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The first one looks like the early Mini 850cc that I used to own. I didn't have the make up drawer in my dashboard!!
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For the first one, a clue is that 57 of this modified version were produced.
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Last one is a Spohn bodied whatever. (chasing classic cars)
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The first one is a Riley Elf convertible.

Is the third one a Panhard? I want to say it's French but I don't know a regular Panhard like this.

I'm guessing from the sidelight design the 5th one is a Hooper version of the Humber Sceptre, possibly done for Daimler.
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The first one must be a Heinz 57 Hornet then.
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The pale green "spaceship" is a 3-wheel Davis. You could seat 4 people across the bench seat! The scheme to build them crashed amid scandal and court cases. Amazingly, they also made a jeep with a single front wheel for the military, and I believe Reliant was in the frame to buy the assets at one point!

I read all about this in a French magazine when I was 16 (35 years ago), as practice for my French 'O'-level, so it sticks in my mind despite me probably mistranslating most of it!
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The Rootes car looks like a Sunbeam Venezia to me.

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Connections with Jensen include the design being by Touring of Milan, just a few years before they designed the Interceptor. Another connection is a still-born scheme to have the production carried out by Jensen - as chief engineer Kevin Beattie was recently ex-Rootes, I can see why this would be a logical decision.
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Is the first one an Avon lady's company car :)
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1, Wolseley Hornet, convertible, by Crayford
2, Looking at the layout, could this be a special bodied Fiat 600 Multipla?
3,?? I can see the Panhard connection with the detailing around the lights, or how about a Simca?
4, Davis, as already recognized.
5, Sunbeam Venezia, as already recognized,
6, Spohn bodied Veritas, BMW powered,
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1. Pugh
2. Pugh
3. Barney McGrew
4. Cuthbert
5. Dibble
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Thought it was Hugh pugh Barnie magrew cuthbert dibble grub.
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taximan wrote:Thought it was Hugh pugh Barnie magrew cuthbert dibble grub.
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Twins, such details were lost on me at 5 years old, Dinky 188 FF in hand.
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