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Old 19th September 2006, 20:17   #451
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Spot on, Ajmat. That's correct.
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man... i thought a scimitar was a hatchback or what u call a fast back...
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man... i thought a scimitar was a hatchback or what u call a fast back...
That's another body form of it.
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Id 116: Triumph Tr7 (1978-9)
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damn....dont log on for a few hours, and see what i miss...i knew them all...i swear! cheers...!
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For the first time, I'm well and truly stumped. It looks surprisingly like the Mark I Golf, but then the front of it has me baffled.
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Old 20th September 2006, 05:03   #458
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ID 118, quite a toughie:

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Two things here to remind us of our famous Alfonso mango!

Volkswagen test engineer Alfons Lowenberg
and King Alfonso the thirteenth of Spain.

ID117: is a mid-1970s Volkswagen Golf GTi.

ID118: is a pre-world war I, Hispano-Suiza Alfonso, dating back to 1913.

In March 1973, when I wrote my SSC exams, Volkswagen test engineer Alfons Lowenberg proposed in an internal memo to a few Volkswagen R&D colleagues that the company should come out with a proper sports model to succeed the Beetle. A new vehicle with the project code EA 337 (internal code for the future Golf) reached final stages of development -- and a modern high-performance car with front-wheel drive would win for Volkswagen a completely new profile of customers.

The GTi version of the Golf had a red stripe on the radiator grille, red GTi logo on the grille, front airdam, discreet black plastic wheel arch extensions, matt black (instead of chrome) frame on the backlight, black internal ceiling liner, the golf ball gearknob and chequered seat covers. The maroon seats in this specimen are not original, but it’s an early Golf GTi. I've driven a ten-year old Golf GTi in Rotterdam, Netherlands in the mid-1980s.
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ID118: is a pre-world war I, Hispano-Suiza Alfonso, dating back to 1913.

In 1914, during World War I, Hispano-Suiza produced V8 aero-engines that put out 140 BHP.

Hispano-Suiza means Spanish Switzerland, and it was a Spanish company that first manufactured cars in Switzerland.

King Alfonso XIII of Spain who was a great auto-buff took personal interest in Hispano-Suiza. He acquired 8% stake in the company, broke the contract with "Societé d'Automobiles à Genève" and shut shop in Switzerland.
They opened a factory in Parls, France (near Paris), where this 1913 Alfonso car was manufactured.

The Parls factory produced more cars than the home factory in Barcelona, Spain.
Interestingly they made supercharged engines (blowers not turbosupercharging) here.

This 1913 Hispano-Suiza Alfonso car had a 4-cylinder engine that developed 30 BHP. Even back in 1913, the Hispano Suiza had 16 valves in head!!!

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ID 117 is the VW Rabbit GTi- not the Golf exactly but the american built derivative which had appalling build quality - distinguished by the square nosed front end

As some one wrote - the "malibu" ised the rabbit and transformed it from a perky euro hatch into a mini slush mobile
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ID118: is a pre-world war I, Hispano-Suiza Alfonso, dating back to 1913.

In 1914, during World War I, Hispano-Suiza produced V8 aero-engines that put out 140 BHP.

Hispano-Suiza means Spanish Switzerland, and it was a Spanish company that first manufactured cars in Switzerland.

King Alfonso XIII of Spain who was a great auto-buff took personal interest in Hispano-Suiza. He acquired 8% stake in the company, broke the contract with "Societé d'Automobiles à Genève" and shut shop in Switzerland.
They opened a factory in Parls, France (near Paris), where this 1913 Alfonso car was manufactured.

The Parls factory produced more cars than the home factory in Barcelona, Spain.
Interestingly they made supercharged engines (blowers not turbosupercharging) here.

This 1913 Hispano-Suiza Alfonso car had a 4-cylinder engine that developed 30 BHP. Even back in 1913, the Hispano Suiza had 16 valves in head!!!

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Well done, ram. Right on with the Alfonso.
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Old 20th September 2006, 14:56   #462
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ID120:
What's this car?
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ID: 120 The ZIL 117 Limousine of Russia. 7 seater V-8 used by state heads.
Zil stands for Zavod Imieni Likhatchev
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ID 120s a ZIL of some sort....russian relic...started production mid 80s and still produced to date if im not mistaken...they mostly sported huge v8 engines...
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