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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2014, 09:57:09 AM »
also assumed  it was a P. Vallee Chantecler , if not i am surprised , lovely car i have only seen in cream before . Didn't answer as i  thought bob only wanted answers from those who DIDN'T know the answer   :) unless it is that i am wrong in which case bob will be much happier  :) are you following this  ?
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2014, 10:02:49 AM »
Well it obviously shows a P. Valee chrome embellishment above the 1955 licence plate.
This is the year shown on a black and white photo that I have seen  of one that was tooling around in the southern states.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2014, 12:07:10 PM »
I'm curious to know about the body shell material on these cars. This one is smooth but I have seen two others with a rough surface finish, a bit like the inside of a GRP body. Anyone know what this is all about?

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2014, 12:10:58 PM »
also assumed  it was a P. Vallee Chantecler , if not i am surprised , lovely car i have only seen in cream before . Didn't answer as i  thought bob only wanted answers from those who DIDN'T know the answer   :) unless it is that i am wrong in which case bob will be much happier  :) are you following this  ?

Well Richard, I wasnt just looking for people to identify the cars I was hoping that a discussion would follow. We need Jean Do to weigh in.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2014, 08:45:38 AM »
Here's a nice little car I snapped at Retromobil. Another I cant remember what it is!

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2014, 09:46:25 AM »

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2014, 09:52:24 AM »
Mazda did cross my mind Barry but I don't remember that being there logo. not a brand that I have ever taken much notice if.  That's a cute little car though!

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2014, 09:57:48 AM »
Mazda did cross my mind Barry but I don't remember that being there logo. not a brand that I have ever taken much notice if.  That's a cute little car though!

It's a lovely little car.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2014, 11:31:02 AM »
Certainly looks like one. The Japanese did some very interesting little cars, which we never got due to importation quotas. There was more money sending bigger cars over. The odd one out being Honda. Pity as a Subaru, Mitsi or Mazda would be interesting. The Japanese went on to create the K class cars, which are probably the most sophisticated microcars made. Again not really imported here, a few Cappuccinos and Beats got in but not enough to make spares or servicing cheap. The Cappuccino soon got nicknamed the Scrappuccino as they rust badly. No great resale value and a bit of a bargain if your handy with a spanner. Mind you why have a miniture MX5 when the real one is the same sort of money, Humph.
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2014, 08:20:40 PM »
And the last retromobil photo I am posting, now is this a microcar??? :D :D :D

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2014, 11:07:48 PM »
1962–1975  Symbol and corporate mark as seen on most Mazda cars from the Mazda R360 until 1975
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2014, 12:54:47 AM »
Definitely a Mazda. 'Even the hubcaps are present'.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2014, 11:32:13 AM »
And the last retromobil photo I am posting, now is this a microcar??? :D :D :D

I'm guessing this came off a fairground ride?
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2014, 12:03:31 PM »
I recon so Malcolm , how would you steer it?

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2014, 12:07:07 PM »
I lied, just one more pic. Not a microcar but who cares! What a great looking car. It was a very memorable visit to Retromobil that year. I haven't been back since because I think any subsequent visit would be a disappointment.