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914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/19 3:43 p.m.

johndej
johndej HalfDork
9/17/19 7:25 p.m.

Discovered while walking the dog one of the neighbors on a side street has good taste in mailbox posts

Hasbro
Hasbro SuperDork
9/17/19 8:37 p.m.

Yay! Can't have enough of 'em.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit SuperDork
9/17/19 11:48 p.m.

The hell???

 

 

 

 

NOPE!!

2_3
2_3 New Reader
9/18/19 1:39 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/18/19 6:57 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/18/19 7:01 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/18/19 7:06 a.m.

Did you know Barbie had a Healey 3000?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/18/19 7:09 a.m.

Skipper had a Benz.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/18/19 7:12 a.m.

...while the threesome of Ken, Barbie and Midge had a Hot Rod.

stroker
stroker UltraDork
9/18/19 7:57 a.m.
2_3 said:

WTH is that?

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
9/18/19 9:32 a.m.

In reply to stroker :

My first thought was a Bond or Turner, but looking at the rear shot I'm thinking it may be rear engined Fiat based not Triumph so I'm stumped.  

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
9/18/19 11:51 a.m.
914Driver said:

I must be losing my touch.  I assumed this huge wagon would take off, nope; sold for <$3k.  And it's less than 100 miles from me.

OK, some TLC and a few Saturdays in the garage, but still ......

I learned to slide around in the snow in one of those.

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
9/18/19 12:20 p.m.
stroker said:
2_3 said:

WTH is that?

The flat rear window, oddly sized vent windows, bulky A-pillar, and modern-ish steering wheel and taillights suggest kit car to me, but I can't get any traction on which one. I started trying to tell myself wild stories about something using a Saab Sonett drivetrain in the rear, but I don't think the similar-ish taillights are enough to sell it... It's not on Sonett hubs, which are a big 5-lug pattern, and it doesn't look like they used a steering wheel anything like that, not that a car in this state is likely to have original anything...

Curious to find out just how wrong I am.

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
9/18/19 12:23 p.m.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
9/18/19 1:16 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson said:

In reply to stroker :

My first thought was a Bond or Turner, but looking at the rear shot I'm thinking it may be rear engined Fiat based not Triumph so I'm stumped.  

The back reminds me of a Abarth 750 Zagato

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
9/18/19 2:29 p.m.

Cape Lookout has 54 new inlets, and is closed to the public until further notice. I've been trying to convince my wife that going down there to do some camping would be an amazing trip. We may have lost our opportunity.

The overwash came from the sound side as the outgoing water sought the ocean.

 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/18/19 2:54 p.m.

I keep thinking it is something French - reminds me of an Alpine, but that isn't quite right.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 Dork
9/18/19 2:54 p.m.
stroker said:
2_3 said:

WTH is that?

Nose and profile is a straight copy of an Allemano design on an Abarth 750, but those cars did not have the swage line 1/2 way up the side, nor the rear scoops. I suspect that it is a much newer (1970s?) Brazilian build with VW mechanicals. More research necessary. where is it? 

barefootskater
barefootskater Dork
9/18/19 3:14 p.m.
TurnerX19 said:
stroker said:
2_3 said:

WTH is that?

Nose and profile is a straight copy of an Allemano design on an Abarth 750, but those cars did not have the swage line 1/2 way up the side, nor the rear scoops. I suspect that it is a much newer (1970s?) Brazilian build with VW mechanicals. More research necessary. where is it? 

My first thought was VW since those appear to be wheel bolts, but without an axle nut on the rear I really doubt it is VW based. I like it though. A lot.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
9/18/19 3:22 p.m.

My brain recognizes the wheels, but the bugger wont tell me where they are from, just we've seen them before.  Any identify them?  That would give us a start.

 

Karacticus
Karacticus Dork
9/18/19 3:35 p.m.

Apparently these images are available as very expensive wall paper--

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
9/18/19 4:46 p.m.
TurnerX19 said:
stroker said:
2_3 said:

WTH is that?

Nose and profile is a straight copy of an Allemano design on an Abarth 750, but those cars did not have the swage line 1/2 way up the side, nor the rear scoops. I suspect that it is a much newer (1970s?) Brazilian build with VW mechanicals. More research necessary. where is it? 

Someone had a few beers and tried to build a vague replica of a very expensive car?

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
9/18/19 4:49 p.m.

1960 Fiat Abarth 750GT Zagato Sestriere

Not the exact car, but close enough to make me think it was based on the 750 or 850 coupe circa 1960. The general description for these cars has been "Eceterini" or "Odds-n-ends" Italina cars build by coachwork houses.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
9/18/19 4:49 p.m.

This one looks closer but still no cigar:

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