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    Is there a single Domaine known to survive in Oz? They're nice-looking cars - remember they are early to mid-1950s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Is there a single Domaine known to survive in Oz? They're nice-looking cars - remember they are early to mid-1950s.
    There was the service training Domaine that was for sale last year some time. Then there was one at Smithfield Wreckers in the late 1980's in what would now be "barn find" condition, but it was better than a barn find - just needing a good polish and the normal delayed maintenance things. Although I'm guessing that one ended up crushed, like their Estafette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    There was the service training Domaine that was for sale last year some time. Then there was one at Smithfield Wreckers in the late 1980's in what would now be "barn find" condition, but it was better than a barn find - just needing a good polish and the normal delayed maintenance things. Although I'm guessing that one ended up crushed, like their Estafette.
    I remember now. I did wonder whether the Smithfield Wreckers car was the one from Glynde that I saw parked in a driveway near Glynde Wreckers back in the last 1960s. Thanks Simon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Is there a single Domaine known to survive in Oz? They're nice-looking cars - remember they are early to mid-1950s.
    This one should be still floating around in Victoria somewhere, I rang the owner a couple of years ago and he still had it in his backyard. I reckon I could track it down if anyone were interested.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    It's Betty alright. Sans Phil. She visited the factory and, if I recall, was given a Dauphine - someone in UK wrote something about the car a couple of years back, somewhere.... That'd be Pierre Dreyfus just behind her?
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    I think a glimpse of said Dauphine can be had here too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Further to the above.

    The astute observer would of course notice the poverty pack Domaine does not have the fancy metal pinch mould behind the mudguards that the sedans have, instead just a plain generic plastic one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I think a glimpse of said Dauphine can be had here too.

    well spotted MG, mere Grasshoppers would have missed that
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    well spotted MG, mere Grasshoppers would have missed that
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    And continuing with the Dauphine on the Fregate thread theme :-)

    Pic of the Queen's Dauphine, on dispatch from the Acton factory where it was assembled. Pictured with its loving creators, and before it was fitted with the Saprar wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    This one should be still floating around in Victoria somewhere, I rang the owner a couple of years ago and he still had it in his backyard. I reckon I could track it down if anyone were interested.

    Nice and thanks. SOMEONE should be interested in the Renault world you'd think. (Not a hint Graham. Really. Despite its colour.) It's lovely. I wonder whether Renault Australia would like it?
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    Yes I'd like it alright but at the moment I have a 'sufficiency' of Renaults.

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    Tell you what, the rear on the Fregate wagon is quite large and it looks big enough to make a good classic hearse.
    Who wouldn't want a ride to the crematorium in one of these?
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    ...well that definitely rules me out because I am budgeting on another 30 years of living.

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    Default Droolworthy Letourneur & Marchand

    Here's one for Mr Sunroof, it appears to be a 1960(ish) Letourneur & Marchand but could even be a well done replica, note the wire wheels. C'mon Sunroof, you have a body shell and big shed and I have a big angle grinder, let's get started..?





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    How can you knock back an offer like that Sunroof
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    But would they let us register it with out roll bars etc.

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    I think I prefer the unornamented Domaine..... That's flashy perhaps but all the styling features are up to the messy level to my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I think I prefer the unornamented Domaine..... That's flashy perhaps but all the styling features are up to the messy level to my eyes.
    Yep me too.

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    Perhaps all cream without the side flash would hit the spot. It's amazing what's out there in the Fregate world though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Tell you what, the rear on the Fregate wagon is quite large and it looks big enough to make a good classic hearse.
    Who wouldn't want a ride to the crematorium in one of these?
    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    ...well that definitely rules me out because I am budgeting on another 30 years of living.
    Did someone mention a hearse?

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