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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
    Right and the fender badge indicates this one has the big 421 under the hood.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,577
    My favorite year of full-size Pontiac.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
    No takers on #35441, not many of these came to our shores but later versions enjoyed some popularity at the height of the Euro car boom in the early 60s.

    Paging Magnette or Grahampeters.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,003
    edited January 2013
    OHHHHH...I thought we were supposed to identify the TRAILER!

    Ah, no need to trouble our brothers on foreign shores---I've suffered enough under British cars to take this one:

    That is, I believe, a Hillman Minx "Californian".

    Be the ONLY one on your block........... :P

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
    edited January 2013
    You're close Mr. S but the Hillman Minx Californian was described by Octane magazine as "a 1953 Minx Drophead coupe with a permanent hardtop attached".
    The car in the photo is a 1953 Hillman Minx convertible (AKA "drophead coupe") but without the h/t it can't be a "Californian". link .

    If we're going to get really pedantic it's a Hillman Minx Mark V or Phase V ;) . Ireally should go for a PhD in Pedantry. Rootes Group nomenclature and badge-swapping would make an excellent thesis project. :sick:

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,003
    Now really, how can you take a hardtop and or off a car and have its name changed automatically? :P

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,683
    That is a 1953 hideousmobile. Estate model.

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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,954
    The Californian hardtop wasn't removable - it was a pillarless two door saloon - like the later Sunbeam Rapier. also the Hillman Minx convertible preceded it by a few years - the first version of the Californian wasn't sold until 1953, whereas the convertible was on sale by about 1950/1.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,954
    edited January 2013
    Allard Safari - they built about 10 or 12 circa 1951-3, or thereabouts. I saw one for sale at the British Classic Car show in Birmingham last November - might even have been this one.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,003
    well live and learn. And here I thought I nailed it. Damn!

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,990
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
    Corvette C4, perhaps a ZR-1.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,990
    edited January 2013
    More details please. It's special (and no, nothing to do with the "Stingray" that's all in the news tonight).

    (Hint - apparently it was less well screwed together and way less reliable than your Addams Family woodie above looks to be).

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,248
    Maybe it's the infamous '83 model that never existed?

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,680
    G'day

    No sir, I don't care how much you will pay me - I will not take the beast off your hands for any money!

    Ugly, isn't it?

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
    Yup, it's an Allard P2 Safari ca. 1953. Looks like someone left a Jaguar in the oven too long.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,990
    edited January 2013
    Nah, they sold ~500 copies of this Vette variant over several years. It's on one of our Top 10 lists.

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    Is it a Calloway (sp)? 88ish?

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,990
    edited January 2013
    Very good!

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    That may look like a bargain price to 21st-century eyes, but the twin-turbo was notoriously fragile. Every element of the late-'80s Corvette was stressed by the additional output. So even though B2K was available through the 1991 model year, only about 500 were ordered."

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757

    1987 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette


    Therein lies the problem with so many Corvette specials; they visually indistinguishable from the standard issue 'Vettes. The product planners seem to finally be aware of this. The C6 ZR-1 had extra vents and such, subtle but at least something to distinguish it from the regular C6 although it doesn't look much different than the Z06.

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    I like that. May as well go for a sleeper look and then blow them away!

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
    edited January 2013

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,209
    edited January 2013
    Is it a 1961 Mercury Comet wagon?
  • This car appears to be a Citroen, 1963-1965 vintage.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,003
    worth about 1/2 MSRP now---not bad for an 80s car.

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    Do you ever see any 80s cars (other than the Grand National, Ferrari, Lambos etc) ever being collectible? Many of the old barges had the last of their runs, the 86 Taurus, etc? I'm talking 25-30 years from now.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,003
    Not many 80s car, no. People keep saying "oh, one day Car X or Car Y will be a collector car" but let's face facts here---if a car hasn't made its move toward collectibility by 25-30 years, it's probably not going to happen.

    There have been a few (very few) "sleepers" that took 40 or more years to wake up (e.g., the Tucker) but these were very VERY rare low production cars of extremely unique design and interest.

    So if you can think of a very low production car (not a trim-only variant of a high production car) of unique performance, styling, etc. from the 1980s, then yeah, that car might have a shot.

    But a 1984 C4 Vette or a Taurus----not likely.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,757
    1980s BMWs, particularly M-cars are already collectibles. People will pay good money for a nice E30 or E28.

    I think original VW GTIs are in demand but it's hard to find a good one.

    An 80s Mercedes Turbo-Diesel model might do pretty well --if it doesn't have 80 gajillion miles on it.

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