New year, new mysteries, it’s just that simple. Last week’s – which also happened to be the last of last year’s – proved not to be, requiring multiple hours to solve rather than the usual nanoseconds. That inscrutably cropped Lamborghini gave most of you vexations, let’s see if today’s first of 2013 Mystery Cars gives you wood.
Lumber used to be a ubiquitous automotive building material in the early days, as cars did start out as mere mechanizations of the existing horse-drawn carriage. Today it’s typically confined to tidbits embellishing the interiors of luxury cars, and the occasional Morgan’s body underpinnings. There was a time however, when cars transitioned from wood as a structural element to that of aesthetic adornment, and those that carried significant amounts of termite food on their outsides were known colloquially as woodies.
Today’s Mystery Car is thus dressed, and hence part of your work is already complete. To finish the job, you of course just need to fully name the make, model, year-range and likely engine under its mysterious hood. Wood it be that simple.
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