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Old 15th September 2007, 03:08   #1396
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Not quite on both counts Speedy.
Agreed ID:326 has a very East european feel to it, it looks a lot like the Austin A40 Farina. To me the car looks very Rootes-ish. It looks based on the Simca 1100/1300 and the Hillman Minx of the 60's.
Try again with ID:328. Its not a De Tomaso Pantera

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Old 15th September 2007, 08:16   #1397
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Default ID:328; 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal

What an unmistakeable beauty!
ID:328 is an Alfa Romeo Montreal coupť from the 1970s.



A classic Bertone design, it was a 2+2 coupť with steel monocoque and debuted at the Geneva Salon in 1970.

The name Montreal came from the fact that, in concept car form, it was first exhibited at the Montreal expo in 1967. Bertone based that concept on a modified Alfa-Romeo Giulia chassis with a 1600 Giulia engine.

The rear view of the white car above, posted by Gogi hides the Montreal's most unusual and stylish feature -- its four headlamps covered with unusual "grilles".



The headlamp grilles retracted when the headlamps were switched on.



The Alfa Romeo Montreal cabin's "B" pillar had air ventilation grilles -- could mislead you into thinking it had a mid-engine.




Of course, the air ventilation grilles in somehow hark to the air vents in another Alfa -- the mid 1960s Alfa Canguro.



The Montreal came OEM equipped with a Fiamm compressor and loud trumpets, not unlike the ones bought by President in Chor Bazar (Mumbai Mini Meet Saturday 18.08.2007), the day we all went there together.

The Montreal was powered by Alfa's fuel-injected 2593 cc DOHC 90į all-alloy V8.



It had electronic ignition and SPICA mechanical fuel injection!



SPICA mechanical fuel-injection pump for eight cylinders


This engine put out 230 bhp @ 6500 rpm and 235 Newton-m of torque @ 4750 rpm.

It was mated to a ZF 5-speed gearbox and ZF/Alfa Romeo limited-slip differential.

A real Italian handler, the Montreal's suspension deployed coil springs, double wishbones, telescopic shock-absorbers and anti-roll bar in the front. The rear had coil springs, coaxial shocks, two trailing arms, reaction trunnion(for advanced cornering) and anti-roll bar.

Even today, Montreals look great. They hardly corrode! Why? After the Montreal was put together at Caselle(Turin), Bertone's advanced finishing plant at Grugliasco(Turin) degreased all the steel, coated it with zinc phosphate and an electro-deposited undercoat before careful hand spray painting.


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Old 15th September 2007, 08:17   #1398
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ID 328

My schoolboy dream centrespread

Alfa Romeo montreal

I loved the droopy eyelids
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Whoops, Ram was a minute ahead, and a yard in terms of info
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Old 15th September 2007, 12:52   #1400
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i had the the alfa romeo and the lotus in mind early this morning racking my brains and seeing the door handles, but due to my net acting up could not post it.

Ram ID 326 has been unanswered for more than the set time. i would request you to answer it before we move forward to the next picture. thank you.
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Spot on Ram and Ajmat ID:328 is indeed an Alfa Romeo Montreal of 1972 vintage Nice detailed explanation as always Ram.
The ventilation slats on the B pillar are dead give-aways and the Delorean like wheels are too. This is a dream machine.
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Old 15th September 2007, 19:26   #1402
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Default ID:326; 1967 Sabra Sussita-12

ID:326 is an Israeli car, the 1967 Sabra Sussita-12.



Sabra (Autocars Co. Ltd.) of Haifa, Israel, made a notchback car called the Sabra Carmel.




Sabra Carmels and Sussita station-wagons & pickups being assembled

The station wagon version of the Carmel was called Sussita (meaning mare in Aramaic -- the native language of Galilean Jews (like Jesus of Nazareth)).

Autocars Co. Ltd hired Reliant UK to design the fibreglass Sussita for them. It was available as an estate, a van and a pick-up.

The Sussita was originally powered by the Ford Anglia 105E 1,000 cc engine. It quickly became Israel's best-selling model, earning itself a reputation as a basic but dependable workhorse.

The Sussita range was rebodied to bring it into line with the Carmel, and upgraded with a 1200cc Ford Cortina Mk.I engine.

This was called Sussita-12. There was also a two-seat spider called the Sabra Sport.



The company, Sabra (Autocars Co. Ltd.) of Haifa, Israel, was founded in the 1950s as Israel's first car manufacturer.

They made fiberglass-bodied cars that (like our white Ambys) were forced upon Israeli govt. agencies and became popular.
This released onto the market thousands of cheap second used cars. They were dated in style and substandard in finish but were nevertheless reliable with decent resale value because of good British engines (Ford and Triumph).

Autocars ran out of working capital and got acquired in 1974 and once again in 1978. They ceased production and shut down after 1980.

According to Israeli rumor, camels would bite or eat away parts of the fibreglass car. The cars were often seen with chunks missing from their exterior.

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Default ID:330; 1966 CitroŽn Ami 6

ID:330 is a 1966 CitroŽn Ami 6
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absolutely right Ram. man i think i should post three or four pictures at the same time.

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ID:332
What is this Red two Seater Sports Car?

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ID 332 is a Fiat! Possibly an 8V?
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Gaurav - No need to get so worked up. Have you tried PM'ing any of them for an explanation? I think you should PM Ajmat with your question & you should be getting an answer soon enough.
Ishan - I am not getting worked up here. I just wanted an explanation. Instead of PM'ing a moderator, I posted here yesterday. Please see my previous post (#1441), I just asked for an explanation. Don't tell me that this has gone unnoticed by the support team. But like you said, I will send a PM to Ajmat.
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Old 16th September 2007, 16:07   #1409
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Only ONE 410 Superamerica had Ghia's Bodywork. I Read somewhere that it was Ghia's last work as he died soon after designing this.
Giacinto Ghia founded the company Carrozzeria Ghia SpA in 1921 in Turin.
He died of heart failure in 1944 after seeing his factory destroyed in World War II. His widow sold the company to Mario Boano and Giorgio Alberti.

Between then, and when Boano also sold his stake and moved to Fiat, this Ferrari was designed by Mario Savonuzzi, a designer employed with Carrozzeria Ghia SpA.

So it had nothing to do with Giacinto Ghia himself.
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Ram is this all from memory? Or do you have books you refer to? Cause Id think its incredibly hard to retain so much information especially the years, people's names etc. Either way your knowledge is impeccable. I could see you contributing greatly to Wikipedia.
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