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Re: what is this car ?

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Subject: Re: what is this car ?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 08:40:34 -0800
The radiator shell design doesn't match the photos of Singers, Rileys, 
Alvises, Lea-Francises,  Lanchesters, or Hillmans in my Catalog of 
Imported Cars, 1946-1990, although it doesn't cover these marques very 
thoroughly. It might possibly be a Humber, though none of the ones shown 
are quite that archaic. The peaked bonnet is very un-MG-like, at any 
rate. From the clumsy way the wings join the front valance, either it has 
been bodged or the coachwork is some kind of amateur "one-off". Looking 
closely, one can see that is has in all likelihood been cut down from a 
coupe, and was not originally a drophead. The raised section of the boot 
with the spare tire well also looks suspicious. Add to that the 
abnormally large headlights, and I am tempted to conclude that, whatever 
it began life as, it has been severely modified. The only authentic 
pieces would seem to be the rear wings, doors, and running boards.

But I could be wrong, and it merely shows the signs of age and poor 
repair work. But then, what is it? Maybe we're barking up the wrong tree 
and it's some kind of French or Czechoslovakian marque...

Sam Perera had this to say:

>can anyone tell me what this car may be ? Is this some
>funky MG derivavtive or something entirely different ?
>Sam Perera,
>Houston, USA
>Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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