Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!





Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Did you get a great deal? Let us know in the Values & Prices Paid section!
Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs

Mystery car pix

1111711181120112211231126

Comments

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,297
    What’s the blue wagon with hood up? First thought it was an MB but doesn’t look right. Maybe an Opel?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Lostwrench3Lostwrench3 CtPosts: 43
    And, two "Kerosene Queens", the Boeing 727. That aircraft was such a workhorse.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    edited November 7
    stickguy said:

    What’s the blue wagon with hood up? First thought it was an MB but doesn’t look right. Maybe an Opel?

    I'm having trouble w that one too. My first thought was Volvo but it's too small, no bigger than the Mustang a few lanes over. WAG=Datsun Bluebird (410 or 510)>


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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    Wagon has me a little stumped too. Definitely not a MB, I don't think it is a Datsun either. Kind of gives me a Studebaker vibe, but the rear lights aren't what I recall. I think this is one of those we'll thinking "of course!" when it is figured out.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,396
    I think it might be this:

    image

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,499
    Maybe an International something or other?

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,297
    taillights on the blue one have clear bottoms. but closer.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,890
    The BaT Toyota tailgate hinge and handle seem to line up with the mystery car.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,297
    I think we have a winner.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,954
    edited November 8
    andys120 said:

    stickguy said:

    What’s the blue wagon with hood up? First thought it was an MB but doesn’t look right. Maybe an Opel?

    I'm having trouble w that one too. My first thought was Volvo but it's too small, no bigger than the Mustang a few lanes over. WAG=Datsun Bluebird (410 or 510)>


    andys120 said:

    stickguy said:

    What’s the blue wagon with hood up? First thought it was an MB but doesn’t look right. Maybe an Opel?

    I'm having trouble w that one too. My first thought was Volvo but it's too small, no bigger than the Mustang a few lanes over. WAG=Datsun Bluebird (410 or 510)>


    We had a white with turquoise blue interior, 71 Datsun 510 wagon in the late 70s. Dad bought it to keep the miles off their newer 76 Cutlass Supreme wagon. My parents commuted 75 miles each way to work. The Datsun was a decent car, noisy, basic transportation. At 100k it was basically worn out, rusting in the rockers, torn upholstery, worn out carpet, broken hood release. Yet it soldiered on with some repair to 160k when dad sold it. I saw it two years later driving past our house.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,396
    Can't be a Toyota, they never broke down! :wink:

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    edited November 8
    Yep, Crown wagon. Extraordinarily rare, sold in the USDM for only a few years.

    I think in most of NA back in the day, they'd rust out before they could break down.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,297
    mid 90's Porsche 968?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    944 S2 cabrio ~1990
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,976
    Yep, ‘68 Cutlass. Our ‘69 had different tail lights.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,396
    texases said:

    Yep, ‘68 Cutlass. Our ‘69 had different tail lights.

    So did all the other '69 Cutlasses. :wink:

    That '68 in pale yellow with a black vinyl roof is in the other color combo I seriously considered making mine over into back in '93 when I bought it.

    Further to @fintail 's comment, I see either a '69 or '70 Olds Delta 88 in traffic just past the broken-down wagon, what I believe is a Butternut Yellow '69 Impala sport coupe in the shaded lanes to the right, and just ahead of it may be a '70 Buick Skylark. I am stumped by the yellow taxi just back of those - the rear bumper suggests a sort of W-shape in plan view but I can't pin it down.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    fintail said:

    944 S2 cabrio ~1990

    Nailed it!

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

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797


    In 1958 the Corvette, along w everything else went to four headlights after that there was little change to the front until the C2 came out in '63.

    There's a one year styling feature of this blue honeymoon car that pinpoints the MY.

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

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,890
    Fake hood louvers up front and trunk irons on back.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    Quite a workshop here, I'd guess 1961 based on the cars. Much content is similar, but there's an oddity here and there:

    image
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    omarman said:

    Fake hood louvers up front and trunk irons on back.

    Correct but you neglected to say which Model Year had those features.

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

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    fintail said:

    Quite a workshop here, I'd guess 1961 based on the cars. Much content is similar, but there's an oddity here and there:

    I assume you're guessing 1961 because it was the yr they transitioned from Ponton to Fintail designs. As for oddities, there's a Gullwing coupe near center (replaced by the SL roadster in '58 IIRC). A little ahead of it is a DKW (F102?).

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

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,890
    andys120 said:

    omarman said:

    Fake hood louvers up front and trunk irons on back.

    Correct but you neglected to say which Model Year had those features.


  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    Yup, it's the 1958 'Vettes that had the fake louvers on the front hood as well as chrome strips
    on the trunk. The '59 and '60 cars were nearly identical. I don't know a good way to distinguish one from the other.

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,563
    The only Vette convertibles I'm ever sure about are the '62 and '73.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    1961 was the first year of 4 cyl fintails - there's but one in the pic. 6 cyl models debuted in 1959.

    Aside from the DKW, there's a Rolls-Royce product or two in the background, far right.
    andys120 said:



    I assume you're guessing 1961 because it was the yr they transitioned from Ponton to Fintail designs. As for oddities, there's a Gullwing coupe near center (replaced by the SL roadster in '58 IIRC). A little ahead of it is a DKW (F102?).

  • Lostwrench3Lostwrench3 CtPosts: 43
    andys120 said:

    Yup, it's the 1958 'Vettes that had the fake louvers on the front hood as well as chrome strips
    on the trunk. The '59 and '60 cars were nearly identical. I don't know a good way to distinguish one from the other.

    Ah, you hit on my favorite Corvette trivia question - The easiest way to determine a '59 from a '60.
    Seat pleats on the '59 - side to side. On the '60 - front to back.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797

    andys120 said:

    Yup, it's the 1958 'Vettes that had the fake louvers on the front hood as well as chrome strips
    on the trunk. The '59 and '60 cars were nearly identical. I don't know a good way to distinguish one from the other.

    Ah, you hit on my favorite Corvette trivia question - The easiest way to determine a '59 from a '60.
    Seat pleats on the '59 - side to side. On the '60 - front to back.
    That only works if you can see the seats. Here's a link to a scale model of the '59 w the wrong seats!

    https://www.target.com/p/1959-chevrolet-corvette-black-1-24-diecast-model-car-by-motormax/-/A-75473200

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,954
    andys120 said:



    In 1958 the Corvette, along w everything else went to four headlights after that there was little change to the front until the C2 came out in '63.

    There's a one year styling feature of this blue honeymoon car that pinpoints the MY.

    I wonder how much longer the new groom kept the Corvette until he traded it for something practical? Can you say little ones?

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    He probably ended up in the 60s equivalent of a bloated CUV/SUV - a wood paneled wagon. But maybe he opted for the big block.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    fintail said:

    He probably ended up in the 60s equivalent of a bloated CUV/SUV - a wood paneled wagon. But maybe he opted for the big block.

    Doubtful, I don't think I've ever seen a 60s wagon with a big block. :(

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

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    edited November 9
    The Sidewalks of New Yawk>

    (click to enlarge)

    Extra points if you can tell the location.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,297
    Karman Ghia with top down behind a 64? Nova convertible. in between some mastodons across the way is a late 50s Ranchero too.

    from the Greyhound sign, is that the old 42nd st port authority? Not sure if Greyhound went out of there..

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,396
    That is 33rd St, with Penn Station out of frame to the left. Here is another perspective.

    image

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    edited November 9
    ab348 said:

    That is 33rd St, with Penn Station out of frame to the left. Here is another perspective.


    Yep, it's the old Penn Station, built in 1910, demolished just after the photo was taken in October 1963. It was such an ignorant, greedy affront to great architecture that it's destruction kick-started the preservation movement.

    Being in the old station was an experience that I fondly remember>



    The current Penn Station is completely underground below the current Madison Square Garden.

    Both the new Garden and Station are drab uninspired spaces obviously built as cheaply as possible. Numerous plans have been put forward to rebuild the old Post Office and Pennsylvania Station as well as relocating MSG,

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    Ranchero on the right is possibly a 59 by what I can see of the tailgate. Something possibly foreign behind the Ranchero, appears to have a reverse C-pillar/rear window, maybe a 105E Anglia.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    I'm sure that's a '59 Ranchero, seldom seen in the NYC area. I thought that was a 140ish Volvo behind the Ranchero but they didn't come along til 66,

    You must have x-ray vision, There's a pole blocking the C-pillar.

    Dunno what's in front of the Ford. My first thought was a 1949-42 MoPar but it's too small.

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,954
    andys120 said:

    The Sidewalks of New Yawk>

    (click to enlarge)

    Extra points if you can tell the location.

    Ahh, the art of parallel parking. No plastic bumpers to mar, only good chrome bumpers to clack together!

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • Lostwrench3Lostwrench3 CtPosts: 43
    ab348 said:

    That is 33rd St, with Penn Station out of frame to the left. Here is another perspective.

    image

    The last New York Auto Show I missed was in 1991.
    Before leaving NYC by train, we always stop to eat at a Sbarro's which is located where that Greyhound bus station was as shown in the photo.
  • Lostwrench3Lostwrench3 CtPosts: 43
    andys120 said:

    ab348 said:

    That is 33rd St, with Penn Station out of frame to the left. Here is another perspective.


    Yep, it's the old Penn Station, built in 1910, demolished just after the photo was taken in October 1963. It was such an ignorant, greedy affront to great architecture that it's destruction kick-started the preservation movement.

    Being in the old station was an experience that I fondly remember>



    The current Penn Station is completely underground below the current Madison Square Garden.

    Both the new Garden and Station are drab uninspired spaces obviously built as cheaply as possible. Numerous plans have been put forward to rebuild the old Post Office and Pennsylvania Station as well as relocating MSG,

    It was very sad when they demolished the old Penn Station. One of those eagles is still on location, now at street level, and one of those original stair cases is still used within the new Penn Station.
    My favorite NYC building is Grand Central Terminal. I could give a nice informative tour of all public access areas in it. Unfortunately, they are now drilling through the floor of the historic Biltmore Room to make a stair case going down to a subway platform below. All the many politicians and movie stars who arrrived in NYC by train in the '30s, '40s, and 50s passed through that Biltmore Room and now it will be altered. Sad.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    In the pic I think I can see what looks like a reverse angle rear window, I inferred from there :)
    andys120 said:

    I'm sure that's a '59 Ranchero, seldom seen in the NYC area. I thought that was a 140ish Volvo behind the Ranchero but they didn't come along til 66,

    You must have x-ray vision, There's a pole blocking the C-pillar.

    Dunno what's in front of the Ford. My first thought was a 1949-42 MoPar but it's too small.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,555
    Interesting car in that pic is parked on the street at right, facing camera, behind a 36 Ford coupe. A large Lincoln phaeton (Model K?), sidemounts, roughly same age as the Ford, possibly a V12 model.
    ab348 said:

    That is 33rd St, with Penn Station out of frame to the left. Here is another perspective.

    image

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,396
    stickguy said:

    Karman Ghia with top down behind a 64? Nova convertible.

    I think the convertible Chevy II was only offered in '62 and '63, and was dropped for '64.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    Birds of a feather>

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

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    andys120 said:

    Birds of a feather>

    Good greif, no one knows what these cool wagons are? Hint:Four rings in the grille, slick wheels...

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

  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,447
    obviously, one is an Audi, or both! Other than that, I don’t know models, so I’m done.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,563
    I'll go with Audi RS6 Avant

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,797
    edited November 11
    kyfdx said:

    I'll go with Audi RS6 Avant

    Well you're half-right, the car furthest from camera is the 2020 version of the Audi RS6 Avant
    and it's the RS Avant that Audi has ever offered in the US. The smaller car is a 1992 Audi RS2 Avant, the progenitor of the RS series. It was based on the Audi 90 (B4) chassis and co-developed with Porsche which modified much of the mechanics-engine, brakes, suspension, turbo etc.

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

Sign In or Register to comment.