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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    BINGO! Pegaso it is!
    Doh! :cry:

    Body by Touring, I was right about the Italian coachwork. ;)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,572
    He was Swiss wasn't he? I never liked his music ;)

    I've only seen two real live Pegasos in my life. They are kind of rare and a mother to restore.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    He was Swiss wasn't he?

    Italian-Swiss I'm guessing. I really liked the Chrysler-powered GTs he did in the 60s
    like the Frua bodied 375S->

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    And the 450SS Hai with MoPar 440 power->

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    image

    But it's fun to look at. No it wasn't a one-off.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Piece of cake. Kaiser Darrin

    Bob
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,572
    with a sliding front door!

    Okay, here's a hard one: Click on the squished image and it will open larger:

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,049
    You're right it's hard. Where's the squished image??? :confuse: :confuse:
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,610
    my grandparents had a bunch of Matchbox cars for us kids to play with. One of them looked like this...

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    Probably not a hard one for some of you guys, but what is it? BTW, when I was a little kid, I couldn't pronounce its name, I thought it was some kind of Pontiac. Considering the Firebird-ish front-end, I guess that's not too far of a stretch!

    BTW, when I did a google search on it, pictures of the Matchbox car came up more often than the real thing did!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,572
    So I'm the only one who can see the squished image in post 105? That's weird...

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    I don't see it.

    Bob
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,572
    Well I wanted to make it REALLY hard! :)

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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,610
    http://www.monroecountysheriff.info/images/historical/172-Carsmashedbytrain.jpg

    Although not squished in the "usual" sense. Bonus points if you can idenfity the car! :-)
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Geez Shifty, where have you been hanging out?

    Here are other images from that site. Some are rather gruesome...

    http://www.monroecountysheriff.info/images/historical/

    My guess is that car is a Model A Ford, or perhaps a Chevy of ~ 1928 – 1932 vintage.

    Bob
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,278
    ...Model A Ford, but the wheels look slightly different. I don't think it's a Chevy because Chevies had doors on the hood versus louvers. Is it a Plymouth?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    image

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 17,310
    Jeep would have sued for that rip off of the front end (later seen on the TR-6).

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    image

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,572
    TR250, I think....or is it a regular TR4.... used to own one. The TR250 was a one-year car (1968) and a great little automobile. Basically the TR4 body mated to the TR6 engine. Has the special "surrey" top.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    Look at the badge on the hood Shifty, and the license plate as well as the placement of the steering wheel. There was no TR-250 outside the US, it was known as the TR-5. :D

    Here's another member of the Triumph family->
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,572
    Oh, yeah, TR-5, that's right. Also called the TR5 PI for "petrol injection". I think it had (gulp) Lucas fuel injection--ironically the carbed TR250 could pass US emissions and the injected TR5 couldn't! Go figure....too bad, a 150HP TR4 with 6 cylinder engine would have been nice! Methinks a man might want to hurl that Lucas injection over a fence and get hisself two big Webers.

    What IS that race car, some kind of Michelotti design or??? headlights are wrong for a Spit but grill looks very Spitfirish....

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    It is a Michelotti design but not a Spitfire. I'll leave it at that for now and spill the beans this PM if no one gets it before then. ;)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,121
    I hope this picture comes through okay
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    I will give a hint, It is made by an american company :P
    Odie
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Wrath

    www.thewraithcar.com

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    image

    It's a TR-S, essentially a TR-3 with a special body by Michelotti and various race mods to compete in the LeMans 24 hrs races of '60 and '61. It presaged the TR-4 (also by Michelotti) but was never introduced in street legal form.

    If you ever see Triumph at LeMans in the Speed channel program listings it tells the story of the Triumph factory racing at LeMans. It's not a one-off there were 3 or 4 made perhaps more. The pictured car was photographed at a vintage car race.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Early '40s Oldsmobile, my guess, a '41.

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,973
    Early '40s Oldsmobile, my guess, a '41.

    It's a 1947 Model 78, Bob. As you can imagine '46 and '47 models were very close to those of 1941 on account of the unpleasantness of '41-'45.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,572
    '41 Olds had the first hydramatic transmission I think...

    Compare that dated Oldsmobile design to what the Europeans were doing with styling in 1948...of course, the Europeans weren't mass producing yet.

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