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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,728
    G'day

    Well I can place the year as 1956 from the double bill at the theatre.

    Cheers

    Graham
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    Side of street with theatre:

    1954 Plymouth with a 1953 model parked close behind it. 1956 Buick further back. Other cars look too grainy. Looks like what might be a 1955 Ford among them.

    Other side of street: 1955 Mercury, 1955 Buick.
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    Oh no mystery to former Subaru XT owners---my Subaru mechanic used to call those instrument holders "landing pods".

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 10,109
    on the right, 53? Buick, 55 Mercury 57 Olds.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,450
    Unless there is a very similar car out there, that it is a Checker. If so, it must be a later model, as it has different tail lights than I am used to seeing.

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

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    Nope, not a Checker but it does bear a definite resemblance, especially in wagon form but it has no relation to any Checker and was not even made in the USA.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,728
    G'day

    By golly, you are finding the oddballs. That is a Humber Super Snipe Estate, I guess from mid 1960's. Tail-lights vary by year and this was before the last versions which I think ran up to about 1970

    They were fitted with raised rooves and used as ambulances in Australia, assembled at a plant near my present office.

    A great uncle had a sedan until the late 1970's. They were very posh for their time.

    Cheers

    Graham
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,728
    G'day

    Rover 800 series from 1989. Probably sold as Sterling in America but this one is from England

    Cheers

    Graham
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    It was sold in the U.S. as the Sterling 827. I believe there was also a hatchback version of this car.
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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,728
    edited May 2013
    G'day

    Quite a pretty design and really the last gasp of Rover as a luxury car. The hatch was practical and the saloon comparatively rare in Britain. The plow nose was replaced about 1992 and looked tidier without the pockmarks which usually marred the lip of the early models.

    A guy across the road from us when living in Gloucestershire had several and thought them wonderful. However he was an unmarried elderly engineer who enjoyed tinkering! The foibles of the Rover electrics provided lots of entertainment for him.

    Cheers

    Graham
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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,262
    Only Rover could take a perfectly capable Honda/Acura and turn it into something so British in terms of reliability and quality....

    :)
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    An Acura clone without the hassle of reliability. :D
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    Humber Super Snipe Estate

    Yup, it's '66 Super Snipe. The sedan...er..Saloon versions were somewhat popular in the heyday of British imports here. I rode in one once and was impressed with the interior fittings which were like those of a Jag or Bentley with lots of nice wood, leather and little fold out tables. It looked like a Checker outside but not so much inside. ;)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    That's an 80s Subaru DL. Someone has removed the Subie emblem and replaced it with that third lamp.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    No rust so it can't be. :P
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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,823
    A friend had one of those Subaru DLs. I couldn't figure how such a 'inherently balanced' engine was such a raspy thing. :confuse:
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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,262
    Peugeot 508 Estate.
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,258
    Actually, that third headlamp is a Subaru option that year. The Suburu emblem would flip up exposing this "passing light." It wasn't legal in all states.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    I am surprised at how many Subarus of that vintage have survived in my area. I still see them now and then. And yeah, the engines are very coarse sounding - not like one 25 years newer is much smoother.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    Peugeot 508 Estate.

    Keerect, nice looking motor IMO.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 10,109
    Looks pretty close to what a Fusion wagon would look like.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    Looks pretty close to what a Fusion wagon would look like.

    Ya think?>

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 10,109
    That's even closer to what a Fusion wagon would look like. :) ;)
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    Fiat 124 coupe ~1970, clean design, shame they disintegrated so easily.
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