Somewhere between a Lambo & an E type.
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    Somewhere between a Lambo & an E type.

    Just panning through a bit of old Froggy car history & came across this.
    Who was pinching what off who??
    Have a go at the similarities of cars of that era. mallet mallet

    Very impressive though. wink

    <a href="http://www.philseed.com/simmatra.html" target="_blank">http://www.philseed.com/simmatra.html</a>

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    An interesting site - I had a look at the <a href="http://www.philseed.com/wolseley1500.html" target="_blank">Wolseley 1500</a> and it brought back some memories. My first car was a '58 Morris Major Mark 1 - the econo version of the Wolseley.

    Loved the comment that the
    Torsion bar front suspension, allied to good steering geometry gives rock-steady road-holding and cornering.
    Yeah right! To think what Citroen was doing at the same time!! eek!
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    And I see Saab produced decent looking cars back there in 1946 compared to the rubbish you see now eek!

    <img src="http://www.philseed.com/images/saab001.jpg" alt=" - " />

    cheers!

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    AAGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    gibgib said the S word!! I'm dobbing!!! mallet mallet whip

    <small>[ 13 March 2003, 08:49 AM: Message edited by: UFO ]</small>
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    Love those panel gaps on the 530 (!)
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    "My first car was a '58 Morris Major Mark 1 - the econo version of the Wolseley.

    Loved the comment that the
    Torsion bar front suspension, allied to good steering geometry gives rock-steady road-holding and cornering.
    Yeah right! To think what Citroen was doing at the same time!! eek! [/QB][/QUOTE]"

    Remembering Austin Lancers, I wondered if they added any comments about the sophisticated rear suspension on the car?? Or the modern shock absorbers..... Funny with hindsight, isn't it.

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    spot on: the lambo and the e type love child ...so true...
    the 74 matra on the other hand appears to be the lovechild of the ferrari (the one in magnum PI) and a jensen interecptor or the aston or the later z....loved seeing the early opel kadett (note the the early '70s kadetts and the early gemini similarity.. )not a bad site ....

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    The seating in those Matra's was three across. Like the Mc Laren F1, but the driver was still on the left and not forward and in the centre like in the F1.

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    Arrr....doh! I guess I should look at the photos on a link before I open my mouth. There's a bloody photo of the seating arrangement.

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