Mystery Car!


Well Hoons, it’s friday and you know what that means.  Mystery car!  I stumbled upon a vehicle very similar to this last evening when I was 8 layers deep, and thoroughly lost in Tumblr sites (once you go in, it’s damn near impossible to get back out).  Despite my best efforts, I could not identify the model.  Lucky for me, there are alot of contributors to this site that have nothing better to do than sit around in their underwear, eating pizza from a vending machine, and looking at porn cars.  I had my answer (as well as some off-topic TMI) rather swiftly.  And what better thing to do with newfound knowledge than cut out all the important bits and tease you lot with it. 
You know the routine; year, make, model etc.

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  1. Jim-Bob Avatar
    Jim-Bob

    I'll venture a guess and say it's a NSU RO80. It was the first front drive car to have a rotary engine (of 80 cubic inches). Sadly though it was so problematic that warranty claims weakened the company so much that they were ripe for a takeover from VW.

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      So close

      1. Jim-Bob Avatar
        Jim-Bob

        Damn… I searched every European make I could think of (even Zastava, ZAZ and Dacia!) but forgot about the VW K70. I feel so ashamed…

    2. From_a_Buick_6 Avatar
      From_a_Buick_6

      That was going to be my guess, if I had the chance to read the post and comment in time. You really couldn't have a closer guess though.
      Stupid employment, getting in the way of my goofing off on the web.

  2. Beer_Rover Avatar
    Beer_Rover

    My first two thoughts, Peugeot 404 and VW 411/412 were wrong…

  3. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    Volkswagen K70, somewhere between 1970 and 1975. The one pictured below is a '71.
    <DIV style="OVERFLOW: auto"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/1971_VW_K70_L_Front.JPG/800px-1971_VW_K70_L_Front.JPG&quot; width=600>

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      That's the exact picture. Tip top!

    2. Jo Schmo Avatar
      Jo Schmo

      note to self: no more using wiki photos for Mystery Car!

      1. Møbius Avatar
        Møbius

        Seeing as how the target audience of Hooniverse mostly overlaps with the type of people who are likely to edit the Wikipedia articles on mystery cars, that's probably a good point.

    3. muthalovin Avatar

      Nicely done!

  4. dwegmull Avatar
    dwegmull

    I don't have time to research this and I'm clearly overdressed, so I guess a Citroen AMI.

  5. Charles_Barrett Avatar
    Charles_Barrett

    I have the same problem, getting lost in that website's fascinating blogs and stimulating photos, especially when sitting around in my underwear and eating pizza… Oh, wait, I'm thinking of GRINDR, not TUMBLR… My bad…

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      I refuse to fall for your obvious trap.

      1. dwegmull Avatar
        dwegmull

        A quick search reveals that grind is indeed the largest location based all male dating app for the iPhone. Their main page does have a pop up asking you: "what if I don't have an iPhone? What if I'm a lesbian or strait?" They have "solutions" for all these lost souls as well…

  6. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    Technically, they're "rubber pants," not underwear.

    1. Charles_Barrett Avatar
      Charles_Barrett

      ..And saving the Lycra cycling pants for more important occasions…

  7. muthalovin Avatar

    So, now that the mystery car has been identified for this Friday, does anyone mind if I post a picture of an NSX to make up for my own mystery car inadequacies? No. Okay.
    <img src="http://www.imagdesigns.com/images/NSX129.jpg&quot; width=500>

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      Dang, I'm going to have to start posting pictures of the Peugette and Rebel Mariner every Friday.

      1. raphaelinberlin Avatar
        raphaelinberlin

        more peugette! – there was a great article in a late 1970s edition of Car Styling Magazine with an interview with Pininfarina on the design of the car. They had some interesting things to say about designing cars in the face of new safety and emissions regs.

  8. Feds_II Avatar
    Feds_II

    I saw a LeCar parked on the side of the road today.
    It's February, 2011, and I live in Southern Ontario. I expected it as much as anyone expects the Spanish inquisition.

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      It would be even more incredible if you saw it driving on that road.

    2. NothingHappens Avatar
      NothingHappens

      It was a warm day, perchance it came out of hibernation.
      I haven't seen a LeCar in ON in 15-20 years.

  9. Paul_y Avatar
    Paul_y

    It was hinted to me yesterday that this would be a VW/NSU K70, and here we are.

  10. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    [youtube rmbh1lWyUj0&feature=player_embedded#at=101 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmbh1lWyUj0&feature=player_embedded#at=101 youtube]

    1. blueplate Avatar
      blueplate

      If there's ever a Hooniverse meet-up/track day, I'd like to learn how to do that. Thanks.

    2. jjd241 Avatar

      What, just looks like a normal commute day to me!

  11. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    I was trying to remember the stunt driver's name, Remy something… Then I saw it in the credits – Remy Julienne! He did some crazy things, like jumping a car from the top of one building to another. Awesome stunt driving. The film is "Pas de problème!" ("No Problem"), from 1975:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073516/combined

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