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"KVS" in France
« on: August 02, 2010, 05:38:16 PM »
I assume many (if not all) of you are thinking "I'd like to have a KV or a KVS and am okay with angular lines and green paint, but is it available as anything that looks, oh, I don't know, a bit more British?  Perhaps with bespoke coachwork?"  Well, good news, for one lucky person your search is at an end!

http://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_auto/125795931.htm?ca=22_s

Hard to say exactly how much KVS is left under there, but the distinct lack of a roller drivetrain suggests it started life as a Gad'Jet or a Mini 2.
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 05:54:38 PM »
Love it!
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 07:58:34 PM »
hate it  :D
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 01:47:32 AM »
Love it or hate it, dunno  :P :P

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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 06:37:22 AM »
YUK!

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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 08:50:30 AM »
Stuart: back me up, I know I can rely on you to like this freakish contraption!
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2010, 09:27:13 AM »
Not sure I can back up Marcus but it does put me in mind of that film with a cast of kids - now several well known adult actors - called, I think, 'Bugsy Malone'. They had some wonderful lightweight pedal powered American style vehicles. This machine has that look about it.
I am not sure if Root has recovered from rubbing a Peel P50 bodyshell the other day. He had a sort of misty look in his eye and it put him off stuffing himself in the Carvery like the rest of us. Maybe a trip to America is what he needs. Exposure to really big vehicles might help. Worryingly he admitted to liking large utility vehicles. Might be kill or cure!
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2010, 09:43:53 AM »
Yup, it has a Buggsy Malone look about it. Drive that along King's Road, Chelsea and the shops and cafes would empty out to get pix, like they do for my Trojan ;D
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2010, 05:19:06 PM »
 And the verdict from here is....  Yes, I DO like it.  :) The fact it's got a roof helps its lines enormusly I feel, but then I often think a lot of cars look far better with a roof over a convertable. Talking of enormously, yes, I do indeed like big yanks of the '50s, '60s & '70s, particulary the estate cars. I was once offered a four-door 1960 Chevrolet Impala & would have had it but for the fact it wouldn't fit fit through our gates & I was only 17 at the time. This was about the same time that I almosted ended up with a 1978 Daimler DS420 hearse as well but for being an hour too late getting to where it was. These days I seem to be fast heading the exact opposite way with the size of my cars.....    ;)

 Mmm, that Peel bodyshell.... It was a nice shade of pale blue & all. Is it fate we wonder.

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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2010, 06:03:24 PM »
Well Stuart, I think we will loose this vote, but at least neither of us is the only nutter!
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2010, 09:47:13 AM »
i beg to differ marcus  :D
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Re: "KVS" in France
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010, 10:01:32 AM »
Guilty as charged!
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