Name the car..

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  1. Meltman

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    Ghia
     
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  2. That took some finding, these are getting harder! I believe it's a AC Cobra 427 Willment/Ghia Coupe :cool:
     
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  3. F_Pantos

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    Sorry, you already got my one and only shot of it, I am only human, after all .. :hattip:
     
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  4. docjohn

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    Yes! The body was originally fitted to a Fiat 8V chassis. John Willment stuck it on a 427 Cobra chassis for a bit of fun, got bored and sold it on :)
     
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  5. Having just seen it, I love it :)
     
  6. I think the Tatra may be a good shout @docjohn for the canal side car. Tho if it was a two door I’d be going with @Meltman shout. Good to research a make I’ve never heard of anyway. :)
     
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  7. vinnyboy

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    No, Cruella Deville drives a red Citroen C1 and lives two doors from me. Horrible cow.
     
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  8. vinnyboy

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    A mate from school had one in the early 80s. Looked loads better than that one but it still ended it’s days in the scrap yard
     
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  9. Dub and Dubber

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  11. docjohn

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    I thought at first it was a one off body on a Trojan Utility but it would have had solid rubber tyres, so then I thought it was based on a Morris Commercial. If you search that then it comes up with this 1934 Duple bodied promotional vehicle.
     
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  12. philntfc

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    Not sure on the car but the plane is a Handley-Page H.P.45:thumbsup:
    It was one of eight H.P.42 and 45's built for Imperial Airways and was the biggest airliner in the world when introduced:hattip:
     
  13. Dubs

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    Yep.

    I stole the pic from Twitter, where it was labelled as a 1934 Morris commercial. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Dubs

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    I will bow to your far superior knowledge!

    I can only tell it’s an aircraft of some sort lol. :oops:
     
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  15. And it's parked up just south of Croydon airport control tower.
     
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  17. docjohn

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    The grill is a giveaway. It's a Studebaker Champ from the early '60s. Nowadays it would be promoted as a corporate look, but then it was just expediency in using the Studebaker Lark front panels. Just another take on the Aussie Ute I guess.
     
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