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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2011, 02:43:54 pm »
Sounds like you want something French, how about a Flipper!

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2011, 03:56:08 pm »
I like my Flipper but out on UK roads???
A better french car would be a Ligier.  The JS4 only has a 50cc engine but later models had a Ducati 430cc diesel or JS8 with a 125cc B.C.B engine.
The build and suspension is up to the faster speed - not so the Flipper or most other French 50cc cars.  So no point squeezing a big engine in any of them.

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2011, 06:09:01 pm »

Any other small 70's-80's cars you can think of?



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Seriously the French stuff is the inexpensive route with quite a variety of things. The Microcar/Ligier/Axiam imports are very cheap and come registered. Personally I hated my Ligier but it is worth a look in case one fits the bill. You could buy my Church Pod.
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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2011, 06:33:58 pm »
I have a 750 bug and don't get on with it at the moment I would like and older Bond but they seem hard to find. I am looking at an electric car made in the eighties called Mini EL city 35+mph and 35+mile range. what do you think?



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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2011, 06:47:36 pm »
I like it.  Would be a nice one to have and not too hard to make it float!

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2011, 07:39:56 pm »
Mini EL city 35+mph and 35+mile range. what do you think?

It looks like a Sinclair C5's big sister!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2011, 11:43:36 pm »

There's a City EL for sale here with a former owner almost as famous as Elvis


 But I've never owned a City-EL!  Oh hang on, you mean.....      ;)

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2011, 08:02:50 am »
MIni El, yes an interesting machine and I believe used as the carryall vehicles at the Barcelona Olympics amongst other things. I have tried buying several but they remain stubbornly valued. That would suggest a safe buy but you need to like Leccy cars. I would certainly not put you off one.
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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2011, 08:05:01 am »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityEl

The newer versions seem the best bet.

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2011, 11:14:06 am »
Sounds like you want something French, how about a Flipper!

Not french... Remember, Franch are the ones who made the rhd peugots, the ones that the passenger vcan push on the floorpan, and it activates the brakes (this is true!)
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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2011, 11:32:47 am »
Don't tell my wife that there is such a car available - brakes on her side! - and don't tell me they made one with two steering wheels?

Messerschmitt or Inter is the answer - includes an 8 stone sat nav in the back seat!

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2011, 12:08:20 pm »
Not all City-El's are electric. Wasn't there a diesel?

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2011, 06:53:25 pm »
From the recent posts and no further contact I guess you have gone off owning a Cursor
I waited a couple of weeks will now consider other possible owners

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Re: What would you sugest?
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2011, 06:31:59 pm »
Remember, Franch are the ones who made the rhd peugots, the ones that the passenger vcan push on the floorpan, and it activates the brakes (this is true!)
Not half as exciting as the very early VW Passats (1980s) where the passenger could press on their side of the floorpan and stop the brakes working.  :o