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Post by Rattling » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:21 am

Didn't the Citroen DS have lights that pointed round corners?


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Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:39 am

yep - years ahead of its time in many ways - and really good looking IMHO :D


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Post by Rattling » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:29 am

scimjim wrote:
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yep - years ahead of its time in many ways - and really good looking IMHO :D
Couldn't agree more!


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Post by PeteMac » Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 pm

Your guess is as good as mine as to what these headlights do. But it's a rare beast - and one I remember seeing at the Glasgow motor show at the Kelvin Hall about 40 years ago.
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Post by scimjim » Tue May 14, 2019 10:11 pm

Fixed louvres I think - but SS1 side/indicator lights :D


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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:38 pm

PeteMac wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Your guess is as good as mine as to what these headlights do. But it's a rare beast - and one I remember seeing at the Glasgow motor show at the Kelvin Hall about 40 years ago.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... -highlands
I think that they are 'fixed' numerous holes on the louvres?
also dark blue one in Grampian Transport Museum, not the 'prettiest' of motors and yes I know SS1 is 'marmite' :wink:


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Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:53 am

The GTD/Spectre R42
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Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:38 am

Roger Pennington wrote:
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PeteMac wrote:
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Owen Sedanca (As you may have guessed, work is not holding my attention today. :D )
Interesting that the Owen Sedanca came from the pen of Chris Humberstone, the same man who was behind the Rapport Forte that I mentioned in the "what cars have you seen?" thread. :)

I saw one of the Sedancas in a Jaguar display at a show at Brooklands, some years ago.

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Looks as though the prototype (originally HRO1) is for sale on Classic Cars for Sale
Another Rapport Forte has popped up here on retro-rides.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:15 am

The moving aerofoil over the front lights seems to be a Rapport signature - the Rapport Ritz based on the Honda Accord (artists impressions only apparently)
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Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 am

Another Humberstone creation - the 1976 Triplex 10-20 (Alfa based)
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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:36 pm

scimjim wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:38 am


Another Rapport Forte has popped up here on retro-rides.

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and folk say SS1 is ugly?? :shock:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:40 pm

scimjim wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:38 am
Another Rapport Forte has popped up here on retro-rides.
It's great that the Forte convertible has now been found, and it looks as though the chap who has found it should be well-equipped to restore it, having read that thread. Also it's discovery has received a write-up on AROnline here


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Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:42 pm

Jensen Nova by Vignale (on an Interceptor chassis)
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And here with their Fiat Samantha which appears in the list with full popup headlights
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Originally a dark green with black roof, note the different C pillar in it’s initial guise (it also had a black interior at Geneva in March 67, which was replaced with red leather for the redesign/recolour just a month later in Turin). Apparently the bespoke alloy wheels were missing when the present owner rescued and restored it - amazingly the Italian foundry still had the casting moulds!
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Post by 02Anders » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:08 am

Amusingly Jim, we recently featured an article on the Vignale Jensen on ViaRETRO:

https://viaretro.com/2019/02/vignales-nova-star/

You wouldn’t happen to know the current owner of the car would you? I would be terribly interested in having a chat with him! Perhaps for a follow-up article... :wink:


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 am

I’m afraid I don’t Anders - I saw this on Facebook. I’ve corrected the colour and added the redesigned C post info, thanks.


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