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Mystery car pix

andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
Let's try to find some oddball or little known cars
and see if we can stump our fellow THers with them.

I propose adhereing to a few simple rules--

1) No pix over 470 pixels wide per TH regulations

2) No pre WWII cars (MY 1946 and newer only)

3) No one-offs or customs.

4)NO CHEATING by right clicking!

How about it?

2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    It's a Mazda. The same body style as the 1971-73 RX-2 Coupe, but not the US export model. I had to Google to find the JDM name: "Capella"
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    t's a Mazda. The same body style as the 1971-73 RX-2 Coupe, but not the US export model. I had to Google to find the JDM name: "Capella

    OB is correct, the fender-mounted mirrors give it's JDM origin away and to be honest I'd forgotten it's Capella designation. The RX-2 is significant in that it was the first
    Rotary motor car to reach these shores.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    that pioneered rotary power->
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    Great commercials , Mazda goes hmmmmm.

    I guess that was the precursor to zoom,zoom,zoom.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,515
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Yup, Fin's right. The Ro80 is significant in that it was the very first production car to feature rotary power Felix Wankel worked for NSU which VW acquired in the early 60s and folded into it's Audi division.

    If you look at the Ro80's lines you'll see the germination of the aero look that became Audi's hallmark from the 8os on and has subsequently been copied to some degree by nearly every maker.

    If anyone else has a stumper, just toss it into the ring. :confuse:

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,515
    Just look at that thing and think...flush glazing and headlights, aerodynamic greenhouse, light alloy wheels...on a sedan from 1967! It must have been like a spaceship, although not as much as something like a Citroen DS

    Here's one you won't see every day:

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    I hope it's not too easy
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    a Buick or Holden.

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Canadian models we never saw in the US. They used to have Pontiacs with Chevy chassis and drivetrains. That one looks like a Buick on a Chevy platform.

    :confuse: :confuse:

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,852
    but I think that's a '72 or so Holden Monaro. I think that platform might be similar to the '68-72 GM intermediate platform, and about the same size overall, but it's a lot more than just slapping different sheetmetal on a '72 Chevelle and jiggling the C-pillar around. The windshield and A-pillar almost look similar to the big '71-76 GM coupes, but they had much more of an inward curve.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,515
    Yep, it's a 71 Monaro, an Aussie Chevelle (or GTO, if you please)
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • seminole_kevseminole_kev Posts: 1,722
    I don't know, maybe a Triump Stag?

    *oops. Spoiler alert, I was wrong and don't look at the properties of the photo!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,422
    Looks like a Rover----2000TC?

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,422
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,515
    That's a Rover for sure...a 2000 or a 3500

    Shifty's ground-based zeppelin is Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion. But don't we have to remain postwar?
  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    The Rover 3500 had hood scoops (to feed air to the massive Buick-derived V-8). The pictured Rover is most likely the TC.

    Correction on an earlier point regarding the Mazda RX-2. The RX-2 was predated by the Mazda R-100, a rotary powered version of Mazda's diminutive 1200cc Coupe. I can remember that a white R-100 was featured on the cover of Car & Driver when it was first introduced.

    james
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    The pictured Rover is indeed the 2000TC. IIRC I stated that the RX-2 was the first Rotary to be offered in the USA.

    Shifty's minivan looks like a Dymaxion to me and if so crosses the line in two respects, it's prewar and IIRC it's a one-off concept car.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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