utterly dumbstruck why people my age can't identify a 2019 Hyundai.

Anyhow, this is my first contribution. Be gentle and pardon me if its mentioned 15 pages back or something. I had no idea this exsited, and can't honestly explain why it does especially at £45 grand used. The 2017 Infiniti QX80, a car which makes the Saangyong Musso look passable;





How and why?

rodericb

2,439 posts

84 months

Sunday 29th March
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Astacus said:
yep, definitely reminds me of




but the idea of my toes being that close to the car in front would give me sleepless nights

Edited by Astacus on Saturday 28th March 16:08
Speaking of that Pink Panther car: https://youtu.be/4IdaI6wPqRg

It's on this recent Jay Leno video!

unsprung

4,950 posts

82 months

Sunday 29th March
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rodericb said:
Speaking of that Pink Panther car: https://youtu.be/4IdaI6wPqRg

It's on this recent Jay Leno video!
Each car in that countdown has its charms. The last two, however, are magnificent. Madcap art!

Thanks for that.

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Red Devil

12,154 posts

166 months

Sunday 29th March
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Is it me, or is that pushme-pullyu Civic crabbing like a bcensoredh?

Matt Cup

2,087 posts

62 months

Sunday 29th March
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Red Devil said:
Is it me, or is that pushme-pullyu Civic crabbing like a bcensoredh?
Probably down to it having two of everything inc steering racks.

P5BNij

6,983 posts

64 months

Wednesday 1st April
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Fraser Le Mans prototype of 1967...




CanAm

5,969 posts

230 months

Wednesday 1st April
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Was that the Imp engined car? If so, I've only ever seen a sketch of the proposed design.

Red Devil

12,154 posts

166 months

F1GTRUeno

4,654 posts

176 months

Friday 3rd April
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From Touring Superleggera's FB page. Presumably based on the Maserati Granturismo.

carinaman

15,803 posts

130 months

Friday 3rd April
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Infiniti QX80 LIMITED AWD 5.6 5dr - There's a brown one on Autotrader for £45K. An utter monstrosity.

Veeayt

3,078 posts

163 months

Saturday 4th April
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F1GTRUeno said:


From Touring Superleggera's FB page. Presumably based on the Maserati Granturismo.
Isn't it a Mustang in drag?

Red Devil

12,154 posts

166 months

Sunday 5th April
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F1GTRUeno said:


From Touring Superleggera's FB page. Presumably based on the Maserati Granturismo.
yes - https://www.topspeed.com/cars/others/2018-touring-...
The convertible appeared the following year - https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/the-2020-to...

Veeayt said:
Isn't it a Mustang in drag?
There are indeed Mustang elements in the design. See the second link above. smile

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