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Old 1 Apr 2009, 21:02 (Ref:2430879)   #1
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Il Pantera Rosso, what the heck is this? Surely not a Siata V8?

I'm not quite sure where to post his, but here goes.

A South African friend has just bought this old heap, origin unknown, underslung rear axle, no engine or gearbox, steel frame, ali body.

Presumably the Ford Classic Capri/Reliant Scimitar windscreen and flares are a seventies update?

Somebody must know what it is, it looks too well built to be a one off home built special, over to you.





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Old 1 Apr 2009, 21:07 (Ref:2430881)   #2
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Here are more shots...





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And yet more.........







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Old 2 Apr 2009, 07:58 (Ref:2431085)   #4
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Interesting one, Mike! Could go in 2 or 3 forums, I'll leave it here for a while, and then move it to another so that everyone gets a look. Quite a pretty little thing although the additional flares do it no favours.
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Nice looking thing
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GSM Delta......

There is a theory, that came with the car, that Willie Meissner, the M in GSM was involved, but, the Delta was fibreglass and in a much more 'modern' style than this car. Though the windscreen looks similar, but less well done.

Possibly it is a prototype, a predecessor, of the Delta, in aluminium, as the style is somewhat more early sixties?

Somebody out there must know.........
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Old 14 Apr 2009, 07:10 (Ref:2440209)   #7
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Let's try History, next. If no joy there, either, I'll move it to Classic Car.
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I looked through Turner sports cars: there are quite a variety of body styles, and several had some similar lines. You might want to browse there for a while.

Other than that, I vote for Alfa Healy !

I agree with Zac, it's a nice design.
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Did anyone get to the bottom of this? Would still be very interesting to learn the identification of this car.
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It is still a continuing mystery!
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Something familiar about that petrol tank - Mk1 Cortina?
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It is still a continuing mystery!
Mike you are still looking in; excellent.

So has your friend made any progress with the car at all? Has the manufacture of the suspension and rear axle been identified to give us any pointers? I agree with your original post that it looks too good to be a home brewed special.
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