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New mystery car
« on: January 06, 2008, 07:26:42 PM »
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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 08:51:33 PM »
Hmm, looks like a French-made Gauthier to me.  Probably around 1926
and with the 250cc engine if I'm not mistaken!

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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 09:34:48 PM »
If It wasnt for the fact that you are a public sevant of Her Majesty I would suspect you of cheating and looking it up on the website splashed across the photo! But, Nick, which month in 1926 ? Answer me that! Also, what make engine?
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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 10:32:51 PM »
You suspect right, bobbybubble. I also looked at this webside. So everybody knows nows it is a Gauthier 1926 and a 250cc engine is fitted. Good side anyway!

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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 11:41:06 AM »
Who?  Me?  A cheat?  The very idea!  You cut me to the quick with your suggestion!

Nice car, though.  Not sure I'd like to be the passenger though - who wants to be the
first to reach the accident?  At least with my Trabant I had the benefit of a tank of two
stroke mix to absorb the impact.

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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 11:53:06 AM »
Further cheating - sorry, research - has revealed the model of the Gauthier to be
a "Cabri" and the make of the engine to be Musard.  No idea of the month.

I have failed you, my friends, and will now go and fall on my Departmental letter
opener, a fitting end to a not-too distinguished career.

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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 01:20:11 PM »
Well done Nick falling on your sword like that, it shows real charrecter! I agree about not wanting to be the passenger, this layout is something I have seen on some much earlier vehicles that were on the Brighton run so they must have been, what is it, pre 1904? I forgot you had a trab, is that one on the lastest Mintcard add, you know, the smart/dumb balance is restored?   I will now look for another mystery car and leave no scope for cheating, its just not cricket!!

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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 06:24:56 PM »
My Trabi was a 1981 P601 saloon in that horrible shade of vomit green.  I sold it to fund the
restoration of a Kombi which was much worse than it seemed when I bought it so that had
to go,too.  Then I got into Morris Minors for a while before discovering cyclemotors and
microcars.  The rest, as they say, is history.

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Re: New mystery car
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008, 06:48:56 PM »
Hello Nick, I like the sound of the 2 stroke tanks in your Trabbie absorbing the impact, but it reminded me of a nasty incident a friend of mine saw in Eastern Europe quite a few years ago. After an apparently survivable head-on the Trabbie exploded furiously and was flung way up into the sky, killing those in it outright. It was winter and they had a petrol or gas stove inside the car.
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