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Old 26th September 2006, 14:02   #586
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Ooops... forgive my typo ram. I meant it was one of the only ford cars from England at that time to not have been commercially available in the USA.
I remember this because in all the series of Hitchhiker's Guide, this certain character's first name (Ford) was always used, but rarely his last name (Prefect). It was because the humour was lost on the American readers.

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Old 26th September 2006, 14:52   #587
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ID:147 is a 1980 Ford Fiesta. Driven this model a lot in Europe, back then and intimately familiar with it.
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Old 26th September 2006, 15:09   #588
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If I may add- this model pictured is the US spec one although the headlights were later used on the XR2 variant
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ID 148: Paichhan Kaun???
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Old 27th September 2006, 06:37   #590
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ID:148 is a 1974 Matra-SIMCA Bagheera

In early 1973, Matra (Mécanique Avion TRAction), an aicraft R&D company designed and built this stylish three-seater mid-engined sports coupé. It was extremely aerodynamic and had a strong body with plastic bonded to steel tubing.



They saved money by using many off-the-shelf SIMCA parts. The mid-mounted engine came from the Simca 1000TI (1294 cc), yet the extremely well-designed Bagheera comfortably reached 162 km/h.

Designed by an aircraft R&D company, the handling was exceptional, and the car won a 1974 trophy for the most beautiful yet functional design, beating the Lancia Beta and the Ferrari 308 GTB which also competed!

The 4-cyl. 1,294 cc engine was tuned to crank out 84 bhp @ 6200 rpm and 106 Newton-metre of torque @ 4400 rpm. It breathed through twin Weber 36-DCNF carbs.

The last Bagheera X series II got a 4-cyl. 1,442 cc engine that put out 90 bhp @ 5800 rpm and 120 Newton-metre of torque @ 3200 rpm. It could top 190 km/h.

Friends, no talk about the Bagheera would be completed without also discussing
the unique U-8 concept engine.

The Bagheera eminently fulfilled the complex design challenge of
featuring an inexpensive and practical sports coupe, with a small fuel-efficient small engine. It looked like a Lamborghini Uracco, yet used as little fuel as a Renault 5.


Matra customers still asked for a larger engined Bagheera.

With Chrysler's impoverised spending, Matra's imaginative engineers concocted a fascinating U8-engine prototype.

They joining two Simca 1294 cc 4-cyl. engines side-by-side, each turning its own crankshaft.

I quote from :http://sitematrarama.free.fr/le bagheera u8.htm
...A l'avant du groupe gauche, une chaîne reliait le vilebrequin à l'arbre central et une autre chaîne assurait la liaison avec le vilebrequin droit mais cette fois à l'arrière. Le moteur droit recevait le volant, un embrayage à diaphragme et une boîte de vitesses Porsche à 5 rapports. Un différentiel autobloquant devait faire partie des options. Le moteur présentait ainsi une disposition en U sous un angle de 80°...

...my translation:
A chain in the front of the left bank connected its crankshaft to the central shaft. Another chain at the rear, ensured the connection with the right crankshaft. The flywheel, diaphragm clutch and Porsche 5-speed gear box were on the right engine.
A limited-slip differential was an option. The engine thus presented a "U" at 80°.



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So specs became: 8-cylinders, 2.58 litres, 168 BHP @ 6200 rpm.

Unfortunately, its voracious fuel consumption at the worst time -- the oil crisis and Chrysler's budget constraints killed the project.

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ID 150

What car is this ?..and what is it really
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Old 27th September 2006, 15:15   #592
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It is a volga v8....

What is it really under all that?
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ID 150

I remember this monster created quite a stir when first shown...

she was put together by a russian tuner....based on their archaic volga 21, running gear was provided by BMW, borrowed from the 6 series, including their legendary V12s and V8s...
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I remember this monster created quite a stir when first shown...

she was put together by a russian tuner....based on their archaic volga 21, running gear was provided by BMW, borrowed from the 6 series, including their legendary V12s and V8s...

The one you are talking about is based on the * series. This is a 6 series with a nose and tale job. more here
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ID 150

What car is this ?..and what is it really

Hey guys i thought we all agreed to keep concepts and special builds outta this thread. Lets just keep the posts to REGULAR STOCK cars like it was meant to be. In this way its going to kill the whole purpose of the thread..
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Quote:
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The one you are talking about is based on the * series. This is a 6 series with a nose and tale job. more here
Ajmat the company is called A:Level & their wesite is www.alevel.ru

Haven't been on it for a couple of years now & it seems it doesn't work anymore, but it did work when I visited it the first time around in 2004. Anyways more contact details are below:

Company name: A:Level Company
Address: 16/4, Voznesensky per., Moscow, 125009,
Tel: +7-095-229-6293
E-mail: info@alevel.ru URL: www.alevel.ru
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ID 149: this is an easy one

ID 149 looks deceptively like a ferrari 275 gtb but there are visual differences between the two, as i find and are mentioned below the pic of the 275gtb
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Firstly, the side indicator is positioned differently on both,
then the fins are mising in id 149
then the rear windscreen
It looks like a ferrari all right but which one is it??

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Old 27th September 2006, 20:47   #598
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This could be easy.
ID 151 :
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Gawd of course it is .....You got me on that one bro


ID 151 : Pontiac Bonville/ Parisienne
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Yep... ID 151 is indeed a 1965 Pontiac Bonneville.
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