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Post by ozscim » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:35 am

Hi All,
Anyone know what this car is? The photos were taken in New Zealand.
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Post by jag12 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:53 am

Panther Rio
Based on Triumph Dolomite

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther_Rio


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Post by heathsabre » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:01 pm

How about this:-

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Post by scim_rebel » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:21 pm

That's the prototype Britannia GT. Interesting car.
There’s no denying Accland Geddes’ luxury sportscar project was ambitious, but sadly, the reality did not live up to expectations, chiefly because the entrepreneurial Geddes had no prior experience of motor manufacturing. Geddes founded Britannia Cars in December 1957, recruiting AC Ace creator John Tojeiro, who came up with an all-independently suspended chassis similar to that of AC’s Le Mans prototype. Motive power was supplied by a 2.6-litre, six-cylinder, Ford Zephyr engine fitted with a Raymond Mays 12-port alloy cylinder head and driving via a Moss four-speed, close-ratio, overdrive gearbox. After the prototype chassis had been bodied in aluminium by FLM (Panelcraft) Ltd, only a tiny handful of additional, glassfibre-bodied cars was completed before the receivers were called in. Britannia output is believed to have totalled just four ‘production’ cars in addition to the original prototype.
I went to view that very car prior to it going into auction. Swapped some GT wire wheels with it's owner, who just happened to campaign a Sabre Six in historic motorsport... :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:11 pm

I thought there was something AC-like about the front end..


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Post by minibull » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:05 am

I could be wrong, but I seem to recall the Britannia was the first production car with disc brakes front and rear.



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Post by Archibald Tyre » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:18 pm

Any idea what this is ?
It belonged to the Swiss embassy in Hungary during WW2. Looks very posh.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:33 pm

Grille shape says Packard to me :)


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Post by Tinker man » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Hi, i think Roger is right... two more images image of the same car had a tag of Packard... does that help?, Ian.
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Post by Dave 6726 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:19 pm

A 'version' of a Packard?
http://www.classiccarweekly.net/tag/1940/ .....fifth one down.

Radiator not exact, but I noticed the overrider centres (of all things).......... :roll:



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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:52 pm

Having now had the chace to look it up, I think it's probably one of these: (Photo from Wikipedia)

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Post by Elizabeth's dad » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:10 pm

Banacek drove a Packard Darrin, based on the same car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMLhnACei68


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Post by Archibald Tyre » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:09 am

Oddly, it looks even posher in the period photos than it does in todays.



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