Mystery Car


April famously arrives like a lion, and bows out as would a lamb. Of course, if this year’s edition is anything to go on, you’d need to plug a polar bear in there someplace, as this year April has been snowy and cold in a lot of places. In an attempt to warm the cockles of your heart, or at least take your mind off the lost toes, we’ve got the weekly Mystery Car.

This week we’re going to the junk yard. Our contender sits in one of Southern California’s many U-Pull-Em yards, and as a hint I will tell you that it is in a row with a ’69 Mustang, a ’50-something Studebaker Commander, ’52 Chevy Sedan, ’68 Cougar, and a ’60 Metropolitan. It’s an eclectic mix of iron to be sure.

As you might recall, the rules are simple – make, model, year-range and likely engine (this one I will tell you is missing its engine) to win. Okay, it’s now time to get on it, before the trail grows cold.

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15 responses to “Mystery Car”

  1. 330 4HL Avatar
    330 4HL

    looks to be a derivitive of sorts of an Austin Cambridge…

  2. 330 4HL Avatar
    330 4HL

    Austin A 90 Westminster; 1955/6?

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      I think the two-tone paint means it's an A105.

      1. 330 4HL Avatar
        330 4HL

        I think you might be right!

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          I believe so. Combined with that side trim, specifically a '56. I wonder what the wrecking yard is calling it….

  3. 330 4HL Avatar
    330 4HL

    2.6 L straight six

  4. muthalovin Avatar

    Look what I found at a u-pull-em.
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    1. Alff Avatar

      nice fiero

      1. muthalovin Avatar

        Bettle, methinks.

        1. lilwillie Avatar


          1. muthalovin Avatar

            I need to find a Cavalier-NSX with lambo doors.

  5. danleym Avatar

    I don't give a damn what kind of car it is, I just want your kind of junkyard where I live. All the places I know of have almost nothing older than 1995.

    1. LTDScott Avatar

      The Ecology Auto Wrecking yard closest to me has a section just for "classic" cars. I grabbed a set of door handles from a Renault Dauphine from there to use on my LeMons car.

      1. danleym Avatar

        That's one junkyard I wouldn't mind dropping a couple bucks just to walk in the door. Even if they had nothing I needed, it would be a cool place to just walk around and fiddle with stuff.

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