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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,085
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    Here is the uncovered image... late 80's Camaro RS

    Odie
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 503
    edited December 2012
    1961 ZIL 111V
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    Dah, is exact copy of 1958 Buick. ;)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    I see more Packard DNA.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    I see more Packard DNA.

    Stalin was said to be a big fan of Packards.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    Here's Stalin's ZIS-115 which bears a strong resemblance to the 1941 Packard:

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    His previous ride resembles a mid-1930s Buick:

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    It appears to be a 1974 or later Opel Manta.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 16,257
    finally one I actually owned.

    Yes, a '74 or '75 due to the bumpers. "75 was the last year for the "real" Opel. Only way I know of to tell is under the hood. '75 had FI. And let me tell you from experience, it was a bad car to own if it broke! 1 year, rare tech in the early '80s, and very few sold. When you need an FI piece and there is 1 in the US, it is not a good thing. Great fun to drive though, after owning a Gremlin right before it!

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  • berriberri Posts: 4,417
    Opel Mantra sold at your local Buick dealer?
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    Uncle Joe's older car is a ZIS 101, styling heavily derived from the ~35-36 Nash.
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  • I wonder why Stalin did not used cars produced in former USSR?
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    Actually, those cars were produced in the USSR as blatant copies of American cars. I believe Buicks were actually built under license in the USSR in the 1930s.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,037
    Olds Cutlass. Don't know GM's years.
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    You're close Lem but if you look closely, just ahead of the rear wheels, you'll make out the flash that denotes the 4-4-2 version of the Cutlass.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 592
    I loved the '64-'65 Cutlass designs! I have a theory that GM finally solved the problems of quarter panel rust-outs on these 2. Back in the day I never saw any rust on these up North. Whatever they did, they went back to rust-prone quarter panels soon after.... Has anyone ever seen any rusted quarter panels on these 2 years?? Or does my theory have 'holes'....
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    edited December 2012
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • berriberri Posts: 4,417
    edited December 2012
    A Datsun 1600 or 2000 roadster. I think they were also referred to as Datsun Fairlady in Japan.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 33,014
    I think the Fairlady model is the Z-car here in the USA...

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,561
    Neat little car...they copied the British but bettered them as well. The 2000 Roadster had some serious engine problems, however. So they copied the British in that way, too! A japanese TR7! :P

    For some reason, these cars don't bring much in the collector car market.

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,727
    G'day

    A severe case of "what might have been" for me. In 1981, I was driving down a major road in Melbourne when I saw a Red Datsun Fairlady 2000 convertible with a "Free to a Good Home" sign on it. By the time I turned around and came back (all of two minutes) someone else had stopped and snapped it up.

    A friend had one at university, which he had acquired under similar circumstances, with a warped head (I think that was the inherent defect with the engine). He spent his summer holidays labouriously grinding the head flat with grinding compound on a pane of glass. Bizarelly, this meant that the head dimensions were marginally different with differing compression ratios on each cylinder. It ran, sort of! But it was way sexier than my 1974 Mitsubishi Galany wagon!

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,282
    labouriously grinding the head flat with grinding compound

    Sounds like an astronomy major.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,282
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    Volvo XC-something or other. I'll guess XC60.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,282
    Very close. Revamped XC90.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    The oldest looking "new" car on the road (other than maybe a G-wagen, if that counts), so similar to a 10 year old model.
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