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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2015, 02:23:20 am »
Bringing this topic back to the subject of mystery cars. Anyone know this one?
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2015, 08:03:27 am »
No idea ! Is it as barmy as it looks ? What's the " roof" for . It's very high and moveable weird . The lines are just a bit Biscuterish but the hat British so could it be a Franco/ British consortium that later lead to the Concord  >:(
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2015, 08:46:31 am »
I think this took part in the D day landings. Surely an Englishman in collar & tie AND bobble hat would instil great fear into the enemy!

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2015, 09:03:45 am »
Very odd. At least the gunwhales are fairly high so it looks less likely to be swamped than an Amphicar. The "roof" structure seems only to make sense as a weather shelter as I don't think that flexible solar panels existed when that photo was taken. The masts and awning are completely wrong for use a sail too.

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2015, 09:41:21 am »
At last.....A photo of Bob's creation.  ;D
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Re: Mystery car competition
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2015, 11:38:56 am »
Absolutely correct about the "sail", it's to shelter the occupants from the sun.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2015, 02:00:09 pm »
Are the gunwhales deep or the water near to rather shallow ? Hard to tell Malcolm obviously knows more but it's very much looking like a one off
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 03:44:35 pm »
Abaft of the beam, the gunwhales are quite deep. The water ahead of the bow may be foul.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2015, 05:35:57 pm »
Wide athwartships, protection from sun and with the helm on the larboard side suggests to me she be from foreign climes; no cannon, anchors or belaying pins about her, so I thinks she means us no harm.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2015, 05:41:26 pm »
Oh I'm not so sure, that bobble hat looks pretty threatening to me! ;D

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2015, 05:57:31 pm »
Perhaps Johnny Foreigner is trying to blend in with us natives!
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2015, 06:57:27 pm »
Where does the bobble hat come from I. Think it was always British , possibly even English, I do know it was much favoured by Bonders in the 60's . Possibly if you had an open top car back then and the flat cap had a different image you still needed a hat ?
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2015, 08:19:48 pm »
I believe the bobble is traditionally Swiss, and was once seen as an invaluable aide in the case of avalanche where the light-weight gaily-coloured bauble could be identified as a contender for imminent rescue once it was spotted by highly-trained St Bernards atop an otherwise white backdrop. I believe Doug Ferreira chose this form of apparel when he took part in his Monte-carlo rally exploits knowing of the treacherous conditions he might face and of course this was soon adopted by many Bondoliers throughout the nation  as a fitting tribute to his exploits.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2015, 08:23:53 pm »
Well I never !! True or bluff though  ;)
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