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Old 18th January 2007, 23:05   #856
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Old 18th January 2007, 23:13   #857
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hmmm....

ID 218 is a toyota of some sort...sorry, cant be more specific!
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Old 19th January 2007, 09:55   #858
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ID 218: Toyota Century
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Old 19th January 2007, 12:13   #859
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What's this flashy black double-headlamped sedan?

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Old 19th January 2007, 15:14   #860
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ID 219 is a Prince Gloria Super 6.

And ID 218 is a JDM Toyota Century VG20, one of the most expensive models Toyota produces.

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Old 19th January 2007, 16:27   #861
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Absolutely correct, sajo!

What about this flashy black double-headlamped sedan with design cues that may have inspired Prince's Gloria Super 6?

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ID 220: 1960 Buick Electra 225 ?
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Old 19th January 2007, 18:44   #863
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Very good Stratos, Buick is right. 1960 is spot on.

But the car is not an Electra. She’s an Invicta.

In 1960, the Buick Electra 225 was the most luxurious model, the Buick Invicta one level below and the bottom of the Buick line was the Buick LeSabre.

On the open right-hand side door in my image, the entire area below the trim strip would have been brushed-stainless-steel, if she had been a Buick Electra 225.

If she had been the LeSabre model, there would have been a simple fold-line instead of that bright chrome trim strip.



These cars had a 7458 cc, overhead valve V8 that put out 370 BHP @ 4600 rpm and 692 Newton-metres of Torque @ 2800 rpm. They were very long, very wide, very low automobiles that could top 200 km/h.

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ID:221

Dropping the size, several notches, what's this metallic beige baby?

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ID 221 is a Daihatsu Compagno Berlina, 1000cc.
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Old 20th January 2007, 07:19   #866
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Wow V-16! Kudos to you for identifying the Compagno as the 1000 cc version and not the more common 797 cc version.

The 1965 Daihatsu Compagno 1000 was Daihatsu's first four-wheeler exported. Established in 1907, they are a 100-year old company. As of 1999, Daihatsu is owned by Toyota.

In the sixties, seeking export dollars, marks and franks, the Japanese car industry sought to cater to the white man's tastes by copying his cars. Daihatsu got their little four wheeler's coachwork designed by Carrozzeria Vignale in Turin, Italy like a Fiat or a Ferrari would. The car was named Compagno (Italian for Companion).

The engine was a 958cc four-cylinder that developed 55 bhp, breathing through a Mikuni carb. Unusually for the mid sixties, it had a gearbox with synchromesh on all 4 gears.
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Am amazed by the knowledge all you guys have...

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Unusually for the mid sixties, it had a gearbox with synchromesh on all 4 gears.
Thanks Mate.
The Compagno also came in 2-door, estate and a convertible version besides having an optional 3 speed column mounted auto with max speed 140kph.
I wonder if it were a front wheel drive??....was it?? Im not to sure about that.
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ID:222 is a 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II.

It had a 4474 cc V8 that put out 180 bhp @ 4200 rpm, breathing through a Carter 2-barrel carb.

Another 1966 Plymouth that shared the B-body sheet metal below the greenhouse was the 1966 Plymouth Satellite.



The designer Elwood Engel put his characteristic trademark of long straight lines, with the straight knife edge fender lines running uninterrupted from front to back, and square surrounds for the single headlamps. Plymouth advertising pointed out the unique "ribbon style" taillights wrapped around the knife edge crease that descended to the bumper.

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