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Old 8th August 2008, 16:22   #2416
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Well caught Ram, that is indeed the Matra! And sorry for posting this car again guys, I intended to search the thread before posting but forgot to do it!

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Good pic Ishaan, I had to shut the car's bug eyes to recognize her
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This time not a single soul recognized Ishaan's white car right away, not even me. So nobody commented that it had indeed been identified before.
Thanks Ram! I had two pictures, the other was with the lights closed & I purposely posted this one to make it a bit more difficult to guess!
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Thanks Ram! I had two pictures, the other was with the lights closed & I purposely posted this one to make it a bit more difficult to guess!
This was good fun.

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Old 9th August 2008, 13:39   #2418
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ID:514 is a 1971 NSU Ro80.

European Car of the year 1968.
Made for a decade from 1967-1977.
A front-wheel drive, it had a twin-rotor Wankel rotary engine of 995 cc swept volume developing 113 bhp.
Well done Ram.

It was only the second mass-produced car after the Mazda Cosmo to have a Wankel engine.

Man you guys are quick!!
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Well done Ram.

It was only the second mass-produced car after the Mazda Cosmo to have a Wankel engine.

Man you guys are quick!!
Sorry, the 1964 NSU Wankel Spider was the first production car in the world to be powered by a Rotary Wankel engine.

Back in 1997, I used to do a Mystery Car Picture Contest for www.cybersteering.com owned by Shailesh Khanolkar and Veeresh Malik.
I had used the NSU Wankel Spider in this quiz.

Had put it up as a Guess the car post on 6th April 2007 (Official Guess the car Thread (Please see rules on first page!)).
Being hosted on a public image server, the pic has evaporated, but this is what it was.

Felix Wankel of Germany invented the Wankel in 1954 (DKM 54, Drehkolbenmotor) (meaning Turning Piston Engine), not Mazda.

The first working prototype DKM 54 was running as far back as 1957 at NSU's R & D dept.

The German 1967 NSU Ro80 was a contemporary of the Japanese 1967 Mazda Cosmo. Cosmos were built by hand at a rate of only one per day if that.

NSU, Germany and CitroŽn of France formed a JV called Comotor in 1967.
The 1969 CitroŽn M35 coupť used a Wankel engine.

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There was a smaller brother (since Germany is the Fatherland) of the NSU Ro80 was developed. It was called the VW K70. This car looked a lot like the NSU save the minor face lift and was powered by the conventional engine as opposed to the NSU's Wankel.
That car has also been featured somewhere on this thread.
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Old 10th August 2008, 09:08   #2421
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ID:516
This is an easy one. Guess this maroon sedan.

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ID:516 is a mid/late '60s Skoda MB1000 or MBX1100.

Company history ?koda 1965 - 1970

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ID:516 is a mid/late '60s Skoda MB1000 or MBX1100.

Company history ?koda 1965 - 1970

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Very good! You're close.

So is it
a mid '60s Skoda MB1000?
or late '60s Skoda MB1000?
or an MBX1100?
or some other model ?
What are the differences between these?
Can you do a bit better than say, "it's some Skoda from the sixties" ?

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ID:516 is a mid/late '60s Skoda MB1000 or MBX1100.
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As identified within the correct period and model ballpark by FourWheelDrift, ID:516 is a Skoda 1000 MB. They all had modern monocoque bodies.

Production started in 1964. By 1969 about 4.4 lakh of these cars were produced.

Still each model and year can be uniquely identified.

This one is a 1966 Skoda 1000 MB
Its engine was a 4-cylinder 998cc ohv aluminium mill putting out 48 bhp, located behind the rear differential.

It was good for a top speed of 124km/h, and returning 14 km to the litre.
So the car is still valued today and there are many really well kept cars.

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This is a neat looking car. My friend had a similar car, a blue coloured Skoda. I remember we used to go to college in it and everyone thought we were cool coming in an old car. That was I think a 69 if im not mistaken as the book said, "year of manufacture" Unknown.
It caught fire one evening and that was the end of it. It was sold as scrap to someone around 1990.
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Ram : Just from an academic point of view (and if it's ok with everyone), how would one visually differentiate between MB1000 and MBX1100 ? Also between the various model years ?
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Ram : Just from an academic point of view (and if it's ok with everyone), how would one visually differentiate between MB1000 and MBX1100 ? Also between the various model years ?
The MBX had the reverse swept C-pillar (like the Hillman Californian)
and a pillarless hardtop (means missing B-pillar)
whereas the MB had the conventional B- and C-pillars.
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ID:517 guess this one
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is that car AWZ trabant p70 coupe 1980?? i mean id 517

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I think its 1958 AWZ Trabant P70.

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