Kit car with a star or the real thing.

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  1. trapperjohn

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    Seen in Lancashire today at a Steam Fair. Not by me I had other fish to fry. Methinks kit car.
     
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    number plate looks genuine?
     
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    A number plate ending in F is from 1967. No chance for a pre-war Mercedes.

    The body kit is clunky and detailing wrong.
     
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    Is that one of those Excalibur things?
     
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    -genuine for that age.....
    certainly agree does not look at all pre war
     
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    Ah yes could well be and Excalibur. Well remembered James Fuller.
     
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    Bung any badge on one of those things :)

    Excalibur Phaeton 3​
     
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    Look at the front suspension - looks fairly modern underneath..
     
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    It looks pretty crappy all round.

    If you are going to spend time building a car, why waste it building one that is rubbish?

    When I was at school, a lad from up the road designed and built his own car from scratch as an A level project. It was 100 times better than that.
     
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    Agree. I recently saw a similar effort that was supposed to be a 30's Alfa...dire is the only word that could explain it. Never mind the cost & man hours. The funny thing is it would have been all the better, ten times better in fact, if it had no badges or emblems on it.
     
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    At some traffic lights today something made to resemble a vintage car with a B on it rattled up. Diesel powered, fake wire wheeled contraption. Tim Birkin would have been rolling on the floor in uncontrollable laughter if this was back then! I think it was Sherpa powered! Fake blower and SU sticking out the front!
     
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    The owner of that abomination had better watch out : Mercedes-Benz copyright protection team will be on him like a ton of bricks for displaying the star ( registered trademark ) on an inferior vehicle .

    Not only the star , but the design and appearance of vehicles is copyrighted . There have been recent news stories of fake vehicles being seized and crushed .

    Merc destroys 300SL gullwing replica - BBC Top Gear
     
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    Sounds like a Beauford. Your description is accurate...
     
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    Here we go again...:rolleyes:
     
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