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01-16-2004, 11:24 PM
Who can guess this LBC? Make model, who designed it and town of manufacture. Gor for it!


And no fair peeking on properties in the picture!!

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01-16-2004, 11:59 PM
Oh, that's one of those 480 x 360 pixel cars (I cheated and looked) graemlins/crazy.gif


01-17-2004, 01:36 AM
I've seen that site many a times. I know what it is but I'll let another Frisky member answer.

01-17-2004, 01:36 AM
That's easy Steve! images/icons/grin.gif

What is it? Frisky micro car

Who designed it? Captain Raymond Flower

Where was it built? Depending on the year, either Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; Sandwich, Kent; or Queenborough, Kent

01-17-2004, 01:55 AM
Now it's my turn... take a guess


01-17-2004, 05:12 AM
How about a Davrian Imp? Nice site they have.

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01-17-2004, 08:29 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Steve:
Who can guess this LBC? Make model, who designed it and town of manufacture. Go for it!


By coincidence I stumbled on a couple of road tests of Meadows Friskies today - fascinating cars. The front suspension on some models used an interesting setup with rubber in shear that I've never seen before. Looks like it has very low unspring weight. (Wolverhampton seemed to like to produce cars with rubber suspensions - our Kieft had a sort of bungee cord rear suspension.)

The Friskies with Villiers engines had a two-position starter switch. To reverse the car, you started the engine backwards. (Some microcars just turn the drive wheel 180 degrees). The showed a coupe similar to the picture with gullwing doors.

Looks like very innovative company.

Villiers - Nice History Site (https://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/Engineering/Villiers/Villiers.htm#menu)

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01-18-2004, 01:30 PM
The car was designed by Michellotti, and was originally conceived as a gullwing, but it was decided that it would not be practical for production, and so they used the conventional doors. The gullwing will therefore be a pre-production car.