Mystery Car

Kia Rio

Today is June 28th and legend has it that on this date in 585 BC the Greek Philosopher and science guy Thales correctly predicted a solar eclipse. This amazing achievement resulted in a truce between Alyattes and Cyaxares at the Battle of Halys. How did he do it? That will have to remain a mystery for the ages, but for the mystery for today, well, that’s another story.

Here we have our weekly Mystery Car contest and while I won’t give you any hints as to the identity of today’s candidate, I will tell you what it’s not, and that’s an Eclipse. I offer that up because I know what you were thinking after all the History Channel stuff in the first paragraph there. I’ll also let you know that, for full credit you’ll need to come up with our Mystery Car’s full make and model, likely engine, and year range for the win. Now, get to it, while there’s still light.

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16 responses to “Mystery Car”

  1. faberferrum Avatar

    Holy cow! I can't even tell what bit of the car I'm looking at! There seems to be stamped perforations in the folds there, but that's all I got.

    1. rwb Avatar

      I'm probably very wrong, but it looks like an instrument panel is blurred out, and possibly a perforated hood raised…

  2. muthalovin Avatar
      1. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar

        I'm thinking SSurfer has got this one, but where is he?

      2. Rover1 Avatar

        One of the nicer locations for a Chrysler V8 that unfortunately never made it to full production. http://www.allpar.com/cars/adopted/humber.html

  3. krazykarguy Avatar

    Might want to update the first sentence – it's JUNE 28th.

  4. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    Well, I'm quite certain it isn't a Talbot Sunbeam.
    <img src="http://www.simoncars.co.uk/talbot/slides/Talbot%20Sunbeam%20Ti%20front.jpg&quot; width=600>

    1. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar

      So what you're saying is… IT"S A PLYMOUTH HORIZON! Right?

  5. Cody Peacock Avatar

    Can't find the exact picture or more information, but I believe its one of the 917 variants.
    <img src="http://m.flickr.com/photos/randy_f/2145881314/lightbox/&quot; width="600">

  6. Cody Peacock Avatar

    My apologies, the link didn't work. Let me try again.
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Porsche_917_Rear_%288202740534%29.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. Robert Emslie Avatar

      And there you go. Now if you can come up with the rest of the factoids, we can give you your virtual crown (it's very becoming).

      1. Cody Peacock Avatar

        Alright! Who is the Le Mans winning 1970 Porshce 917K 4.5L flat 12 from team Porsche KG Salzburg?

        1. Rover1 Avatar

          Yay !! Well done.Winner winner chicken dinner!

    2. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar

      Whoohoo, this week it's peacock in the conservatory with the candlestick, seriously good work Cody!

  7. Roberto G. Avatar
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