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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
    No doubt appearing double parked, and with Gulf State numberplates anywhere near Harrods soon.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,278
    I've also seen the name F70 tossed around. Not sure why it has 2 names or what. Thought it was 2 different cars, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,162
    edited March 2013
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Handsome car, but would it be worth the trouble of federalizing it for the inevitably tiny sales numbers?

    And this is coming from a two-time convertible owner.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,683
    Pair of 51 Fords towards the right.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,794
    Is that a Frazer in the middle of the pack?

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  • berriberri Posts: 4,174
    I think I see a 58 or so DeSoto and 59 Chevy toward the left center and a pair of either 55 or 56 Plymouth's on either side of the 51 Fords.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,683
    edited March 2013
    Looks like it.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
    edited March 2013
    There is a 59 Chevrolet third car beyond the Frazer EDIT - I've just zoomed i and I'm not so sure now.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
    Is this the La Ferrari? I read an article somewhere that states Ferrari ran out of names to call their cars, so they simply named this one the La Ferrari.

    Ferrari most certainly hasn't run out of names but like everyone else they seem to have thrown out their previous nomenclature in a vain attempt to convince their customer base that their newest is unique and a complete break with the past (as if a complete break with such a great tradition was desireable).

    They could have called it the F70 or perhaps the Imola or Monza but they're going with Ferrari LaFerrari which I'm not sure is even correct Italian.

    Hyper exotics like this, the Veyron and the Pagani Huayara increasingly leave me cold because they make no sense. Why spend a million bucks on something that can go 200mph on the ground when you can go twice as fast for the money in a plane and never have to worry about a speeding ticket?

    That said, based on the photos, La Ferrari may be a return to Ferraris that are truly beautiful in a way the the garish Paganis and Veyrons can't match and hooray for that.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
    I dunno but since it's based on the Insignia/Regal a lot of the Federalizing has already been done and if you think of it as a replacement for the Saab convertible which sold pretty well it might do some decent numbers and it would help the image of Buick just to have it in the showroom.

    Back in the day folks would be attracted by the red convertible in the front and walk out with the four-door they really needed.

    Myself, I'm only interested in ragtops with driven wheels in the back (I'm on my 5th).

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Both of mine have been RWD too. :shades:
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
    edited March 2013
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    This one isn't anywhere in Holland, judging by the volcano in the background.
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,349
    Ok, I've looked at it carefully and concluded that a '58 Rambler and a '58 Packard had an affair and this was the result. I wonder what it looked like when it grew up.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,426
    edited March 2013
    Did you right-click to get the photo URL? The pic isn't showing up for me at the moment.

    And is that view in Italy? (it's lush enough to be Mexico). Or is it a forest fire somewhere in West Virginia?

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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
    To me its a marriage of Hillman Minx and Vauxhall, but its not from USA or UK - anyway, we don't do volcanoes...
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
    Sorry - its showing on my machine - using AppleMac Safari - I don't know how to get it to show on anything else?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,155
    edited March 2013
    I'll try it. It didn't show up for me in IE8, so I right-clicked for the URL and opened in a new window. Then I pasted it into this post. Does it work for other readers?

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,426
    Ah, well, it's showing up fine in Chrome, just not in my IE. For a minute there I thought your streak of successfully posting photos had broken; must be on my end. :D

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
    I can see it fine via Mozilla, looks like a Vauxhall/Opel (aka little Chevy) perhaps a late 50s Cresta.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,683
    Hmm...RHD, and not a Holden, not British - it's a Prince (Datsun) Skyline, with that trim probably 1960-61.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
    Yes its a Prince Skyline - the second version from 1959/61 distinguished by the double headlights.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
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    The location is again Dutch...
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,601
    edited March 2013
    G'day

    The rear one is a Vauxhall Velox from about 1949 (mum and dad had one until 1962). Note that the front door opens backward, both doors swinging off the B pillar. If it is a 4 cylinder, it was called a Wyvern.

    The one in front is an Austin, I think an A40 Devon from about 1948. Wheel spats are not original,

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,794
    That a Moggie---hard to date these things---um, 1953 Plus 4 I'd guess.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
    Good guess, it's a 1952 Morgan Plus 4.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    A very handsome C7 convertible.

    Tan top is a nice color, would look even better Black & Tan.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,426
    BRG and tan. :shades:

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