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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    You don't see one of these every day kids>


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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,862
    Great pic. Scale is correct. Ford GT 40. 40 inches tall.

    Two guys on the left comparing sandals. Or something. The girl looks bored. But the boy with his hand on the driver's door looks ready to climb behind the wheel. So I'm guessing LHD, Mk I road car.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,241
    andys120 said:

    bhill2 said:

    (Chrysler) Imperial; early '80s(?)

    It's a 1984 Imperial /Frank Sinatra Edition!
    That would be quite the trick considering that the Imperial went out of production in 1983 and the Sinatra edition wasn't offered after the 1982 model year. :sunglasses:

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    omarman said:

    Great pic. Scale is correct. Ford GT 40. 40 inches tall.

    Two guys on the left comparing sandals. Or something. The girl looks bored. But the boy with his hand on the driver's door looks ready to climb behind the wheel. So I'm guessing LHD, Mk I road car.

    1964 Bug, 1966 Supercar and mod mod world apparel from 1968.

    Yup that is a road-going version of the awesome Ford GT-40.

    It turns out there were at least two different types of the GT-40 that were used as road cars.
    Wikipedia shows this pic as a Mk.1 converted for Road use:



    Before the mid 1960s it wasn't unusual to license high performance endurance racers for street use but with the emergence of mid-engined prototype cars that became more difficult.

    A small number of the GT-40s were completed as Mk. 3s specifically for street use. I believe
    that is the case w the brown car with its wire wheels and the F-O-R-D on the nose but as you can see there is little difference between that and the silver car.

    A movie about the Ford-Ferrari battles that birthed the GT-40 is set to premiere on November 15. https://foxmovies.com/movies/ford-v-ferrari

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    And behind the bug looks like the noses of a sunbeam tiger and lotus Elan.

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,862
    edited October 14
    The MK III variants built for the street had a different body than the MK I. Easiest ways to spot are the changes to the front clip (headlights/bumpers) and the side windows.
    MK III chassis # 1103

    LHD MK III chassis # 1105

    The MK III was more spensive and slower with its 289/4bbl instead of the GT 40 MK I chassis # 1054 below with 289 + four twin-choke Weber carbs making 390 hp at 7000 rpm.


    edit to add: These are all road cars and according to Hemmings chassis #1054 was originally built to road car specifications and then "selected to participate in Ford’s Mk I Promotion and Disposal Program." Disposal? Egad. :s

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    edited October 14
    I do not get why the green MK.I and the silver one I posted would have come with wire wheels (Borranis?) They are much more fragile than the alloy wheels that were used on all GT40 race cars.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    The driver was an early TV pioneer, do recognize him?
    The road is swell known to race fans, where is it?
    Make/model of the car, of course?


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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 133,615
    andys120 said:

    The driver was an early TV pioneer, do recognize him?
    The road is swell known to race fans, where is it?
    Make/model of the car, of course?


    MGA coupe?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    That’s not a Jag XK120 FHC?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 133,615
    stickguy said:

    That’s not a Jag XK120 FHC?

    It might be.. I suck at this game.. :(

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    I’ll guess the road is the old Watkins glen course

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    edited October 15
    It's a 1949 Jaguar XK-120 FHC on NY SR 14 which is the main drag in that town, once the home of the US Grand Prix and the Glen 6hr Endurance race. Part of Rt. 14 was the original Glen race circuit before it was moved to the outskirts.
    The still unidentified TV personality behind the wheel was a huge Jaguar fan who restored and raced a prewar Jag SS-100.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,241
    The driver is Dave Garroway, at the time host of NBC's Today Show.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    That's correct, Garroway was the very first host of Today

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    It's a dat un!

    '68? 1600? Not sure how to tell the difference between that and a 2000.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,318
    My uncle owned one of these. About the same color, IIRC.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    stickguy said:

    It's a dat un!

    '68? 1600? Not sure how to tell the difference between that and a 2000.

    It's almost impossible to tell model year, this one's a 1970 (last yr before the 240Z relaced the roadsters. It's also hard to tell a 1600 from a 2000. I think the 2000 had a more open grille.
    Michaell said:

    My uncle owned one of these. About the same color, IIRC.

    I think they were all that color. ;)

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    I always go with the side marker lights to at least narrow it down to '68+

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,862
    Sometimes you start out with Buick inspiration and then something it all goes wrong. :)

  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,430
    Actually that Buick pickup looks kinda neat...in a funky way! I like it.
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,862
    edited October 17
    I should have posted the link to Hemmings find of the day. It's a 1950 Buick Roadmaster tow vehicle with concealed winch and boom!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    I like that Buick as a PU more than a sedan

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,862
    Follow up story about the origin of the Roadmaster wrecker.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    Boy they really went nuts w the port..er Ventiports on that one. Four on the fender and four on the hood=16!

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,377
    In Oz some make custom "Utes" out of vehicles not usually seen as pickups:

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    at least they put in a real rear window. Not like the chop job Voyager PU conversion with the plywood bulkhead.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,377
    This one I spotted earlier in the year maybe isn't reinforced to factory specs:

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    that is the short bed model. There was one by my chopped right behind the front seats, with plywood bulkhead. My guess, it was somewhat flexible.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    andys120 said:


    Speaking of ventiports, anyone want to call this one?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    Shape and grill says Lancia to me for some reason.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    stickguy said:

    Shape and grill says Lancia to me for some reason.

    Nope, if it helps the styling is by Saoutchik.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    I doubt anyone is going to name the obscure blue coupe with the ventiports, it is a Salmson Randonee G72 ca 1951. Salmson is a french maker of mechanical pumps that branched out into automobile and aircraft manufacturing. After French lawmakers slapped a huge tax on
    engines over 1600cc, they cranked out a few sports coupes and raced them at LeMans then dropped out of the auto business.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,430
    Based on the tailgate, a Toyota Picnic. That’s all I got.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,037
    I kinda like it though. Probably very efficient use of space.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    edited October 19
    tmart said:

    Based on the tailgate, a Toyota Picnic. That’s all I got.

    I don't think this particular 'Yota was ever officially exported to the US of A but apparently it was sold in a wide range of markets. It was featured on TV in the last episode of The Grand Tour as the first "tall car" to be sold in Britain (in the 1980s), paving the way for waves of vans, SUVs and CUVs.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,377
    My paternal grandparents had a nearly identical car:


  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,430
    Two 52 Fords, a 49-51 Ford hardtop.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    tmart said:

    Two 52 Fords, a 49-51 Ford hardtop.

    The black 49-51 Mercury (Lead Sled) is a two-door sedan. The black over red Merc Monterey hardtops could be a '54 or '55, it's really hard to tell the difference. I think the black circular emblem near the tip of the side spear is a tell for a 1954. '55s has that emblem right on the spear.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,377
    Black and red Mercury is definitely a 54
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,778
    edited October 19
    I'm confused about the confusion of 54 and 55 Mercurys.

    The 55 had completely different tailights.
    The 53 and 54 had similar patterns but the 53 had chrome tailight with insert
    and the 54 had metal shaping with more stylized red insert.












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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,377
    Yep a 55, like a 55 Ford, is a virtually different car. Hard to confuse them when one can see the greenhouse.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,926
    Mid 80s Audi 5000.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,377
    80-83 with those headlights
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,720
    You're lookingat a 1980 Audi 5000.

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