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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,952
    edited August 2013
    Autobianchi Primula - and an interesting blue estate car in the right background (or at least, its one you don't get in North America...)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,301
    Is the estate car a Dacia Logan?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    Yup, that's the two-door version of the Autobianchi Primula. The coupe shared the pioneering transverse motor/fwd layout of the five door version but not the big hatch in the rear.

    Both versions are handsome cars that are surprisingly modern-looking. The Coupe in that photo even has an au courant shade of neon blue.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    Sure looks like it. I'd forgotten that the Estate looks completely different than the sedan version of the Logan.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • '53 or '54 Chevy BelAir on left. '46,7 or 8 Buick convertible, '49 or '50 Ford on right.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    Maserati

    Aw come on, you'll have to be more specific johnmoore!

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,664
    G'day

    Certainly early 1960's. I think possibly successor to 3500 which was named after a US race circuit. Not Laguna !

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    Certainly early 1960's. I think possibly successor to 3500 which was named after a US race circuit. Not Laguna !

    Not an early 60s model, that was the 3500GT, this was indeed the follow-on which used the same engine but had Vignale coachwork in place of the earlier Touring bodies. Yes it was named for a U.S. race track.

    Hint: the same name has been used for Plymouth and Chrysler models.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,090
    Sebring?

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,664
    G'day

    As a kid, I was slightly mystified why Italian car manufacturers would want to name their cars after American places.

    No real idea why!

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    As a kid, I was slightly mystified why Italian car manufacturers would want to name their cars after American places.

    Several reasons-

    It was important for them to sell in the world's largest and richest car market

    Celebrating racing successes in places like Sebring and Daytona (there were Italian cars dubbed LeMans and Mille Miglia as well).

    Sounds cooler than Bathurst, Adelaide or Mallala ;)

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    Looks like a late-70's or early 80's Porsche 924.

    Guards Red, originally?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    edited August 2013
    Actually it's a late 80's Porsche 924S and yes undoubtedly it was once Guards Red.

    The 928 style wheels are the giveaway. The S , unlike other iterations of the 924 used the same Porsche-built motor as the 944 rather than a Volkswagen or Audi-sourced engine. It was not very successful despite selling at a discount compared to the 944 which had more aggressive bodywork and wider tires.

    Ironically I almost bought one in 1987 but had to wait so long for delivery I gave up and bought something else.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,957
    ah, "Volkswagen performance at Porsche prices".

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  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    ah, "Volkswagen performance at Porsche prices".

    When I was in 8th grade, I did a school report on the 924. Essentially, I got my dad to take me to the dealer and get a brochure, then cut the pictures out and put them onto poster board.

    The one fact I remember about the car was the cD - .36. Which was good for 1978!

    (at least, Porsche was proud enough about it to specifically call it out in the brochure!)
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    "Volkswagen performance at Porsche prices".

    Read my post again Shifty. The 924S was a real Porsche with the same exact motor as a 944.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,957
    Well okay fair enough. 150 HP is better than the original 95 or so. Mea culpa.

    I was referring also to the price of parts, like the rear hatch glass.

    To my mind, there is only one 944 worth considering---the 944 Turbo.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,529
    edited August 2013
    Not sure of the year ('52-55), but that's a Willys Aero-Lark I believe. Cute little car built in Toledo, OH.
  • benji13benji13 Posts: 1
    I saw a b&w pic of large 1930's roadster at a restaurant. Being an old timer and living 1 hour from Auburn, Indiana I am quite familiar with what a "classic" automobile looks like and this is one of them. One unusual thing is the wheels. They are solid rather than spokes. It has two large headlamps, with twin chromed horns under the headlamps and it has dual sidemounts. The car looks somewhat like a Duesenberg with the large headlamps, chrome grill and long classic look, but the most unusual part is the grill. It is a vee shape like a Duesenberg's grill is but unlike every 1930s car I've ever seen the grill fins extend back toward the hood at the top and also extend forward under the grill up curving up to the front bumper. The radiator "shell" is not wide like most cars (I used to have a 1931 Ford so I know what a wide stainless shell looks like!) Any ideas? I Googled "1930 automobile grilles" but I saw nothing that even faintly resembled this cars grille. If the photo wasn't up anout 10 feet off the floor I would have snapped a shot of it.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    Franklin?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    edited August 2013
    Yup, it's a 1953 Willys Aero Falcon.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,529
    It's funny they had "Aero" models called "Lark" and "Falcon".
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 489
    And Eagle, Wing, Ace, and Bermuda.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 489
    1954 Buick Roadmaster with the new Panoramic wrap-around windshield.
    I wish we had those windshields today. The A pillars of new cars are so far forward and thick resulting in a reduction of visibility. I know, it's for roof strength.
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