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Old 30th September 2006, 14:21   #646
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ALl right and re ID 162 heres a front view....now its a cinch!!

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Old 30th September 2006, 20:54   #647
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ALl right and re ID 162 heres a front view....now its a cinch!!
ID:162 is a 1969 Datsun Sports 2000 SRL311.

Datsun (now known as Nissan) of Japan started to produce a series of spiders in the 'sixties. These were called Fairlady in Japan and simply Sports outside Japan. Somewhat similar to the British MG and Triumph spiders, these cabriolets started with the 1959 Datsun Sports S211 and went on till 1970 with the Datsun Sports SP311 and SR311.

ID:162 is wearing aftermarket alloy wheels and is missing the chrome trim moulding along the side, behind the flared front wheel arch. But the teardrop sidemarkers and chrome headlight buckets and left-hand drive, announce it as a 1969 Datsun Sports 2000 SRL311.

It had a 1,982 cc Datsun U20 engine SOHC engine producing 135 bhp, mated to a Porsche-designed 5-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox with well-spaced ratios.

An interesting option was the Datsun-authorized, dealer-installed competition kit, consisting of twin, dual-choke side draft Mikuni-Solex carbs, a finned seven-quart oil sump, and a special hot camshaft. With the competition package the 2-litre engine put out 150 bhp. A well-tuned stock Datsun 2000 was capable of cruising at 193 km/h while still delivering 12.8 km/litre.

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Old 30th September 2006, 21:24   #648
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NO prototypes buddy!!!
the second one aint prototype.

they make 165000 cars a year
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Another easy one..
ID 167 :
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Default ID:168 curvy black saloon



ID:167 is a 1961 Dodge Polara. (image clickable)
It had a Torqueflite 3-speed push-button operated automatic transmission.
The front seats could swivel sideways to help a physically unfit person to enter and egress from the car more easily.
The Polara was Dodge's top-of-the-line fullsize car.
All Chrysler models except the luxurious Imperial, began to use monocoque construction from the Polara onwards. The Dodge's styling hallmarks included stacked "jet pod" taillights and shortened tail fins to exaggerate the length of the “jet pods” holding the taillights.


Now what's this curvy black saloon?



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ID 168 : 2006 Chevrolet Impala.
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BTW,ID 168 , the 2006 Impala has pretty good interiors for a mainstream GM car


For the first time in many years (since the demise of the Caprice based Impala SS) the SS version gets a "small block" 5.3L 303hp V8 , even though unlike its illustrious predecessors, its a FWD. Regular ones get a 3.5L OHV V6, with another 3.9 L "high output" V6 putting out 240hp.
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ID 169

1958 Chevy

cant be more specific, as the bel air, impala, biscayne, all came with this bodystyle...perhaps the wagon version would be named nomad...
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ID 169
1958 Chevy
cant be more specific, as the bel air, impala, biscayne, all came with this bodystyle...perhaps the wagon version would be named nomad...
ID:169 is a 1958 Chevrolet Brookwood station wagon, judging by the 4-doors, shape of the chrome spear and full-wheel covers and lack of additional stainless steel trim.



Karl and Ojas, may I share my research on the 1958 Chevrolet?
In 1958, Chevrolet's range of full-size cars had no less than 17 bodies in three classes, all with the same looks. And that's not including the range of engines possible with each body.

First class was their Bel Air range (corresponded to Pontiac Laurentian range). It comprised of:
  1. 2-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Sport Sedan
  2. 4-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Sport Sedan
  3. 2-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Bel Air Club Sedan
  4. 2-door 5-passenger Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Sport Coupe (Pontiac Laurentian Parisienne)
  5. 4-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Bel Air Club Sedan (both LHD and RHD)
  6. 2-door 5-passenger Bel-Air Impala Convertible (Pontiac Laurentian Parisienne Convertible)
  7. 4-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon (Pontiac Laurentian Safari station wagon)
Second class was their Biscayne range (corresponded to Pontiac Strato-Chief range). It comprised:
  1. 2-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Biscayne Club Sedan
  2. 4-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Biscayne Club Sedan
  3. 4-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon (Pontiac Strato-Chief Safari station wagon)
  4. 4-door 9-passenger Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon (Pontiac Strato-Chief Safari station wagon)
Third class came their Delray range (corresponded to Pontiac Pathfinder range). It had no frills, minimal trim and limited options. Many parts were painted rather than chrome-plated. It was meant for fleet buyers such as police depts and businesses and people looking for low price, economy and basic transportation.

It comprised:
  1. 2-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Delray Sedan
  2. 2-door 3-passenger Chevrolet Delray Business Sedan
  3. 4-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Delray Sedan
  4. 2-door 3-passenger Chevrolet Delray Sedan Delivery (Cargo van. Sheet metal instead of Glass from B-pillar to D-pillar (no C-pillar)
  5. 2-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Yeoman station wagon (Pontiac Pathfinder Safari station wagon)
  6. 4-door 6-passenger Chevrolet Yeoman station wagon (Pontiac Pathfinder Safari station wagon)
Each of these 17 bodies had a choice of 6-engine combinations
making for a total of 102 varieties, not counting colors and interior trim possibilities!!!
  1. 3.8 litre straight 6 cyl. :
    145 bhp@4200; 292 N-m@2400
  2. 283V8 with 2 barrel carb :
    4.6 litre V8. 185 bhp@4600; 373 N-m@2400
  3. 283V8 with 4 barrel carb :
    4.6 litre V8. 230 bhp@4800; 407 N-m@3000
  4. 283V8 with fuel-injection :
    4.6 litre V8. 250 bhp@5000; 414 N-m@3800
  5. 348V8 with 4 barrel carb :
    5.7 litre V8. 250 bhp@4400; 481 N-m@2800
  6. 348V8 with 3x 2 barrel carbs.:
    5.7 litre V8. 280 bhp@4800; 481 N-m@3200
When Delray was dropped in 1959, the Biscayne model range became the cheapie range.

Back in 1998, I wrote about the 1958 Chevrolet, here.

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good lord ram...! gentlemen, bow down to the king...
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good lord ram...! gentlemen, bow down to the king...
Whole heartedly!! Ram your knowledge is astonishing & educating. Please keep it up for us young people's sake!!
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hey all, does'nt this machine resemble the hearse carriers we see in old bollywood movies
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wofinstein, hearses are generally made from luxury cars like Rolls-Royces and Bentleys.
Here's one made from a Mercedes S-class.

So one's last physical journey can be in an S-class too!
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Yes Ram but in the US most hearses are either based on Town Car's or Caddy's. Have seen lots of interesting articles about them including one recently in Car & Driver about a young man whose sole fascination was old hearses & he'd built up quite a collection of them before his premature death in an accident.

BTW the S-class hearse above uses E-class brake lights! Are both pictures of the same car? 'Cause apart from the lights everything else seems to be S-class.
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