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1957 Hillman Minx Series II

1957 Hillman Minx Series II in Treffpunkt Flughafen, TV Series, 1986 IMDB Ep. 03

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1957 Hillman Minx Series II

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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Big dave VA

2019-07-13 00:57

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Hillman Minx

dsl SX

2019-07-13 01:36

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Probably S2 - longer bumpers than S1, and narrow number plate plaque. But it's a strange shape plaque - not the usual square S1/S2, nor the wide S3 for a horizontal plate, so likely an export format. Where are we??

Gamer DE

2019-07-13 22:18

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GDR series with Thai-style script on the plate, but obviously we're not in Thailand.

Since we're in some socialist country I would say Cambodia or rather Laos.

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Mystery Man DE

2019-07-13 22:26

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This episode is set in and most probably filmed in Mununga, Kenya.

Gamer DE

2019-07-13 22:31

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Ah of course - Kenya was a single-party state at the time.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2019-07-13 22:50

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The car is left hand drive, wrong for Kenya, and the number plate looks Ethiopian.
http://plaque.free.fr/af/eth/?path=./_HISTOR/_PASS_1942_AA/

There is an Ethiopian Airlines plane visible in /vehicle_1278886-Hough-Paymover.html

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Mystery Man DE

2019-07-13 23:08

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Gag Halfrunt wrote
There is an Ethiopian Airlines plane visible in /vehicle_1278886-Hough-Paymover.html


In one episodes there was an Air France plane for example, so that says nothing about the filming location.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2019-07-13 23:37

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Left hand drive -- not Kenya.

Non-Latin script on registration plate -- not Kenya.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2019-07-13 23:42

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Gamer wrote Ah of course - Kenya was a single-party state at the time.

It was pro-Western and anti-communist.
Quote Moi's regime now faced the end of the Cold War, and an economy stagnating under rising oil prices and falling prices for agricultural commodities. At the same time the West no longer dealt with Kenya as it had in the past, when it was viewed as a strategic regional outpost against communist influences from Ethiopia and Tanzania. At that time Kenya had received much foreign aid, and the country was accepted as well governed with Moi as a legitimate leader and firmly in charge. Western allies deliberately overlooked the increasing degree of political repression, including the use of torture at the infamous Nyayo House torture chambers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_arap_Moi#Presidency

Mystery Man DE

2019-07-13 23:50

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I would have wondered anyway if they had filmed in non-communist foreign countries. But why they didn't film ep.05 in Angola? Probably it was too dangerous because of the civil war of that time.

dsl SX

2019-07-14 01:20

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50s/60s Kenyan plates are always Kxx 123 format, in a very precise UK-style font so this is not a Kenya plate, nor is the possible white one underneath. The sills have been rebuilt and the rubber insets on the over-riders are a good few years newer than the car - could be mid-60s Sunbeam Rapier or similar Rootes-jewel but it seems a bit too tall and thin here. In fact, it may not be the original Rootes bumper as they kinked slightly around the wing ends and this looks too straight.

Ethiopia seems a good shout for the (top) plate.

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