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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    Vauxhall Corsa (?) - 80's vintage.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,197
    Right make. Wrong model.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I will guess Opel Kadett.

    They sold Kadetts in Brazil as Chevys, and that looks awfully familiar.

    They're bigger than Corsas, about a size up.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,170
    The pictured car is Kadett E based - but is not an Opel. UK variant would be Vauxhall Astra.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,197
    Actually, the car is a 1989 Vauxhall Belmont sold in the UK. We suffered with this car as the Daewoo-built Pontiac LeMans.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,170
    Oh that's right, Belmont was the trunkback version, I think.

    I remember a family friend had a new LeMans, ca. 1988-89. I don't recall them having any big issues with it (of course, they dumped it by 1994-95 or so), but it was definitely built to that low price.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Brazil only saw the 3 door hatch, IIRC.
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,649
    G'day

    Sold as the Vauxhall Belmont when I first went to Britain in 1990. IT was just an Astra with a boot.

    Oddly, we have just sold mum's Astra from about the same era, as she is no longer driving. I was too terrified of the risk to pass it on to any of her grandchildren and was grateful to get $1,000 for it. Driving it is a real reminder of how much car safety has advanced in the past 25 years.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,170
    In europe, trunkback versions of existing cars are seen as made for old people. In Germany, Jetta/Bora is definitely an old persons car.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Same in the US, baby boomers love trunks.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Red 57 Chevy Bel Air to get things started.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,170
    I'll pick off the little Corvair Monza Spyder in front of "French Shriner".

    I don't see any 57 Chevies :shades:
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701
    I don't see any 57 Chevies

    Are you talking about that red car in front of the French Shriner sign. That's no Chebby, it's a Buick, a '58 I think.

    Keep 'em coming. :shades:

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Yep, should have noticed the details in the profile. Aren't they platform-mates?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701
    Aren't they platform-mates?


    I don't think so, they didn't share platforms so much back then, if Buick were to share platforms w anyone it would most likely be Olds.

    They shared things like steering/brake components but each division had it's own motors and (IIRC) chassis.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    I see a '62 Cadillac Series 62 or Coupe deVille, and a '60 Buick LeSabre or Invicta.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701
    Yup, plenty of Buicks in that shot, anyone see the '56 (look in BIGGER version)?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,418
    edited January 2013
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    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (daughters college car)

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 481
    I'll grab the 57 De Soto wagon and the 66 Dart in the lower left.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,170
    46-48 Ford sedan (still called a Fordor?), I guess. Can't tell the year.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,418
    according to the ad, it is a '47 Ford super deluxe. with suicide doors.

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

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701
    Nice call on the DeSoto wagon the photo is from 1965 but I can't see enough of the car on the lower left to tell the make model or year but it does look a bit like the nose of a '65-'66 Mustang to me.

    So far no one has mentioned the most identifiable car in the shot, at least as far as make/model if not year. Just past the red ('58?)Buick you can see the top of a white Volkswagen Bug.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,649
    edited January 2013
    G'day

    As a very small boy growing up in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia, I was (compliments of two indulgent older sisters who would take me to Saturday afternoon matinees at the local picture theatre), a keen, albeit uncertain, follower of Batman's adventures. This was a 1940's series (repeated in rural Australia in the 1960's because it was really, really cheap entertainment) where Batman drove a black saloon (maybe a Cadillac - someone can correct me, but I think Alfred was the chauffeur). Everything was in black and white, so the Batmobile could had been anything from dark grey to blue or maybe brown.

    In the mid '60s there was the TV series (very camp) with a wildly futuristic Batmobile, based on a mid fifties show car, the Lincoln Futura. (okay, I will admit that the most appealing aspect of the show was the car and a remarkably skin type costume, defying fluid dynamics, draped over Eartha Kitt as Catwoman). In the past week, that car, modified by George Barris, has sold for over $4.2m.

    The trigger for pondering this is sitting in our garden as our local megabats fly within a metre. The grey headed flying fox has a wingspan of 1.0m (3'3") and makes a clearly audible flapping sound as they seek fruit and insects. They do not have the echo-location of smaller bats and the prospect of being hit by 500g (1lb 2 oz) of rapidly flying bat known for carrying lisavirus (rabies like) and Hendra virus (fatal in all casse of human infection), is a little concerning. They are however magnificent and remind me of the motif of the camp '60s show.

    Can anyone recall what the car used in the 1940's serial was. I am hopeless at American cars.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,917
    Those foxbat's are huge!

    I founds a couple of these images, although I don't know what kind of car it is.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701
    edited January 2013
    Your photo is of a late 1930s GM Convertible Sedan, either a Cadillac, LaSalle or a Buick, probably a Buick.

    1937 Buick Series 40

    Great looking cars weren't they?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,170
    Definitely 1939 Cadillac, looks longer than normal so probably a 75/Fleetwood.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,701
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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