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One of my other small cars
« on: July 23, 2013, 10:03:44 AM »
Well, medium sized  ;D It's in major rebuild at the moment after being completely dismantled for 25 years. Any petrolheads here who know what it is?

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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 10:38:20 AM »
Hmm, Nice looking car, dont know what it is but dont let the headmaster see it posted in this section!

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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 11:29:23 AM »

 Any petrolheads here who know what it is?


 Did I almost hear my name being mentioned?....   ;)
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 11:40:52 AM »
No no, it's not a Stuartdebaker  :D
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 12:14:17 PM »
 Oh well, we'll have to ask Steven then....   ;D

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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 12:46:38 PM »
It looks like a Triumph TR7.  Lovely motor.
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 01:31:01 PM »
Its a little too pretty to be a Badsey Bullet.
Is it an English car?

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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 02:01:18 PM »
As britsh as can be...
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 02:22:34 PM »
Up north again so its a long way off and the pic. Very small but is a Lotus Elan ?
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 02:49:56 PM »

As britsh as can be...


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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2013, 03:16:58 PM »
It looks like some mysterious kind of code. Cat-based if I'm not mistaken.  ::)
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2013, 03:41:30 PM »
Shall I be the party pooper and spill the beans.... There is always one!!!

It is a Tony Stephen's Cipher. probably the best looking small open top sports car. Based on a Reliant 850 engine

Not amMicrocar, but very close.

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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2013, 05:25:35 PM »
Indeed and the clots at Reliant could have made this instead of the very dated Scimitar which was not a Scimitar as we knew it, or a Reliant. I still do not understand the logic of what they did. Then again if Lord Stokes was there by then it would be certain to be the wrong move. I can only assume they felt they needed more power and were worried by emissions, Then the Cypher/Cipher gained a bigger engine. I still think at the right price they would have sold barn loads of this car as it is Elanesque in its looks yet replaces the Midget, which nothing ever did. If such a car was available now, ie a Midget that did not fall apart, I would own one and play in the lanes of Britain, where such a car belongs. Reliant marched right passed the specialist niche market with their name on. Bloody fools.
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013, 05:37:07 PM »
Another thought! Could it be a Reliant Scimitar SS1 ?
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Re: One of my other small cars
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 05:52:29 PM »
My dad bought this car for my mums 40th birthday. Promised to rebuild it and took it to bits the weekend after. This is how it looked for 25 years! My mum wil be 65 next august! 2 years ago I had to chose to eighter throw it out or rebuild it...

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