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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    That's an Elan is it not?

    The Caravelle and Triumph were too easy, you can read the nameplates.
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    I actually used to own one of these, so they are real,(that is, not a kit car) and while rare, one does see them for sale from time to time.

    HINT: body is fiberglass, running gear is Triumph Herald

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    Looks like a Triumph Herald A-pillar and windshield...that's all I can tell
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    hint 2: this car's namesake wouldn't be caught dead in one of these while in her majesty's service.

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    Lotus Elite.

    Bob
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    Looks like Bob's batting 1.000.

    Perhaps he'll get this one too->
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 16,257
    Humber?

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (daughters college car)

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    not sure...it's definitely British and definitely mass-produced...those "frenched" headlights suggest to me a Ford product but I can't think of the various names they used...looks like a late 50s car.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    Ford 105E Anglia, like in Harry Potter
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    That's it Fintail. I cleverly chose a photo that hides the distinctive shape of the C-pillar that characterizes the 105E Anglias. These were favorites of hotrodders on this side of the pond in the 60s and 70s as they could accept a bigger motor and were light.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    Yep, Ford Anglia.

    Bob
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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    Fiat Dino 2400, not Ferrari Dino.

    http://www.ritzsite.net/Fiat_Dino/05_Fiat_Dino.htm

    Bob
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    When I was about 14, a local small used car lot had a 105E Anglia. I really liked it, and it was pretty decent save for the floors. They wanted like $400 for it, but my father was not so enthusiastic.

    Here's a good one...I like these...but that shouldn't give it away

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    Fiat 2300 sedan from ~ 1966.

    Bob
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    Gulp...was I the chump who once said "all Italian cars are beautiful"?

    The Fiat might be an acquired taste, but here's something truly hideous....

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    That's easy, a Packard Hawk.

    Yes, it's quite a long way down hill from the elegant '53 Studebaker Starliner coupe, upon which this, and the Studebaker Silver and Golden Hawks, were ultimately based upon.

    As to Italian cars, the coupes and sports cars were for the most part, real lookers; not so for many Italian sedans, however; at least from the 1960s, IMO.

    Bob
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    Actually the name is a gross misnomer...the car is a Studebaker, 100%. Packard had nothing to do with it, and there isn't so much as a Packard bolt in it.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    especially Herr Holland.

    Who's got this one?

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    oh, man you're throwing him lob pitches now!

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  • bumpybumpy Posts: 4,435
    It's a front-engine VW Type 4 squareback. My dad used to have one. I guess the rear louvers were supposed to trick the casual observer into thinking the engine was in the back.
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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/diffhawk.htm

    I beg to differ. Yes, it was a variation of the Studebaker Hawk, but it was "badged" a Packard. Scroll half way down this link, as there is an example of one.

    Bob
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    It's a front-engine VW Type 4 squareback. My dad used to have one. I guess the rear louvers were supposed to trick the casual observer into thinking the engine was in the back.

    Sorry Bumpy, it's a Volkswagen all right but my copy of World Cars 1976 assures me that this model had the motor in the rear. Any more guesses?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    I think Shifty meant it like it isn't a real Packard...as 57 and 58 Packards are not.

    That VW has a front that reminds me of the 412....but I don't think thats it.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,846
    You're getting warm, Fin. It's not a 412 but I'm pretty sure it shares some sheet metal and the powertrain w the 412.

    I'll be Juice will know what it is (hint).

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,885
    Damn, I had to cheat. I'm not surprised now that I know what it is.
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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    Okay, so that means it's a Brazilian VW.

    Bob
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,566
    Yeah, I meant it literally...it isn't a Packard. It's a 100% Studebaker than someone glued a Packard emblem on. So in other words, if I put a Ferrari script on a Yugo, is it a Ferrari because the Yugo factory bought Ferrari and sold it as one?

    I dont' think so but YRMV of course.

    Okay Bob's hot. I'm gonna have to get tough. And if anybody cheats the URL will trick you into revealing your guilt, so beware. This car isn't a one off, so it qualifies, although they only made a few of them.

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,753
    Good one Shifty!

    Mohs SafariKar, and built on an International Scout 2 chassis

    http://www.hmn.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/articles.obg/id/47.

    http://desoto58.com/story/stmohs.html

    And you thought that Fiat 2300 was ugly!?!?

    Bob
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