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Old 3rd March 2010, 22:35   #3766
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I think cycar has nailed it!

my contribution - ID
Official Guess the car Thread (Please see rules on first page!)-car.jpg
EDIT : never mind, It's been posted here before, #176

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Old 3rd March 2010, 22:59   #3767
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BMW Glas 3000 V8

Glas was a small co that BMW took over for its tech ideas
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Old 4th March 2010, 07:08   #3768
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ID 785

That is a 1974 Monica 560, as I remember.
Absolutely! Monica was a brand of luxury cars created by French Industrialist Jean Tastevin, after his wife's name. The car was adorned with a 5.6 Ltr Chrysler engine. Only 8 cars were produced before the factory closed down in 1974.

A pristine example recently came up for sale in UK. While the car itself was in good condition, The advertisers' sales pitch caught my eye. They gleefully proclaimed "Why should you buy it? You probably wouldn't find another!"
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Interesting fact about Glas cars - sold as BMWs in South Africa in the 60s & 70s. Some still running, great cars. The South African classic car scene has a fascinating history. Because of their homologation rules for racing/rallying many big manufacturers produced hot versions of staid sedans. Absolutely unique. cars like the Chevrolet CanAm (Firenza Coupe with small block Chevy V8) Alfa GTV (tuned 3 litre V6) Sierra XR8 (with Mustang V8) Capri Perana (Ford Capri with 302 cu.i. V8). Incredibly fast cars. In the 70s my brother & I were rally enthusiasts & thought we had a competitive car (Toyota 2 litre) but some of these cars would fly past whilst we were flat out!
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Old 4th March 2010, 07:49   #3770
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A bit quirky, this one.
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Old 7th March 2010, 08:29   #3771
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A bit quirky, this one.
First clue: Cars were built in Romorantin.
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This stamped steel wheel has only three wheel lugs. So the engine cannot be a high-torque motor.

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And it is a lug-centric wheel -- has no machined center-hole for centering. This is a quirky thing found in Peugeots and Citroëns.
Wheels like this are centered by the three lugs as they are torqued up.
Lug-centric designs allow the same wheel to fit a wider selection of vehicles.

Example lug-centric passenger cars are
the original Volkswagen Beetle, Renault R16, Citroën Ami 6, Peugeot 404
(also the odd 1978 Honda Accord hatchback).

Written about this here (Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars).
I imagine, this is a French micro-coupe.
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Old 7th March 2010, 11:39   #3773
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ID:786 is a 1962 René Bonnet Le Mans Grand Luxe coupé.

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These cars were produced from 1961-66.

René Bonnet and Charles Deutsch had cofounded Deutsch-Bonnet in 1946.
But in 1961, René Bonnet fell out with Charles Deutsch and signed a clandestine agreement with Renault to produce vehicles that would compete at Le Mans.

The 1962 René Bonnet Le Mans Grand Luxe coupe was derived from those Le-Mans vehicles.

It had a Renault 4 cyl. 1108cc Gordini engine, which breathed
through a Zenith vertical-draught double-bodied type 32 MDIX carburettor.

The Renault Gordini engine could push the little 800 kilogram fibre-glass bodied coupé to 170 km/h.

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It was a front-wheel-drive.

la Société des Automobiles René Bonnet which was based in Romorantin-Lanthenay, France, was absorbed by MATRA in 1964, after which the name Bonnet shimmered out into the sunset.

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Nice post there CyCarConsulting! Yes,the wheels looked distinctively French to me too,a la Citroen 2CV.
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Always found this a most interesting application.
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ID:787 looks very much like a 1954 Bentley R-Type Coupé (Chassis # B77ZX) which – unless I’m sorely mistaken – was a one-off special?
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ID:787 looks very much like a 1954 Bentley R-Type Coupé (Chassis # B77ZX) which – unless I’m sorely mistaken – was a one-off special?
You are correct sir! I don't think it was a one off. I believe several were made, however not 100% sure.
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Can anyone guess this?

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Old 12th March 2010, 23:00   #3779
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ID:788 reminds me of a Bitter SC.

EDIT: A 1985, if I'm not mistaken.

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ID:786 is a 1962 René Bonnet Le Mans Grand Luxe coupé.
This car looks ghastly!
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