June 3, 2010

IS IT OR ISN'T IT?


Walking down by the river at Abilly last May, I saw this car. I can't make up my mind if it's a Renault 4 or not.
UPDATE.......opinion seems to be divided between a Fiat 500 and an old Austin. A reliable source (friend's husband!) would put his money on an Austin A30 or A35. Next time we are in Abilly I will go back and have a closer look !!
All I know is that it looks cute but rather sad.

13 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, my first thought was no, but then when I look at it some more, it's hard to tell...

    Word verif: deflur. More appropriate to your last post.

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  2. Most definately NOT a Renault 4 and I'm sure Ken would agree being an ex-owner. More square than this.
    I'm probably wrong but it looks like a British baby Austin.
    Is there a prize if we guess right?
    Leon

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  3. Jean, I'm inclined to agree with Leon.

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  4. Maybe not a Renault, but I don't think it is a Baby Austin. I hope that you walked around to find out what it was so we don't all die of curiosity! Diane

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  5. I agree that the car doesn't look squared-off enough to be an R4. Not sure what it is though. Could it be a Fiat?

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  6. Is there a prize for a correct answer. You must send someone back to confirm its identity, please.
    Leon

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  7. I'm with Ken - it looks perhaps like a Fiat 500

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  8. Hi Jean
    I'm more interested in the rusty thing behind it.

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  9. I think Austin. Our family had a couple, half a century ago.

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  10. I'm late! But I would say it's an old Fiat 500...
    http://www3.varesenews.it/immagini_articoli/200707/fiat_500_1957_front_1024_2w.jpg

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  11. Without doubt it's a baby Austin - now if you were able to buy it at the right price ....... an overwinter restoration/conversion to drophead might be just the thing to keep Nick busy!

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  12. Anon - hmmm. I think I'll wait until he's completed a couple more DIY projects before I suggest that to him!!

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