Another mystery car

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threespires

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It's a bit like a Falcon at the front. It seems to have gull wing doors.



Edited by threespires on Friday 18th September 19:09

threespires

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I agree, it does have an Alpine look to it, Daimler SP250 also but I don't think it's related to either of them.

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Could the windscreen be the rear window from a Rootes car?
If it is a gull wing door, and it looks to be so, then it would seem to be quite large going by the shutline to the front wing.
Does it have a one-piece front opening bonnet?

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Stigproducts said:
I thought this would go on the first reply; if I know it it must be easy! Scrolling down and no......no..........no........

Unipower GT; Mini based.

There was a thread on here with someone claiming to have one in their garage, but pics never materialised.
Here's one
Unipower GT @ Goodwood Revival

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Another view of that Sabra
Sabra

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Yes!

threespires

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The rear wheel is very close to the passenger area.




threespires

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Some good points there

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wibble cb said:
is this actually a gullwing? Is it in fact like the Ford gt40, with heavily cut out roof sections attached to the doors?

Just a thought....
Now that is something that nobody has mentioned before.

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Wednesday 25th November 2015
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I was lead to believe that it could be a French car called JIDE, pronounced Jee-Day after the initials of the maker, Jaques Durand. After more investigation I realise that the info is incorrect. Thanks to my contact in France for the thought, even if it lead to a dead end.
The hunt continues.

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Wednesday 25th November 2015
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Apologies Piper -

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Thursday 26th November 2015
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sun.and.rain said:
What are other PHer's thoughts re the wheel diameter to wheelbase proportions. The car looks to have a wheelbase of around 60 to 72 inches depending on wheel size 12 to 15 inches, assuming pic is not distorted.

This appears to be a very small car. Maybe.

Edit, the woman in the foreground isn't looking too happy. Maybe she's just had her legs scorched from the jet engine.



Edited by sun.and.rain on Wednesday 25th November 22:49
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AndrewCrown said:
Dryden...


Chaps I also came across this... just for interest..

Many years ago I had the cylinder heads off this works car & fitted them to my Tiger. I believe they are still on the car - NAN 340D
Sunbeam Tiger - Shenstone CC Autocross 1971

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Tuesday 1st December 2015
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austin said:
Looking at the windscreen wipers I would say it's right hand drive.

Great thread, I would suggest, (as others already have) a post on Post War Car, would bring it to a much wider audience.
I've tried to find Post War Car without success, can you help steer me in that direction?

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Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Roy C said:
I don't think it's been mentioned so far, but the mystery car is turning left (east) out of Vere Street left on to Oxford Street.
Fortunately all the main buildings behind the buses are still there, so its easy to identify. The building with the canopy on the north side of the street was Marshall & Snelgrove, demolished in the 1970s and now Debenhams.

The 15 bus is KGK538 (RTW38), which was withdrawn in December 1966.
The 7 bus is LUC260 (RTL1083), withdrawal date unknown, but most of this type were gone by 1963.
Good work

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Tuesday 1st December 2015
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LotusOmega375D said:
AndrewCrown said:
Yesterday it was John Wilks & Turner...
I did not know there was a Daimler sp251 prototype.. there are echoes in this design too


That's a very handsome car. Shades of DB Aston, Alpine & MGB all mixed into one. Far nicer than the fish-faced original Daimler SP250/Dart.
+1

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Friday 4th December 2015
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restoman said:
Still waiting to be told where the OP got the picture from . . . .
Sorry - I hadn't seen the request..

I got it off a Facebook post. Nobody there has any idea either.
I believe there are other places where it's ID has drawn a blank.



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Sunday 6th December 2015
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996TT02 said:
Looks like a glassfibre rebodied Spitfire or Herald. Due to separate chassis, relatively easy. Also, bonnet setup is the same, and so is driving position in relation to rear wheels.

Proportions, size, right, look at the GT6





Edited by 996TT02 on Saturday 5th December 19:12
Something that confuses me and is illustrated in these two pictures.

Notice how the rear wheel encroaches into the passenger compartment of the Mystery car
I can't see how the designer managed to get a seat in there.