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    Since we are all being so analytical I suspect the 59 Dauphine USA spec didn't include seat belts fitted originally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Since we are all being so analytical I suspect the 59 Dauphine USA spec didn't include seat belts fitted originally.
    Even RoW market Renaults didn't score seat belt anchorage points (of any sort) until the 1964 model year, when they were fitted for the front seats only.
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    Despite the few errors that would only disapoint a concours judge and a real Dauphine entusiast, it has been very well executed. The upholstery and trim would have taken a lot of trouble to find. I doubt new cars had positive camber I feel sure that no camber at all would have been normal when there was a full fuel tank and a driver on board. I would be proud of the end result if I had done the work. If I bought it I would get rid of the gear lever boot and the positive camber. The rest I could happily live with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Despite the few errors that would only disapoint a concours judge and a real Dauphine entusiast, it has been very well executed. The upholstery and trim would have taken a lot of trouble to find. I doubt new cars had positive camber I feel sure that no camber at all would have been normal when there was a full fuel tank and a driver on board. I would be proud of the end result if I had done the work. If I bought it I would get rid of the gear lever boot and the positive camber. The rest I could happily live with.
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    A bit of sideways action and some nifty panel shaping as well!

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    The car is not legally on the road, as it has no French "warrant of fitness", which is very difficult to get in France for a modified car. I saw a few pictures posted of the car at a car show and it had a French version of a "canary" stuck on the windscreen. It has a modified VW beam axle in the front, and solid axle at rear supported by plumber blocks (bearings) so it can work the chain drive.

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    Yeah but still cool
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    Don't know about cool, I think it would be bloody hot.
    The air cooled motor might be fine hanging out the front of a motorbike where it's in the airflow but stuck in the back of a Dauphine with no apparent cooling fans or even ductwork she'd be running pretty dammed hot.

    The fuel tank mounted immediately behind the front panel between the headlights might not be the idea position.

    Obviously not made to be a street car.
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    Why do they insist on doing this? Grrr

    This Dauphine was for sale in Woodside around Sept 15 for $3500. It doesn't look any different now, except this knuckle head dealer is attempting to sell it for $22k
    What bothers me even more is his BS description of it. It is not highly original with French Racing Blue. It is an ex beige car (very obvious), non original seat trim, steering wheel etc. etc.

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    I think he really meant $2,200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Why do they insist on doing this? Grrr

    This Dauphine was for sale in Woodside around Sept 15 for $3500. It doesn't look any different now, except this knuckle head dealer is attempting to sell it for $22k
    What bothers me even more is his BS description of it. It is not highly original with French Racing Blue. It is an ex beige car (very obvious), non original seat trim, steering wheel etc. etc.

    https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/d...AG-AD-15354841
    I'm guessing one day they'll have proven the slipstream effect, and to have been ahead of the curve, perhaps........

    It looks like the sort of car that was around when I first started looking at them 30 odd years ago, even at $300, you'd just drive on by.
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    He's kissing her but looking at the Dauphine
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    He's kissing her but looking at the Dauphine
    I suspect he is trying to gently entice the jeune femme out of the car so he can nick off with it and go hooning with the lads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I suspect he is trying to gently entice the jeune femme out of the car so he can nick off with it an go hooning with the lads.
    Is that euphemism for trying to dump the handbrake?
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