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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,264
    '67 Firebird.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,127
    My sister had a first year model Firebird (not a convertible). I don't remember the wheel wells being all swoopy like that. Pretty sure her's was the base with the six cylinder in it. Bright yellow.

    She was out of the house and off to college by then and I had just gotten my learner's permit so I only got to drive it once. Took a couple of visiting cousins to the drive-in.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,528
    No side marker lights, so it's '67 Firebird, right?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,127
    edited July 2013
    Beats me - mostly what I remember about that car was her parking it in the front yard so everyone driving by would be sure to see it. And then there was the time she was running me somewhere on the highway and didn't notice that the Greyhound bus in front of us was slowing to pull off at a stop, and wasn't actively braking to trigger the brake lights. I thought we were going to drive right under it. :shades:

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  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 591
    Right, '68 was the first year with side marker lights. Also, '67 had vent windows which were gone the next year.
    For fun, when (if) you watch Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives check out which red convertible Camaro Guy Fieri is driving - he seems to switch between the original '67 (with vent windows) to a '68 or '69 (without vent windows).
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
    Yup that is a first year 1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint. Sprint versions of the Firebird and Tempest used a SOHC six, an option that didn't prove popular in that era of cheap gas.

    "OHC 6 Sprint" lettering (barely visible) on the lower flank indicates this option.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    BMW 2000CS- circa 1966/69...
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
    edited July 2013
    Yes indeed, the 2 liter, 4 cyl. precursor to the wonderful 6 cylinder E9 Bimmers
    (2800CS, 3.0CS/CSL).

    I've always thought the resemblance to the '65 Corvair coupe was remarkable considering that the 2000C/CS reached showrooms in 1965, the same year as the 'Vair. Who was stealing from whom?

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594

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  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 591
    edited July 2013
    Looks like a pair of '58 Cadillacs! A white Eldorado convertible and a black 'regular' Fleetwood or 62 or deVille. Whatever show or movie it is, it must be set in Miami as indicated by the license plate.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
    edited July 2013
    Yup, it's a pair of '58 Caddies, the white convertible being a rare Eldorado Biarritz. The black is a limousine (Series 75?).

    The still is from Magic City which is set in Miami Beach in 1959 so it is chock full of 50s vintage iron especially of the upscale sort. It's also a pretty well-made acted and written series. (Starz, Fri 9P edt)

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    This is the new Maserati Ghibli.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,876
    Who was stealing from whom?

    Rear engine vs. front engine... I'd say it was probably coincidence...

    '67 2000CS was my first BMW (bought in '85...)

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
    Rear engine vs. front engine... I'd say it was probably coincidence...

    Oh there were plenty of differences but they also had similar styling and both featured IRS, a real rarity in the mid 1960s. I have a hard time believing there wasn't some "industrial espionage" going on.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
    Chevy styling in the Netherlands, it can only be an Opel (Rekord?).

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,144
    1942 or 1946-48 Buick Roadmaster convertible.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
    Yup, it's a 48 Buick Roadmaster (no portholes until '49!)

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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    Sorry Andy - I thought you might say that, but its not an Opel .....
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    That's a tough one - I was thinking it had to be Opel too, but the side trim matches nothing I know of. It kind of looks British to me too, maybe something Rootes group.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,594
    DKW F91 Variant (wagon) ca. 1955.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,528
    "DKW F91 Variant (wagon) ca. 1955. "

    Yep, site says it's a '58.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    No, it's not British either.

    Actually looking at it again I can see why you mention the Rootes group similarity - that roof looks very much like a Humber Super Snipe Estate, but this car was introduced a couple of years earlier.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    OK - I'll give you a clue. It's French.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    I would like to have a Humber Super Snipe Estate just because of the name. :shades:
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    From the Hershey Auto Show...

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