Classic for under £10K

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If anyone would like a scan of this manufacturer's colour code brochure I could get it done and uploaded. I also have some of my swatches from that time period too.
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mickthemaverick wrote: 05 May 2021, 15:58 Been playing around some more, how does this grab you? :-D

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almost Pininfarina like. the waist band helps stretch it visually too
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I think I worked on sunbeam rapiers with that style of waist band. One was green with black bands and I am not so sure what the other one was but it had black stripes as well. very 70's
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I think this is the colour of the other car. I distinctly remember being underwhelmed! Notice that they have used stainless steel sills on this car - it helps break up an otherwise drab colour scheme.
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Here is a very flattering Brochure from Crayford. Compare it to the other picture. Surely not the same car!!!! The Crayford photo makes it so sleek looking yet the black and white one is actually some people's reality of a Corsair convertible.
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The lines on the red one look far more like my modified version than the original that started this whole thing!! :-D
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Yes. Makes you wonder if Photoshopping was invented long ago! Notice the "Huge" wheelarch clearances. This paticular car, I am lead to believe, had original new road springs and no extra body stiffeners and the original skimpy hood roof frames - hence the loss of weight let the car rise on its springs. Wouldn't like to hustle it along the road with it like that. Or expect it not to twist in corners.
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Does look better in red but is too slab-sided.
I deplore all the 'sculpting' on modern cars but it would have helped with the Corsair.
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The sculpting, fold lines and increased A, B and C pillars all give car (engineering) designers a chance to increase stiffness, reduce vibrations at all frequencies and reduce extra complicated tooling and stamping dies for additional designs as well as the use of plastic mouldings as used in other states of trim and different models. The traditional distinction between engineers and stylists is no longer as marked as it used to be. It is notable today that manufacturers share many base platforms and mechanical packages, such is the expensive of producing individual designs all the time.
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The downside of modern cars is that the pillars restrict your view in all directions and some cars are just plain claustrophobic nowadays. Hey ho. such is progress!
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It's starting to look more Corvairish to my eyes. Maybe flip it upside down to complete the transformation? :rofl2:
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Details of the two Answers to the pickled egg Quiz questions today. Both Cars for sale at Historics Auction on 15th May 2021. Catalogue building here https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... /cars/?p=1
Historics Auction 15th May 2021 Lot 109 - 1992 Renault 4L No Reserve
Under the bonnet, an ‘Assemble en Yougoslavie’, reveals that this was a former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia, built car, the last country to build Renault 4s up to 1994. Rarely are such well looked after examples of the iconic and hugely successful little Renaults offered for sale.

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Historics Auction 15th May 2021-Lot 263 - 1956 Austin Metropolitan Coupé Est £15,000 - £18,000
It was sold originally to Germany as new, albeit in right hand drive. At some point in its life, the car moved to Switzerland to Fine Cars in Schöftland where it underwent a full 100 point restoration which was the subject of a multipage article in ‘Old Timer’ magazine.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 06 May 2021, 21:57 Details of the two Answers to the pickled egg Quiz questions today. Both Cars for sale at Historics Auction on 15th May 2021. Catalogue building here https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... /cars/?p=1
Historics Auction 15th May 2021 Lot 109 - 1992 Renault 4L No Reserve
Under the bonnet, an ‘Assemble en Yougoslavie’, reveals that this was a former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia, built car, the last country to build Renault 4s up to 1994. Rarely are such well looked after examples of the iconic and hugely successful little Renaults offered for sale.

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Historics Auction 15th May 2021-Lot 263 - 1956 Austin Metropolitan Coupé Est £15,000 - £18,000
It was sold originally to Germany as new, albeit in right hand drive. At some point in its life, the car moved to Switzerland to Fine Cars in Schöftland where it underwent a full 100 point restoration which was the subject of a multipage article in ‘Old Timer’ magazine.

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wow!! it is a floor change series iv. I have never seen a series iv before in the flesh - only exterior photos. thanks for this photo of the interior. brilliant
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I have just looked at the auction info and it is not a series iv! curiouser and curiouser
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A lot of cars sold at that time in Germany were bought by British forces personnel whilst serving with the BAOR, they were able to buy them tax free and at a discount then bring them home when they'd served their time,

A favourite was the SAAB Turbo when it came on the market and of course the horrid VW Beetle.
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