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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OCC featured a Mors here:-


https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/mors.htm
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one that you might also spot in the What's New... thread. I uploaded a short vid to Youtube about it ( https://youtu.be/ZOM0uylMtL0 ), but if you don't go near the place, here's a look at it.



If you know what car this is, please keep it to yourself for a day or two to give the others a chance for a go. I don't know the answer!

thanks, RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting-looking machine - I have no idea on its identity, but the registration number is a Nottingham number from 1951, which may, or may not, offer a clue to someone.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also at a loss with this one but it looks like a professionally built special of some kind.

Best of luck
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Sid



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those headlights look very......well, I won't say
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sid
Are you thinking of the 50's television starlet whose name was later applied to these coaches.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/hb74a
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Sid



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi Sid
Are you thinking of the 50's television starlet whose name was later applied to these coaches.
http://www.sct61.org.uk/hb74a

Nooooo! Not the lovely Norma Sykes . I was thinking of something French, and I don't mean Bridget Bardot!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The grill looks very much like a modified 1937-8 Hillman Minx.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any possibility it was built as a competition car for ,say, "Monte Carlo Rally". Those extra lights and possibly a powerful engine. ideal for night stages. Do we have the name of the owner back in he 50's ?

Not the same car but not a million miles away. 1951 Monte'
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headlights mounted that way suggests Pierce-Arrow to me. They used that design back in the 1920's.

Having said that, all of the P-A's that I can find, seem to have their headlamps more towards the top of the mudguards. I am thinking that it is something from Europe perhaps even Russia that is part-inspired by P-A.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter_L wrote:
Any possibility it was built as a competition car for ,say, "Monte Carlo Rally". Those extra lights and possibly a powerful engine. ideal for night stages. Do we have the name of the owner back in he 50's ?

Not the same car but not a million miles away. 1951 Monte'


The Jowett Jupiter was/is a work of art in it's own right. I remember I was on holiday in Bournemouth and an immaculate red one was parked in the street. It stood out from the usual drab family cars and attracted my Dad's attention (It had to be different to do that) and sparked my interest in classic cars.

Still hanker after one....


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chap who owned it was called Bob (Robert) Sprigg.

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peter scott



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
The grill looks very much like a modified 1937-8 Hillman Minx.


I agree with Rootes.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headlights remind me of Delahaye, pre-war.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Rootes75 wrote:
The grill looks very much like a modified 1937-8 Hillman Minx.


I agree with Rootes.



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Do you think the front wings, wheels & hub caps come from the same source?
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