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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 21,320
    I took a long look again at the Camaro dash Saturday at a large cruise-in. A dealer had a 2014 Impala and Camaro convertible side by side.

    The dash in the Camaro is not cheese-looking nor is it cheap. In fact, it seems better than the competitor Mustang's dash that I looked at at the show.

    I'd sure like to have one in my garage.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 2,430
    Sorry its a bit blurred;

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 9,660
    In fact, the original Camaro's dash was quite similar to the 1968 Corvette's. I did like how the GM dashes of that period that sloped away from you near the bottom, increasing knee-room.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,040
    Chrysler must have been cheaping out by then, because I have a couple of those same hubcaps! They came off a 1971 Town and Country wagon that my grandparents briefly had in the early 80's. Oh, the blasphemy, using the same hubcaps on a might Chrysler and a lowly Plymouth! :-P

    Still, they came in handy as a temporary replacement when my '79 New Yorker threw a hupcap a few years back.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,664
    the original Camaro's dash was quite similar to the 1968 Corvette's

    There wasn't anything about the C3 that I liked, then or now.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 9,660
    edited August 2013
    When it first came out, I thought it was vastly superior in looks to a Sting Ray. I still am not crazy at all about the Sting Ray's styling, except in certain colors/wheels, but the C3 does nothing for me either. The '68 is probably the cleanest styling of that iteration, but also supposedly the worst-assembled.
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,783
    G'day

    This one is a real challenge. I am thinkning mid 50's coachbuilt off a Fiat chassis. The only red and yellow logo I can think of is Abarth. However grille looks entirely wrong.

    There are hints of the larger Lancia Aurelia Coupe.

    The crossed flag logo is nagging at my memory

    Any more hints?

    Cheers

    Graham
  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 592
    edited August 2013
    I understand. Back in the day I liked these hubcaps so much that I went to a 'Hubcap Store' in Miami and purchased a full set of these '71 Plymouth ones for my '64 Ford Custom Cab 1/2 ton pickup! And it looked great!
    Sadly, I believe the hubcap store might have been an early kind of source of stolen merchandise (fence??) as it no longer exists. Oh well...
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,664
    The crossed flag logo is nagging at my memory

    Mine too but I just can't place it. The back from that angle reminds me of a Sunbeam Harrington LeMans Coupe.

    Is it related somehow to an early Austin Princess?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    edited August 2013
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,783
    G'day

    Not sure what it is but looks like the latest interpretation of the Lotus 7 as reimagined by Judge Dread.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 2,430
    Sorry - I was away from my computer since posting this. You are right - its a coachbuilt Fiat, and from 1956. And its not an Abarth, although the badge looks similar at that size. Despite the grille this is rear-engined....
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 2,430
    This is a Donkervoort (D8?) - a beefed up Dutch interpretation of the Lotus Seven / Caterham etc...
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,783
    G'day

    Went back and looked harder and stance reminded me of that of an 850, which ultimately took me back to a Fiat 600. Then searched through various coachbuiders who modified 600s to find its a Fiat 600 Vignale "Rendez Vous" from about 1956-59. Apparently frequently tuned by Abarth so I might be on the right track for the logo.

    Very pretty.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,664
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    Looks to be a Jaguar saloon.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 2,430
    Yes- Fiat 600 Vignale "Rendez Vous" - this one was from 1956 and I think was the actual car at the Turin show of that year but they did make a number of others until 1959. If it has an Abarth engine then that made it even better...

    Apparently Michelotti designed this car while at Vignale, but my source for that is in Italian and I don't parle Italiano.

    I saw it at Essen in March.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 2,430
    The 2.4 or more likely 3.4 litre retrospectively known as the "Mark I" (not actually called that by Jaguar, of course, but they called the next one the "Mark II" from late 1959).
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Yep, a 2013 Donkervoort GTO.

    "Built in Lelystad, Netherlands, by Joop Donkervoort, the GTO is the ultimate expression of the Dutch carmaker's minimalist ethos, which old Joop has been refining since 1978. At only 1,543 pounds and packing 380 horsepower, the D8 GTO is (on paper at least) easily in supercar territory. In practice the D8 will hit 62 mph in only 2.8 seconds, according to Joop."

    Donkervoort on the 'Ring
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,613
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,664
    Yup, it's a 1959 Jaguar 3.4 saloon (AKA Mk.1)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,664
    A Mexican or Brazilian version of the Volkswagen 1500/Type 3?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,664
    Fiat 600 Vignale "Rendez Vous"

    That's very conservative for a Vignale Abarth, no wonder I thought it was British. They usually ended up looking like this>

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,294
    edited August 2013
  • fintailfintail Posts: 41,929
    Is there a single foreign car in sight?

    Interesting that two Wagoneers appear to be visible - one the 4th car in on the street, another parked at left, 6 cars back.
  • texasestexases Posts: 7,773
    "Is there a single foreign car in sight? "

    How about that 1970-ish BMW 2002 to the left of the pedestrian?
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,784
    "Is there a single foreign car in sight? "

    I can't find one. I can't find a car I would want either; it wasn't a good time to be a car nut.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,613
    A Brazilian variant of the "Variant"! And 4-doors besides!

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 11,862
    I'm pretty sure there is a GTO 10 cars back, or 2 cars past the side street on the right.
    That may not be your type of car either, though.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 41,929
    Oh up on the hill? I see it now. Could it also maybe be a 70s Subaru?
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