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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    Close, imcdb.com IDs it as a 1954 Buick Super, not a Roadmaster.
    You aren't the only one who misses the wraparounds, I loved 'em and still do.

    GM introduced them in on the Caddy Eldorado and the Corvette, some lesser GMs got wraparounds in '54 but Chevy and Pontiac didn't until 1955 by which time Ford & Chrysler did as well. They started going away after 1960.

    1953 Eldorado-
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    I think the maroon car is a '67-69 Plymouth Barracuda fastback.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,928
    edited August 2013
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    With thanks to Claire S at Edmunds who sent me an email showing me how to circumvent the image posting problem....
  • myav07myav07 Posts: 2
    Renault Fregat SW?
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,928
    That didn't take long - I think this version of the Fregate Estate was known as the Domaine but I am not sure...
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,295
    buttons are back! :blush:

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,295
    But they are gone again! darn, that was quick. the blue box above was an emotorcon.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,295
    now, this is odd. The buttons/links show up on the main page, but disappear when I hit reply.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    edited August 2013
    The buttons/links show up on the main page, but disappear when I hit reply.

    Format helpers are working but emoticons do not. That's better than the other way around but right now I really need an emoticon for exasperated.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,928
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    I know it's not a Nissan Figaro but it's not that different>

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,589
    G'day

    Maybe East German from mid 1950s.

    Badge on front grille divider seems to be P 70 but I do not recognize the round badge on the bonnet.

    There are elements which remind me of Karrmann Ghia but wheels look too small for the wheel-arches.

    The similarity to the Nissan Retro is striking. It actually looks rather pretty

    Cheers

    Graham
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,590
    edited August 2013
    You're close enough - it's an AWZ (Automobilwerke Zwickau)/Saschenring P70. The company and some tech from the car later became Trabant. No doubt it inspired the Figaro.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,928
    Yes - they only built about a thousand of these coupes between 1957/59 but something like twenty thousand of the 2-door saloon. That evolved into the Trabant.
    I think the Figaro would have been influenced by all these mainly German 2 door coupes (the Gutbrod and the Maico Champion are similar)...
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 592
    Looks like a '71 Plymouth Custom Suburban. I always liked those '71 Plymouth hubcaps...
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,539
    What is it, and what's wrong with this picture?
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    Bonus: What movie is it in?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    You can't get four adults into an Isetta IIRC.

    I think it's from The Adventures of TinTin.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    '71 Plymouth Custom Suburban.

    Exactly

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • texasestexases Posts: 5,539
    Nope, not an Isetta...
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,590
    Zundapp Janus, and apart from being illustrated way larger than real life (or those are supposed to be tiny people), the passengers would sit back to back, it had a front and rear door.

    I think one of these was a bad guy in a "Cars" movie.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,539
    edited August 2013
    Fin gets all 3 correct. It's in Cars 2, I think:
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,295
    it's got portholes, so must be a Buick, right?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,589
    G'day

    The badge on the rear flank is a Maserati and front end looks like Quattroporte. However rear lamps remind me of a Daewoo Nubira.

    Cannot recall Maserati ever making an estate

    Coachbuilt Shooting Brake body on Maserati underpinnings?

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    edited August 2013
    That's essentially correct, Graham. It's called the Maserati Bellagio Estate and exactly 4 were built by Touring Superleggera, the coachbuilder that provided the bodywork for many classic Maseratis and Aston-Martins.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,621
    That dash has a kind of early Camaro vibe, but I'm going to say Corvair.
    I found a picture of the steering wheel, which confirms it.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    edited August 2013
    Yup, that's the dash from a Gen2 ('65-'69) Chevrolet Corvair.

    The Camaro dash had similar shapes but IMO was very cheap looking>

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    Unfortunately designers of the current Camaro have retained the cheap 'n cheesy look of the earlier dash>

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    [insert emoticon for barfing]

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,590
    Yikes. I hate that middle ICE pod in the new car, looks like a toy designed for a 3 year old. I wouldn't be able to stand that thing staring back at me.
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