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Old 15th January 2010, 22:16   #3676
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ID 765 looks like an Impala not sure what year though
It is a 1966 Chevrolet Caprice. Started mid year in 65 with a just a few trim features, it became it's own distinctive model for 66 and for years to come.
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Old 16th January 2010, 14:16   #3677
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ID:767
Here's a favorite convertible.
Please identify year, make and model.

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I had a 1/43rd die-cast scale model of this car as a kid. It had crystal-glass headlamps. And here's an extremely leading clue: that scale model was made in India.

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Old 16th January 2010, 17:12   #3678
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1963 Plymouth Sport Fury. Incorrect Kelsey Hayes wires and wide whitewalls, but it looks great.
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Old 16th January 2010, 22:40   #3679
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Default ID:767; 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible

A positive ID! Nothing less expected from you sir.

I'd hoped that the clues given might have helped
some of our other friends who grew up in India, identify it

Around 1968, S. Kumar & Co of Calcutta purchased
from Meccano Ltd. UK, the dies of no longer cast 1/43rd scale models -- most of them, Dinky dies from 1961 to 1968.

Initially the model cars they cast in India, were sold as
"Dinky Toys licensee S. Kumar".
Later (in the early 1970s) they were rebranded as Nicky Toys due to legal reasons.
However they still used similar packaging and style.

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The Dinky 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury had an opening hood with a V8 inside, a male driver and a female passenger, and twin aerials on the rear fenders.
The dashboard was nicely modeled with dials and dished steering wheel.
The model had working suspension, 'fingertip steering' and cut-glass jewelled quad headlamps. I was the proud owner of one back in 1968 when I was all of 10.

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In keeping with todays rag top theme.
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Old 17th January 2010, 12:10   #3681
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In keeping with todays rag top theme.
ID 768 is a Buick. Not sure of teh exact model or year, maybe a Roadmaster or an Electra.

Please note my answers are always from the top of my head with out recourse to trawling the net to find similar car pictures.
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ID:768 is indeed a 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible. This time Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels and white wall tires come as part of the package.
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ID:768 is indeed a 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible. This time Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels and white wall tires come as part of the package.
You are correct sir on all counts!
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Old 18th January 2010, 08:24   #3684
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Love those tail lights, dual tail pipes, fender skirts and wide whitewalls of the kinder gentler times.

Guess the year, make and model of this two door coupe.

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54 Mercury Monterey or Sun Valley
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Old 18th January 2010, 11:03   #3686
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Default ID:769; 1954 Mercury Monterey

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54 Mercury Monterey or Sun Valley
Can't be a 1954 Mercury Sun Valley, as the Sun Valley had a glass bubble-top.
The glass top car also had an additional chrome strip on the roof as shown below.
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Next car is somewhat interesting.......
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Default ID:770; 1969 American Motors/Hurst SC/Rambler

ID:770 is a 1969 American Motors/Hurst SC/Rambler.

Its dual exhaust system had special tone mufflers and chrome extensions.

This limited production muscle car was built out of a collaboration between Hurst and American Motors.

It came stock with a 315 bhp 390V8 with 4-speed all-synchromesh close-ratio manual gearbox and a 3.54:1 differential ratio. The gearbox had a Hurst T-handle shift lever. On the steering column was a Sun tachometer.

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Absolutely Sir Ram.
Apart from the extended hood scoop, this color styling of Red side-paint and blue stripes was in fact a representation of the Yankee doodle era.
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You are correct sir!

An interesting fact about the paint scheme is that there were 2 red ,white, and blue designs available. I've never seen that available on any other car. Although a flashy car, it's lack of performance kept it from being a big favorite with the muscle car crowd.
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