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Old 28th September 2006, 10:12   #601
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What is this four-door Oyster-Gold colored car?


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ID 152: Ford Granada
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ID 153: I think it's the famous post WW2 rear-engined Tatra, let me find out
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It's the TATRA T603-2 manufactured from 1967-75

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NTRODUCTION OF THE TATRA T603-2 (1967-1975)

Because of the 70-years Tatra celebrations in 1967 Tatra wanted to launch an entirely new model. Due to their limited budget however they had to settle for yet another re-stylement to the T603-2. The petrol tank was enlarged from 52 to 60 litres and got a different place and made it possible to fit an outer filler, the windscreen was enlarged and the old 603G engine was replaced by the improved 603H engine. In 1969 the T603-2 was equipped with Jablonec disc brakes, a changed front and rear track, re-shaped bumpers and another change on the headlight-unit. This time the entire unit was made from polyester and the headlights were set further apart. The 1969-model was actually named the T603-3, but because of the expensive homoligation they soon changed this back to T603-2. The T603 remained in production until 1975, with a few more changes being made in 1974. During the 18 years of series production - from 1957 to 1975 - a total of 20422 cars were built. This figure also includes those cars that were refitted with a new body and engine by the factory in the 1960s and 1970s.

Since as early as 1963 Tatra had been looking at possible replacements for the T603. A few prototypes had been built but none made it into production. In 1969 however the first prototypes emerged of a new Tatra model that was to become the successor to the T603. This new car - styled by the Italian coach builder Vignale - was named the Tatra T613.

It features a rear-mounted 90-degree air-cooled V8 engine of 2472 cc capacity!! Producing 105 bhp with a top speed of around 160 kmph. The weight was around 1470-1510 kgs.

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ID 152: Ford Granada
You are close but,
No it isn't the Ford Granada!

This is a Ford Granada.


Here's a hint. It's smaller than the Ford Granada.

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ID 154: Arre easy-peasy

It's the Rover Montego also launched in india by Sipani with lots of goodies. It has a 2-litre TD engine producing 90 bhp. Also had goodies like Power Sunroof, Electric windows, Central Locking, Power Steering etc. etc. Was price around 10-odd lakhs for both Petrol & Diesel versions.

They sold a few pieces mainly to big industrial houses like Godrej etc. (as reported) but soon Sipani fizzled out & the car stopped selling.

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Ford Cortina mark IV also badged as the Ford Taunus for left hand drive markets
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ID:154 is a 1988 model Austin-Rover Montego 2.0 DSL Direct Injection Turbo Diesel.

When BMW bought the Rover Group in 1994, Bernd Pischetsrieder was surprised
they were still producing the antiquated Montego and the Maestro hatchback.

During the early 1990s, they struck a deal to export Montego saloons and estates complete in semi knocked down form to Sipani Automobiles, India.
Except for a few locally-produced components, such as batteries and air conditioning, buyers would get an English car.

But Indian customs refused to clear the first cars. The Montego was heavily dutied when sold in India. Besides, potential Indian buyers considered it an old car that had gone out production in Europe. Indian buyers' tastes had become more sophisticated, and they demanded more.

Sipani decided to change the name from Sipani Montego to "Rover Montego". But that didn't cut ice with the Indian buyer who was eyeing the newly introduced competition: the Daewoo Cielo, Ford Escort and Opel Astra.

The Montego died. You can't sell s*** in India anymore, even if it is imported!

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During the early 1990s, they struck a deal to export Montego saloons and estates complete in semi knocked down form to Sipani Automobiles, India.
Except for a few locally-produced components, such as batteries and air conditioning, buyers would get an English car.

might add that it was assembled in a chicken farm in Attibele near Hosur
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Ford Cortina mark IV also badged as the Ford Taunus for left hand drive markets
ajmat, ID:152 is a 1979 Ford Taunus V6 Ghia.

The British right-hand-drive Cortina was really a rebadged Ford Taunus.

The Ford Taunus Mk III was made in Köln, Germany (Cologne in French).

From the 1976 model year onwards, the Taunus Mk III and Cortina Mk IV were essentially the same German car. They shared many parts: the running gear and even the dashboard design. The Cortina came with the 1.3, 1.6, 2.0 straight four, and 2.3 L V-6 engines. The Taunus never came with the 1.3 engine, but you could have a Taunus with a 2.8 litre (170 cu. in.) 150 BHP Cologne V6, never available on the Cortina.

In 1982 Ford of Germany replaced the Taunus with the Ford Sierra.

Here's a Taunus 2.0 Ghia, I owned in Europe.

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What's this 'fifties automobile?

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ID:156 is very easy. It's a Ford Mustang police interceptor (Fox platform, 1987-1990 Police package).
It has a five-speed gearbox on a 5.0L High-Output V8.
It has extraordinary handling and sustained high performance. A rear axle ratio of 3.08:1 allows excellent acceleration, and a top end of 256 km/h. It has an engine oil cooler and auxiliary transmission cooler for extended high speed chases, reinforced front floorpans to take a lot of banging around and black alloy wheels.

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late 40s to mid 50s Peugeot 203?
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