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« Reply #45 on: 09 May, 2007, 10:28:10 PM »

Hillman Imp I think, but I don't see the connection unless the Stratos was built in Paisley?
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« Reply #46 on: 10 May, 2007, 10:26:39 AM »

... and it isn't Hillman Elf, as the Elf was a Riley.

 Huh?
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« Reply #47 on: 10 May, 2007, 10:55:27 AM »

A gottit!

The answer is HILLMAN IMP as you say John.

They have Mike Parkes in common, since he as a former driver for Rootes and developed the Gp 5 cars.

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« Reply #48 on: 10 May, 2007, 10:57:12 AM »

http://www.imps4ever.info/algemeen/parkes.html
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« Reply #49 on: 10 May, 2007, 06:19:08 PM »

Well done, see - it makes sense now.

Mike Parkes was a major part of the development team for both the Imp and the Stratos (separately of course). In between, he did a bit of driving for Enzo Ferrari. Mike died in an accident in a Beta HPE, I'm trying to avoid that but to paraphrase Battista Pininfarina, my HPE is the car I will drive to heaven in.

Emm,  John, are you ready??
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« Reply #50 on: 10 May, 2007, 10:57:24 PM »

Hmmmmm......
More and more pleased?
More and more incredulous?
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