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Old 10th January 2007, 11:19   #811
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Thats Pretty..and the car's not bad too huh?

ID 204 : Whats this beauty's name....and I mean the car

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Old 10th January 2007, 12:47   #812
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OK guys, try guessing these...!!


ID 205



ID 206


ID 207



ID 208 wHATS THIS BEAUT UNDER COVERS AWAITING RESTORATION?



ID 209 TRUE BLUE MUSCLE

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ID 205 is an Opel GT
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ID 205 is an Opel GT
Spot on buddy. It is indeed an opel GT
Over 1,00,000 of these beauties were bulit between 1968-1973. Production ceased in 73 when the opel factory in France, where they were being built was sold to Renault.
Only 3573 were sold with a 1,078 cc engine whle the rest had a four cyl 1897 cc unt with 90 bhp.
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ID 207 - Skoda Felicia Convertible
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ID 209 Plymouth superbird - based on dodge Charger
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ID 209 Plymouth superbird - based on dodge Charger
Damn I was just posting that!!
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ID: 208 "Blue and white beaut under covers awaiting restoration"



is missing some chrome piping and looks sad, but it is
a 1955 DeSoto Fireflite.

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damn, just a few hours and everyones beat me to them all!

ID 204 is a 1954 Muntz Jet...a real oddball car that i really like!

details here

Classic American Car • The Muntz Jet
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ID:206 is a 1959 SIMCA Vedette Chambord.



This model was produced from Oct. 1957 to Jul. 1961.

Originally it was a Ford Vedette manufactured by Ford Société Anonyme Française (Ford SAF) of France.

Buoyed by the success of their SIMCA Aronde,
SIMCA (Sociéte Industrielle de Mécanique et Carrosserie Automobile), wanted to expand into the luxury car market.
They acquired a loss making Ford France in 1954.
So the Ford Vedette became the Simca Vedette.

The car had the Ford Aquillon 84, a tiny 2.3 litre V8 that breathed through a 2 bbl Zenith carb and put out 84 bhp @ 4800 rpm. A 3 speed manual gearbox transferred power to a live rear axle. Top speed was 145 km/h. It had independent front MacPherson strut suspension.

For French tax purposes, SIMCA also plonked the 4-cylinder 1290 cc Aronde engine into the Vedette and called it the SIMCA Ariane. This car struggled to reach 120 km/h but appealed to taxi drivers. Ariane taxis were a common sight in Paris, those days.

Ford had a 60-acre plant at Poissy, 17 km from Paris, with 4,500 workers and 3,000 machine tools. This is where the Vedette was made. With the SIMCA-Ford combine, both Ford's and SIMCA's stocks climbed on the Paris Bourse and American Stock Exchange.
[ref: TIME magazine 27-Sept.-1954]

In the interesting SIMCA ownership story, SIMCA started in 1934 to build Fiats for the French market. In 1954 they acquired Ford's Poissy plant. In 1961 they sold the SIMCA factory at Nanterre to Citroën. Then they took over Talbot. Eventually SIMCA was sold to Chrysler and became Chrysler France in 1970. In 1978, Chrysler France was sold off to Peugeot!
Peugeot still manufacture at the Poissy plant.

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Friends, may I suggest a couple of things here?

One:
Shall we avoid flooding the thread with cars? Six cars were just posted all together.

We can all flood the thread, but shall we exercise some restraint?
Is posting pictures more cool than identifying and describing them?

Shall we have the discipline of posting a car only after
identifying the one already posted ?

Two:
Wouldn't it be more presentable if pictures posted are 500-600 pixels wide, at maximum.

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Friends, may I suggest a couple of things here?
One:
Shall we avoid flooding the thread with cars? Six cars were just posted all together.
We can all flood the thread, but shall we exercise some restraint?
Is posting pictures more cool than identifying and describing them?
Shall we have the discipline of posting a car only after
identifying the one already posted ?
Two:
Wouldn't it be more presentable if pictures posted are 500-600 pixels wide, at maximum.
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I completely agree! one at a time please...
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Point noted about posting one photo at a time.
Also friends lets also restrain ourselves from flooding too much gyan running into pages about a particular vehicle posted unless specifically asked for. We all have access to our own sources not to mention the net. A brief description of the car would do. The thread is called ''Guess the car''
So ill take the liberty of giving additional gyan about the SuperBird and additional lines about the Vedette
Promise this will be my last lengthy post.

1970 Plymouth Superbird

Trying to capture some of the success that their Dodge brothers had in 1969 with their Daytona, Plymouth tried the same thing in 1970 with their creation, the Plymouth Superbird. Although similar in appearance, the Superbird was actually quite different from the Daytona. The Superbird was based on the Plymouth Road Runner and the nose, airfoil, and basic sheet metal was different between the Daytona and Superbird. The special nose added 19 inches to the overall length (the Daytona's was 18 inches), and the trunk spoiler was more angled and higher than the Daytonas. On both models, the spoiler was two feet high so that the owner could open the trunk. Although it created quite an impression on the street, the wing did almost no aerodynamic good under 90 mph.

NASCAR only required 500 copies to be built in 1969, but in 1970, NASCAR required a manufacturer to build one unit per dealer. In the end, Plymouth built a total of 1,920 SuperBirds. SuperBirds were available with three different engines. The most popular was the basic Super Commando 440 V8 with a single four barrel carb rated at 375 bhp. Next up was the 440 Six Pack rated at 390 bhp. At the top, and ordered by just 93 buyers, was the mighty 426 Hemi, rated at 425 bhp. Despite the success of the SuperBird on the tracks, 1970 would be the only year it was made.
This extremely rare car has a known history back to new, having had only 3 owners. The powerful 440 was rebuilt by the leading MOPAR rebuilder in the country 2 years ago and has had less than 100 on it. An AACA first place car, this car is in excellent condition throughout. The Lemon Twist paint job is less than 5 years old, The car has the original Hurst 4 Speed Transmission, and is one of just a handful with the dealer installed A/C. The interior is in excellent original condition, with the rare Bench seat option.
This is a rare opportunity to get a truly rare and desirable Muscle car, with provenance and an award winning history.

Simca Vedette

The Simca Vedette was Simca's top model during the late fifties; a big upper middle-class car based on Ford France's Vedette. Simca acquired Ford France in 1954 because the company wanted to expand into the luxury car market, which proved to be successful for only a few years. The added Chambord name indicated the trim level, there were also the Beaulieu, Marly and Presidence versions of which the Presidence was of course the most luxurious; the Chambord was ranked one level beneath.
The Vedette Chambord was produced from 1958 to 1961 and had a 2351 cc V8 engine which was good for 84 hp @ 4800 rpm and a top speed of 145 kph. About 61,835 Vedettes Chambord have been sold, making it a quite common car in France mainly.
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Reference Links:
Musclecarclub.com - Plymouth Superbird - History
Classic AutoRAI 99: post-war cars - page 11
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