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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,549
    Yes, true, but the M cars are rather low buck collectibles given how old they are and how much they cost to bring back to life--- and they've remained totally stagnant in value for quite some time. You can get more for a 1980s era Camaro Z-28 than you can for a M car.

    The problem is that they look like regular BMWs and they really aren't that fast anymore.

    But yes, some people do collect one or two--the reason values are stagnant is because everyone who wants one, now has one--so they just change hands at the same price because there is no strong buyer pressure to escalate. It's like "oh, you want X dollars for your M5...well call me if you'll take less".

    So...collectible? Yeah. Hot collectible? No. Future collectible? Maybe not.

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    maybe if you took that DeLorean back and told some of the companies what to do then the 80's cars would be collectable. :D

    Odie
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,597
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,568
    I wonder what the white wagon is beside the 64 Galaxie - I was thinking Datsun 510, but that's not it. Maybe a Rootes group car?

    Small car driving is a Datsun Bluebird, I think.
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,333
    That white wagon has me stumped too. But the next 4 are all Ford; a '64 Galaxy, about a '66 Falcon, a TBird ('66 also I think) and a '57. Beyond that is a 2nd gen Corvair.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,597
    I think the white wagon is a Datsun but the taillights are wrong for a 510, perhaps a late 60s Bluebird.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,618
    What is that big dark red/maroon car way over to the left side of the picture?
    Looks like a big 70's Impala to me.
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,586
    G'day

    Looks like a Datsun wagon but lights are not quite right. I wonder if it was local production under license or some sort of knock-off (popular in China and Taiwan)

    Cheers

    Graham
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    My first guess was '75 Caprice Classic, but that's too new for the pic.

    My best guess (and that's all it is) would be a '63-64 full-size Buick, probably an Electra 225.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,597
    I wonder if it was local production under license or some sort of knock-off (popular in China and Taiwan)

    Interesting, the photo shows the location of a U.S. Navy NCO Club in Taipei, Taiwan.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 476
    Hmmm. The BB Club sign is in Korean and English. I would say the photo was taken in Korea.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,597
    Needless to say, I don't know Chinese from Korean or Swahili but someone is pretty sure that the photo is of Taiwan.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,333
    Well, at least I feel better about not recognizing that white station wagon on the right; it was probably never sold here in the US of A.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 476
    Yes, the photo was taken in Taiwan.
    The photo was taken in 1970.
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,586
    G'day

    After a lot of trawling the net, there is apparently a Taiwan version of many Datsuns, made by Yulon or Yue Loong. The names for the cars were as cheesy as the Japanese versions. Given that I found a head cover image with the name on it, I suspect that there might have been an engine plant as well as body assembly.

    However, I have not found an image of this station wagon

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,597
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,157
    My first thought was that was the new Lincoln grill. Not a Ford logo though.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Looks like a Renault Murano. A little too much like a Murano, in fact.

    Is that a Nissan rebadge?
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,763
    Renault CUV based on Juke underpinnings.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Looks better and more practical than the Juke, though still a little wild.

    I like the two-tone, inside and out.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,597
    Renault CUV based on Juke underpinnings.

    My information is that the new Renault Captur CUV is based in the Clio. Undoubtedly there's some Nissan in it as well.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,157
    There's lots of pressure on Renault to build Nissans in France. Reports are a bit conflicting as to whether it'll happen. (Reuters).

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,549
    I remember a quote from the late 1980s from the CEO of Renault at that time:

    "Zee Japanese? Zay have nothing to teach us..."

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    To be fair, Renault saved Nissan.

    Now it'll be the other way around.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,287
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    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,586
    G'day

    A second generation (but Mark I) Ford Transit from about 1965-78. This one is a long wheelbase van with twin rear wheels. The stubby nose housed a V4 engine which was seriously underpowered.

    This one appears to be LHD suggesting it was made in Europe, rather than England

    An awful, awful vehicle. Its great claim to fame was that it was the vehicle of choice for UK thieves for a long time - totally unmemorable and most seemed to be in the awful red colour above. Every gypsy encampment seemed to have several.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,597
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,287
    seems pretty close.

    according to the seller, it is a "1967 magirus firetruck german made in turky by ford"

    Quite the lineage!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,287
    looks like a Chrysler 200 rebadged as a Lancia?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,586
    G'day

    Theoretically a Lancia Thema, but looks to be 100% Chrysler.

    The original Thema was an interesting car, built on a common platform with Alfa 164, Fiat Croma and Saab 9000.

    I know nothing of this latest version, although Lancia are badgins Chryslers as Thema and Voyager. Debasement of a once great name

    Cheers

    Graham
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