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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2016, 07:05:41 PM »
Was not French Canadian? They have the reputation of being very awkward, if they want to be. It was the car I was thinking of, but I got my wires crossed somewhere. It looked a nice car, from memory.
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2016, 11:24:51 AM »
Yes, a very French Canadian, but not Alaskan.
You have a very photographic memory indeed, as you apparently accurately remembered its image based on some portrait you painted in your mind from a previous description that must have mentioned by happenstance  to you more than a year ago. ;)

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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2016, 10:01:45 AM »
Its got a spare engine you wanted hasn't it. If not then perhaps there was a Alaskan Berkeley after all. But it came to nothing. Did the Goggo gent up there have any success? Sounds like you had more trouble on an 'internal' shipping than one from France, via the UK and on in. It suggest Nick might have been right not to get embroiled with the French export officials. Some nasty tales have gone round about failed importation to France. Not the same as export, of course. Not sure that Nick ever got involved in any of that, but I am sure he told me of a lost car he was aware off one Mannheim yonks ago. I have heard horror stories of stuff going into the USA too. Imposed extra fees and serious damage by agents of whom so ever customs use to search containers. Its all something of a calculated risk, but to many complex cargos go wrong, without rogue freight forwarding traders!.
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2016, 12:05:45 PM »
Do we actually get to see the car or just the trailer?
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2016, 03:36:41 PM »
is it real ?

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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2016, 04:14:34 PM »
Quite.
Same meticulous engineer owner for 50 years, and only 10,500 miles on the clock.
Can you guess exactly what is in box # 2?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2016, 04:19:55 PM by steven mandell »

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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2016, 05:11:26 PM »
Yes, so I will leave it to the others.
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2016, 07:26:45 PM »
No ! , so I will leave it to others 😀
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2016, 01:01:05 AM »
Is it the same as in box number C0363472?
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2016, 01:39:16 AM »
That is the number of the box that I am referring to.

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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2016, 01:44:18 AM »
Here is the pichard of the taillight lens.
It is orange, and has PMG written in the central diamond.
It is only retained by the rubber surround.
Widest section is about 2 and 5/16".
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2016, 05:22:46 AM »
Well steven I havd none but ebay always do - pmg lens
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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2016, 09:33:15 AM »
Lucas copy. Not sure which was original to Berkeley. But does it matter that much if the car is already so equipped. Should not be to hard to find. I think my few are all Lucas. You can obtain new bezels.

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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2016, 10:30:24 AM »
Thanks for the tail light tips.
Al knows what is in the boxette that accompanied the big crate, and is clearly showing the effects that the stress of withholding his tongue has had on his brain.
In the interest of preventing further Grim sacrilage to one of Aesop's finest fables, will someone stick their neck out just a little further than the typically conservative tortise, and venture a guess at what it is?

It is practically a no brainier.
Curiously he did guess it's position behind the Badsey Bullet prototype correctly.

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Re: Mystery box
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2016, 12:35:50 PM »
Here you go..

Not cheap but looks to be correct.. but with some extra writing on  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PMG-Vintage-PT559-AMBER-Glass-Lens-1-Flat-Design-/281896911695?hash=item41a25d834f:g:f9cAAOSwnDxUiQ76

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