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Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by Samy, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Miltonian

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    #126 Miltonian, Oct 12, 2008
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    Funny you should mention that! When I saw this thread earlier today, I thought the emblem looked something like the Isdera, so I sought out a picture of the logo. Not the same. The one on the car almost looks like a stylized seahorse. I can't identify it.
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  2. sicqnus

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    #128 sicqnus, Oct 13, 2008
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    This car is an Alfa-Romeo Montreal rebodied "a la" Alfa 33 Stradale for a private collector in Italy, Mr Vincenzo Marciano.
    Car is known as "Alfa-Romeo Marciano 268A". Car was built in 1972 (maybe with the help of some guys from Autodelta).
    Montreal Engine, 33 stradale wheels, carbs, electronics, Jaguar differential, Ferrari lights & screens.
    The car has seen little competition in the 70's to the early 80's.

    I meant the car of El Wayne's post.

    Car is still in Italy in private collection.

    Best.
     
  3. vroomgt

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    OOOh!
     
  4. El Wayne

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    #130 El Wayne, Oct 14, 2008
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    Thank you!
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  5. wax

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    Thank YOU - I poked 'round and 'round - wondered what it could it could have been rebodied from, but, a Montreal, how about that?

    Best I could come up with was a smorgasbord of good stuff from: 33 Stradale/TZ/Speciale/Manufacturer's Competition
     
  6. Jdahlstrom

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    I was at a car show at Legendary Motor Car a few years ago and spotted this thing. Anyone have any idea what it is?

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  7. Miltonian

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    It looks to me like a modified Caterham 21.
     
  8. sicqnus

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    UK car.
    It's a Catheram 21 from 1995 with a slightly modified body.
    Was meant to be a small light sportscar made by the Lotus seven factory Catheram but it has no great success and the production stopped in 2000.

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  9. Jdahlstrom

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    Thanks. I have been trying to figure it out for a long time.
     
  10. Fenivision

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    #136 Fenivision, Oct 26, 2008
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    Anybody have an Idea what this is? This unfortunately is the only shot I have .... (I'll probably feel stupid after you guys reveal it :D )
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  11. Isobel

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    Hmmm, Rivolta to me...has the Hofmeister kink....;)
     
  12. Fenivision

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    Damn ... why do I always like "expensive" cars .. even without knowing them? Thanks! (Oh ... and I think you meant "Hofmeister Knick")
     
  13. Isobel

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    #139 Isobel, Oct 26, 2008
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    Nope, in English the correct vernacular is 'kink' unless you're sprechen or that Hofmeister cretin used your car as a doorstop again...;)
     
  14. Fenivision

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    Oh ok ... cause in german it's "Hofmeister Knick" ... just like all the BMW's have it. But I'm still catching up on my english ...
     
  15. wax

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    #141 wax, Oct 30, 2008
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    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
     
  16. dbw

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    #142 dbw, Oct 30, 2008
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    it's in the teens..wide angle v-twin...rhd.... in the uk...looks morganish but the front suspension looks french..almost amilcarish...perhaps a special..the brits were fond of specials with morgan front ends and a rear end from a salmson or such..this could have bits of many things...a lot of gn and frasier-nash cyclecars looked much the same....
     
  17. Fpassion

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    Auto-Union era from MG or Triump.
     
  18. El Wayne

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    #144 El Wayne, Nov 6, 2008
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    Tad, this car is a Jappic. Here's a bit of info and an expanded view of the original photo:

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  19. El Wayne

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    #145 El Wayne, Nov 6, 2008
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    Turns out that this Jappic image belongs to the Getty Collection and can be purchased here: http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?src=quick&contractUrl=2&assetType=image&phrase=jappic#

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  20. Michiel Mobiel

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    #146 Michiel Mobiel, Nov 19, 2008
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  21. Fenivision

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    #147 Fenivision, Nov 19, 2008
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    Haha! I looked at the AH3000 picture and thought .. damn that looks like Vienna! And it indeed is :D

    EDIT: Looks more like the Graz or Innsbruck location of the Sacher.
     
  22. El Wayne

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  23. Michiel Mobiel

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    #149 Michiel Mobiel, Nov 19, 2008
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    Thanks!
     
  24. Sfumato

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    Rapid is a bit hyperbolic.
     

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