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Robert Emslie August 5, 2011 Mystery Car 44 Comments


If you work a 10-4 schedule, you may just be at home right now, kicking it in your jammy-jams. Should you however work a full five day week like the rest of us corporate drones then you’re likely sitting in a chair  provided by your employer and, this being Friday, looking for something to do until the five o’clock whistle sounds.

That’s why we have Mystery Car here on the Hoon, and that’s why America’s productivity drops every end of the week. Here you go, this is a car you all should know from its relatedly named and very famous joke. So, get to work solving the Mystery Car so you don’t have to actually, you know, have to do actual work.

Bon courage!

Image source: [Hey, wait a minute!]

  • <img src="http://jdmcars.info/cars/honda/nsx/clean-nsx.jpg&quot; width=550>

    I LULZed at Hey, wait a minute!

  • MrHowser

    Well, the alt-text that pops up when I hover my mouse over the image says "Devin" so I'm going to guess that it's a Devin. But which one… Perhaps an SS?

    • Devin

      Well it doesn't look anything like me.

      • FЯeeMan

        Yes, you're just a green blob, with a 'W' engine.

    • MrHowser

      Wait… the image above appears to have a back seat, so… maybe I'm wrong. More googling required.

    • Nice!!

  • SSurfer321
    • Love it. And chicks probably love it.

  • im stumped

  • Syrax

    I see some Etceterini lines although there's some bugeye Sprite match in the mirrors and what appears to be the headlight. Gotta look more.

  • scroggzilla

    The answer is clear….
    <img src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertsbite/2695872195/"&gt;
    ….it's a Humber Super Snipe Estate.

  • nofrillls

    Devis SS circa '58?

    The "Devin" hover-over is certainly a helpful hint…

  • coupeZ600

    That back seat makes me think of "Ham"?

  • nofrillls

    Almost looks like a kit…All the 50's Eurpoean produciton cars I see in Google images look to have a higher build quality.

    Those seats? That door alignment? Yuck.

    • P161911

      Might be British or Italian and unrestored. 98% of what you found on Google was probably restorations of cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more now.

  • facelvega

    Turns out that figuring it was a Devin still leavs us stumped, because when did Bill Devin ever put a back seat in a car? There was a one-off "McCluskey Special" made for a guy with a wheelchair that had a little back seat to fit the chair, but the hood bulge, windscreen, and mirrors were different. But judging from the reference to a "famous" joke (which I was only just introduced to by google. Yuck.), I'm guessing this must be a McCluskey Special.

    <img src="http://www.devinspecial.com/uploads/2/9/1/9/2919428/5417591.jpg"&gt;

  • SSurfer321

    Everything I've found, vintage Jag, Triumph, Maser, Austin Healey, Aston, Puegot, Alfa, etc. has the headlights in/on the fender.
    This mystery has the headlights in/on the hood.
    It's probably some obscure kit, coachbuilt or one-off.

  • P161911

    Trojeiro of some sort?

  • sportwagon

    I did an image search for "offset hood bulge" and got this:

    <img src="http://www.zeeyalater.net/BASS2x.jpg"&gt;

  • flr1975

    "…relatedly named and very famous joke."

    Devin Aristocrat?

  • Alff

    AC Two Dogs

  • Joe Btfsplk

    It's a 1965 Buckingham Slippery 1500 Spyder.

  • coupeZ600

    It's a Nantucket!!!! (with ham, of course)

    • Alff

      I'm a N00B. What's this ham business all about?

      • SSurfer321

        I don't know but hopefully it involves bacon of some sort!

  • You guys are good.

  • Van Sarockin

    And here I was thinking that the headlight nacelle was a Power Bulge that would lead you to seek immediate medical attention. Imagine my relief.

    There are some nice moves on that Devin, but it just doesn't know when to stop. Except I would have tried to stop that door from sagging quite so much.