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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:34 pm

Je demande en anglais parce-que le proprio est probablement britannique ...

Anyone have any details on this pic?
The car must be well-known so who was it and when?
I think I know where it was ...
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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:42 pm

Can't give you any more than the fact that the registration (good one BTW) does not currently show up on a DVLA search.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Good grief you'd think a reg no like that would survive :shock:
The car looks new - perhaps it was.


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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:49 pm

Yes, that surprised me too but it may be on retention and just not assigned to a car at the moment.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:54 pm

Right, I'm on a quest now.

The car was in this magazine http://routenostalgie.free.fr/numeros/r ... sme_n4.htm
which is not old but the article may have been a retrospective.
Anyone got a copy ?

La voiture était dans ce magazine http://routenostalgie.free.fr/numeros/r ... sme_n4.htm
qui n'est pas très ancienne mais l'article pourrait être une rétrospective.
Quelqu'un en a une copie ?
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Post by jeff hoole » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:49 pm

From a quick google
The car belonged to Alwyn Brice, author of "Something for the weekend" & editor of Car Classics in the 90s


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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:16 pm

Chapter 6 - good spot Jeff. HERE


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:47 pm

I am very impressed.
I only got as far as finding a better image of the magazine and one inside page (not the right one).
Also now an image of the book cover, published in 2010 and apparently still available (unlike the magazine).
From reading Alwyn Brice's account I suppose the photo above dates from about 1990, which is certainly retrospective!
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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:11 pm

Worth noting the top pic is an 1800ti where as the one in the cover of the book is a 1600


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Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:27 pm

He owned and wrote about both :D


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:04 am

Quite an interesting article, though there are a few errors.
For example, if I'm not mistaken, the light blue invalid cars were made by another specialist car company AC not by Reliant -
and it didn't seem to do their image any harm :roll:


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:00 am

Well I was nearly right :wink: Wikipedia also says

Notes[edit]
Invacar was not the only company to be contracted by the Ministry of Health to produce three-wheeled vehicles for disabled drivers. Others included Harding, Dingwall & Son, AC Cars, Barrett, Tippen & Son, Thundersley and Coventry Climax.[1]


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:05 am



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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:39 pm

Coventry Climax too!
We have a similar situation en France where the glorious marque Ligier is now responsible only for 'sans permis' voiturettes.
Incidentally I didn't realize Citroën were behind Aixam - this is a slightly modified Aixam (I think) ...
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