Mystery Car




Today is January 25th and on this day in 2004 the Opportunity rover first landed on Mars, beginning its work towards uncovering that planet’s inscrutable mysteries. In celebration of that historical event, today’s Mystery Car is – unlike the Red Planet – blue.  Like Mars, today’s contender still has mysteries to be unlocked, such as its very identity.

That ID must include make, model, year-range and likely motivational force, i.e. engine, for full credit. Extra credit if you get all that, and you’re a Martian.

Image: [©2013 Robert Emslie, All Rights Reserved]


        1. For full credit, include model year range, megapixels, memory card format, and accessories included.

          1. 1972-74 Minox BL, special spy gloss black, 8x11mm FILM, folding fan flash
            and pencil tripod.
            How's that?

          1. I did it because it was closer to the word "camera", but indeed that was the spelling I used to google a suitable picture.
            And when I was searching for a suitable SBC drivetrain donor a few years back, that's the spelling that gave the least expensive results.

    1. I believe you are correct. You can see the long chrome hood hinge in the photo, just outside the unblurred area, under the "mystery car" tag.

      1. Damn! I thought it'd be more difficult than that. But for full credit we'll need year/motor.
        Remember folks, there's still extra bonus points available for the cars in the background.

          1. Is that a community with lot's of adults, or a community for a particular size of adults?

          2. The word I meant to use was senior living community. Instead I seem to imply that he lives in a community meant for the "actors" from the Spice channel.

          3. Porn stars have to retire somewhere.
            Well, no, that's not technically true. There's a distinct possibility they might die of a drug overdose, mob hit, domestic violence or AIDS first.

          4. The red one is a '64 Austin-Healey Sprite bodyshell on a '76 MG Midget frame, with a Spitfire 1500 motor, registered as a 1999 Special Construction to Bob Smith of Barefoot Bay Florida.

        1. It was that or a pimp'd Beetle.
          356 was a stretch… getting the year and engine is beyond my capabilities at work.

    1. Clearly the 87th iteration of a Honda vapourware NSX replacement?
      Separate topic: you get that thing I sent you?

      1. Everyone is the Swiss Army owns a Swiss Army Knife. That's why no one messes with Switzerland.

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