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Mystery challenge, revised style

  • 17-02-2005 4:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    since you all seem to know most of the cars out here, and I could fill thread after thread with the most obscure one-offs and low production specials, but this could become a bit tedious for some of us.

    So I thought I'd do it slightly different this time around by showing you a small section of a classic car... See if you all know what it's from.

    Let's start with an easy-peasy one

    MYST_1.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭ MercMad


    300SL Gullwing !

    Or then again it could be a 190SL.......I'll go with the former !

    Noits a 190Sl ......just noticed the chrome trim above the "eyebrows".


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Merrion


    Nissan Figaro :D


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,537 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Hmmm.

    I first thought an old Jag - but no...

    Is it an Austin Healy?? Pleeeease say it is so... :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    MercMad wrote:
    300SL Gullwing !

    Or then again it could be a 190SL.......I'll go with the former !

    Noits a 190Sl ......just noticed the chrome trim above the "eyebrows".

    I would have been pretty baffled if you didn't get this mercmad !!! Well done. It's indeed the slightly sluggish "older brother" of your 230SL, the 190SL. But at least I got you doubting with the 300SL.

    190SL_57_dred_man_geevers_1.jpg


    So let's move on to a perhaps slightly more unusual one:

    MYST_2.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    Opel Rekord C

    You can't disguise those wannabe american lines.
    If the Capri was a Euro Mustang, this must have been the Euro Charger.

    1971rekordcoupe1.jpg
    01.jpeg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,641 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    Who knows what this is?

    BrianD3


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    Renault 17
    r17-72.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    How about this one then?

    mystery-detail.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    TATA .........Russian-built car. Not sure of exact model number/name.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    Near enough. It's a Tatra T603. Czech manufacturer.

    black-front-m.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,376 Squirrel


    That Tatra killed more German Officers than the Czech army did, with its rear engine it caught many a driver off guard, especially in the winter and most of them ended up in fields. Just a bit of useless info. for you. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    Here's another one.
    mystery2.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,641 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    Austin Atlantic.

    BrianD3


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    something a bit newer:
    mystery3.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,641 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    Aha that's one of my favourite cars - a Renault Alpine GTA :)

    BrianD3


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    Right you guys, you lot are too good! Let's make the challenge a bit more daunting:

    Feast your eyes on this and give me some clues...

    mysterycar_6.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    Is that actually RHD, or is it flipped?


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    it's a RHD, correct (very rare though).

    Owner wants 55,000 euro's for it ;) but don't worry you won't find any adds for it on the internet, because it's through my source in .... oops ... abroad.

    Let's first hear a few more guesses before I start giving away more clues


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    Has me stumped I'm afraid.
    It looks Italian though, or possibly French.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Alfa Romeo perhaps ?


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,424 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Yeah was thinking Alfa or Fiat

    Hintyhint please, I'm not going to do a Denzel search ever again ;)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    well ok, it's French actually...

    there...

    making it real easy now, because that narrows it down quite a bit :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,501 Alfasudcrazy


    Its a Jensen of some sort? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    Its a Jensen of some sort? :confused:

    Did someone hear me say "french"? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Citroen, Renault, Peugeot :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    Silvera wrote:
    Citroen, Renault, Peugeot :D

    no, no, no.... :)

    you're going to have to move a bit more upmarket than that


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    'French'......'upmarket' :confused::D


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    I'd considered a Facel-Vega, but I don't recall a model with that forward facing c-pillar and fins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    good guess, but it's not a facel-vega Alastair.

    To help you along a bit, have a look at the complete car:

    mysterycar_completepic.jpg

    The car is from 1957, and a very interesting hint is its engine: it's a tuned version of the 2,5 litre 4 cylinder from a well-know German manufacturer :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,296 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    Ah. Here's one; a Talbot-Lago. New to me I'm afraid. Looks kinda like an overgrown MGA.

    talbotlagosport.jpg


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