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Mystery car pix

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
    I see it has the optional external brake system.

    LOL;)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    edited October 2013
    looks a helluva lot like an older Vauxhall/Opel/Saturn Astra. I'd imagine some sort of twin to that. Or its just a design ripoff. The grille is different.

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  • Michaell@EdmundsMichaell@Edmunds ColoradoPosts: 1,175
    The light in James May's eyes .. the Dacia Sandero!

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
    Yup that's James' beloved Dacia Sandero, which I suspect is a twin, or near-twin of the Nissan Versa.

    If so one questions the sanity of James May.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,451
    It's funny, I kind of felt the pile of wood looked familiar, then your comment about James May.
    When I went back and looked at the picture again, I saw the BBC logo.
    If I recall correctly, the car didn't look like that much longer after that picture.
  • Michaell@EdmundsMichaell@Edmunds ColoradoPosts: 1,175
    Correct. Jezza bought the Sandero for May during their super car at trip in Romania.

    It wa promptly backed into by a semi. Oops.

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  • au1994au1994 Posts: 732
    " super car at trip in Romania"

    One of the best episodes. The scenery (cars, roads, mountains) is just stunning!

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    gotta be the Ghibli (am i spelling that right?)

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Only Maserati can take a few odd shapes yet put them together nicely in a handsome package.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,358
    Must be a Buick--it has portholes. ;)
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,707
    edited October 2013
    At first glance I thought it was a previous generation LaCrosse with a devil's fork for the grill ornament. The shape of the hip above the rear wheel feeding into the C-pillar that says LaCrosse.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Start with a Buick, stick a fork in it, it's done. LOL
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
    edited October 2013
    Yup, that is the new 2014 Maserati Ghibli, pretty sexy until you compare it to the original Ghibli of the 1970s>

    image

    You can't tell from the size in that photo, or from the number of portholes but the Ghibli slots below the Quattroporte.

    About those portholes. On this side of the ocean they say Buick but back in the early 50s they were a signature of Carrozzerria Vignale, who styled a number of racing and street cars for Ferrari, Maserati, Cisitalia and others.

    Usually there were three per side but sometimes a lot more>

    Maserati A6G

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,884
    Matra Djet - early / mid 60's....

    Originally this was the Rene Bonnet Djet, circa 1962 but Matra took over a couple of years later - there were various models including some hotter versions called Sport Djet, but basically they were fitted with variants of the Renault engine- the hotter ones had Gordini tuned engines.
    I think this one is a Matra judging by the badge but as to what model I have no idea. I think they finished mking these about 1967.

    Never sold in UK, so generally I've only seen them in mainland Europe.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,898
    It reminded me of a Lancia Stratos.... a little bit.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
    Yep, that is a Matra Jet from the mid-1960s. I think the "Djet" name was used on earlier versions that were badged Duestche-Bonnet or simply Bonnet (I'm not sure).

    These were only seen on racetracks in the US.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,707
    >but back in the early 50s they were a signature of Carrozzerria Vignale, who styled a number of racing and street cars for Ferrari, Maserati, Cisitalia and others.

    I learn something every day on Edmunds. :)

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  • Cisitalia sported portholes in 1946:

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