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milnes

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Modern British Micro car
« on: July 12, 2012, 11:09:28 PM »
I had a long boring drive back up from England to NE Scotland yesterday and got to thinking about modern British made micro cars, say 1980 and newer. The ones i could think of were, Bambi, Cursor, WMC Bug (Some may argue it's not a micro). Can anyone else add to my list?
I await all your responses and later i will elaborate why i ask  ;)
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 07:47:26 AM »
Tripe Tech? Bit of a replica coming in there. Gordon Murray,

Is this going to form part of the Scottish independence movement. All sasanachs must turn in their posh motors and drive post 80's microcars while in Scotland?
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 08:31:35 AM »
There will be several citroen based three wheelers , morgan style ,some reached a level of production _ I don't really count them but technically they ought to I  suppose
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 09:40:32 AM »
Blackjack Avion is my favourite 2CV based car
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 10:34:15 AM »
Well Big Al it would help when the Sasanachs suffer a fuel crisis due to no oil!
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 12:00:22 PM »
Agreed marcus I like them but not  really micro _ unless you put an early , 600 was it, engine in that's being silly though 
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 12:16:13 PM »
Yup, just above "micro' really (apart from by US definitions!) but still within the "Unusual" category!
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 12:21:04 PM »
Agreed.  The worst, style wise in my view is the Lomax.
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 12:25:43 PM »
The Lomax is supposedly quite good, but that pinched-in "snout" is not very pretty.
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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 03:01:56 PM »
We have a Lomax. We used to have a Pembleton kit, but sold it because we never got around to building it!

Our Lomax is great... I didnt really like the rear at first when we first got it, but now I love it. The front is also awesome, but each car is different. Many of the Lomax's I have seen, to me, are quite revolting. I just think my dads one has the perfect combination of parts, headlight placement etc. I love it!

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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 07:25:28 PM »
sasanachs is in fact the irish word for an Englishman not speaking Irish - Sassenach is the word for an Englishman or Lowlander not speaking Highland Gaelic _ PEDANT -MOI ?

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Re: Modern British Micro car
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 01:24:22 AM »
And there was me thinking it was the drunks word for a Messerschmitt engine.
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