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Mystery car pix

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
    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: 1,582
    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: 33,496
    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: 1,927
    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: 16,592
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 591
    Looks like a '71 Plymouth Custom Suburban. I always liked those '71 Plymouth hubcaps...
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,510
    What is it, and what's wrong with this picture?
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    Bonus: What movie is it in?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
    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: 16,592
    '71 Plymouth Custom Suburban.

    Exactly

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • texasestexases Posts: 5,510
    Nope, not an Isetta...
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,496
    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: 5,510
    edited August 2013
    Fin gets all 3 correct. It's in Cars 2, I think:
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,140
    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: 1,582
    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: 16,592
    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: 16,592
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,613
    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: 16,592
    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: 33,496
    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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