More cars you didn't know existed...

More cars you didn't know existed...

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Rostfritt

2,858 posts

115 months

Friday 19th February
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Triumph Man said:
I have a hankering after a Leyland P76, which I think look great (in a kind of shonky way)



That looks like something out of The Simpsons

supacool1

205 posts

143 months

Friday 19th February
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Cizeta Moroder V16T - Tranversely mounted V16 engine!

Subaru Baja for the North American market


Spyker C8

Tickford Aston Martin Metro!
https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/02/rare-rid...

Doofus

15,181 posts

137 months

Friday 19th February
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I was going to say that you must be very young, but you've been here a long time

Jader1973

2,577 posts

164 months

Friday 19th February
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Triumph Man said:
I have a hankering after a Leyland P76, which I think look great (in a kind of shonky way)



Fun fact: the boot was big enough to easily hold a 44 gallon oil drum.

hyphen

19,560 posts

54 months

Wednesday 24th February
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So I pull up at the lights and spot an old shape Nissan Micra out of the corner of my eye. But then take another look as something is off.

It has twin taillights and a badge saying March Bolero. Bit strange. Then setting off and look in the rear view mirror to see a totally different front too.

How cool

Looked it up online, Japanese import.




Edited by hyphen on Wednesday 24th February 16:23

Doofus

15,181 posts

137 months

Wednesday 24th February
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hyphen said:
How cool
None. None cool.

Jader1973

2,577 posts

164 months

Thursday 25th February
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Jader1973 said:
Triumph Man said:
I have a hankering after a Leyland P76, which I think look great (in a kind of shonky way)



Fun fact: the boot was big enough to easily hold a 44 gallon oil drum.
I know quoting myself is bad form, but I found a pic I took of P76 with an oil drum in the boot. No idea why they thought that was a selling point.

Hobbes003

60 posts

18 months

Thursday 25th February
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Given the propensity of British cars for leaking oil, maybe it was a necessity rather than a selling point?

Truckosaurus

8,233 posts

248 months

Thursday 25th February
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Browsing Instagram the other day I saw a modern hot hatch I did not recognise, and some reverse image searching told me it was the latest Hyundai Veloster that isn't sold here.

The mk1 Veloster is an ugly blobby thing, but this one looks pretty good:



A review from The Autocar: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/velos...

MarkwG

2,918 posts

153 months

Thursday 25th February
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Jader1973 said:
Jader1973 said:
Triumph Man said:
I have a hankering after a Leyland P76, which I think look great (in a kind of shonky way)



Fun fact: the boot was big enough to easily hold a 44 gallon oil drum.
I know quoting myself is bad form, but I found a pic I took of P76 with an oil drum in the boot. No idea why they thought that was a selling point.
When you're travelling long distances with little in the way of fuel stops, handy to have lots of capacity in the back.

Hobbes003 said:
Given the propensity of British cars for leaking oil, maybe it was a necessity rather than a selling point?
It's Australian...?

MonkeyMatt

6,258 posts

171 months

Thursday 25th February
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Truckosaurus said:
Browsing Instagram the other day I saw a modern hot hatch I did not recognise, and some reverse image searching told me it was the latest Hyundai Veloster that isn't sold here.

The mk1 Veloster is an ugly blobby thing, but this one looks pretty good:



A review from The Autocar: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/velos...
]I actually really like these, prefer them to a lot of the UK market hot hatches

Pothole

32,706 posts

246 months

Friday 26th February
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supacool1 said:
Cizeta Moroder V16T - Tranversely mounted V16 engine!
There's a fascinating youtube video (maybe more than one, I can't remember) about a small company restoring one and getting it running right. It might even have been Giorgio Moroder's personal car, I can't remember (I watched it a while back) worth finding if you're interested in the engine, though.

thebigmacmoomin

2,633 posts

133 months

Friday 26th February
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Truckosaurus said:
Browsing Instagram the other day I saw a modern hot hatch I did not recognise, and some reverse image searching told me it was the latest Hyundai Veloster that isn't sold here.

The mk1 Veloster is an ugly blobby thing, but this one looks pretty good:



A review from The Autocar: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/velos...
That used to (or still does) have 2 doors on one side but only 1 on the other

Ussrcossack

171 posts

6 months

Friday 26th February
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Rostfritt said:
That looks like something out of The Simpsons
P76 And the star of London Sydney rally.

Book is called a boot full of right arms, enjoyable read too

LuS1fer

37,501 posts

209 months

Friday 26th February
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thebigmacmoomin said:
Truckosaurus said:
Browsing Instagram the other day I saw a modern hot hatch I did not recognise, and some reverse image searching told me it was the latest Hyundai Veloster that isn't sold here.

The mk1 Veloster is an ugly blobby thing, but this one looks pretty good:



A review from The Autocar: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/velos...
That used to (or still does) have 2 doors on one side but only 1 on the other
Part of the reason we don't get it - the 2 doors would be on the wrong side for RHD.

ajprice

20,163 posts

160 months

Friday 26th February
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LuS1fer said:
thebigmacmoomin said:
Truckosaurus said:
Browsing Instagram the other day I saw a modern hot hatch I did not recognise, and some reverse image searching told me it was the latest Hyundai Veloster that isn't sold here.

The mk1 Veloster is an ugly blobby thing, but this one looks pretty good:



A review from The Autocar: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/velos...
That used to (or still does) have 2 doors on one side but only 1 on the other
Part of the reason we don't get it - the 2 doors would be on the wrong side for RHD.
It was just the Mini Clubman we got the door on the wrong side for. Other asymmetrical cars like the Veloster and Nissan Cube were done with LHD and RHD bodyshells.

RHD


LHD



Same with the mk2 with RHD as well as the LHD above. They just don't sell the mk2 here.



carlove

6,586 posts

131 months

Friday 26th February
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I really liked the look of the Veloster when it was sold in the UK, I’d have had one but I wasn’t driving yet.

The MK2 still looks good, and there’s an ‘N’ version, I’d consider one if it was sold here. I’m tempted to look at an i30n later this year, not doing as many miles now so might change from my sensible diesels

Fast Bug

9,269 posts

125 months

Friday 26th February
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Pothole said:
supacool1 said:
Cizeta Moroder V16T - Tranversely mounted V16 engine!
There's a fascinating youtube video (maybe more than one, I can't remember) about a small company restoring one and getting it running right. It might even have been Giorgio Moroder's personal car, I can't remember (I watched it a while back) worth finding if you're interested in the engine, though.
There's a documentary on the Cizeta V16T on the Motor Trend app at the moment, there's also a good one in the same series about the Vector W8. You can usually get a 2 week free trial of Motor Trend, some decent programmes on there

waynecyclist

1,215 posts

78 months

Friday 26th February
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Pothole said:
supacool1 said:
Cizeta Moroder V16T - Tranversely mounted V16 engine!
There's a fascinating youtube video (maybe more than one, I can't remember) about a small company restoring one and getting it running right. It might even have been Giorgio Moroder's personal car, I can't remember (I watched it a while back) worth finding if you're interested in the engine, though.
I was going to post the same, watched it a while back and it is incredible to see the engineering involved.

LuS1fer

37,501 posts

209 months

Friday 26th February
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ajprice said:
It was just the Mini Clubman we got the door on the wrong side for. Other asymmetrical cars like the Veloster and Nissan Cube were done with LHD and RHD bodyshells.

RHD


LHD



Same with the mk2 with RHD as well as the LHD above. They just don't sell the mk2 here.

Ah, of course, Japan is RHD anyway.

I prefer the 4 doors of the i30N anyway although would prefer the Veloster to the fastback version.