Last Call: Bare Bones Edition

If you’re going to go autocross you want to make sure that you take advantage of every edge you can find. In this case that meant stripping a racer of every extraneous body part possible. Of course that can conspire to hide the racer’s true identity. Can you tell what this is from just this image?
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  1. dukeisduke Avatar

    I figured it out pretty quickly, but I won’t spoil it for everyone.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1


    2. PaulE Avatar

      Looks like a Saab Sonett chassis to me, most likely a III.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Agreed. I used to have a Sonett V4, but there’s not much in this photo to distinguish between a V4 and a III.

      2. dukeisduke Avatar

        Correct. I clicked on the picture link, and when I hovered over the picture, it said, “Saab Sonnett”. Too easy.

  2. hubba Avatar

    Dodge Challenger?

  3. mve Avatar

    It seems that a small colony of ants has decided to make my truck home. Specifically, under the carpet in the cab. Has this happened to anyone else? I put some bait under the seat, but I really want to rip out the carpet and burn them all one by one with a magnifying glass.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Huge year for ants here in Misery. Try Taro ant poison, looks like corn syrup, comes in a little glass bottle.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Alternatively, cinnamon works on ants here. They carry it home, and die.
        This is neither a joke nor a Cadillac commercial.

    2. theskitter Avatar

      I did a bunch of peanut-butter*/borax bottle caps in strategic locations. Also, park in the sun with the heat on full blast.
      *Some ants want protein (PB) and some want sugar (jelly). If only we could find a way to combine the two…

    3. spotarama Avatar

      a friend of mine had a colony of Bullants* move into her Renault 15, she neglected to tell me about this before the first trip i took in the car and i was mildly alarmed, to say the least, when inch long bastards start appearing out of the airvents once the heater had warmed up a bit.
      the car itself ended up going all french (went on strike….) and was left under a tree on her mum’s farm where it returned to the earth with a gallic shrug (of rust)
      * Australian Bullants are big and very unpleasant things, about an inch long, very large (and quite visible in that scale) pincers, and very aggressive – they don’t wait to attack, they positively revel in the activity

  4. Maymar Avatar

    I would not have figured it out without clicking on the link.
    Also relevant (and check those jackets!);

    1. Alff Avatar

      Yeah, for some reason I drew a blank on wedge-shaped fiberglass bodied front-engined cars of that era.

      1. Maymar Avatar

        I came up with exactly…Corvette, and I was pretty sure that wasn’t it. Now that I think about it, Bricklin also fit that bill, but also pretty clearly not this (this looks like it was built by competent people!).

  5. longrooffan Avatar

    this picture just wants to make me cry…

  6. Alff Avatar

    Not an answer to Robert’s question… just a cool note to end the day on.

    1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
      Frank T. Cat

      Hmmmm, yes. Most excellent.

  7. Sjalabais Avatar

    I realized something through the VISIT-universe yesterday: The Volvo 240 and, especially, 260 were perceived as huge “Americanized” cars in Europe, when they came out. Also, a game changer in their discipline – safety. The XC90 is perceived much the same way today, if maybe less important for the industry than for the Volvo itself. The difference though is literally massive:
    The 264 in the photo is allowed to weigh a maximum of 1900kg. The XC90 weighs 63kg more empty. Its maximum allowed weight with the 224hp 2.0 diesel this particular specimen comes equipped with is a whopping 2750kg. The 18 inch wheels are huge. The 114hp V40 diesel parked next to it may only weigh up to 1891kg. The PRV 264 has the largest discplacement of them all, with 2.7 litres.

  8. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Wow, it’s all made out of Speed Holes!

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