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EasyEd
March 16th, 2009, 17:28
Hey All,

Thought I'd add something to the Racers Paddock - borrowing an idea from the ongoing mystery plane thread. Name these 5 cars cars and then maybe somebody could put up a couple more and we'll keep it going. Maybe the thread dies - maybe not.

What are they?

-Ed-

PS I went for - I think - moderate difficulty.

wombat666
March 16th, 2009, 20:14
Mid 50s Buick something, a very tatty Corvair wagon, 1st series Corvette 'Styling Exercise' coupe, a FIAT 500(?) with 'eyebrows' (aka 'kidney cutters!') and some sort of tractor which is an area I have no interest or expertise in .................... :wave:

Wiens
March 16th, 2009, 20:37
Hey, Easy Ed,


I got 'em all!!!!........except I cheated and looked at the file names. :faint:

Quick, change the file names, I won't give them away.

The Fiat was the only one I didn't have the correct make and model. I didn't have all the years correct.

Kevin

Moparmike
March 16th, 2009, 21:33
First one is a 55 Buick. A "four-holer" should make it a Super, Roadmaster, or maybe the Century or Riv option.

Second is a corvair wagon. With a butt-ugly grille and some NASTY fake-Hurst hubcaps if I dare add.

Third is yet another Corvair. A 2+2 coupe show car variation of the first-gen Corvette built for either the 54 or 55 Motorama.

Fourth is easy. The first US tractor with a factory enclosed cab, heater, radio, and cigar lighter. Minneapolis-Moline U-DLX (Model U, Deluxe cab) from 1938. Also had a foot clutch instead of hand-operated which was rather unique for MM at the time. Only made around 150 of em too. Was a very high-priced machine when it was new...I suspect most farmers weren't about to shell out for all those creature comforts for a tractor. You can't say that about most farmers these days... :)

Fifth...I don't have a clue, but going with the GM theme of the first three I'd say another Buick with an aftermarket headlight "brow".


(Okay, I peeked too after I had all this typed up. There is no way I could ever guess that 5th one!)

Moparmike
March 16th, 2009, 21:47
Got one of my own for you guys too. Bonus points if you can name one of the unique features of this one compared to it's kin.

Panther_99FS
March 17th, 2009, 05:11
Hey, Easy Ed,


I got 'em all!!!!........except I cheated and looked at the file names. Kevin

:icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:

Ferry_vO
March 17th, 2009, 08:47
I'll sticky this for now; maybe we can play by the same 'rules' as we do in the historic wings society: The one that gets the right answer gets to post the next. One one photo each time.

:)

wombat666
March 17th, 2009, 11:08
I'll sticky this for now; maybe we can play by the same 'rules' as we do in the historic wings society: The one that gets the right answer gets to post the next. One one photo each time.
:)

As we do at NoGrip ....... :jump:

EasyEd
March 17th, 2009, 18:40
Hey All,

OOPS! on the filenames!

One pic at a time is fine I just put up several to get the ball rolling....

-Ed-

Ferry_vO
March 19th, 2009, 03:12
Anybody got a clue on Mike's photo..?

My first impression was that is was a Russian car, but it has Goodyear tires and there's a photo of a Jeep in front.. Couldn't find anything in either direction though!

wombat666
March 19th, 2009, 06:02
I had thought of a LADA 4WD but IRCC they fell over quite some time ago .....:kilroy:

Panther_99FS
March 19th, 2009, 09:56
Looks like a Yugo to me :d

Moparmike
March 19th, 2009, 13:36
It's not a Jeep...but it is an American company.

Hint: It's a prototype of a very popular model from that company...never made it to production. It would have, but they went belly-up a couple years later.

EasyEd
March 19th, 2009, 18:13
Hey All,

Everytime I look at Mopar's picture my gut says Bronco crossed with a jeep with a ford pickup hood. I've no idea... Haave to do some more looking on this one.

-Ed-

Panther_99FS
March 19th, 2009, 19:03
Got one of my own for you guys too. Bonus points if you can name one of the unique features of this one compared to it's kin.

1979 International Harvester Scout Prototype

Body is a composite long strand fiberglass/epoxy resin

:)

OleBoy
March 20th, 2009, 13:55
Got one of my own for you guys too. Bonus points if you can name one of the unique features of this one compared to it's kin.

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, which occupies the former administration building of the Auburn Automobile Company in downtown Auburn, Indiana. Tucked away in a wing on the second floor - dedicated to Indiana vehicle production - is this handsomely designed 1979 International Scout prototype.

1979 IH Scout prototype :woot: :wiggle:

According to the plaque, this is actually the second of two constructed by the International Harvesterís Engineering Department during a development program that had begun back in 1977. Built on a standard Scout 100-inch wheelbase chassis, the V-8 under the hood is capable of producing 162hp and is backed by an automatic trans. The body is actually a composite: long-strand fiberglass and epoxy resin.

Apparently both prototypes met most (if not all) government safety mandates of the day; they also failed to succumb to the companyís durability requirements. It was also reportedly well received among potential customers and press alike. As some might recall, IH halted Scout production in October of 1980. There was no mention at the museum of the whereabouts of the first prototype.


SOMEONE ELSE TAKE MY TURN :caked:

Moparmike
March 20th, 2009, 14:11
Yup, P and OleBoy ID'd the 'binder Prototype. :
After I posted it I figured that I gave too easy of a hint by saying the company went bankrupt not too long after this concept truck was schemed up.

BTW, the other prototype was diesel-powered. It used the same little Nissan turbo diesel that was available in the production Scout at the end of it's run. Nobody on the IH boards that I hang out know what happened to the other one either. I suspect that the fiberglass just rattled apart...kinda like how the production IHs just rusted away. :d

wombat666
March 20th, 2009, 19:23
SOMEONE ELSE TAKE MY TURN :caked:

If you insist ........... :jump:
This should be way easier!

Panther_99FS
March 20th, 2009, 19:36
After I posted it I figured that I gave too easy of a hint by saying the company went bankrupt

Yup...
That's what helped me arrive at the answer :)

Ferry_vO
March 21st, 2009, 14:57
If you insist ........... :jump:
This should be way easier!

Yeah, waaay easier....

The grill reminds me of the typical Aston Martin design, the rest screams 'Italian'..
The car to the right is the Giugiaro Maserati Boomerang btw..

wombat666
March 22nd, 2009, 02:14
Yeah, waaay easier....

The grill reminds me of the typical Aston Martin design, the rest screams 'Italian'..
The car to the right is the Giugiaro Maserati Boomerang btw..

I just love 'Italian' cars ....... (and women):kiss:
No Aston Martin connection at all, just pure Italian 1950s elegance.

Panther_99FS
March 22nd, 2009, 09:53
If you insist ........... :jump:
This should be way easier!

I suck at these so my guess is either Lancia or Maserati...

EasyEd
March 22nd, 2009, 10:52
Hey All,

I hardly know where to start on this one as all those 50s/60s curvy sports cars are all just so ugly to me that I've never really paid attention to them - angular is good! I think some of the early 50s Ferrari roadsters looked somewhat like this and I've no idea what Bugatti made then. Not Lamborghini I think. I'm liking Panther's guesses as well. Any more clues?

-Ed-

An edit - some of the early 50s 8 cylinder Fiats had a similar body style as well. So it's Italian and probably the manufacturer name ends in i.

wombat666
March 23rd, 2009, 02:00
Ugly???:faint:??
Jeez Ed, I can only try and imagine an 'Angular' Sophia Loren ......and it's a bizzare thought!
Name doesn't end with an 'i' and it isn't one of the 'usual suspects'.

EasyEd
March 23rd, 2009, 18:32
Hey All,

Hmmm... Manufacturer does not end in i and is not a usual supect - hmmm...

Any idea Panther or anyone else? I've seen this car before but it was a long time ago (over 30 yrs) - I just don't recall the maker...

As for beauty - it is in the eye of the beholder. I do like tall somewhat - an I mean somewhat - angular women and angular/blocky cars but you are right an angular Sophia would be bizarre. Most beautiful car - well easily the 69 super bee or some of the Shelby mustangs but if you want a two seat sports car well I've always liked the early 70s Panteras. Crap shoulda saved that for this thread...

-Ed-

An edit - not a usual suspect rules out fiat and alfa romeo and Lancia - what's left? It's not simca abarth who did make some really cool cars in the early 50s. This car is bugging me because I know I saw it in a book I checked out from the Spokane Public Library in the early 70s.

Ferry_vO
March 24th, 2009, 03:06
Siata 8V.

Had a feeling that it had Fiat Ottovu roots.

:)

wombat666
March 24th, 2009, 08:11
Ferry ......:applause:
SIATA 208S Vingale with FIAT 8V power.
If I had the opportunity I'd be tempted to swap my Porsche for this one!!!

Your turn.:jump:

Panther_99FS
March 24th, 2009, 10:21
Siata - Since I've never heard of them, it appears that (after a quick GOOGLE search), they were founded by Italian aircraft manufacturer Ambrosini...

Ferry_vO
March 24th, 2009, 13:08
Here's an interesting culture clash...

wombat666
March 25th, 2009, 09:23
I'm thinking '50 something 'Show Car' on a GM chassis, maybe Caddy but possibly Oldsmobile, body by Frua or Bertone ....... IIRC there was a theme at Pebble Beach built around these cars a few years ago.
Not a definitive answer, just me 'thinking out loud'.
:kilroy:

Ferry_vO
March 25th, 2009, 12:59
One of the names is right, and you are searching in the right direction..

;)

Ferry_vO
March 26th, 2009, 03:23
Time to reveal I guess: It's a 1953 Cadillac coupe with a body by Italian designer Ghia.

Onto the next one:

wombat666
March 26th, 2009, 08:27
Veritas BMW or just plain Veritas depending on your POV.
I'll even go so far as to suggest this is a 1948 or 49 model as well.

PS: I was certain that was a Caddy, just in two minds re the coachbuilder!
Bertone kept coming to mind .......... :wave:

Ferry_vO
March 26th, 2009, 08:37
1949 Veritas RS 2000, Wombat; over to you!

:icon29:

wombat666
March 29th, 2009, 23:08
This is real clash of cultures.
:jump:

Panther_99FS
May 4th, 2009, 21:18
........

wombat666
May 4th, 2009, 21:27
Chevrolet CERV unless I'm very much mistaken.
:kilroy:

Panther_99FS
May 4th, 2009, 22:02
Yeah Wombat CERV I....