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Old 6th February 2009, 23:06   #2671
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ID:577 Make and model, please.

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Old 8th February 2009, 21:13   #2672
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ID:577 I didn't think this one was difficult to figure out ... 2 days and no guesses.

I believe everyone's out of town for the weekend. Hopefully, this one's guessed by Tuesday night ...

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ID:576- 2008 Volga Siber Russian version!!
cheers!! an old Chrysler!
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Old 10th February 2009, 02:58   #2674
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ID:577 I didn't think this one was difficult to figure out ... 2 days and no guesses.

I believe everyone's out of town for the weekend. Hopefully, this one's guessed by Tuesday night ...

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Old 10th February 2009, 20:01   #2675
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ID:577 2001 Honda Avancier

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Old 10th February 2009, 22:55   #2676
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ID 576- damn!! i had figured out it was a Honda..but coudnt make it out!! a good one!
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Old 15th February 2009, 01:48   #2677
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ID:578 Year, make and model, please.

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Id:578-1967/68 Alfa Romeo Gtc??
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Old 16th February 2009, 05:21   #2679
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Actually I imagine, that ID:578 is a custom designer concept, built with Alfa-Romeo components and not a production car at all. That would violate our rules about volume production cars.

I would date it at around 1964-66.

Although a much smaller car than the Mustang, it has design cues (C-pillar, waistline kink and stylized vestigial side scoop) from the 1965 Mustang hardtop also, what say? Quite non Alfa Romeo!



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THe rear end hangs out very Fiat-esque. Never seen any Alfa like it!!
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Old 16th February 2009, 21:04   #2681
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ID:578 Another view, in case it helps any.

This car is VERY rare, but is still a production model and is based on a more popular version by the same manufacturer.

I think everyone is on the right track, however ... most so, the redoubtable Ram.

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Old 17th February 2009, 01:26   #2682
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Wheels look like the Alfa 2600 sedan of the early 60s....Hmmmm..Is it an OSI??
Gotta be the Osi

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Old 17th February 2009, 22:00   #2683
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ID:578 1966 FNM Onca

Source : ::ITALIASPEED::

Excerpt (the last 4 paras describe the car, the rest outline the history of the marque) :

FNM- Alfa Romeo's Brazilian connection 1950-1986

Each and every one of Alfa Romeo's foreign production plants deserves a place in history, as each is equally as fascinating, but the most successful of these factories was situated in Brazil.

The Brazilian Alfa story starts back in 1942 when a new factory, called the ‘Fábrica Nacional de Motores’ (FNM), was established by general Edmundo Soares and Brigadier General Antonio Muniz in Rio de Janeiro. Initially the factory produced aeronautical engines, ammunition, bicycles, spindles and refrigerators, but on 14 January 1949 the plant struck a partnership with the Italian truck manufacturer Isotta Fraschini to build trucks under license.
On top of this, FNM had a network of financial interests, whereby Alfa Romeo was linked through the state-owned IRI company.

In the post-war years Alfa Romeo’s global business contacts were exceptionally strong. As far as car production was concerned, Alfa Romeo’s were being produced in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Thailand and Malaya (now modern-day Malaysia). The 1900 Berlina model was also built in Argentina with a non-Alfa engine and a non-Alfa grille superimposed on the intact front sheet metal.

By the 1950s Brazil was a poor, yet exceptionally eager country. Ambitious projects were taking place, with perhaps the best example being the futuristic dream cities, with ‘Brasilia’ being the best-known. The FNM factory, which had expanded by 1950 to cover an area of 3.300.000 m2, certainly fitted within the country’s determined scope.

Alfa Romeo’s connection with FNM advanced in 1950 after Isotta Fraschini went bankrupt. Alfa Romeo’s truck building interests made a perfect substitute for Isotta Fraschini, and at the time Alfa Romeo’s truck and bus production outnumbered their car production threefold. Despite this, Alfa Romeo had started to mass-produce cars which formed another interesting opportunity for FNM.

FNM’s first license-built Alfa Romeo car bowed in 1960 in the form of the FNM-2000 modelo JK, a license-built ‘Duemila’ (2000) Berlina. There was nothing wrong with the FNM-2000, it was a nice car with good engineering, but when Alfa Romeo superseded their 2000 with the 2600 in 1961, FNM continued to produce the old model.

With the ‘2000’ obviously referring to the engine capacity, the JK stood as homage to President Juscelino Kubitscheck. The FNM badge itself had become a clear adaptation of the Alfa Romeo logo, where the original cross of Milan was transformed into the acronym of the FNM company.

FNM were also interested in producing their own unique models. This resulted in the Onça, the unabashed Ford Mustang look-alike. The Onça resulted after Genaro “Rino” Malzoni, creator of the Brazilian GT Malzoni and Cougar, was invited by FNM to work on a sportscar project using the mechanicals of the FNM-2000.

The Onça name refers to the largest wild cat in the Panthera family (Jaguar), and lives practically all over Brazil. By referring to the most feared wild animal in Brazil, the car had to live up to its name and came equipped with a tuned Duemila engine with 20 bhp extra, leather upholstery and a Walrod sports steering wheel.

Whereas the Onça’s heavy styling took most of its cues from the 1964 Mustang, it also had a hint of Bertone GT in the nose.

The Onça was hand-crafted and limited production only, with Rino producing the bodies in Matão city, Sao Paulo. However, the car’s production was to be brief, with production stopping the following year, and with less than ten examples ever being built it has remained a true rarity to this day.

The story continues on the above webpage.

More info available at Fábrica Nacional de Motores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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ID:578 1966 FNM Onca

...FNM- Alfa Romeo's Brazilian connection 1950-1986

Each and every one of Alfa Romeo's foreign production plants deserves a place in history, as each is equally as fascinating, but the most successful of these factories was situated in Brazil.

The Brazilian Alfa story starts back in 1942 when a new factory, called the ‘Fábrica Nacional de Motores’ (FNM), was established ...

...Alfa Romeo’s were being produced in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Thailand and Malaya (now modern-day Malaysia). The 1900 Berlina model was also built in Argentina with a non-Alfa engine and a non-Alfa grille superimposed on the intact front sheet metal....

...the Onça, the unabashed Ford Mustang look-alike. The Onça resulted after Genaro “Rino” Malzoni, creator of the Brazilian GT Malzoni and Cougar, was invited by FNM to work on a sportscar project using the mechanicals of the FNM-2000. ...

...Whereas the Onça’s heavy styling took most of its cues from the 1964 Mustang, it also had a hint of Bertone GT in the nose...

...The Onça was hand-crafted and limited production only, with Rino producing the bodies in Matão city, Sao Paulo. However, the car’s production was to be brief, with production stopping the following year, and with less than ten examples ever being built it...
So, a Brazilian connection to the Mustang. Fantastic!
And with a connection to Alfa-Romeo too!

Good show, FourWheelDrift !

FNM slipped our mind.

OT: the logo of FNM is so ALFA like with the red cross becoming a stylized "f" and the green crowned snake devouring a human child.

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ID 579: model and make please!!
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