Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Zelandeth » 27 Aug 2017, 23:56

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 23:53
Just seen it this second.....and instant thought without any research was "Australian" as per demag!

Its going to run into hours before I give it a go, but I presume I could deduct the time sleeping from the challenge!

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I think that can be allowed!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 28 Aug 2017, 05:45

Whatever it is it's incredibly square... Not a curve in sight... Designer must have lost his French curves!!!

Makes a Volvo look positively curvy :lol:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by xantia_v6 » 28 Aug 2017, 06:54

It is LHD, so not Australian or Japanese (and I think that I would have recognised it if it were...).

The square headlights mean that it is probably not American (unless the styling is really out of period). The sculpted waistline I think should be a clue.

I am sure that I have seen that front end before, probably in a car collection or museum, but I can't place it.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Aug 2017, 08:15

Zelandeth wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 23:12
All right you lot, this will probably take you about ten seconds given your reputation...but this beast of a thing caused a fantastic moment of "...?" from me as it burbled into place just across from where I was parked up today. Definitely not one I'd ever even heard of before, never mind seen one...which given that this is my speciality time period wise surprised me.

I had to wander over and consult the badges before I could even figure out which country it was from much less what it was...however I've removed those now so you can't do that!

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Let's see how many seconds this takes you to get.

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Think I have nailed it Zel, but not without a bit of skulduggery (or using my initiative) I'm afraid to say :-D

I will not give it away, as others scratch their heads, but Xantia V6's points are correct it is a left hand drive, and Australia and the US will not provide the answer, and it wouldn't be giving too much awayto say that the decade is "The Seventies".

It is a very good whatsthisthen particularly with the badge removal and the direct upload to the forum with no url info to help.
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Assuming no one will be bothered to convert it this is the number
43750746222962 (in Decimal) which translates into the car name in Hexatrigesimal!
Heres a tool to help
http://www.kaagaard.dk/service/convert.htm
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by myglaren » 28 Aug 2017, 09:47

My first thought was Taunus - girlfriend's dad had one - but even that wasn't quite so rectilinear.


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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Zelandeth » 28 Aug 2017, 12:38

Even scrubbed badges off the hub caps and steering wheel...I'm just that mean!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 28 Aug 2017, 12:44

Zelandeth wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 12:38
Even scrubbed badges off the hub caps and steering wheel...I'm just that mean!


:lol:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Gibbo2286 » 28 Aug 2017, 14:01

Reminds me of a Datsun 200 I sold many years ago, the car that did more miles on an original engine than I've ever seen in another vehicle 1.25 million as a taxi.

It certainly has a Ford look about it, maybe a Granada built specially for Scandinavia or Italy.

No time to do more than guess today. :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Zelandeth » 28 Aug 2017, 18:52

myglaren wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 09:47
My first thought was Taunus - girlfriend's dad had one - but even that wasn't quite so rectilinear.



That's a good effort - definitely close looking visually! Sadly nope!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by myglaren » 28 Aug 2017, 19:47

Also considered a Bristol but nothing seems to fit.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by elma » 28 Aug 2017, 20:02

I've got it narrowed down to the manufacturer and one of three very similar models. I cheated though so I'm going to reveal nothing.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Aug 2017, 20:12

elma wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 20:02
I've got it narrowed down to the manufacturer and one of three very similar models. I cheated though so I'm going to reveal nothing.


That's 2 of us in the Skulduggery club now.....
I prefer to call it using initiative, or creativity :)


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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by elma » 28 Aug 2017, 20:46

Or a lack of patience, I couldn't wait any longer to find out what it was and had to go digging.
Usually the answers up by now, well done Zel you boggled the forum.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Zelandeth » 28 Aug 2017, 21:12

Surprised that this has flummoxed so many of you - though it does make me feel a bit less useless for having been utterly clueless as to what it was when it arrived now.

It's a Fiat 130 3200 Automatic. Unedited photos below - though thanks to the badges being chrome you couldn't make the model number out anyway. ...The shape would have been a big clue though I reckon.
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Guess you're all going to want me to do better next time now aren't you!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Aug 2017, 21:44

Similar to the Lancia Gamma Coupe, not surprising seing as Pinninfarina desgined them both.

http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/ind ... 4108;image


Regards Neil

bit dicussion of the two on this forum here