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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,275
    Segment, schmegment the guy who owns it sez it's a 1965 Thuderbird Special Landau

    Rats. Oh well, I took a shot. My memory isn't what it used to be, but then it never was.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    '86 or so Mustang SVO, with the smooth as silk 2.3l turbo engine.

    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!)

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The oddball headlights really stood out.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
    edited March 2013
    The story behind the weird headlights is that the car was designed under the assumption that the Feds would drop the requirement for sealed beam headlights and approve compound headights faired into to improve aerodynamics. When the Feds balked Ford introduced the Fox Mustangs
    with the square sealed beam lights.

    I put a set of aftermarket plastic covers over the headlights over the headlight openings of my '86 Fox-body 5 liter GT convertible which at least approximated the originally intended appearance of the design.

    By 1987 the Feds had relented and the Fox-body 'Stangs had faired-in lights.
    '87 LX models retained the old nose but with glassed over lights that looked much like my '86 with the aftermarket covers.

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    In any case the mystery car is an '84 Ford Mustang SVO. Rumor has it Ford may sell a new 4cylinder (Eco-boost?) Mustang in Europe but not the US.

    SVO=Special Vehicle Operations.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    that one of those Canadian Potiacs based on a '65 malibu?

    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!)

  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,275
    If I get this wrong, it will be my third stumble today and I will stop posting for the evening. OK, I'll accept a partially correct answer from myself since I am not Canadian. Anyway, I will guess a '64 Acadian (Beaumont?).

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
    It's a 1964 Pontiac Beaumont, essentially a LeMans on a shorter chassis with a Chevy V8 IIRC.
  • auzziauzzi Posts: 1
    It is a Citroen Godess ID 19 or ID 21 had phnematic suspesion adjustable ride height with a lever in the centre console FWD and it had headlights which turned when the steering wheel turned ( very awkward when opposite lock applied) was a Great car way before its time. I owned one in France.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Looks like it has a modern suspension underneath it all.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,884
    Sorry I haven't been back to this but I was out last night. Graham has given the most comprehensive answer, and I am really pleased to see a Renault 3, as that was really rare even when new.
    The car to the extreme left on the front row is a Simca - probably 1301, I believe.Then we have a Renault 4, Opel Kadett and Fiat 1500 (although the caption on the picture says it is a 1300 - and there was a very upmarket version of the 1300 available.
    I'm pretty much with Graham and the rest of you on all the others but the car behind the Renault 3 is a DKW Junior or one of its F12 relatives, and I think the car s behind the Ponton MB on the rightin the distance are a light coloured Ford Taunus 12M and ahead of it a Mk2 Cortina ?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,459
    I just got a Fusion 2.0, which is the first turbo engine I've had since my '83 Turbo Coupe.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats, what did you trade?

    Share the story in chronic car buyers...
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,459
    Yes, works just fine with Firefox.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,459
    edited March 2013
    Traded in my 2011 Explorer. What those look like isn't much of a mystery. ;)
    Decided to roll the dice on my '02 Explorer lasting another few years as a winter beater without anything catastrophic happening.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    How is the 2l EcoBoost? Feel and mileage.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,459
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    Regarding my Fusion, I've only put about 200 miles on it in just over 2 weeks, so mileage will continue to be a mystery for a while.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,100
    Ooooh, kinda ugly.

    Looks like a Merc Grand Marquis with a grafted Taurus/Sable wagon back.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
    Ooooh, kinda ugly.

    Maybe but still better looking than most Grand Marquis. :P
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