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Old 27th November 2009, 00:33   #3496
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I'm not exactly a veteran of the thread but I'll answer this one, if you don't mind. ID:727 is a Swiss (again?) Enzmann 506 introduced in 1957 and manufactured throughout the 1960's. It was based on the ubiquitous VW Beetle floorpan and - apart from the VW engine installed as standard - also offered with a Porsche 356 option.
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Old 27th November 2009, 00:42   #3497
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Let me join the party guys! ID: 728. This should be very easy for the veterans here!
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Old 27th November 2009, 00:53   #3498
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Perfect as usual DoubleMac! I don't mind at all!

Welcome to the party suhas! ID 728 is a 1970s Toyota Celica GT RA29 Liftback.

Here's ID 729:
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Old 27th November 2009, 01:01   #3499
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You were faster with the 1977 Celica so let me express my annoyance by identifying ID:729 as quickly as possible: it's an early 90's Panther Solo. A rather unsuccessful project, overshadowed by its main contemporary competitor, the Toyota MR2, which led to the demise of the Panther company.
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Old 27th November 2009, 01:22   #3500
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What a way to express annoyance!.Perfect again!
Only 12 units of the ill-fated Panther Solo were produced.
ID 730:red again!! This should be identified in a jiffy too.
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Old 27th November 2009, 01:28   #3501
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Have you shifted the focus of your interest to Brazil for a change? In any case, your fascination with fiberglass seems to linger on. ID:730 is a 1960's Puma GTS 1600 Roadster based on a Karmann Ghia floorpan. Not my favorite among the Puma family, but cute nonetheless.
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Old 27th November 2009, 04:59   #3502
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Mac:
What are you? Amazing skill you've got there! I still can't go beyond the good old indian cars and the ferrari!!
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Old 27th November 2009, 07:55   #3503
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Why don't sedans have rear window wipers?
We have a whole thread on this subject.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ot-sedans.html (Rear Wiper & Washer ? Why only on hatch backs and NOT on sedans?)

Can you identify ID:731 -- a sedan with not one but two wipers on the rear window ?

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Old 27th November 2009, 10:17   #3504
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It seems that I've missed out on a lot of action in the last couple of days!
So here's ID 727.Id this classy red convertible! Should be quite easy for the veterans of this thread I guess!
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A very good looking design, one of many tailored to suit VW running gear back in the day (like Rometsch, Dannenhauer & Stauss, Denzel etc). I believe some of the Enzmann family were trying to reintroduce the car in a modern day kit car avtaar.
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Old 27th November 2009, 11:23   #3505
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My guess is that ID:731 is a late 1950's / early 1960's Lancia Flaminia - most probably a 1958-59 Flaminia Berlina. I've read somewhere that rear windshield wipers were a requirement in Europe in the mid-to-late 1950's but I trust that Ram will clarify that potentially controversial point.

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Old 27th November 2009, 13:04   #3506
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My guess is that ID:731 is a late 1950's / early 1960's Lancia Flaminia - most probably a 1958-59 Flaminia Berlina. I've read somewhere that rear windshield wipers were a requirement in Europe in the mid-to-late 1950's but I trust that Ram will clarify that potentially controversial point.
Yes,the sedan version of the Flaminia was called the Berlina.The first few Berlinas had this very unique and unusual feature of twin rear window wipers!But they were omitted in the later versions.

Here's ID 732.Its a lovely shape!
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Old 27th November 2009, 14:07   #3507
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I'm happy to announce that I don't know what it is. You probably want me to say 'Lancia Aurelia' but the grille shape and the side vents are more reminiscent of a contemporary Alvis, if you ask me. I have to thank you though, because - while searching for your car - I found something that had been killing me for days on end!
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I'm happy to announce that I don't know what it is. You probably want me to say 'Lancia Aurelia' but the grille shape and the side vents are more reminiscent of a contemporary Alvis, if you ask me. I have to thank you though, because - while searching for your car - I found something that had been killing me for days on end!
Ah,gotcha! Finally!
Its obviously not an Aurelia,nor an Alvis.Its quite rare,actually I couldn't find any official record of how many units were produced on the internet.But rest assured,its a production car.

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Old 27th November 2009, 15:09   #3509
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Ah,gotcha! Finally!
Not for long! ID:732 appears to be a an early 1950's (my guess is 1951) Siata Daina. And pictures of that model are truly few and far between.
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Not for long! ID:732 appears to be a an early 1950's (my guess is 1951) Siata Daina. And pictures of that model are truly few and far between.
Now you got me! Yes it is a 1951 Siata Daina coupe from Italy.It used Fiat 1400 running gear,albeit modified by Siata! The coupe was penned by Bertone and most convertibles were done by Stabilimente Farina.Here's a pic of a Daina convertible.
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BTW please reveal your precious findings then...

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