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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    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: 33,496
    Is the estate car a Dacia Logan?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
    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: 16,592
    Sure looks like it. I'd forgotten that the Estate looks completely different than the sedan version of the Logan.

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
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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: 16,592
    Maserati

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

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,582
    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: 16,592
    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: 27,613
    Sebring?

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,582
    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: 16,592
    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 ;)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
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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: 16,592
    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.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,403
    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: 16,592
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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