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Bob Purton

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Next mystery car
« on: May 25, 2015, 10:00:34 AM »
This is a really easy one with a connection to another well known popular microcar.

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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 09:42:26 AM »
Is this one too hard for you?

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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 09:43:30 AM »
Peel prototype?
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 09:52:02 AM »
I have no idea but I have seen it before , was it even on here . I am thinking Phoenix like again . Frisky ?
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 10:18:42 AM »
Almost the last word in luxury
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 10:21:39 AM »
Looks like some kind of Bug-eyed monster! ::)
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 11:51:55 AM »
LUXor ? Egypt ? Phoenix prototype ?
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 02:39:32 PM »
Looks like Tom is driving.
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 03:42:00 PM »
Surprised no one has got it after ogling at it for a week now!
No more clues! ;D

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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 08:46:47 PM »
Almost the last word in luxury
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2015, 11:21:33 PM »
OK to put you out of your misery it is a Zimp designed and built by Tom Karen of Bond Bug fame.

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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2015, 07:52:04 AM »
One of three Zimp is currently for sale, though in this case not quite a Microcar. I tried buying one once, yonks ago. Funny, now a new opportunity presents itself, without attendant misunderstanding, I am not interested in it. For all I know the other one is still with the microcar it lived with, which I would only have had at a price less then other, already, interested parties, I expect. Objects of desire change.

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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2015, 11:14:11 AM »
OK to put you out of your misery it is a Zimp designed and built by Tom Karen of Bond Bug fame.

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Big Al is talking about the Zagato Zimp, Chris of course meant the Vimp. Both interesting and unusual cars but the Vimp is unrelated to the Zimp or to the Hillman Imp. Zimply a spelling mistake I fink.
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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2015, 11:30:09 AM »
Thank you Malcolm

Spelling was never my strong point

As soon as I had posted the item I had second doubts about which was which, the Zimp or the Vimp. Having taken a chance and got it wrong, I hang my head in shame.

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Re: Next mystery car
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2015, 11:49:38 AM »
Could be worse. Might have called it a Wimp. Personally I think the Peccary Pimp (LE?) has more going for it, given later history.
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