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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:11 pm

DB Panhard ...
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Post by chrisgallacher » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:45 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:31 pm
A clever person has made this computer rendering www.3dengineers.co.uk/reverse-engineeri ... ase-study/
It's amazing that this car has gained such wide publicity and yet it still remains unidentified. Especially as it appears to be so well designed and screwed together.

Most one-off specials simply look wrong, but this car - to my eyes - looks correct, balanced and pretty from all angles. Some serious design work appears to have gone into it. And if it really was a one-off, what are the chances it found its way to a full-colour photo in a book?


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Post by Old and Slow » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:23 pm

Well, knock me over with a prickly cactus!!! :)
Looking again at the picture it looks nothing like a Sabra... :shock:


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Post by minibull » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:34 pm

It seems most likely the car is a one of if simply because I doubt many manufacturers would use Hillman minx rear window and rear door windows.Though given the screen and door windows are clearly rootes group and there is a close resemblance to the alpine just maybe it was a Harrington prototype.



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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:49 pm

I see what you mean ...
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Post by minibull » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 pm

Almost, have a look at the Minx rather than the Super Minx illustrated.



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Post by roymck » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:03 am

Would have thought that a car as nice as the mystery car would have survived wonder if it’s out there somewhere ?



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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:26 pm

The one that Jim and I both found was, strangely, an Ashley with many Hillman parts ...
https://www.prewarcar.com/help-to-ident ... sis-gd6281
The chassis of this one survived but the body was scrapped.


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