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Re: what is this car ?

To: Max Heim <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: what is this car ?
From: Tab Julius <>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 12:29:08 -0500 (EST)
I thought the bonnet was somewhat Bentley-like - there are some old series
Bentleys with near identical bonnets, though I've yet to see one with the
rest of the vehicle like that.

Of course, it could be a Frankencar.  I know of people who used to put
Rolls Royce bonnets on VW bugs.

- Tab

At 08:40 AM 12/30/99 -0800, Max Heim wrote:
>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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