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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?



    Note the transition to what looks like a Rallye car. Speculation here it may have been PMO 202 http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/s...entify-the-car The road car has Lucas screen demisters and a cowl vent.
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    Before Patrick McGoohan was driving the KAR 120C Lotus 7 as Number 6 in The Prisoner he was driving this 100 as secret agent John Drake in Danger Man:

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    After watching some of these old videos, I could not help notice that most European Austin Healeys had radio antennas mounted on the drivers side top wing just before the windscreen post, just a observation.

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    In 'Danger Man' the other car turns from a LHD coupe into a RHD Mk2 Zephyr right before vanishing completely. The German (?) one looks like an early pre-bonnet ridge BN4.

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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57_BN4 View Post
    ...looks like an early pre-bonnet ridge BN4.
    Not to get distracted here, but I thought that the earliest BN4s were the ones that had the bonnet ridge; i.e., there would be only post-bonnet ridge BN4s - no such thing as a pre-bonnet ridge BN4. Did you get different Healeys in New Zealand?
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    I read somewhere that it was added in response to road test reports of the bonnet 'dancing around'. Can't remember where I read that though. Certainly a few of the early ones on Healeydata have no ridge and the press demonstrator didn't.
    Austin-Healey 100-6 grille.jpg

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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    That's why I always carry a first aid kit and Kevlar vest in my sports cars...naw just kidding, but I really do carry a first aid kit!

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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    And you thought "The Saint" only drove a Volvo P1800:



    From the episode, "When Spring is Sprung"
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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    "School for Sccoundrels" 1960 staring Alastair Sim, Terry-Thomas and Ian Carmichael



    The Healey was a BN6 registered as 'PJB 828' which started out her life as a BMC works demonstrator and press car and appeared in "The Motor" magazine. It was later bought by In the early 1960s by Ted Worswick who contacted Abingdon seeking to purchase one of the works team's rally cars but was told that none was available. What was available, however, was 'PJB 828', which Worswick bought together with sufficient special parts to rebuild it to works specification. As part of the deal Worswick got an engine and straight-cut gearbox from a written-off works 3000, plus modified rear suspension and a set of four-wheel disc brakes, which were incorporated into the revitalised 100/6. Here's PJB 828 when it sold at auction by Bonham's at Goodwood in September, 2012 for $140,000:



    Link to more info: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/2014...rency=USD&m0=0
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    "The Racers" 1955 starring Kirk Douglas and Bella Darvi:






    The Polish-French actress Bella Darvi posing on the hood of the British roadster in front of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    "The Racers" 1955 starring Kirk Douglas and Bella Darvi:
    Whew! Relieved to see that the only car sacrificed was some dime-a-dozen Italian job! The Healey seems to be safe and sound. All's well.
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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    How about them windscreen wipers in the Bella Darvi photo!
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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Editor_Reid View Post
    Whew! Relieved to see that the only car sacrificed was some dime-a-dozen Italian job! The Healey seems to be safe and sound. All's well.
    I think the cat was a Healey fan that set the whole thing up with the dog so the Healey could regain first place.
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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AH100M View Post
    How about them windscreen wipers in the Bella Darvi photo!
    For a minute there you had me worried - as the Moderator here - with that comment, but yes, yes, now that I look at them, I see that one is parked in the normal position and one is almost straight up.

    And may I say that I admire your powers of concentration, looking past Bella to notice such things.
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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    Reid,
    the "only car sacrificed was some dime-a-dozen Italian job" was a HWM. Once driven by Stiring Moss, this car still exists in England, property of journalist Simon Taylor who currently writes in Motor Sport magazine. The car has been called The Stovebolt Special for many years after the ALTA engine was replaced with a Corvette V8. It had a long career as such in America.
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    Re: Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?

    Bullitt - 1968

    There's Steve Thomton's "Bullitt Healey"








    http://stevesaustinhealey.com/index....&id=5&Itemid=6


    And, if you don't blink, a green convertible during the chase sequence:

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    Spotlight on a Murderer (1961)

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