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Old 12-11-2006, 11:15 AM   #11
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And Qvale started life as a deTomaso.
Thats not much different to saying that a BMW 3 Series started life as an Austin 7 Actually that would be closer, both bodies are made of steel in that case!
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And Qvale started life as a deTomaso.
And DeTomaso started life as a chariot in Ben Hur. How far back do you want to go?

What a stroker.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #13
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Thats not much different to saying that a BMW 3 Series started life as an Austin 7 Actually that would be closer, both bodies are made of steel in that case!
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And DeTomaso started life as a chariot in Ben Hur. How far back do you want to go?

What a stroker.
Do you people know about this car at all? DeTomaso and Qvale worked together on the recent Mangusta (a name dating back to an earlier deTomaso model). When the vehicle went into production, it was initially sold in the US as a Qvale and in Europe as a deTomaso, who was producing the vehicle. After a lawsuit, Qvale acquired the plant and the vehicle.

MG Rover acquired the bankrupt Qvale operation and the vehicle that went with it. The car was rebodied to become the MG SV.

Don't call me names unless you can prove me wrong, which you can't.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:48 PM   #14
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Don't know much about the history of it.

But then that goes for the Roewe 750 too.
It was and always be an Rover 75.
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Do you people know about this car at all? DeTomaso and Qvale worked together on the recent Mangusta (a name dating back to an earlier deTomaso model). When the vehicle went into production, it was initially sold in the US as a Qvale and in Europe as a deTomaso, who was producing the vehicle. After a lawsuit, Qvale acquired the plant and the vehicle.

MG Rover acquired the bankrupt Qvale operation and the vehicle that went with it. The car was rebodied to become the MG SV.

Don't call me names unless you can prove me wrong, which you can't.
Mangusta:


MG SV:


Having seen a few MG SV, I was a little shocked when I saw a Mangusta, they are nothing like each other, even appear to be completely different sizes!

The only thing they have in common is the design of the chassis, and remember the chassis is seperate to the body in this car so different body, different engine, different transmission, different suspension, different interior...

(Remember that BMW's first car was a copy of the Austin 7 built under license.)

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Old 12-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #16
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To me those are 2 different cars.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:33 PM   #17
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To me those are 2 different cars.
Well of course they are. Even Dudson can see that.
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You wouldn't get a Mangusta presented like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5jmVg2bmkQ
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Well of course they are. Even Dudson can see that.
I'm trying to be nice, but you guys aren't making that easy.

http://www.mgsv-club.co.uk/images/05...V-R%20pg81.jpg

Please note where they discuss how the MG has lost weight "since its Magusta days."

Also the two cars (MG and Qvale/deTomaso) ride on the exact same wheelbase, which would give a clue that they're on the same chassis (which they are).

They also use THE SAME (Ford DOHC 4.6L V8) powertrain, with the MG offering a bored out (5.0L) version of the same Ford engine.

Lastly, I already stated that the car was restyled as an MG. Having said all that, the MG is DIRECTLY related to the Qvale/deTomaso Mangusta...quite unlike the Austin 7 and BMW 3-Series.
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But the latest models of Mg inc the Zed family are all based on another car.
Mg just make them much better .
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