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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2015, 09:04:48 pm »
Wow, there is a lot of knowledge on this forum!
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2015, 03:57:33 pm »
still got me tatty bobble hat from 60's Bonding days - in a box the garage , also have a new one mam knitted in the 70's - worn once for Chatteris , those was the days Mk G and trailer full of camping gear and 4 up in the G (single tourer with saloon top) , a 200 mile run - down the A1 !!!

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2015, 03:59:42 pm »
Quite an adventure plas man!
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2015, 08:25:07 pm »
Going back to the Mystery car, the picture was taken on the Havel river on January 22 1952.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2015, 08:41:11 am »
Wiki tells me that's Germany , it's not Von Trippell is it then ? Didn't he do something on that front ? Yep I am going with Hanns Trippel  1908-2001 but I can't actually find that model I do see others from the 60's
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2015, 01:29:21 pm »
It's not Hans Trippel. As far as I can establish, unlike Trippel, although this guy took out a few patents, he never had any plans to flood the market.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2015, 01:33:50 pm »
Did he float the company ? Or was he just swamped with orders ?  :)
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2015, 01:41:32 pm »
I would imagine it went into liquidation.

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2015, 02:25:21 pm »
He was sold down the river, did not have enough float to keep above the waves
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2015, 07:10:35 pm »
Well Malcolm who the heck was it and any other info ?
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2015, 07:31:19 pm »
Looking at the relative size of the people, my guess is that it isn't a microcar in size terms, even if the engine is small.  And the USA is where 'Bimini tops' to keep the sun from cooking the sailors were most popular long ago, so I'm saying it's Merkan.

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2015, 03:09:42 pm »
if its from the states it could be acquainted to water-gate   :D

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2015, 03:44:57 pm »
And I was thinking it was from this side of the pond
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2015, 01:09:15 am »
This was another craft the same chap made in 1967 - definitely not microsize, but apparently a three wheeler.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2015, 07:32:32 am »
Another view of the original mystery car.