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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,406
    Segment, schmegment the guy who owns it sez it's a 1965 Thuderbird Special Landau

    Rats. Oh well, I took a shot. My memory isn't what it used to be, but then it never was.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,676
    '86 or so Mustang SVO, with the smooth as silk 2.3l turbo engine.

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

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The oddball headlights really stood out.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
    edited March 2013
    The story behind the weird headlights is that the car was designed under the assumption that the Feds would drop the requirement for sealed beam headlights and approve compound headights faired into to improve aerodynamics. When the Feds balked Ford introduced the Fox Mustangs
    with the square sealed beam lights.

    I put a set of aftermarket plastic covers over the headlights over the headlight openings of my '86 Fox-body 5 liter GT convertible which at least approximated the originally intended appearance of the design.

    By 1987 the Feds had relented and the Fox-body 'Stangs had faired-in lights.
    '87 LX models retained the old nose but with glassed over lights that looked much like my '86 with the aftermarket covers.

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    In any case the mystery car is an '84 Ford Mustang SVO. Rumor has it Ford may sell a new 4cylinder (Eco-boost?) Mustang in Europe but not the US.

    SVO=Special Vehicle Operations.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,676
    that one of those Canadian Potiacs based on a '65 malibu?

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

  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,406
    If I get this wrong, it will be my third stumble today and I will stop posting for the evening. OK, I'll accept a partially correct answer from myself since I am not Canadian. Anyway, I will guess a '64 Acadian (Beaumont?).

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

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
    It's a 1964 Pontiac Beaumont, essentially a LeMans on a shorter chassis with a Chevy V8 IIRC.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • auzziauzzi Posts: 1
    It is a Citroen Godess ID 19 or ID 21 had phnematic suspesion adjustable ride height with a lever in the centre console FWD and it had headlights which turned when the steering wheel turned ( very awkward when opposite lock applied) was a Great car way before its time. I owned one in France.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Looks like it has a modern suspension underneath it all.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,952
    Sorry I haven't been back to this but I was out last night. Graham has given the most comprehensive answer, and I am really pleased to see a Renault 3, as that was really rare even when new.
    The car to the extreme left on the front row is a Simca - probably 1301, I believe.Then we have a Renault 4, Opel Kadett and Fiat 1500 (although the caption on the picture says it is a 1300 - and there was a very upmarket version of the 1300 available.
    I'm pretty much with Graham and the rest of you on all the others but the car behind the Renault 3 is a DKW Junior or one of its F12 relatives, and I think the car s behind the Ponton MB on the rightin the distance are a light coloured Ford Taunus 12M and ahead of it a Mk2 Cortina ?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    I just got a Fusion 2.0, which is the first turbo engine I've had since my '83 Turbo Coupe.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats, what did you trade?

    Share the story in chronic car buyers...
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    Yes, works just fine with Firefox.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    edited March 2013
    Traded in my 2011 Explorer. What those look like isn't much of a mystery. ;)
    Decided to roll the dice on my '02 Explorer lasting another few years as a winter beater without anything catastrophic happening.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    How is the 2l EcoBoost? Feel and mileage.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
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    Regarding my Fusion, I've only put about 200 miles on it in just over 2 weeks, so mileage will continue to be a mystery for a while.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,108
    Ooooh, kinda ugly.

    Looks like a Merc Grand Marquis with a grafted Taurus/Sable wagon back.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
    Ooooh, kinda ugly.

    Maybe but still better looking than most Grand Marquis. :P

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
    edited March 2013
    That's the Saint Louis Auto Show of 1953 and I believe those are all 1953 model cars. The swept swing jet was the iconic aircraft of it's day, the F-86 Sabre, fresh from establishing air superiority over Korea and fervently worshipped by every 10 y/o boy in the land, myself included.

    The Sabrejet was a big influence on car designers of the day as well. Harley Earl's 1953 GM leSabre Concept car presaged the major styling trends of the 1950s>

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    Anyone want to guess make and/or models of the cars surrounding the jet?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • berriberri Posts: 4,275
    There's some interesting stories on how desperately the Soviets wanted one of those F-86's and how after they finally got a hold of one it quickly got reflected in the newer MIG's, but never quite matched up.

    I believe those are Packard's in the foreground.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    I actually saw one of those planes with a pilot climbing out of the cockpit in 1989(!), when I was visiting a friend at China lake.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,275
    Interesting place, as is Eglin AFB.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
    edited March 2013
    Yup there are two Packards in the photo, the convertible under the near wing and a two door next to it. In addition I see several more identifiable cars

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    I see a couple of 53 Oldsmobiles. A 2 door facing straight ahead and a 4 door facing to the right , next to the security guard.
    Also, a 53 Chevy just behind the back of the jet.
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 489
    I'll grab the Jeep pick-up and wagon upstairs.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
    No one has mentioned the Willys Aero sedan under the Sabre's nose and next to it it is a Willys Jeep CJ3A.

    '53 Willys Aero brochure.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,754
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    Lots of domestics and imports from the early 60s in this movie I came across.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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