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Old 7th December 2009, 19:01   #3541
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Looking at those headlight assemblies I would've shouted Pegaso - but on closer inspection its nowhere as elegant looking. (...)
The Pegaso association makes a little sense, albeit on a superficial, non-automotive level. (Pursue that hint at your own risk.) Additionally, there seemed to be an aura of exclusivity surrounding this particular model.

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I like to think I came even closer, esp. the styling cues -- the snout, the shape of the roof.
As far as I know, the design is considered entirely original although you're obviously spot on with regards to the era - 1952 & 1953 are alternately cited as the initial production year.

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But unfortunately ID:737 is a much smaller car and much less refined, though equally obscure as this one.
Much less refined? Apparently so - the bodywork was fiberglass to begin with. I'd hesitate to put the mystery car on the same obscurity level as the Paxton Phoenix though - some one-offs are more widely recognized than many low-volume production models.

As an afterthought... didn't the Paxton use a Porsche engine? In any case, the mystery car did (although a couple of sources misspell the German manufacturer's name as 'Porche') so there might be more affinities between the two than a few similar design ideas so admirably pointed out by Ram.
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Rear of the car is similar to Borgward Isabella Coupe and front with Paxton Phoenix as Ram sir said...
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Old 9th December 2009, 11:16   #3543
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Hmm, looks like my entries are a little too tough for this thread. ID:737 is an Argentinian Justicialista Gran Sport manufactured between 1953 (some sources claim 1952) and 1955. As many as 167 production units and 10 prototypes of that interesting model were made. Unlike its fellow brand contemporary - the 2-door Graciela sedan equipped with a 3-cylinder Wartburg engine and not all that dissimilar from a Wartburg 311 in general - it featured a 4-cylinder Porsche engine. The Gran Sport is remembered (well, in Argentina, one would assume) as a popular choice among state officials of the era and believed to be a favorite of Juan Perón himself.
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Hmm, looks like my entries are a little too tough for this thread.
True! Except for the Glas,all of your entries have proved to be rather taxing!

Well here's something easy for you!
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ID 738 - Ferrari for sure model hmmmm
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Old 9th December 2009, 16:42   #3546
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ID 738 - Ferrari for sure model hmmmm
No sir! Its not a Ferrari.
This thread is rather famous for cars conspicuous by their obscurity.
Mainstream manufacturers are a rarity here,because they can be guessed in a jiffy!
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True! Except for the Glas,all of your entries have proved to be rather taxing!

Well here's something easy for you!
ID 738
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that looks like the E type jag clothed in an Italian suit !!
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ID 738: Looks from mid-70s, probably an MG MGB
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Old 9th December 2009, 19:51   #3549
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ID 738: Looks from mid-70s, probably an MG MGB
Nope! It isn't a British car at all.
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Default ID:738; 1963 Apollo convertible

ID:738 is a 1963 Apollo convertible
designed by famous Italian designer Franco Scaglione.

The design was heavily influenced by the E-type Jaguar and Ferraris.

In the original 1969 Disney film, "The Love Bug" starring a white
Volkswagen Beetle (with an anthropomorphic disposition) named Herbie,
its chief competitor was a yellow Apollo GT coupe called (in the movie) the "Thorndyke Special"!
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ID:738 is a 1963 Apollo convertible
Bang on Ram sir!
It is an Apollo GT Spyder from California!
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A Californian sports car of 1962, the Apollo was designed by Milt Brown, styled by Ron Plescia, and the bodies, most of which were coupes, were made by Intermeccanica in Italy. In style it resembled a cleaner and longer MGB GT but, note, not even the MGB roadster had been announced when the Apollo was styled. Buick V8 engines of 3.5 or 5 litres were used in a tubular ladder frame with suspension and other components from the Buick Special. With the larger engine fitted, top speed was claimed to be 150mph/240kmh (0-60mph in 7.5 seconds) but the company was not sufficiently strong to advertise nationally, or establish a dealer network. To make matters worse, nobody thought very highly of the power unit - the Buick engine (which lives on as the Rover V8) was notorious for giving trouble- the bodies were expensive, and production ceased in 1964.
Intermeccanica then supplied the bodies to a firm in Texas, which used them to make a car called the Vetta Ventura. Production of the Apollo was resumed in 1964 but this venture was dead by the following year. In all 88 Apollos (11 of which were convertibles) were made, together with 19 Vetta Venturas, but not all Apollos were delivered and some were quietly scrapped.
Trivia fans might like to know that an Apollo GT was the car driven by the 'baddies' in The Love Bug.
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In the original 1969 Disney film, "The Love Bug" starring a white
Volkswagen Beetle (with an anthropomorphic disposition) named Herbie,
its chief competitor was a yellow Apollo GT coupe called (in the movie) the "Thorndyke Special"!
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Here's a pic of the yellow car in Mr. Thorndyke's showroom in the movie:
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Old 9th December 2009, 22:17   #3553
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Default Id:739

ID:739 Guess this spider?

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About 300 or so cars were made of this model and its successor put together.
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ID 739 appears to be a fiberglass bodied 1961 Devin C Roadster from USA!
C because it used a Chevy Corvair six cylinder mill..

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ID 739 appears to be a fiberglass bodied 1961 Devin C Roadster from USA!
C because it used a Chevy Corvair six cylinder mill..





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ID:739 is actually a Devin D -- the precursor of the Devin C.

The Americanized Devin C had the Chevrolet Corvair engine and invariably, alloy wheels.

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Devin Ds had Volkswagen or Porsche aircooled engines and standard steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. However while later Ds also had alloy wheels, you would not find a flat-6 Corvair engined C with plain steel wheels.
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