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Old 25th September 2007, 13:27   #1546
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ajmat you are right again. i think i should post three pictures at once . dont know if this car qualifies to be here but am posting it anyways. if it does not then please do delete it. thank you

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yes ajmat it is a AUSTIN MAXI
ID 357 is still to be answered.
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ajmat you are right again. i think i should post three pictures at once .
@speedy. Posting picture after picture is a no brainer. You can stop posting pictures and start identifying pictures. How about identifying #357 for a change?
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This little red sparrow is the Victoria Spatz.
859 vehicles were built until May 1957.
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Fantastic Ram. ID:355 is indeed the 1958 Victoria Spatz. I knew it that you would be able to identify it in a Jiffy.
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ID 357 P2:

Isn't ID:357 a Clan Crusader?!!
This car was a two seater and was made between 1971-1974, having a glass-reinforced polyester body powered by a rear mounted, Hillman Imp 875cc engine at a 45 degree angle, developing 51 bhp @ 6100 rpm. The care weighed merely 610 odd kgs therefore the engine achieved a top speed of 160 kmph. The company unfortunately had little success with the car as it was expensive at its time. the company also tried selling the car as a kit but by 1974 the oil crises had set in and no one wanted a sports car even if it were economical. The company thus closed down in 1974 making as few as 315 cars only.
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Isn't ID:357 a Clan Crusader?!!
This car was a two seater and was made between 1971-1974, having a glass-reinforced polyester body powered by a rear mounted, Hillman Imp 875cc engine at a 45 degree angle, developing 51 bhp @ 6100 rpm. The car weighed merely 610 odd kgs therefore the engine achieved a top speed of 160 kmph. The company unfortunately had little success with the car as it was expensive at its time. They also tried selling the car as a kit but by 1974 the oil crises had set in and no one wanted a sports car even if it were economical. The company thus closed down in 1974 making as few as 315 cars only.
Very well discerned, Gogi !
Actually kit cars are outside our framework, but well caught on your part.
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Ok V16, you are so close I'd better just give away the answer

ID 357: is the Clan Clover.

It was one of the last cars made by the company before they went bust. They started initially in 1985 made 6 kits of the car, after which 20 fully-built versions were made, after which production stopped.

Unlike the Crusader, this one used a mid-mounted four cylinder Alfa Romeo 1500cc engine and gearbox and some other changed mechanicals.


You are wrong about the company's shutting down date, though. They only shut shop in 1987.

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@speedy. Posting picture after picture is a no brainer. You can stop posting pictures and start identifying pictures. How about identifying #357 for a change?
ram i agree posting pictures is a no brainer. i am good at the pictures part and not at the guessing part. like my sign say lots to learn. i am learning and reading about the cars. please bear with me. i do attempt on the cars that i know off. sorry for being a bother. thank you.
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Bristol 412
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Bristol 412
No, its not Bristol 412.
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is ID 361 an ASTON MARTIN
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No, its not Bristol 412.
Bristol 603 series 2
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Bristol 603 series 2
Yes Ajmat its the Bristol 603 S2.

603 was launched in 1976 as a replacement for the Bristol 411. It was initially offered with a choice of two engines, i.e. 5.2L and 5.9L V-8. In 1978 Series 2 was introduced and the larger 5.9L Chrysler engine was standardized. Air conditioning was a standard feature. Series 2 remained in production till late 1982.





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@-GS-, ID:299 had visited the Bristol coupes. viz. 1959 Bristol 406.



It had a BMW-derived “cross-pushrod” 6-cylinder 2216 cc engine that put out 105bhp @ 4700 rpm, driving the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox with electric overdrive. Even for 1958, it had disc brakes all around. The chassis had independent front suspension achieved with wishbones ad a transverse leaf-spring. The live rear axle had torsion bar suspension.

It took four months to hand-make a Bristol 406.
It had a rigid strong box-section chassis, over which were fitted light aluminium-alloy panels.

The spare tire was tucked away in the left front fender.
The right front fender had the battery, brake servo and windshield washer reservoir.
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Ok V16, you are so close I'd better just give away the answer

ID 357: is the Clan Clover.

It was one of the last cars made by the company before they went bust. They started initially in 1985 made 6 kits of the car, after which 20 fully-built versions were made, after which production stopped.

Unlike the Crusader, this one used a mid-mounted four cylinder Alfa Romeo 1500cc engine and gearbox and some other changed mechanicals.


You are wrong about the company's shutting down date
, though. They only shut shop in 1987.
Technically they were shut down in 1974 and in 1982 revived again when some moulds were bought by an Irishman who after buying the moulds though not from the right sources but clandestinely, then started Clan Motors again. What I was referring to was the original Clan cars when I said the company shut shop in 1974.

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