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Post by 02Anders » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:50 pm

I'm unfortunately not going to be of much help either.
When I first saw the picture, the first name that popped to mind was Lenham...
The car certainly seems too small to be based on a Daimler Dart, Harrington Alpine or Trident Clipper.
But looking closer, I think Jim might well have nailed it with Ashley.
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How about this one guys? A few mention of early reliant or Ogle designs were made. I'm stumped.
May I ask where you came across the picture? And would you mind if I used on www.viaretro.com


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:17 am

Stephen started this thread, at about the time that the thread started on Pistonheads, so I guess there's a link? I think there's only one known source for the photo, which is the book that Stephen mentioned earlier in this post, and illustrated a couple of posts later.


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Post by roymck » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:15 am

Personally I just think it’s a very well made home built special , latest thoughts on another forum are that it’s a FSO Syrena Sport , similar but not near enough .



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Post by Stephenl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:32 am

02Anders wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:50 pm
I'm unfortunately not going to be of much help either.
When I first saw the picture, the first name that popped to mind was Lenham...
The car certainly seems too small to be based on a Daimler Dart, Harrington Alpine or Trident Clipper.
But looking closer, I think Jim might well have nailed it with Ashley.
Stephenl wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:12 pm
How about this one guys? A few mention of early reliant or Ogle designs were made. I'm stumped.
May I ask where you came across the picture? And would you mind if I used on www.viaretro.com
That particular picture in the OP was from flickr i think, but it's a scan from the book. I first learnt about the car on Pistonheads abd thought the Scimitar gang might know. Roger is correct. Turns out no one knows, anywhere. It's so crazy.

I've seen the picture of my book, on my upturned footstool in various places on the web over the last few years! Feel free to use anything.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:31 pm

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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:41 pm

Very clever indeed
Fare in the headlights and that would be quite pretty
It still looks like a cross between a Daimler SP250 and a Sunbeam Alpine and er ... something else 8)


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Post by rebel alliance » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:19 pm

So if you guess the tyre size at say 13" could you then work out the wheelbase to confirm Sunbeam or Daimler



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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:28 pm

2184 / 2337 mm (Daimler is bigger)
The Daimler has 15 inch wheels with about 165 tyre, full height.
No idea about the Sunbeam.
But if you're asking me, no I couldn't work it out :mrgreen:


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Post by rebel alliance » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:50 pm

Sunbeams 13" get the wheelbase and you can rule some cars out or in



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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:06 pm

Assuming it is a kit car, it needs a power plant in there somewhere.
I think it needs an outline side view so you can superimpose an 850 mini block at the rear, or a 2CV motor?


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:53 pm

Strangely (considering where I live) I hadn't thought of the possibility that it might be french ...
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Post by Old and Slow » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:46 pm

Do you know what the little coupe is, parked behind the Sabra? (3rd picture down?)


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Post by heathsabre » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:25 pm

Do you know what the little coupe is, parked behind the Sabra? (3rd picture down?)
I don’t know the answer to your question, but I’m also not sure that the car in the foreground is a Sabre. It certainly looks a lot like one but several details are wrong, for example the rear wings.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:44 pm

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I’m also not sure that the car in the foreground is a Sabre. It certainly looks a lot like one but several details are wrong, for example the rear wings.
I think the plate reads DB Le Mans which I googled quickly
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB_Le_Mans


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:06 pm

The Sabra is a DB Panhard !
The car behind is I think also a Panhard, there are dozens of different models, all amazing little cars.


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