This one's got me stumped...

This one's got me stumped...

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Escort3500

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7,930 posts

109 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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Asking for some help here guys. It's a mate's pic of his mother in a car but I've not managed to establish what make the car is. Any ideas?


TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

90 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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Escort3500 said:
Asking for some help here guys. It's a mate's pic of his mother in a car but I've not managed to establish what make the car is. Any ideas?

Amilcar, I think.

Escort3500

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7,930 posts

109 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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Thanks, just Googled and I think you're right. The grille and swept fenders looks very Amilcar-ish, though it hasn't got the distinctive curved split screen that most have. May be a mod or factory option.

austin

1,096 posts

167 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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Yes, it's an Amilcar.

Plenty more here

Edited by austin on Saturday 7th January 19:42

Escort3500

Original Poster:

7,930 posts

109 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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austin said:
Yes, it's an Amilcar.

Plenty more here

Edited by austin on Saturday 7th January 19:42
Thanks for that. Some great pics and info in the link. I'll let my mate know.

mybrainhurts

90,209 posts

219 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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Anybody know what he's smoking?

CharlesdeGaulle

16,159 posts

144 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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A pipe. HTH.

mybrainhurts

90,209 posts

219 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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I googled that...you're right, thanks

CharlesdeGaulle

16,159 posts

144 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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One does one's best.

mybrainhurts

90,209 posts

219 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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Magnificent effort...smile

Allan L

611 posts

69 months

Saturday 7th January 2017
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mybrainhurts said:
Anybody know what he's smoking?
Balkan Sobranie, I expect. . .

Roy C

4,140 posts

248 months

Sunday 8th January 2017
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A similar Amilcar (with more conventional wings) at Bicester recently.




Escort3500

Original Poster:

7,930 posts

109 months

Sunday 8th January 2017
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Roy C said:
A similar Amilcar (with more conventional wings) at Bicester recently.



That's nice.

pits

5,964 posts

154 months

Sunday 8th January 2017
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Roy C said:
A similar Amilcar (with more conventional wings) at Bicester recently.



Needs LS swap

lotus72

777 posts

230 months

Sunday 8th January 2017
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by complete coincidence, just spotted this on Ebay; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222370261783?ssPageName=...

RobMk2a

420 posts

95 months

Sunday 8th January 2017
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Amilcar CGS

Roy C

4,140 posts

248 months

Monday 9th January 2017
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Escort3500 said:
RobMk2a said:
That's very similar to the old photo. Same wings, high spare, same side & head lights, bare dumb irons, etc,.
Only the screen is different. It could almost be the same car.


Edited by Roy C on Monday 9th January 06:59

austin

1,096 posts

167 months

Monday 9th January 2017
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RobMk2a said:


Amilcar CGS
Lovely, I have photos of the two Amilcars with regs each side of that one, (YK 97 & YK 99).

There is a story that Vernon Balls*, (UK Amilcar importer) secured lots of two letter 2 number registrations so that the plates would fit in between the dumb irons at the front. When looking at lots of period UK Amilcar photos most have short numbers.

  • Another myth doing the rounds is that he had a sister called Ophelia... wink

Roy C

4,140 posts

248 months

Monday 9th January 2017
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austin said:
RobMk2a said:


Amilcar CGS
Lovely, I have photos of the two Amilcars with regs each side of that one, (YK 97 & YK 99).

There is a story that Vernon Balls*, (UK Amilcar importer) secured lots of two letter 2 number registrations so that the plates would fit in between the dumb irons at the front. When looking at lots of period UK Amilcar photos most have short numbers.

  • Another myth doing the rounds is that he had a sister called Ophelia... wink
...or, to quote Bill Boddy:
Think of being stopped by the police and asked your name.
"Balls."
"Now answer sensibly, sir."
"Balls."
"Now look here, sir, unless you give a proper answer I will have to arrest you."