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We are not here to kill everybody who rebodies his car. Especially when the former body is in very poor condition. Yes in a previous life this 1936 Talbot 105 Aero Coupe (H&H, Imperial War Museum, April 17) was a sports saloon. In this case one that popped up from a barn nearly 20 years ago. We do not know what may have been the inspiration to build this aero coupe, but it may have been the early history of the car that was first delivered to an aercraft repair firm: David Rosenfield Ltd of Barton. Rebuilding the car in this way was most certainly no easy way out, but creating a dream car based on the highly attractive base of a Talbot 105. So it may not be suitable for the purists, but is a wonderful creation. Personally we would have opted for a smaller rear window more in the style of the mid thirties, but it is clear that the owner who had this body commissioned had a regualr use in mind. Yet if you prefer true salooning, H&H has ample choice in tomorrow's sale. A 1931 Rover 10/25, a very nice 1935 Bentley 3.5 litre Sports Saloon, a large 1933 Lagonda 16/80 Saloon, and an even larger 1939 Lagonda LG6 Touring Limousine. To all saloonists out there, keep an eye on the banner on the left of the homepage. Things are happening!
Carlos Riplollès sends this picture. It was taken in 1942 during a field trip to mount Aneto in the Pyrenees, Spain. My friend knows it's their grandfather's car, but nobody seems to know the make or model. I've also noticed the rear gadget mounted on the car and have no idea about what it is. They seem to be repairing it. Could anybody identify the car? The family would really appreciate it.
editor: dear Carles , the 'gadget' you have noticed is a wood or coal burning generator to produce combustible gas to the engine during the wartime years when petrol was scarce or impossible to get. We find these generator cars all over Europe in that time. It seems the three gentleman are trying to get it burning (again). But for sure there are more knowledgeable readers who can explain better what they are up to. Plus which car it is of course!
Jury Member Kit Foster wrote: "Quiz #342, is, of course, a McFarlan TV-6. I'm just another voice in the crowd." Well, Kit was right! We received lots of correct answers, including many from our distinguished jury members. Yet we still think this was a difficult car to recognize, as we don't think many people outside the US have ever heard about it. Because we suspected to get many correct answers, we asked for one that stood out from the masses. This was rather tough as most told us all there is to know about McFarlan. Two entrants - Callum Walsh and Ted Wilmarth - gave a wealth of info within the 100 word limit, yet we found that Ted gave just that extra bit more about the McFarlan we see here, so we decided the prize is his. Congratulations Ted! After many, many correct answers, finally your first win! See 'Read More' for Ted's answer and the list of all others that mentioned McFarlan. See you all next week with another quiz.
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