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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,998
    edited October 2013
    I'd forgotten about the 202, Shifty, looks like they beat Buick to the porthole thing by several years. IIRC Buick didn't get Venti-Ports until '49.

    There's a Vignale connection there. The ground-breaking Cisitalia 202, which set the pattern for the great Gran Turismo Berlinettas of the 50s and 60s was of course a Pinin Farina design. Before he went off on his own in 1948, Alfredo Vignale worked for Farina.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,998
    edited October 2013
    ...by TorQue-Thrust (IIIRC) but what are they on?>

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  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,294
    1963 Ford Fairlane?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,998
    edited October 2013
    Yup, that is indeed a '63 Ford Fairlane/ 260. I mis-spelled TorQ-Thrust.

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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,825
    Yup, that is indeed a '63 Ford Fairlane/ 260

    It's a '63 Ford Fairlane, but not a 260. It's got the smaller 221 V-8 in it. Fairlanes with the 260 had emblems with '260' across the middle of them.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,998
    edited October 2013
    You may be right Bhill2, I recall cars that wore 260 badges back in the day and I also recall that the Ford small-block 221 was known as the "Fairlane" engine.

    Either this car was re-engined or they let some 260s out withouthe proper badges but the seller says it's a 260>

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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,825
    Very interesting. Either the statement on eBay is wrong or the wrong emblems are on the car, possibly because the engine has been replaced. I can't tell from the picture of the engine if it is a 260. Can anyone else?

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 9,948
    We had a '62 Fairlane when I was a kid, similar styling. It was the car that turned my Dad off from Fords forever.

    I always thought it was kind of funny that Ford was still using fins in its styling that late.
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 907
    The location of the coil is wrong for a 260.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,998
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    Some of you probably remember exactly what year this was.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 72,944
    Is this about '71 or '72?

    I started driving in '74, and we had gas prices even cheaper than that, off and on... (midwest, not east coast, though)

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 43,342
    That Morris Minor sure is the odd man out. I will also pick off the German built Ford Capri in front of the 62 Impala 4 door HT.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 9,948
    That Chevy wagon is a '74 Impala wagon, by the location of the side molding and nameplate on the front fender.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,998
    The photo was taken in San Francisco, which is usually a ways above the national average for gas, although I think it was about the same in NY when this was taken (no one has guessed the year yet).

    IIRC most of the Gen 1 Capris e got were made in Dagenham, not Cologne.

    The Morris is probably the oldest car in the pic (1959-60?) and the Capri may be the newest.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,998
    I think that's a '68-69 Chevelle convertible parked at the sidewalk in front of the two apparently headless gentlemen (lots of strange people in San Fran, especially in those days).

    I can't believe nobody can recall the year of the great Gas Embargo.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 26,719
    That would be 1973 I believe.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,890
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 26,719
    that is hideous. Looks like a toon car come to life.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,890
    edited October 2013
    No worse than some early Subarus :)

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,785
    G'day

    I actually know about this one but will let someone else figure it out. However, I can confirm that this was not a reject from the Wacky Races!

    The real story involves a Fish Barter Scheme with the Soviet Union!

    Cheers

    Graham
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