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Stuart Cyphus

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 03:38:28 PM »
 Here's one from me. Can anyone get what this is?


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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 03:41:51 PM »
About Jims picture. I am not saying that Jim is tight fisted but would he be offering the prize if we stood a hope in hell of getting it. My guess is that its a one off, home build. What company in there right mind would produce such a thing.

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2007, 03:52:47 PM »
Who knows, i've no idea ! ;)

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2007, 03:57:11 PM »
And what is this? is it homemade???

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2007, 05:20:16 PM »
The vehicle in the background has to be a clue, doesn't it Stuart?

I'm still working on the Meccano Special a few posts down.  Definitely
a home-build and I think the owner did some awesome proving run in
it.  I've seen it referred to recently but it's slipped my mind.  Call it a
function of my age.

I was in Court (as a witness, he added hastily!) today and the defence barrister
asked if I remembered the defendant - from three years ago.  Three years ago?
I couldn't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning!

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2007, 05:28:19 PM »
GOT IT!  It's a Moonbeam - or should I say THE Moonbeam, built by an enthusiastic
gent with the unlikely name of Jory Squibb.  It's based on a Honda Elite scooter
and gives 85mpg round town or 105mpg if you don't bury the loud pedal too deep
in the Axminster.

Before you all bow down in amazement at my knowledge of microcars, I'll let you into
the secret - I Googled the caption of the photo and there it was, in all its' home-built
glory.  Have a look on Google, there's a very impressive web site devoted to the car.

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2007, 05:48:43 PM »
About Jims picture. I am not saying that Jim is tight fisted but would he be offering the prize if we stood a hope in hell of getting it.

Oh no, my offer stands. I will also tell you it is NOT an American built vehicle!

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My guess is that its a one off, home build.

and you would be incorrect.  well maybe.  However it is possible that it might be a one-off that the company built but was never able to sell.
I have an ad sheet with technical specs for this vehicle.
It had a name and a marketing plan!
It was offered as a single seater or two seater.  I don't know if anyone ever took them up on their offer though.

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What company in there right mind would produce such a thing.

Some crazy dreamers who wanted to change the world.
and make a few bucks in the process.

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2007, 08:55:05 PM »
Reaching for my copy of the Standard Catalog of American Cars ( ;D), I can say that the red thing from Rusty is a 1946-48 Motorette, built in Buffalo, New York, with just over 4,000 made. The thing in the carpark is a 1947 Delcar delivery van, from Troy, New York.


Well done Stuart, both correct, looks like another book to go on the Christmas wishlist!

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2007, 09:18:48 PM »
Now this is more my cup a tea! What a pretty little car!

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2007, 09:59:10 PM »
Glad you're putting the 974 pages of the Standard Catalog of American Cars  1946 - 1973 to good use, Stuart.  I knew that it would come in handy.
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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2007, 10:02:22 PM »
COR! Where can I obtain the book?  ;D

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2007, 10:46:20 PM »
Luvly Jubbly, i do love the Mystery Micros series mates  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2007, 10:55:24 PM »
..........and here we go. Look at this! Would like to own one!!! :( :(
I don't mean the Rolls !!!
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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2007, 11:05:21 PM »
 ....says he who left the name on it.... (I knew someone would sooner or later)  ;D  :-*

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Re: MORE MYSTERY MICROS PLEASE
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2007, 12:03:33 AM »
To Whitney44:  Try e-mailing John Gunnell, the editor at  gunnellj@athenet.net ,  or look on US Ebay.  He quite ofter puts many of his catalogues on.  This edition has an addendum by Perry Zavitz of over 100 pages called Alternative Cars 46 - 75, full of US weird and micros, together with pics and specs when available.  Good luck!!!
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