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I am sure I have a pair of these somewhere, thanks for the reminder. If I find them they can go on the car ;-)

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WMU 211G wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:41 pm
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The LANDER lock thinggy was interesting. Good idea - except that being so low to the road, you just couldn't keep the road grit and debris out of them. The smallest bits of grit and salty water would get into the keyhole and block/corrode the mechanism after a short while and the same corrosion always set about the area around the lock.


That was my experience. The man at 'Car and Boat' in Havelock Street in Swindon had chromed (or stainless ?) blanking plugs made to replace them ones you'd taken the locks off!

A bit of irony in the Italian mini ad above....., that they're cheaper here in the UK. Not in my experience they weren't! ALWAYS cheaper in Europe
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The other irony is the Italians would have purchased a home grown Innocenti!


Also, here's a bit of a puzzle, there is something not quite right with that car in the second ad, what is it?


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surfblue63 wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:05 pm The other irony is the Italians would have purchased a home grown Innocenti!


Also, here's a bit of a puzzle, there is something not quite right with that car in the second ad, what is it?


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It has a standard Mk3 bootlid rather than the Innocenti one with the square indent for the number plate.
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Strange rear bumper? Or is it camera angle?
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I thought it was a Clubman bumper
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EAVB wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:05 pm I thought it was a Clubman bumper
Bingo, we have a winner (unless it's a Clubman with a 1000 badge).
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surfblue63 wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:50 am

Bingo, we have a winner (unless it's a Clubman with a 1000 badge).
That's what I reckon is most likely. BL wouldn't expect anyone to notice and just photographed whatever they had to hand ;)
Especially on earlier adverts and brochures there was a lot of "touching up" by hand wasn't there :lol:
It is a UK advert, so they used a UK car and just stuck an Italian plate on it.
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