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Old 26th April 2007, 10:58   #991
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ID:251 This is easy. What is this large two-door coupe?



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thats a Studebaker Hawk series...most likely Golden Hawk. Designed by Raymond Loewy, responsible for some fantastic timeless designs, including the coke bottle and a famous american train, i forget which...
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You know your cars well, Karl, front, rear or interior. No surprise.

1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk it is, as distinguished by the tailfins and absence of a B-pillar. Here's a conventional front/threequarters view.



With a big 275 bhp Packard 5,768 cc V8 in a body weighing 1,527 kg, the Golden Hawk (180 bhp/ton) was a personal performance coupe -- a muscle car before the days of muscle cars. It could do 0-100 km/h in 8 seconds and top out over 200 kmph.

This Golden Hawk occupied the luxurious end of the Hawk range in 1956.
The others were the Flight Hawk, Power Hawk and Sky Hawk. These other Hawks were discontinued in 1957 and replaced by the Silver Hawk, slightly downmarket from the Golden Hawk. Sadly, the Golden Hawk could not survive the 1958 recession.
A Packard Hawk came in, in 1958 and exited the same year.
The Silver Hawk was discontinued after 1959.
From 1960-61, there was a simple and plain Hawk.
The final and swan-song model was the 1962-1964 GT Hawk.

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OT: About the train ...
Apologies for going OT, but for completeness, here goes.

Ray Loewy's unique GG-1 center cab design electric railway locomotive gave its crew, safety and visibility.



The 4,620 bhp Pennsylvania railway locomotive had a fully welded body and distinctive graphics with 5 gold stripes. It could touch 160 km/h whilst hauling 18 coaches. It lived from 1935 to 1983.

OT: ...and the Coke bottle

The so-called "Mae West" Coke bottle was much admired by Ray Loewy but it wasn't designed by him. Its contour was designed in 1915. Loewy emigrated to the United States in 1919.

Loewy never said he designed the bottle, although he always raved about its beauty. Thence stemmed the myth of Loewy designing the original Coke bottle.
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ID:252
What is this little red and white rear-engined car?

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Finally a car I can recognize!! Smart 4 Four
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ID:252
To retrieve focus to the as yet unidentified car, for what it is worth,
Here is an interior shot of another specimen of the same car.
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ID 252 again looks like one of those East European machines, with their quirky styling and oddball configurations.
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ID 252 again looks like one of those East European machines, with their quirky styling and oddball configurations.
No. ID 252 does not happen to be East European.
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id 249 : volga pobeda GAZ
ID 249: Its a 1957 pobeda Gaz M20
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Guess This car friends




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Fiat 126, ain't it?
Cute little thing
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Fiat 126, ain't it?
Cute little thing
yes aditya, you are right. but this one is Polski fiat. made for Poland. like our Padmini. i have driven this little thing.
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ID 252 appears to be a Fiat of some sort methinks...atleast i see alot of borrowed bits...
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Yes indeed, Karl :

ID 252 is a 1959 Bianchina 11B trasformabile.

The manufacturer was Autobianchi of Italy -- a joint-venture of FIAT, Pirelli and Bianchi.

The Bianchina was a deluxe version of the Fiat Nuova 500. It shared the same engine and mechanicals but with a more refined body and interior. The 1959 Bianchina 11B could max out at 90 km/h and yielded a fuel efficiency of 22-23 km/litre. There were four different bodystyles and a panel van.



The simple little two-cylinder aircooled 479 cc engine was called 110B.
It developed 16.5 bhp @ 4000 rpm.

A belt from the crankshaft pulley, drove the generator and aircooling blower. The aircooling shroud also served to warm the intake air for better efficiency.



It was made from 1957 to 1969 in a plant at Desio near Milan.



Not a mini-car, the Bianchina (and the Fiat 500) can be used daily as an economical and stylish daily transport even by todays standards. Creators of history, these cars along with the Fiat 500, Fiat 600, Vespa and the Lambretta, put the Italian common man on wheels.

Here is an original Italian ad.



I translate...
The Bianchina "Special" is a specific study for those who desire a car with especially shining performance in speed, acceleration and roadholding, and simultaneously economy in maintenance and operating costs. In every detailed perspective, its engine's power complements its low consumption and its elegance complements its great structural robustness. The Biancina "Special" is a new discovery in the (Italian motor) guide.

Today the Bianchina has a cult following in Italy and numerous clubs and a devoted membership.





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ID:254
What is this attractive grey two door coupé?



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ID 254 is a Lancia from the mid fiftes...thats all i can figure out at the moment...
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