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    hektor got a reaction from pippy in Name this car....   
    One of the Farina designed ADO 10 series. Possibly a Princess R ?
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    hektor reacted to John Z. Goriup in Name this car....   
    Right you are, Philip. It is indeed a Sunbeam Tiger Le Mans coupe.  7743 KV is the first of the three coupes produced and served as the 'development mule for the other two cars which DNFd in the '64 Le Mans 24 hour race.
    All images - Leica V-Lux 114
    JZG

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    hektor got a reaction from Rona!d in Name this car....   
    "NO PARKING FIRE LANE"   Wilson was you car on fire?
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    hektor got a reaction from wlaidlaw in Name this car....   
    "NO PARKING FIRE LANE"   Wilson was you car on fire?
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    hektor reacted to wlaidlaw in Name this car....   
    In 1967 I went to Le Mans as a signaller with the Maranello UK Team (Col. Ronnie Hoare). Just before the race, the team manager came in and asked if any of us spoke french. As I had previously spent a year in Switzerland, I volunteered along with another person who was reading French at university. We were asked if we would not mind helping out the Ecurie Francorchamps team as a lot of the team had got food poisoning from eating food from one of the hamburger stalls. During the middle of the night, the team very kindly sent us a full hot meal to our signalling station at the end of the Mulsanne Straight (in contrast to the Maranello folks who were sent dried up sandwiches). A couple of bored French CRS motorcycle  cops, having scented out food, drifted over and asked if we had any to spare, which we did. I got talking to one of them and asked about his Ratier bike. He said it was a total death trap and he hated it in comparison to the Triumph 500 he had had before but De Gaulle had insisted they were replaced by French made bikes. I think they were made earlier than 1959, as they were apparently initially assembled from left over BMW parts from when Ratier had built BMW's for the German army during WW2. 
    Ratier started in the late 19th century as a specialist woodworking company. In the early days of aviation, they were asked to make propellors and by the end of WW1, had become quite a large company, being the largest propellor maker in France. They still make propellors and are part of Collins Aerospace. https://www.ratier-figeac.com 
    Their 6HP car was substantially better than many other French cyclecars with an overhead cam 746cc engine and the later ones had even front wheel brakes. Rather like the British Austin 7, it was a proper small car rather than a four wheeled motorcycle. They were used for competition quite extensively. A couple of Ratier mounted CRS police below. 
    Wilson
     

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    hektor got a reaction from Charles Morgan in Name this car....   
    de Gaulle was also quite peverse.
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    hektor got a reaction from kivis in I love my M3   
    Q. Is  there a Metal Lens Hood - to  replace the plastic Hood available these days ?   
    Yes, but I suspect only second-hand.  I borrow the lens-hood from an earlier f/2 Summicron:
     

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    hektor got a reaction from kivis in I love my M3   
    Here is my Dad's:
     

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    hektor got a reaction from Tom B in Name this car....   
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    hektor got a reaction from Stefan2010 in I love my M3   
    Type 4 1958 to 1966, 1-stroke, linear shutter speed scale, with viewfinder frame selector and round lugs (915251-1206999)
    I am wondering about the accuracy of the article published by Zoom America Inc., the magazine “Classic Camera: Dedicated to the Leica M” (Issue 21 February 2002).
    In 1960 my father bought an M3 and three lenses all of which I inherited and still have.  Its number is 962***.  Its lugs were not of the later type.
     

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    hektor got a reaction from 105012 in I love my M3   
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    hektor got a reaction from Graham (G4FUJ) in I love my M3   
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    hektor reacted to benqui in I love my M3   
    Ahhhhh, what a beauty with the new leather! I love it!!
     

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    hektor got a reaction from pippy in Name this car....   
    Good morning Rona!d.  I doubt it.  If it had been such a rare machine I probably would have taken its photo.  In the fifties a friend of my father and a neighbour had a 356A Carrera in which I would go to "Lakeside" with him.  It seems like a road-rocket to a teenage boy.  Lakeside Park | Queensland Raceways (qldraceways.com.au)
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    hektor got a reaction from pippy in Name this car....   
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    hektor got a reaction from Rona!d in Name this car....   
    Good morning Rona!d.  I doubt it.  If it had been such a rare machine I probably would have taken its photo.  In the fifties a friend of my father and a neighbour had a 356A Carrera in which I would go to "Lakeside" with him.  It seems like a road-rocket to a teenage boy.  Lakeside Park | Queensland Raceways (qldraceways.com.au)
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    hektor got a reaction from Graham (G4FUJ) in Name this car....   
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    hektor got a reaction from wlaidlaw in Name this car....   
    Good morning Rona!d.  I doubt it.  If it had been such a rare machine I probably would have taken its photo.  In the fifties a friend of my father and a neighbour had a 356A Carrera in which I would go to "Lakeside" with him.  It seems like a road-rocket to a teenage boy.  Lakeside Park | Queensland Raceways (qldraceways.com.au)
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    hektor reacted to wlaidlaw in Name this car....   
    Details a bit small but the wheels look right. Mind you I suspect there are a lot of pushrod cars now with Carrera wheels. The later 2L Carrera 2 and 904GT wheels are interesting with alloy rims fixed to a steel centre. 
    Wilson
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    hektor got a reaction from Rona!d in Name this car....   
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    hektor got a reaction from andrew01 in I love my M5   
    I remember when the M5 was new.  As we all know it was bigger than the M4 so the black M5 was preferred as it didn't appear subjectively as big as the chrome version.  The black chrome on subsequent cameras was not to the same standard as the M5.
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    hektor got a reaction from IkarusJohn in Name this car....   
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    hektor got a reaction from mole73 in I love my M5   
    I remember when the M5 was new.  As we all know it was bigger than the M4 so the black M5 was preferred as it didn't appear subjectively as big as the chrome version.  The black chrome on subsequent cameras was not to the same standard as the M5.
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    hektor got a reaction from Graham (G4FUJ) in Name this car....   
    Wilson your suspicion was right:
     

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