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I thought you were having a bit of fun, testing, as it gives 'Morris' Part 1 and 2 in your url links; and as catalogued on the Albums/ linked thereby/ones also to the host site, as Morris. The Wolseley and Morris 10 were identical from behind the radiator back, and as the "wings" surounding the rear light are identical its hard to ascertain which it is-unless of course you already know? Strange how antinew timers, are quick to say cars now are identikit now when they were so very similar way back then, on their identical easyclean wheels.Maybe the Lanchester 10 was a bit more individualistic, if following the anglocised American fashion of Turret tops. However we can always go through the whole gammit of old English cars...

Any Fiat 125 Samanthas in Portugal (snapped by your good self)?-I was totally unaware of the existance of that Vignale 124 incidentally.

I think the really simple lines of the fist single headlight Fiat 124 Coupe were very elegant, but boy did they rust, in the UK anyway.

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Sure I glanced one of these outside my house today ; - ).

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Sweet Maan(the car, not you)

very pretty colour combo, right on.

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GBt wrote:

Sweet Maan(the car, not you)

very pretty colour combo, right on.

"Cloying reprobate" (me that is) would be more appropriate... haha.

Like dark coloured cars. Try to avoid migraine-inducing shades.

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GBt

 

I agree with you, there good examples in the past about cars from diferent brands with identical design and I'm not talking about the usual Morris/Austim badge engineering. but for example the Moris Oxford and the Peugeot 404 or the NSU Prinz and the Chevy Corvair.

 

Back on topic...

Spotted at Oporto, a 2cv on a rolling restauration...

And 924 Turbo with extra fog lights..

nuno granja

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Just off the Champs Elysees. Note the Fiat 130 in the foreground to get Martin Buckley all excited.

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Nice Datsun Sentra Woody

New late 80s Bluebird with unknown anom proud owner

still on carbs but less fatuous then...

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Nice Datsun Sentra Woody

New late 80s Bluebird with unknown anom proud owner

still on carbs but less fatuous then...

"still on carbs but less fatuous then" Wonder where that came from? hehehaha.

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White 132 1800 GLS with shades of "rosso corosione"

Scruffy E21

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Nuno Granja wrote:

DUSIE

I'm not a classic car journalist but the facts about this car will be close to this...

The Vignale Coupe "Eveline" is a failed attempt to sell a 124 Coupe.

In my point of view the original one made by Fiat is a better looking car and have more powerfull engines during his life span. The Vignale  most powerfull engine is the 70cv (from the Fiat 124 Special) of the later series and the Fiat original starts at 90cv...

Another factor against the Vignale Eveline is the price, entry level model the "L" had the same price of the Fiat Coupé and the top of the range  "GL" even more, so same prime less power.

It seems they sell something betwwen 100 to 200 Evelines and the Uk Importer was F. Demetriou & Son who plays a major role in the this brandexport story...  but that's a another story. 

nuno granja

Thanks for that. I seem to remember reading the story of the Eveline in an old C&SC. If memory serves Mr Demetriou had a stake in a casino in London, (Queensway Bayswater W2 area maybe?) and bankrolled a quantity of these cars, only to struggle to find buyers for them. C'est La Vie. I doubt the relative value of price against power mattered, he was probably thinking the exclusivity of the design would do the trick. My comment was just to say well done at catching the moving target for a photo. You could spend a lot of time standing by the road waiting for a Vignale FIAT coupe to go by.

 

Did you know the bizarre end of Frixos Demetriou? In 1971, during the ruling of the military junta in Greece, he launched 'Mont Parnes" casino in Athens, where he was run over by an army tank in his Vignale Fiat a year later.!!!!

A rare Mazda Cosmo belonging to Mr. Demetriou was saved and restored by an Athenian. Here is a photo of the car: