More cars you didn't know existed...

More cars you didn't know existed...

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Fast Bug

9,489 posts

128 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Truckosaurus said:
Sir Bagalot said:
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Forty three fking grand!!!!!
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To be fair it is quite easy to spec up a Transporter/Transit/Sprinter/etc to that price level as well.

(Just looked, the base price of the electric Transporter is £44.5k, a diesel one starts at £29k)
The RV on them is awful and there's very little in terms of a dealer network which is why nobody buys them

Blown2CV

25,038 posts

170 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Truckosaurus said:
Sir Bagalot said:
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Forty three fking grand!!!!!
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To be fair it is quite easy to spec up a Transporter/Transit/Sprinter/etc to that price level as well.

(Just looked, the base price of the electric Transporter is £44.5k, a diesel one starts at £29k)
who is buying an electric van... if 'time is money' in trades, and the whole point of them being so expensive i guess is that the worker can save a ton of money on fuel... the only way you do that is if you do a ton of miles, but then you waste loads of time charging the damn thing

Fast Bug

9,489 posts

128 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Or if you're based in London and can save on the congestion charges, or you're a local council, or a cpompany that is pushing their green credentials. There are a fair few customers taking electric vans. Most go back to base at night so are charged then.

The LTV isn't what 99.99% of van customers want though, which is why there are so few around

off_again

9,982 posts

201 months

Wednesday 9th June
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The Saab 9-7X, based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer and can be had with a 6.0 LS2 Corvette engine.
Yup, if you can find the 'Aero' model, it should have around 390BHP! Same engine that was in the Corvette of the same era. But they sold very few of the bigger engine version for some reason and most people bought the 6.0 in the Trailblazer SS model instead. Not a great car, but the SS was a bit of a sleeper when compared with other SUV's at the time. And being an LS2 engine, very simple to make small modifications to drive up power. Cheap here in the US too...

Wildcat45

7,578 posts

156 months

Friday 11th June
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Talbot Simca Chrysler Horizon van.

The one with the windows has Rancho potential.


generationx

3,815 posts

72 months

Friday 11th June
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Citroen AX 4x4 TZX!

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1349804

Advert only quoted for info, nothing to do with me. Viable alternative to the Panda?

cybertrophic

169 posts

188 months

Friday 11th June
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Dapster said:
Have another stunning BMW, the 1969 2002 GT4 Fastback study by Frua. Lovely front end but the designer seems to have lost interest by the time he got to the rear.


From the A Pilllars back, it’s like they just traced over a Firat Dino coupe, but stuck on some Bedford CF back lights to make it look like a new design. Nice though.

cybertrophic

169 posts

188 months

Friday 11th June
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irocfan said:
just started looking - but this one does appeal....

Brubaker box kitcar, by the look of it. Based on a VW beetle - looks like the ultimate surf wagon in photos, but could maybe carry a ham sandwich as they are tiny…

cybertrophic

169 posts

188 months

Friday 11th June
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A Winner Is You said:
Not a car, but did find it interesting that they made the Bedford CF in an ultra-poverty fleet spec where a rear bumper, passenger seat and factory paint were all optional extras. Imagine how miserable you'd be having to do hundreds of miles a week in that.




Or if your business was doing really well, then you could lord it over your rivals with your sunroof, side repeaters and 2 year warranty.

My uncle spent years driving one in baby-crack brown with a government warrant symbol on the side as he used to work maintenance at a barracks. I can’t say he enjoyed it other than the fact the government markings meant he never got a speeding ticket…

saaby93

28,660 posts

145 months

eldar

16,658 posts

163 months

Friday 11th June
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I followed a Proton Savvy. Never heard of that model, but it was sold in the UK.


67Dino

2,506 posts

72 months

Friday 11th June
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eldar said:
I followed a Proton Savvy. Never heard of that model, but it was sold in the UK.

I believe it attracted a lot of Savvy buyers.

getmecoat

saaby93

28,660 posts

145 months

Friday 11th June
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67Dino said:
eldar said:
I followed a Proton Savvy. Never heard of that model, but it was sold in the UK.

I believe it attracted a lot of Savvy buyers.

getmecoat
yes with handling by Lotus

tali1

5,234 posts

168 months

Sunday 27th June
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BMW LS Luxus

Super Sonic

173 posts

21 months

Sunday 27th June
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Dapster said:
daveco said:
Mercedes Benz 190 Elektro, 44hp and 68 mile range, Mercedes ran one for 100,000km in one year - back in 1990!





https://www.carscoops.com/2020/05/looking-back-at-...
They also did an Elektro version of the S123 a decade earlier. Battery packaging has come a long way - think of the weight, heat generation and recharge time....





Omg are they lead acid batteries? Think of the hydrogen pouring out when there's charging! If any mb product deserves a zeppelin badge, it's this one l

AndrewCrown

1,468 posts

81 months

Monday 28th June
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tali1 said:
BMW LS Luxus
Thank you Tali
I didn't know about this one... but now feel slighty embarassed as 700 sales were, according to a few sources the saviour of BMW at that time.
I did a little research... nice little website on it here.... https://www.bmw700.net/
Michelotti design...


StescoG66

1,479 posts

110 months

Monday 28th June
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Can see the Michelotti design there now you mention it.. a passing resemblance to the Triumph Herald

Matt Cup

2,354 posts

71 months

Sunday 25th July
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P.K.






New P.K.







tali1

5,234 posts

168 months

Sunday 25th July
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Toyota ISIS


ajprice

20,910 posts

163 months

Sunday 25th July
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Matt Cup said:
New P.K.






Are those rear lights made for the car or from something else? I'm not sure.