Tomorrow’s car is not one I’ve ever seen in the metal. But I do have a strange attraction to it. What is it?
It looks like a 3Litre Austin from the bonnet pressings though the lights look wrong.
I think you’re right Bryce – 3 litre
You’d just won another tin of Simoniz’ (elbow-grease) car-wax !
You remind me of how “Simoniz” was a verb to my father. You didn’t wax a car, you Simonized it.
I thought late 60s Peugeot 404 but that hood crease (“bonnet pressing”?) looks wrong.
I agree with Bryce- I think it is an Austin 3 litre. I owned one for 10 years. I converted mine to a Wolseley to improve that cheap tinselly grille.
Is it bigger then a town car?
Nar think front engined RWD Austin 1800 it was like a later model Austin A110 with none of the appeal
A Giant Land Crab,at the time anyone wanting a big English car bought a Ford Zodiac or Vauxhall Cresta.There were few takers and it was quietly swept under the carpet in 3 years as another BL dud.Could it be one of the rare estates built by Crayford?
I just found a pic of one of those estates. A nice looking wagon in the Peugeot 404 idiom. Always thought the 3 litre looked good, also just found a pic of a Van den Plas prototype.
Yep, a giant land crab, but with rear wheel drive. One of BL’s better blunders.
Like the name!
Its a late 80’s US spec XJS Jag I think.
Bryce is right, but my first thought (and hood crease nixed that) was a Facel Vega. Now that would be a CC find.
that’s what I thought initially – or perhaps more hoped.
If it’s what I think it is (an Austin 3L), I’ve not only seen one in the metal, but my Dad had one parked in the carport for a few days back in the early 90s while he was recommissioning it for a customer. I await the reveal with interest!
A rare sighting in the UK,I only recall seeing 2 in the metal.That maroon paint is a BL colour for sure!
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