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PostSubject: Sir William Lyons Quote   Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:24 pm

I read this somewhere:

"The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive." Sir William Lyons

I'm not sure if it is a genuine quote or not, anyone Question


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PostSubject: Re: Sir William Lyons Quote   Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:20 am

I've not read it before..... Charles Question
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PostSubject: Re: Sir William Lyons Quote   Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:57 am

I'm afraid that I haven't heard that one TC but here is something that might stir the pot a little.
Apparently at age 71 Sir William was quoted as having said "With hindsight it is possible to say that the MK10 was a little too big"
I think the poor man was brow beaten and pushed up against the wall by continuous ruthless reviews for so many years, and at that age he finally got fed up.
You only need to look at the story of the Tucker Torpedo and how poor Tucker copped it as well.
The reality is, the mk10/420G was the finest car to come out of Browns lane bar none! and a lot of critics are just now coming to realise that albeit too late.

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PostSubject: Re: Sir William Lyons Quote   Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:10 pm

jag420g wrote:

You only need to look at the story of the Tucker Torpedo and how poor Tucker copped it as well.
The reality is, the mk10/420G was the finest car to come out of Browns lane bar none! and a lot of critics are just now coming to realise that albeit too late.

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Tucker Torpedo scratch whats that about Question


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PostSubject: Re: Sir William Lyons Quote   Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:54 pm

The 1948 Tucker Sedan or Tucker '48 Sedan (initially named the Tucker Torpedo) was an advanced automobile conceived by Preston Tucker and briefly produced in Chicago in 1948. Only 51 cars were made before the company folded on March 3, 1949, due to negative publicity initiated by the news media.

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