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    Only if you lowered the nose, rounded the corners off, revised the winsdcreen profile, increased the aerodynamic shape, etc.
    Nowt like.

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    Funny - I see similarities

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    Yep; four wheels, four doors.

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    This one doesn't like like a Peugeot- anyone guess? A rare British car-mouse over the pic to find out.

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    The better Ro80 conversion used the Mazda engine from the RX7.As for Le Zebre,I do have an image,but its a bit fuzzy.

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    Ouch! What next- a three-wheel type 35 Bugatti?

    Staying with Z, pretty sure we have not had a Zust.

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    I might
    just
    lust
    After
    that
    Zust.

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    This thread has me thinking that it's time to revisit the Owl's Head Transportation Museum soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    This thread has me thinking that it's time to revisit the Owl's Head Transportation Museum soon.
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    I can't think of any marque to follow Zust in the alphabet,so am going round to A again.This is the only Alpine cabriolet I have ever seen.

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    If it is in Le Manoir de l'Automobile, I must have seen it. A rare beast indeed.
    However, alphabetically, this ABC comes before the Alpine.

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    1952 Aardvark



    Get earlier than that in the alphabet!

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    Certainly!

    AAA, France, 1919-1920
    Aachener, Germany, 1902
    AAG, Germany, 1900-1901
    AAG, Germany, 1906-1907

    Pic of an AAA follows.

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    I should know better...
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    Just realised the Zust was not the last on the list, either. So far as I can find out, that was the Zwickau, built in the former Audi works in Saxony between 1935 and 1939.

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    I'm posting this D type because I recently learned that the legendary Norman Dewis died very recently at the age of 98.

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    And because it's gorgeous! (I hope)
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    I can't decide if a C-Type or a D-Type gets my vote for "Sexiest Car Ever Built", but Dewis was instrumental in both.
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    You're one letter short Hugh. The E type is the sexiest car ever built. Old man Ferrari even said so. He couldn't possibly be wrong about beautiful cars could he?
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Doh!

    Peace,
    Doh!

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    d type.jpgI like the "E" types, but they just lack the voluptuousness of a "D". And by the '60s even Enzo's cars were looking a little too polished for me. Although I had a customer with a 275 GTB/4 that I was in serious lust for

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    for the truly sublime british sports car and experience, give me moss driving a dbr1. . .

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I knew I had it somewhere,A D-type with Norman Dewis standing by it.

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    Just to round out the set,a C-type.

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    Been away for a few days, so time to kick Peter's thread into action again.
    A nice Lancia Lambda for you.

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    That is nice! Doesn't look a lot like a Beta though...
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    This 1909 Lancia Beta?
    I wonder if it was originally left hand drive?

    Found another pic of the same car- it was, and is, right hand drive- someone has flipped the image.

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    If it has a Bristol engine, it isn't a Cobra.

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    Isn't that rather self-evident, birlinn?
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    To some...

    Anyway, a pic of the first AC car.

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    and now for something completely different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    It just needs pontoons.
    Because the center tire will work so well in water?
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    AC did move on to four wheels before WW1- here is the 1913 AC 10. Almost a cyclecar- I would like it!

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