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1935 Godsal V8 Corsica [001]

1935 Godsal V8 Corsica [001] in Mosquito Squadron, Movie, 1969 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

1935 Godsal V8 Corsica [001]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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sixcyl FR

2006-05-12 08:01

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pour le jeu de jambes ;)

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Raul1983 FI

2006-05-12 16:17

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Lea-Francis ?

Saturn Simon UK

2006-05-12 18:53

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I think it's an early Aston Martin. Can anyone confirm this?

Sunbar UK

2006-05-12 19:05

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Saturn Simon wrote I think it's an early Aston Martin. Can anyone confirm this?


Think you could be right....


Aston Martin 15/98 Tourer from 1936 looks right to me.

http://www.astonmartins.com/prewar/2litre_long_tourer.htm

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This is a four-seater but there must have been a two-seater by the same coachbuilder on the shorter chassis.

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sixcyl FR

2006-05-16 00:59

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Grill shape and wings doesn't match with the Aston Martin 15/98 :/

greenbank

2006-05-18 12:35

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I wonder if it's a one-off, it certainly shares some characteristics of Astons of the period, but as mentioned the grille shape is wrong, though the badging seems the right shape.

stronghold EN

2006-05-22 11:07

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greenbank wrote I wonder if it's a one-off, it certainly shares some characteristics of Astons of the period, but as mentioned the grille shape is wrong, though the badging seems the right shape.

..as far as i can see ..checking up on Astons ... all of their cars from this period (early-mid 30's) had their exhaust systems just fitted on the passenger side.! (unlike this car...on both sides!)

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stronghold EN

2006-05-22 11:12

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Maybe it's something like a modified squire.?
http://www.brooklands.org.uk/reunion/s9746_1.htm

antp BE

2006-05-22 11:48

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Some details match... but for me all these old cars are the same... :D

sixcyl FR

2006-05-22 20:23

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antp wrote Some details match... but for me all these old cars are the same... :D

...because you don't use the good glasses to look at them ? :D

Fatt Matt EN

2006-05-27 14:19

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It's a Riley, not an Aston Martin or a Lea Francis.

garco NL

2006-09-27 15:33

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Pilou?

Yvon52 BE

2006-09-27 16:00

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Non, ce n'est pas une Riley. La partie chromée du radiateur devrait avoir une pointe vers le bas chez les Riley.

Yvon52 BE

2006-09-27 16:12

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Qui peut contrôler si c'est une Lagonda 45 Rapide de 1938?

sixcyl FR

2006-09-27 17:25

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Yvon52 wrote Qui peut contrôler si c'est une Lagonda 45 Rapide de 1938?

bref passage sur google..ça ne colle pas du tout avec la Lagonda 45 Rapide qui est représentée par plusieurs sites , forme de ailes , comme de calandre.. il faut chercher ailleurs :think:

2491tj EN

2007-01-23 23:22

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1933 Aston Martin 2/4 Le Mans.

antp BE

2007-01-23 23:25

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The only one that I found does not match: http://www.fotosdecarros.com/showphoto.php/photo/1447/cat/645

Edit: I found another one: /vehicle_46510-Aston-Martin-Le-Mans-1933.html :D

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gliffhanger NL

2007-04-08 19:16

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no,,,not a le mans....Aston Martin 15/98 Tourer from 1936...i have check it in my Oltimer Book and it only matches with the 15/98..that sunbar said before...but the only thing is the badge on the front of the hood, i can't see that there in my book so..i'm not quite sure of it..

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antp BE

2008-02-19 20:33

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Comment received by e-mail from Andy:

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The red car on page 133 in the flim Mosquito Squadron is a Godsal 1934, Corsica ali body, V8 engine, ENV perselect gearbox ,no model type (one off)

Godsalowner US

2014-04-23 22:37

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This is the 1935 Godsal, Chassis No. 001. It was given a ground up restoration in 1976 and then featured in the March 1977 issue of "Thoroughbred & Classic Cars". It was built by Sir Charles Godsal as a production prototype but was never put into production.
It has been in the USA since 1977. The body is a one off aluminum body by Corsica of London and it's painted "Piller Box" red. The transmission is a Riley pre-select unit. The front suspension is a custom built sliding piller type. The rear end and hubs are Bently. It's currently for sale.

Gamer DE

2014-11-06 15:18

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Built in London, so UK origin?

arandellca CA

2016-06-13 23:43

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Hello Godsalowner, I am a great, great niece of Charles Godsal. I would love to know more about your history of our family car. If you have current photos as well. My son, age 10 is an avid, let's make that extreme car enthusiast. He doesn't have your normal childhood interest but a true inherited passion for cars. Have you sold the Godsal yet, if so do you have contact information for the current owners and if I may ask what is or was the asking price. Please email me directly at arandellca@gmail.com.

dsl SX

2016-11-07 02:49

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Classic & Sportscar magazine has a one page write-up on this car (Dec 2016 issue, p22). Confirms details given so far and its film appearance, plus adds snippets: chassis was built by John Thompson Pressings (Wolverhampton), engine is Ford V8 (unknown size/type), gearbox was Riley ENV pre-selecter unit bought from racing driver Whitney Straight, back axle provided by Dorothy Paget from a 1923 Bentley. Godsal designed the sliding-pillar front suspension himself and apparently much more sophisticated than eg Morgan or Lancia contemporary systems. Body designed by Godsal, built by Corsica of Cricklewood with flowing front wings and looks (to me at least, but I'm far too young to really know what I'm talking about) a bit Lagonda-ish. Was registered NJ 9183 in East Sussex, 4 June 1936. After WW2, a new owner altered the front body a lot, including cycle wings as in its film appearance. New 1972 owner restored it back to original spec - still in UK - then sold in 1977 to Jerry Old of California, who's owned it ever since (presumably "Godsalowner" in above comment??). It's just been refettled and is for sale in Missouri, painted all-over red.

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