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Mystery car pix

andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
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: 16,905
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • 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"
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    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

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    that pioneered rotary power->
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  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    Great commercials , Mazda goes hmmmmm.

    I guess that was the precursor to zoom,zoom,zoom.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,133
    NSU Ro80
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    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

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,133
    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
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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,766
    a Buick or Holden.

    Bob
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    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

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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,427
    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.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,133
    Yep, it's a 71 Monaro, an Aussie Chevelle (or GTO, if you please)
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
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  • 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!
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,841
    Looks like a Rover----2000TC?

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,841
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,133
    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?
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  • 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
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    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

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,841
    Oh, I forgot about post-war, sorry. But the Dymaxion was not a one-off. More like a three-off I think.

    That cute little guy is either a Honda S600 or S800, I forget which. Fun little car and quite valuable these days.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    Actually it's an S500 but it's cosmetically identical to the 600cc and 800cc versions. IIRC it was Honda's first fourwheeler.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,766
    Renault Caravelle, from 1959-1963.

    http://vintagecars.about.com/od/greatcars/p/caravelle.htm

    Bob
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 16,549
    that's a Honda, isn't it? The '60s version of the S2000.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (daughters college car)

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    that's a Honda, isn't it? The '60s version of the S2000.

    Yup, I'm sure Honda had that in mind when they named with an S followed by the number of CCs displaced. The S2000 would look huge next to an S500.

    Mr. Holland is right it's the Dauphine-based Caravelle, a kind of French Karman-Ghia.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,766
    Triumph Stag

    Bob
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,905
    How about this one?->
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,841
    Looks like a Lotus ?? Suspiciously British at any rate.

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