Name the car..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dubs, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. Meltman

    Meltman Sprout Lover

  2. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    Don't think so, but it is another of the micro cars.
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  3. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift

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  4. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    I didn't know what it was other than being a European microcar from the late '50s, the tiny wheels and jaunty positive camber on the rear are giveaways. It looks like a simple two piece fibreglass moulding with the joint between the top and bottom covered by the thick trim. Also the side screens hint at a budget target market. It took a while to find out as there are no pictures of it in Georgano's book, at least not my edition. Anyway, it's a BurgFalke FB250, the last gasp of the Victoria 250, itself a reworking of the BAG Spatz, which was a complete reengineering job by the famous, and semiretired, Hans Ledwinka of Tatra fame of a three wheeler the Brutsch 200.
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  5. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    Stupidly obscure I know and sorry about that, but it does have a strong link to Beetles and Bays.
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  6. HubNut and his Invacar TWK
  7. Zündapp Porsche, aka Porsche Type 12. Had a feeling it was a Porsche design (may have seen a photo in 'The Volkswagen Story', which I read a year or so ago) but have to confess I cheated a little to get this one - I won't say how ;)
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  8. Here's a relatively easy one, but a fascinating car non the less...
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  9. is it a Passat?
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  10. HubNut knows the cars at Unexceptional 2021
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  11. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    :thumbsup: I find interesting how Ferdinand Porsche hawked his ideas around until he hit upon a successful client.;)
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  12. Nope :p
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  13. Been a long time subscriber :thumbsup:
  14. That's essentially a 1300 aircooled T1 lump - up front :eek:
  15. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    I think that it's a Brazilian VW Gol on a shortened front wheel drive Audi 80 platform and an aircooled flat 4.
  16. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor supporter extraordinaire

    Agree, its a Gol
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  17. Okay, a bit more fun and two for the price of one this time. I photographed both of these 'in' the same beach, on the southern shore of the Isle of Stronsay, Orkney about 15 years ago. I have an idea as to the identity of both but what do you think?

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  18. The second one looks like a moggy 1000 engine :)
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  19. But transversely mounted and with suspension 'turrets'... There's a couple of possibilities :thinking:
  20. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    I think that the top one is a Rootes engine, something like a late 50s, early 60s Hillman Minx.

    I agree that the bottom one does look like an A series engine but I don't think that those are strut tops. If they were it would be a Maestro or Montego. I suspect that it is the remains of a Mini and those are the boxes where the rubber cones sit.

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