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andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
edited February 2017 in General
Let's try to find some oddball or little known cars
and see if we can stump our fellow THers with them.

I propose adhereing to a few simple rules--

1) No pix over 470 pixels wide per TH regulations

2) No pre WWII cars (MY 1946 and newer only)

3) No one-offs or customs.

4)NO CHEATING by right clicking!

How about it?

2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    It's a Mazda. The same body style as the 1971-73 RX-2 Coupe, but not the US export model. I had to Google to find the JDM name: "Capella"
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    t's a Mazda. The same body style as the 1971-73 RX-2 Coupe, but not the US export model. I had to Google to find the JDM name: "Capella

    OB is correct, the fender-mounted mirrors give it's JDM origin away and to be honest I'd forgotten it's Capella designation. The RX-2 is significant in that it was the first
    Rotary motor car to reach these shores.

    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    that pioneered rotary power->
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    Great commercials , Mazda goes hmmmmm.

    I guess that was the precursor to zoom,zoom,zoom.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,665
    NSU Ro80
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    Yup, Fin's right. The Ro80 is significant in that it was the very first production car to feature rotary power Felix Wankel worked for NSU which VW acquired in the early 60s and folded into it's Audi division.

    If you look at the Ro80's lines you'll see the germination of the aero look that became Audi's hallmark from the 8os on and has subsequently been copied to some degree by nearly every maker.

    If anyone else has a stumper, just toss it into the ring. :confuse:

    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,665
    Just look at that thing and think...flush glazing and headlights, aerodynamic greenhouse, light alloy wheels...on a sedan from 1967! It must have been like a spaceship, although not as much as something like a Citroen DS

    Here's one you won't see every day:

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    I hope it's not too easy
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    a Buick or Holden.

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    Canadian models we never saw in the US. They used to have Pontiacs with Chevy chassis and drivetrains. That one looks like a Buick on a Chevy platform.

    :confuse: :confuse:

    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,666
    but I think that's a '72 or so Holden Monaro. I think that platform might be similar to the '68-72 GM intermediate platform, and about the same size overall, but it's a lot more than just slapping different sheetmetal on a '72 Chevelle and jiggling the C-pillar around. The windshield and A-pillar almost look similar to the big '71-76 GM coupes, but they had much more of an inward curve.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,665
    Yep, it's a 71 Monaro, an Aussie Chevelle (or GTO, if you please)
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • seminole_kevseminole_kev Posts: 1,722
    I don't know, maybe a Triump Stag?

    *oops. Spoiler alert, I was wrong and don't look at the properties of the photo!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Looks like a Rover----2000TC?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,665
    That's a Rover for sure...a 2000 or a 3500

    Shifty's ground-based zeppelin is Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion. But don't we have to remain postwar?
  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    The Rover 3500 had hood scoops (to feed air to the massive Buick-derived V-8). The pictured Rover is most likely the TC.

    Correction on an earlier point regarding the Mazda RX-2. The RX-2 was predated by the Mazda R-100, a rotary powered version of Mazda's diminutive 1200cc Coupe. I can remember that a white R-100 was featured on the cover of Car & Driver when it was first introduced.

    james
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    The pictured Rover is indeed the 2000TC. IIRC I stated that the RX-2 was the first Rotary to be offered in the USA.

    Shifty's minivan looks like a Dymaxion to me and if so crosses the line in two respects, it's prewar and IIRC it's a one-off concept car.

    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Oh, I forgot about post-war, sorry. But the Dymaxion was not a one-off. More like a three-off I think.

    That cute little guy is either a Honda S600 or S800, I forget which. Fun little car and quite valuable these days.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    Actually it's an S500 but it's cosmetically identical to the 600cc and 800cc versions. IIRC it was Honda's first fourwheeler.

    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Renault Caravelle, from 1959-1963.

    http://vintagecars.about.com/od/greatcars/p/caravelle.htm

    Bob
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,033
    that's a Honda, isn't it? The '60s version of the S2000.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    that's a Honda, isn't it? The '60s version of the S2000.

    Yup, I'm sure Honda had that in mind when they named with an S followed by the number of CCs displaced. The S2000 would look huge next to an S500.

    Mr. Holland is right it's the Dauphine-based Caravelle, a kind of French Karman-Ghia.

    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Triumph Stag

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    How about this one?->
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Looks like a Lotus ?? Suspiciously British at any rate.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,665
    That's an Elan is it not?

    The Caravelle and Triumph were too easy, you can read the nameplates.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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: 49,665
    Looks like a Triumph Herald A-pillar and windshield...that's all I can tell
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    hint 2: this car's namesake wouldn't be caught dead in one of these while in her majesty's service.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Lotus Elite.

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    Looks like Bob's batting 1.000.

    Perhaps he'll get this one too->
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,033
    Humber?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,665
    Ford 105E Anglia, like in Harry Potter
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    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.

    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Yep, Ford Anglia.

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Fiat Dino 2400, not Ferrari Dino.

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

    Bob
  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,665
    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: 19,788
    Fiat 2300 sedan from ~ 1966.

    Bob
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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: 19,788
    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
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 21,110
    especially Herr Holland.

    Who's got this one?

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    2001 BMW 330ci/E46, 2008 BMW 335i conv/E93

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