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  • berriberri Posts: 4,159
    Like that Picture Odie. It screams late 50's/early 60's. Makes me nostalgic!

    I think the 58 Chevy coupe may be a Bel-Air with some kind of 57/58 Mopar wagon on the left side.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,541
    The giveaway to me is the gas cap:
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  • berriberri Posts: 4,159
    Duh, leave it to me to focus on the obscure and ignore the obvious :shades:
  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 592
    Not sure about the gas cap (although it IS nice), but this '68 Barracuda appears to have the 'Formula S' package as indicated by the 'S' badge under the Barracuda side nameplate. (of course the wheels are definitely not stock).

    Back in the day a friend had a '68 'cuda convertible with a 318 and no special package, but his had the same nice gas cap!
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    Looks like a MGA
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    Yup, the round vent on the hood is the giveaway. It's a '59 MG-A Mk.I

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,057
    '58 Ranchero?

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  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 592
    Nah, it's a '59.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    That's right, it's a 1959 Ford Ranchero.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,589
    G'day

    Possibly a pre war Volvo, something like a PV51. Wheels look slightly too large for the body which was a good idea for less developed road networks.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    Sorry Graham, not a Volvo, not even Swedish, it's from a country with a well-developed road network.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • berriberri Posts: 4,159
    I never thought the 59 Ranchero pulled it off as well as it's predecessors. I think the back light and all looked a bit too abrupt. I think 59 was the first year of the full sized Chevy El Camino?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    Austin 10, roughly 1946
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    Austin 10, roughly 1946

    Precisely, take a bow, Fin.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,589
    G'day

    My first thought was a Riley, but I don't think that is correct. The trim and wheels looks more MG Magnette from mid to late 1950s. I think the amber indicators may not be original.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,929
    Ah yes - This is a Magnette - but the identifying bits of chrome that would distinguish a ZA from a ZB are missing from the front wings. My ZA has chrome from thefront doors down in a curve over the front wings to the bumpers, while a ZB had a simpler straight flash from the door to a point below the wing mirrors. This is quite common - oftern the chrome got damaged, and when cars were resprayed or repaired after accidents it got taken off anyway. My guess is a ZA though although I'm not sure why...

    The Varitone version of the ZB didn't have either wing flash, but that had a chrome trim along the car below the windows - about three inches below the door handles where the car bulges out - it seperated the two-tone colour scheme (although not all Varitones were two-tone). This isn't one of those though if it doesn't have the larged back window.

    The amber flashers are an add-on, as the original trafficators are still visible on the door pillars. Car has been re-registered - that number series wasn't issued in period, but is a spare series used for restored cars etc needing a new number.
  • Reminds me of my next door neighbors Baracuda back in the 80s & my brother giving them a hard time about the wife having an old car. (Hubby had a brand new Porche). Now we laugh as adults cause we realize it was a classic and not just an old car!
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    My guess is a ZA though although I'm not sure why...

    Imcdb.com says it is a 1957 MG Magnette ZB from the TV series Call The Midwife.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,226
    You would think an ATS wouldn't work for someone with 3 kids.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    Reese's nanny drives a minivan, I'm sure. :shades:

    It's a 2013 btw.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    edited June 2013
    why anyone would take a picture of such a prosaic scene let alone save it but here for your enjoyment is a parking lot in Chicago ca. 197?>

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    Notice-not a single import, no Asians or Eurocars...wait I think I see one!

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  • slorenzenslorenzen Posts: 281
    Is it possible to drive safely with those shoes?

    :confuse:
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    The sooner self-driving autonomous cars get here, the better. :shades:

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    Is that an Audi Fox I spot beside the lowline 69 Ford 2 door sedan?
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,155
    Closest car appears to be a 1966 Buick LeSabre. The brown and white car is a 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle.

    In the background: I see a 1964 Chevrolet, 1962-63 Chevrolet Chevy II, 1969 Ford Custom 500, Audi Fox, 1973 or 1974 Oldsmobile Omega, 1975 Chervrolet full-size wagon, a GM Colonnade sedan next to it.

    Furthest back: Gold 1971-72 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1975 Ford Torino, what may be a blue 1968 or 1969 Buick LeSabre.
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