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Old 22nd September 2009, 16:24   #3061
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Default ID:657; 1993 Lada Riva 1500 combi

ID:657 is a 1993 Lada Riva 1500 Estate, or Combi, or Station-Wagon, or Shooting-brake, depending on which part of the world we're addressing.


It is a right-hand-drive, so it was possibly built for the UK market.

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Old 22nd September 2009, 17:25   #3062
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Correct Ram, its a Estate from Lada, originally LHD for Russia, however, due to regulatory imbalances then, it was widely used in both LHD and RHD.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 02:42   #3063
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Make and Model please.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 13:39   #3064
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ID658: Is it VW Type3 1961 or later..! Not really sure though, I am guessing in correlation with your VW enthusiasm
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Old 23rd September 2009, 18:06   #3065
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ID658: Is it VW Type3 1961 or later..! Not really sure though, I am guessing in correlation with your VW enthusiasm
Sorry AltoHoncho its not VW based ,see your point though
I will say its not aircooled this time
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Old 23rd September 2009, 19:39   #3066
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ID 658: I know this, but can't get it out of my head. Is this a late 60s Japanese car? A Mazda? Or more likely, a Datsun Bluebird Coupe?
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Old 23rd September 2009, 20:04   #3067
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ID 658: I know this, but can't get it out of my head. Is this a late 60s Japanese car? A Mazda? Or more likely, a Datsun Bluebird Coupe?
No not a Mazda or Datsun Bluebird coupe Prabal.
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ID 658: I know this, but can't get it out of my head. Is this a late 60s Japanese car? A Mazda? Or more likely, a Datsun Bluebird Coupe?
Checked those things, Prabal. It isn't a Mazda nor a Datsun.

The heavy American pinstripe tires with the full wheel chrome covers shout out "North American". There are a lot of late 1960s American muscle car styling cues. But the location of the wing mirrors does look European, not American.
I estimate the wheelbase as 2127 mm, assuming the wheels are 13" wheels.
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Looks like something from Italy with those neat looking bumpers
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Old 23rd September 2009, 21:27   #3070
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Looks like something from Italy with those neat looking bumpers
Except that the A and C pillars in vogue in Italian coupes around 1969-1971 were invariably thin ones. Lancia Fulvias and Alfa-Romeos.
And American coupes were much bigger and invariably coke-bottle waisted. This coupe has a chunky C pillar.
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I am leaning toward some kind of Fiat or Lancia coupe. Its too small to have come out of the US but those hubcaps I have never seen before

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Checked those things, Prabal. It isn't a Mazda nor a Datsun.

The heavy American pinstripe tires with the full wheel chrome covers shout out "North American". There are a lot of late 1960s American muscle car styling cues.
At first glance yes the cues shout American muscle but the proportions are way out. If it is American, I'm not surprised it didn't do too well

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I am leaning toward some kind of Fiat or Lancia coupe. Its too small to have come out of the US but those hubcaps I have never seen before
The side indicator is an Italian unit seen on many contemporary Fiats, Lancias, Alfas, Maseratis, Ferraris of the era. Wheels do look Jap to me.

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ID 658: By any chance can this be linked to british car maker MG????
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ID 658: By any chance can this be linked to british car maker MG????
As far as im aware there is no link to the British car market.
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ID 658: By any chance Is it a Triumph, although the C-pillar doesnt appeal towards that. I have seen this car on some forum but cannot recall, I am also suspecting it to be a Honda coupe.
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