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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,274
    edited February 2014

    @MrShift@Edmunds said:
    Extra points if you can identify the occupants AND the car:

    His younger brother's date was less successful...

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,752

    G'day

    NSU Ro 80. I used to think the one I passed on way to church in the 1970's was the most desirable car imaginable. Pity thast reliability of the engine was its weak point as everything else was so wonderful.

    Cheers

    Graham

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 18,409

    I sure don't remember the 131 badge but our next door neighbor decided not to buy the Toyota or Datsun he had been considering and bought a 131 instead. Same color as the yellow one in that photo.

    The car was a total pile of junk and he was soon to regret his decision.

    Fiat left the US market with their tails between their legs leaving owners to fend for themselves.

    Ah, but they returned and now own Chrysler. Go figure!

    Americans have short memories.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 17,159

    that baby needs an alignment.

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  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 592

    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a "reply" button? Oh well.. the car looks like a '50 MG TD with Jack & Jackie. Sadly, brother Teddy's Chappaquadik brave moment involved a '69 Olds.
    RIP Mary Jo Kopechne.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 35,719

    Peugeot 505? It's a little fuzzy on my monitor..

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959

    2-tone>

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 17,159

    An Andre special! I'll still take a stab.

    1978 Dodge mirada?

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 16,761

    @wgrafer said:
    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a "reply" button?

    Use the "quote" button to reply to a post.

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,288

    Looks like a NSU 80 late 60s to late 70s.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    edited February 2014

    @stickguy said:
    An Andre special! I'll still take a stab.

    1978 Dodge mirada?

    Close, it's the badge-engineered fraternal twin of the Mirada, a 1979 Chrysler Cordoba.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 8,091
    edited February 2014

    That's the "300" version of the car I think, not built in real large quantities IIRC.

    Geez, the front end really resembles a '76 Monte Carlo IMHO.

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 523
    edited February 2014

    @andys120 said:
    2-tone>

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 523
    edited February 2014

    Cordoba with the fine Corinthian leather from Newark, N.J.?

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959

    New>

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,385

    Japanese Taurus B)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 17,159

    Next Subaru legacy?

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 44,442
    edited February 2014

    Old. (Click to blow it up).

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959

    @Stever@Edmunds said:
    Old. (Click to blow it up).

    Datsun 510 (JDM Blue Bird)

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959

    @stickguy said:
    Next Subaru legacy?

    Yup, 2015 IIRC

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 44,442
    edited February 2014

    @andys120, yep, fun youtube.com although more sliding in the dirt would have been even more fun - Desert Showdown: 2011 Nissan Juke vs. 1971 Datsun 510.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    edited February 2014

    Weird but cool>

    It's a race car but it shouldn't be hard to figure what it's based on. The guy at the wheel is Max Hoffman who practically created the Euro Auto business in the US. How 'bout those wheels? They are apparently actual 1950s racing wheels.

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,752

    @andys120 said:
    Weird but cool>

    It's a race car but it shouldn't be hard to figure what it's based on. The guy at the wheel is Max Hoffman who practically created the Euro Auto business in the US. How 'bout those wheels? They are apparently actual 1950s racing wheels.

    It is Porsche 356 based. The wheels seem to predate that Porsche style which was still hanging around for the early 911s, drilling circular holes in a dished pressed steel wheel. However, they look more cartoon spaceship than anything else

    The marking around the cockpit seems to suggest a removed front screen and side curtains, rather than actual windows

    Anyone able to give a more accurate idea

    Cheers

    Graham

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,752

    G'day

    Now for something completely different

    Cheers

    Graham

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 8,091

    @wgrafer said:
    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a "reply" button? Oh well.. the car looks like a '50 MG TD with Jack & Jackie. Sadly, brother Teddy's Chappaquadik brave moment involved a '69 Olds.
    RIP Mary Jo Kopechne.

    I agree with the sentiment, but that's a '67 Olds.

  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,044

    Looks like a Moke.

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,752
    edited February 2014

    @tmart said:
    Looks like a Moke.

    G'day

    Yes a Mini Moke with a slightly odd history, driven 30,000km from London to Sydney in a Marathon across, Europe, Asia and Australia. It ultimately ran 35th in a highly competitive event which had more than its share of bizarre event.

    More "Wacky Races" than motor race, there were several candidates for the role of Dick Dastardly - but sadly, no Muttley!

    By the time that it reached Perth it was seven days late so the organizer decreed that the Australian leg would be run as a seven day continuous drive, rather than the fourteen days expected. The last finisher turned up about nine weeks late.

    Cheers

    Graham

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 2,009

    @grahampeters said:
    Graham

    Did that Marathon start here from Covent Garden some time in about 1983 -6? I went to the start of that - I remember one car went down the road three hundred yards and got lost - they came back about ten minutes later. There were some really unusual cars in that event - especially from our perspective, as quite a few were models not made here....

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,752

    @magnette said:
    Did that Marathon start here from Covent Garden some time in about 1983 -6? I went to the start of that - I remember one car went down the road three hundred yards and got lost - they came back about ten minutes later. There were some really unusual cars in that event - especially from our perspective, as quite a few were models not made here....

    The London Sydney Marathon was in 1977, following an earlier one in 1968. I think there have been later ones in 1993 and more recently but these have been unable to go through Iraq.

    The route went from Covent Garden Opera House to Sydney Opera House, so the start point is right; you are just older than you thought!

    Cheers

    Graham

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 2,009

    @grahampeters said:
    Graham

    Come to think of it I was at college when I went so it was 1977 - I remember the one in the sixties that the Hillman Hunter won (I saw the car at the subsequent Motor SHow in London) but was a kid in Wales then.

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