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Robert Emslie June 26, 2015 Mystery Car 11 Comments


Do you know when the War of 1812 took place? I know, it was a trick question- it was in fact, on today’s date. The year however escapes me. There’s no escaping the fact that on the same date this year, a Mystery Car contest takes place.

That’s a lot more fun than a war, and the casualties should be far fewer. All we ask is that you give the make and model and then we’ll raise the white flag. Okay then, once more into the breech!

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  • dmdukejr

    Holy crap that could be anything. My sincere kudos to anyone who figures this one out.

    • Rob Emslie

      I tried to make it hard this week. That being said, if the image were pulled out just a hair more it would be pretty obvious to some.

  • dukeisduke

    Well it’s green, anyway. Unless Robert PShopped in the color.

  • PotbellyJoe★★★★★


    Non-descript green with slight rust and no distiguishing feature in the metal…

    TJ Jeep Wrangler Sahara. 4.0L I-6 if the vehicle is to be redeemable.

    And yes, I am almost definitely 100% wrong.

  • nanoop

    If that tube is part of an exoskeleton… KTM x-bow or Ariel Atom?

  • JayP

    2001 Dark Highland Green Bullitt.

    • JayP

      2006 Dark Highland Green Bullitt.

      • JayP

        F’ y’all.
        That’s all I got.

  • Pauly WallNutz

    ok here’s how far i have come, what kind of car has 3 different panels come together like this at what appears to be the rear decklid next to the edge of a rather boxy turn down the fender? the upper 2 panels appear to be plastic while the other is metal. the lack of other panel gaps is what leads me to rear deck lid on a car with a removable hardtop, and not one of too much quality. plus the banter about the war of 1812 had me looking at British cars, then i noticed it might be in a shade of BRG. so i say it is a 80’s era British car with a removable hardtop in place. /end ramblings of a crazy person/

  • 1977ChevyTruck

    -Did you know that I have a War of 1812 sticker on the laptop I am using to type this? Not from the War, of course, but from a Gov of Canada sponsored exhibit I visited a while back.
    -The War of 1812 actually happened at least three times on this date as the War lasted from 1812-1815
    -It’s because of the War of 1812 that the US has “The Star-Spangled Banner”
    -I am a War of 1812 Nerd

    /things you didn’t want to know/

  • Scubie

    Same square wheel arch as a 90’s Jeep Cherokee but even the 2-door doesn’t have any panel joins like that…