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Old 19th November 2009, 00:20   #3436
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ID:715 guess this 4x4?
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Old 19th November 2009, 04:52   #3437
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ID:715 is a Rayton Fissore Magnum 4x4 (original picture) first introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1985. It was based on a shortened and lowered Iveco 4x4 40-10 frame and (perhaps) better known as the Laforza which was sold in the US until 2003. Here's the relevant Wiki page and - if you happen to speak Italian - an even more relevant source.

@ predatorwheelz: Please, make sure you rename your clue pictures as it cheapens the quality of my guesses otherwise. That being said, I didn't need any hints in this case. Elva isn't even particularly obscure and the Courier models seem to share the grille shape, the round badge, and those 'ugly bonnet hinges' which I actually find rather cute due to their vintage character.

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IMO we've another Sir Ram in the making I believe, you're amazingly spot-on everytime.
Well, I'm flattered but the truth is, Ram is obviously a genuine expert with in-depth knowledge of the automotive history. Me, I'm a mere enthusiast who enjoys tracking down interesting-looking obscure cars of the classic era. I admit I had no trouble identifying the Ogle SX1000 (for instance) because I had posted it myself on another forum. It's quite unmistakable.

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Out of curiosity, please reveal more about you, is this the first forum you've contributed to or anywhere else as well. I would be definitely interested in reading your contributions elsewhere too.
If I gave you a link to another GTC thread I've been participating in, I'd be giving away whatever surprises I might still have left up my sleeve. On a related note, a couple of days ago one of the moderators at that forum saw fit to lock the GTC thread without a word of explanation. According to popular speculation, I was guilty of 'post-whoring' (!) while all the time I was convinced that I simply kept contributing interesting information by introducing and identifying genuinely rare cars. I'm a little... disillusioned because of that.

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Old 19th November 2009, 15:58   #3438
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@ DoubleMAc,you are simply amazing!

ID 716:Guess this beautiful GT!.Should be an easy one!
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Old 19th November 2009, 16:10   #3439
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Those eye-catching vents along the sides of ID:716 (apart from all the rest, of course) scream 'Bolwell Nagari' (Australia's national automotive pride) at me.
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Those eye-catching vents along the sides of ID:716 (apart from all the rest, of course) scream 'Bolwell Nagari' (Australia's national automotive pride) at me.
Absolutely spot-on mate!! The Bolwell Nagari it is.One of the most legendary cars from Down Under.It used Ford V8s!
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Old 19th November 2009, 16:35   #3441
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ID 717:Guess this compact yellow tarmac-scorcher!
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Old 19th November 2009, 18:00   #3442
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I know that one as well but... I'm not going to spoil the fun for the other guessers. Its name starts with a 'G' and it's essentially a conversion of a certain Italian model equipped with a V8 engine of a certain popular Australian car. Thirteen units were manufactured, if I remember correctly?

EDIT: Correction. Apparently, there are 13 units surviving, 15 were manufactured.

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Old 19th November 2009, 18:07   #3443
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ID 717: Is it a fiat 124 bc
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ID 717: Is it a fiat 124 bc
It was based on an Alfa Romeo.
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It was based on an Alfa Romeo.
is it the Alfa Romeo GTV ?
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Old 19th November 2009, 18:26   #3446
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Technically, it's an Australian product using an Alfa Romeo Sprint as a base.
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@Double Mac - Sir, we respect knowledge, and we dont mind you correctly guessing a car when others havent even touched their google pages . But please dont keep dropping subtle hints. It takes away the fun of guessing. In a way, when we search for a name, we also learn in the process.

If you know the name, just say it.

@Indrojitsircar - Dude, unbelievable. Instead of throwing stones in the dark, just study the first hint carefully, and you'll get the name.

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Alright then, I apologize about the cat-and-mouse approach but I'll be merciless from now on. ID:717 is a Giocattolo, the brainchild of Paul Halstead and Barry Lock manufactured between 1986 and 1989.
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Alright then, I apologize about the cat-and-mouse approach but I'll be merciless from now on. ID:717 is a Giocattolo, the brainchild of Paul Halstead and Barry Lock manufactured between 1986 and 1989.
Double Mac you ***********!

You nailed it again! That Bolwell Nagari gave you the Aussie hint eh?!
Yes it is a Giocattolo.It is based on the Alfa Romeo Sprint(which is quite obvious from the pic), but with heavy modifications.It uses a mid-mounted Holden V8.

Must say this was a tough one!
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Alright then, I apologize about the cat-and-mouse approach but I'll be merciless from now on. ID:717 is a Giocattolo, the brainchild of Paul Halstead and Barry Lock manufactured between 1986 and 1989.
Spot-on again Double Mac
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