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Put a smile on your face cars

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Put a smile on your face cars

Post by Phillmore » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:20 pm

Those cars that put a smile on your face when you drive down the road. You probably can't put your finger on why and they may not be fast, valuable or glamorous but there is just something about their character that makes them so endearing!

Mine was my 1967 Austin A40 Farina Mk2. It was tatty, brush painted, totally dependable, economical and my daily transport for over five years until some pikey nicked it!

Any more smiley cars?

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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Re: Put a smile on your face cars

Post by Big Col » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:17 pm

Darts of course, Mazda MX5, Honda S2000
I may be slow but I’m rough as well !

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Re: Put a smile on your face cars

Post by Sydsmith » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:16 pm

SP250 top of the list,
MK2 Jag but I am happy with my V8 250,
Aston Martin DB4 has to be on the list,
Rover 3.5 Litre P5B,
Bentley R type,
1928 Austin 20,
Morris 8 Series E,
Series 1 Landy
MK111 Healey 3ltr, for a start.

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Re: Put a smile on your face cars

Post by John-B » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:29 pm

Renault 750, a real buzz-bomb with a smiley face.

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Re: Put a smile on your face cars

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:02 pm

1015cc Citroën GS Estate. Hydropneumatic suspension, power brakes and the best riding car I've ever owned. That little aircooled flat-four was turbine smooth, unlike the later 1222cc GSA which I also had - more powerful but much coarser. I always revelled in the typically idiosyncratic Citroën controls and I'm sure I had a smile on my face every trip.

Front wheel drive and super-skinny 145/15 Michelins meant it would climb the side of a house if necessary, and it never failed to complete a journey in snow, ice or deluge - unlike my modern fat, wide, low-profile tyred rear-wheel drive pussies.

Very fond memories!

Pas d'elle yeux Rhône que nous.

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Re: Put a smile on your face cars

Post by NickDeAth » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 pm

The original Fiat 500. We had one for a while about 1986 vintage, what a brilliant nippy little car for town work. Used to run on fumes and park in the smallest of spaces.

"Nick - do you think you will ever put that old car back together again?"

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Re: Put a smile on your face cars

Post by neotrack » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 pm

I would go for the BMW Isetta (Bubbelwindow version).
Not fast at all, but with a BIG BIG smile :D

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Re: Put a smile on your face cars

Post by JT7196 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:01 pm

Nissan Figaro !!

Cheers A’l :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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