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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,308
    Cisitalia...all time postwar classic

    But more mass market European cars in the late 40s were even more ancient in design than American cars...of course, the tech was different

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    And the Brits were even older, old design and old tech

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    American firms had about 10-15 more years of being styling trendsetters
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    Yeah, but Detroit wasn't a bombed out heap of rubble either. I think Benz did a pretty good job with the 170 (that's what that is, isn't it) considering the country looked like the bottom half of a Shake 'n Bake bag in the late 40s, early 50s.

    The Brits did, however, finally leap into the modern world with this one in 1948: (sorry the picture is so big but I wanted this particular car to show y'all)

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,308
    Yeah it's a 170S....you can tell it's a more modern car by the fenders, which make it from 49, but with looks of a 1935 American car. I guess it is somewhat of a miracle that they were making anything...but if anyone could at the time, it was MB.

    The Jag is timeless, of course. It wasn't very dated even when it was 10 years old...and compare a 48 to a 58 Chevy to see what happened elsewhere. But some mainstream Brits were laughably old. This thing remained in production until like 1958 or 59, IIRC

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    of the more modern postwar designs that really put Europe on wheels..
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    Ah, Renault 4CV. Great little car, wish I had one.

    I have a pair of Renault Dauphine cuff links, but I don't want a car to go with them.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    Postwar Euro that helped put a country on wheels.....

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    I think they stole the chrome stripe rightoff a postwar Pontiac.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    I know this one because I kicked one once when it frightened me....but I'll pass and let someone else take a crack at it.

    The picture doesn't do it justice...in real life it is far more homely

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,308
    Austin Atlantic...I kind of like those. I saw an Austin Devon a couple years ago that was pretty cool....kind of a similar thing, more like a 3/4 scale 41 Chevy.

    Damn...I have a pic to post, but I can't bring it up, as comcast is all screwed up right now and I cnly get to certain sites.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,308
    OK now it might be working...

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    Mot sure but the shape of the windshield, roof and h/ls makes me think Euro Ford,
    perhaps a German Ford Taunus?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,308
    You're almost on the right track, andy...
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    You're almost on the right track, andy...

    British Ford Consul, ca. early ' 60s

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    Looks like an Alfa on an American fast food diet!

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,308
    It's a Simca Vedette. Ford had an interest in Simca right before that model was introduced, IIRC
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    The chubby looking Alfa was a 2600 Sprint coupe ca. '60 which was obviously styled by Bertone and presaged the look of the trimmer, smaller Guilia Sprints and Sprint Veloces,
    arguably some of the best looking GTs of the era.

    The 2600 Sprint Speciale->

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    The later 1600 Giulia GTA->

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    Oh, I thought it was a trick question. The 2600 Sprints are very heavy and slow. I don't like them to drive, and parts are almost unobtainium. Buyer beware.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    Well it was a trick question. ;) I've heard the 2600s were nothing special which contrasts with the well deserved reputation of the later Giuilia Sprints by Bertone which were fantastic road and racing cars then and highly desireable collectibles now.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    Oh, you said "It's not what it seems" and I thought "Oh, an East German copy of an Alfa Romeo!"

    Guess I darn well outsmarted myself (once again).

    See I didn't trust you. I thought you were going to pull a fast one.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    the passing of MG Rover, it wore one of the many nameplates used by MG-R's forbears.

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,724
    1959 Austin A40.

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    Keerect Mr. H

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    ...the I.D. of this car but do you know why it wears number 722?

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    [Apologies for the oversize photo but it was too nice to pass up.]

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    oh, isn't that a beautiful piece of work ....sigh....

    300SLR--you'd have to be a real history nut to know the story about the numbers...

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  • lancerfixerlancerfixer Posts: 1,308
    Gee, that wouldn't be Striling Moss's starting time in the 1955 Mille Miglia, would it? :P
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    It would ;)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,970
    like I said.....

    Is that 300SLR still near the front doors of the Henry Ford Museum? Anybody been lately?

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    of this MoPar before Andre gets here...

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    Love the two-tones and the beautiful wires :shades:

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,724
    Chrysler Imperial, either a 55 or 56. I say 56, as there is a "hint" of tail fin beginning to emerge.

    Notice the small scoop atop the rear fender, signifies that this car had air conditioning.

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,746
    Notice the small scoop atop the rear fender, signifies that this car had air conditioning.

    That's almost as cool as the wire wheels. Yup that's a '56 'perial and I'm trying to resist the temptation to buy it, the seller is asking 20K. Good thing I don't have the dough. :cry:

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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