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Strangely those coach line strips used to be everywhere and have completely disappeared .
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to have overiders or not.jpg
It seems the brochures says overiders are not suitable for 4 headlamp Imps and derivatives. Looking at the "Rootes Archive" factory photo it seems somebody forgot to tell the factory as the 4 headlight Sport which is shown as a comparison with the as yet (then) unrealeased Sunbeam 424 hatch clearly is sporting Overiders!!
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My 75 Sport had overriders as standard from new, and to tell you the truth I never noticed them obstruction the headlight beams.
Maybe they initially got the wind up from when they got the Mk1 sidelight height issue wrong and it cost them, they didnt want to make another mistake like that with the regulations??
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Peter , my Stiletto has had overiders now for over 25 years and as somebody commented does not interfere with the lighting although the headlights are from a Ford Capri.
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Like the sidelight issue, it was probably a problem for the Technical or Design Dept.
They would have to show that they complied with maybe an angle of spread on the beams, or some such Regulation.
Hence, the Official line was that the Manufacturer advised that over-riders were not compatible with a 4 headlamp car.
If you'd worked there, you wouldn't be surprised that the Styling Studio didn't understand or even know about the Regs.
I worked at Whitley for most of the 70's, and left when Peugeot took over.
What kind of a world would it be if we had consistency.
It was probably a Demo Car which was loaded with extras, the kind of stuff which is now normal, like a radio.
The World has changed a bit since the 70's.
Nostalgia increases with age.
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At the risk of bringing this back on topic there was another Stiletto model which I'd forgotten about but which I recently unearthed now that I've finally got around to putting all my models in display cabinets. It's an unusual scale — larger than the Autosculpt pewter one (1/92), and also the white metal kit (1/76), but smaller than the Vanguard (1/43) one. Here it is, and to compare its size, in its normal habitat surrounded by some Vanguard Imps. Sorry, I can't remember the make but it was one of a series of three, the others being an Imp and Husky.
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EDIT: I've found the box. The make is Marque Models Ltd. I bought it many years ago and am surprised to find they are still being made. www.marquemodels.com . Model No. S 2067. £35 which is a LOT more than I paid for it!
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Have you got all the Vanguard ones Grahame?
Did they do a chrome plated one?
And a bare one, no paint, trial casting one?
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The Nun wrote:Have you got all the Vanguard ones Grahame?
Did they do a chrome plated one?
And a bare one, no paint, trial casting one?
As far as I know I do have them all — including several police specials (not all in this cabinet) and the two Imp Club National souvenir models. One was only available in a diorama with an Anglia, the cream rally one, 4th shelf down, 1st model, the rest were bought singly.

It is a great shame they didn't do a Stiletto; I can understand a Husky or Van would be a bit tricky (though the latter would open up no end of livery possibilities) but to modify their existing coupé tooling for a Stiletto would be so easy.
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Cant see the metallic brown Corgi one nor the three police Corgis
Verdict FAIL :lol: :lol:
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Noddy wrote:Cant see the metallic brown Corgi one
Dinkys and Corgis are in a different cabinet.
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Grahame59 wrote:
Noddy wrote:Cant see the metallic brown Corgi one
Dinkys and Corgis are in a different cabinet.
NOT FAIL :oops:
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Noddy wrote:
Grahame59 wrote:
Noddy wrote:Cant see the metallic brown Corgi one
Dinkys and Corgis are in a different cabinet.
NOT FAIL :oops:
But, to answer your question, I don't have the metallic brown Corgi (Is that the one that only came in the car transporter set?). Nor do I have the rare Jensen one. I do, however, have two of the Corgi police cars: the black and white 'Panda' and the light blue and white one with luminous POLICE door stickers. I used to love playing with that with the lights out when I was a kid. :wink:
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Brown one is the transporter one , so your only missing the Jensen ( not surprised given what they fetch ) and one Corgi police car . theres two versions of black / white panda , one has a black roof with the rest being white and one has partial black bonnet and partial black doors but a white roof , all three have luminous door police stickers
close but no Cigar :lol:
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I did wonder, Are there cabinets for the Alfasuds, Golfs and Smarts too? :wink:
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The Nun wrote:I did wonder, Are there cabinets for the Alfasuds, Golfs and Smarts too? :wink:
Er, embarrassingly, yes. (Though they do have to share.)
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Post script on the Over-riders.
I suspect by the time the Sunbeam was coming along, then the Company &r Marketing-Demo Imps would have been sold-off as the car was out of production.
You never want to talk about last years etc.
The one they used was either borrowed, or the token Historic vehicle kept by Design & Development.

Then my comment on the Models:
I used a red Coupe and with a bit judicious painting made my self a Red Stiletto with a Black roof.
It's OK, but a bit dull, as now chrome trim bits on the vinyl roof bit.

I bow to Grahame with his pretty well complete collection of models.
Respect.
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Here's my slot car version of LNK built back in 2008.
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bazzateer wrote:Here's my slot car version of LNK built back in 2008.
http://s184.photobucket.com/user/bazzat ... sort=3&o=0
You used Grayston wheel spacers :wink:
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bazzateer wrote:Here's my slot car version of LNK built back in 2008.
http://s184.photobucket.com/user/bazzat ... sort=3&o=0
Very nice. I did mine as a Fraser Imp.
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The Nun wrote: You used Grayston wheel spacers :wink:
Nope, widened the track same way Jaap did with his orange Imp! :wink:
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Grahame59 wrote:
bazzateer wrote:Here's my slot car version of LNK built back in 2008.
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Very nice. I did mine as a Fraser Imp.
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Looking good! I won the Fraser Imp slot car at the 2008 National. :D
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Ive got a couple of hundred in display cabinets too :oops:
Only 2 IMPS though, Rosemarys and the IMP 50 one, all the rest are 60s and 70s classics and also buses. Oh I have an Alfa one too.
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The Nun wrote:Ive got a couple of hundred in display cabinets too :oops:
Only 2 IMPS though, Rosemarys and the IMP 50 one, all the rest are 60s and 70s classics and also buses. Oh I have an Alfa one too.
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Excellent! I am surprised you only have 2 Imps though!
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Grahame59 wrote:
The Nun wrote:
Excellent! I am surprised you only have 2 Imps though!
I work differently to you, I have 2 of each sort, 2 IMPs, 2 Avengers, 2 Escorts, 2 Sunbeams, 2 Stags, 2 Alfas, 2 Dennis buses, 2 Leyland buses etc, I reckoned if you collect the set of every type, you wont be able to move for display cases :wink:
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The Nun wrote:
Grahame59 wrote:
The Nun wrote:
Excellent! I am surprised you only have 2 Imps though!
I work differently to you, I have 2 of each sort, 2 IMPs, 2 Avengers, 2 Escorts, 2 Sunbeams, 2 Stags, 2 Alfas, 2 Dennis buses, 2 Leyland buses etc, I reckoned if you collect the set of every type, you wont be able to move for display cases :wink:
Ah, the Noah method. :wink:
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Actually inordinently proud of myself! Having located a Scalextrix track the model is now fully functioning ( and taxed) goes like stink. Unfortunately it's larger inspiration has decided to require a brake master cylinder so although it also goes like stink, it doesn't really stop! All in hand though.
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pbergs wrote:
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Actually inordinently proud of myself! Having located a Scalextrix track the model is now fully functioning ( and taxed) goes like stink. Unfortunately it's larger inspiration has decided to require a brake master cylinder so although it also goes like stink, it doesn't really stop! All in hand though.
Servo? :wink:
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[attachment=0]DSCF3867.JPG[/attachment][attachment=1]DSCF3866.JPG[/attachment] Did have another cabinet until My Parrot chewed on it.
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ken wrote: Did have another cabinet until My Parrot chewed on it.
Is it a Cock a hoop?
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Here's your Stiletto's doppelgänger pbergs.

ImageHighway32 Sunbeam Stiletto by sunbeammadd, on Flickr
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Here's an old computer joke from my IBM mainframe days;

What goes ' pieces of seven, pieces of seven, pieces of seven'?

A parroty error......................boom boom!

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Dave I guess you're bored.
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Yep; you know why :cry:
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sunbeammadd wrote:Here's your Stiletto's doppelgänger pbergs.

ImageHighway32 Sunbeam Stiletto by sunbeammadd, on Flickr

Curses.... My under the arches paint job is revealed as inferior. I think there was a sandstorm in the spraybooth
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ken wrote:
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Did have another cabinet until My Parrot chewed on it.

WOW !! superbes vitrines !! very nice !!
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