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Mystery car pix

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    "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: 44,413
    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: 7,494
    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: 16,593
    Franklin?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    edited August 2013
    Yup, it's a 1953 Willys Aero Falcon.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    It's funny they had "Aero" models called "Lark" and "Falcon".
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 476
    And Eagle, Wing, Ace, and Bermuda.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 476
    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.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    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: 1,927
    edited August 2013
    image

    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: 1,927
    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: 14,168
    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: 14,168
    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: 14,168
    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: 16,593
    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: 1,927
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