Mystery Car?


Yes, this mystery car post had a (?) because I am not quite sure what it is either.
Let me start off by saying that this is indeed a photo of a photo.  I’m ghetto-fabulous that way.  So, I call up the local grocery store because I need boxes for moving.  I get connected with Shirlene in the produce department and our brief conversation goes like this:
Me:  Hello, I am moving and I need some cardboard boxes, do you have any?
Shirlene:  Mr. Schmo, today is your lucky day.  I personally just moved yesterday and I have a Suburban full of boxes I brought back to the store today for recycling.  You are welcome to them.
(side note, I was able to fit a Suburbans worth of boxes into a Honda Element without unfolding or modifying them but thats another story)
So I scored a bunch of boxes (pre-labled even!) for moving.  Here is where it gets interesting, some of the boxes still had a few things in them, this old photo being the most interesting.  I have been scratching my head over it.  So, Hoonmind, what do you think it is?   And please, support your guesses with photographic evidence.

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  1. Jimmy7 Avatar
    Jimmy7

    197? El Camino?

  2. west_coaster Avatar
    west_coaster

    Easy. El Camino.
    Sorry, no photograhpic evidence. But what else has a b-pillar like that?

  3. grinder74 Avatar
    grinder74

    Love the JC whitney garb! I think those seat covers had pockets in the front for tapes, smokes, guns, etc.

  4. marius Avatar
    marius

    Guys above are right.
    [youtube hTddPROrSoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTddPROrSoo youtube]

  5. grinder74 Avatar
    grinder74

    GMC Sprint?

  6. Mechanically Inept Avatar
    Mechanically Inept

    The size of that steering wheel makes it look like a model car.

    1. west_coaster Avatar
      west_coaster

      Makes it easier to drive with handcuffs on.

    1. west_coaster Avatar
      west_coaster

      Based on the interior picture, I'm glad to see that the tuner Civic crowd is now into El Caminos. Sort of.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar
        dead_elvis

        really? There's so many Civics to molest pointlessly; it would be nice if they left the Elcos alone (at least the ones that aren't already horribly trashed).

        1. west_coaster Avatar
          west_coaster

          I was actually trying to be sarcastic regarding the cartoonishly-large ricer-eque tach bolted to the a-pillar.

    2. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
      FuzzyPlushroom

      I was thinking '70-ish Ranchero, but the lack of wing windows proved me wrong. Good call!

  7. JayP Avatar
    JayP

    I called my 9 yr old son from the other room for him to take a stab- before I was done asking if he knew what the Mystery Car was he answered El Camino.

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      Actually, I was talking to Stevie Wonder just a short while ago and he knew what it was by me just identifying the window crank…. merely saying…

      1. JayP Avatar
        JayP

        😛
        Ok- I'll try him on the next Mystery Car.

  8. grinder74 Avatar
    grinder74

    Too easy

  9. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar
    BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ

    This mystery car thing needs more mystery, so here we have a new mystery.
    <img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_jENN4i7WodY/TXLUzgFXYVI/AAAAAAAACyE/OU-3LERBpqw/mystery%20car1.GIF"&gt;

    1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      Looks a wee-bit like a Datsun NL320, or an Austin pickup. But you being from crazy-ass Brazil all bets are off. Could be a martian transporter.

      1. longrooffan Avatar

        I have to agree it appears the Austin pickup's B pillar is a bit oversized for this submittal…
        <img src="http://www.tempo-land-rover.de/Top100+-Dateien/image286.jpg"end&gt;

        1. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar
          BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ

          sizewise your not far of.

          1. marius Avatar
            marius

            Maybe early '70s Datsun 1600 pickup?

          2. longrooffan Avatar

            Well….it appears this is the only image I can capture of a Morris Minor truck without the scabbed on rear window section but I'm not sure if it fits the mustard either…
            <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4659531529_8d8d491367_z.jpg"end&gt;
            And I have to blame the esteemed Mr. Glucker for the ability to embed these images.
            Thanks Jeff!!

          3. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar
            BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ

            No Datsun, no Morris, still not the right little truck

          4. grinder74 Avatar
            grinder74

            66/67 toyota stout?

          5. grinder74 Avatar
            grinder74

            wild guess

          6. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar
            BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ

            no

          7. njhoon Avatar
            njhoon

            Two hours after I "sort of figuring it out" I finally found the answer. (below) I blame Garage Journal and the awesome Garage build in Italy for the delay. http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php
            Onto the answer and Peugeot 404 truck.
            <img src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorge_bras/4618725430&quot; width="600">

          8. grinder74 Avatar
            grinder74

            I was thinking some sort of ute, not a dedicated pickup. Still looking

    2. Syrax Avatar
      Syrax

      Subaru Sambar? Honda T360? I really don't know, those are the only names I can remember and photos show the mirrors in different places.

  10. Jeremy Wilson Avatar
    Jeremy Wilson

    I don’t even like Chevy and I could tell that’s an El Camino.

  11. longrooffan Avatar

    Well, since there is absolutely no freakin way this 1/2 cocked worn out olelongrooffan is going to get this one at 10:30 on this Saturday night, I am going to go with my favorite mini truck and let it go at that….
    <img src="http://www.citroen-club.cz/graphics/gallery/full/87_mehari1975.jpg"end&gt;
    other than my Comanche, that is.

    1. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar
      BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ

      Now you're much closer to solve the "mystery car in mystery car" (sounds ghetto-fabulous too)

    2. Syrax Avatar
      Syrax

      Citroen Mehari. My obsession since I saw one at the beach here.

      1. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar
        BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ

        There are quite a bit for sale in Argentina, but I don't know how to get them legal to Brasil. http://autos.mercadolibre.com.ar/citroen/otros-mo

        1. Syrax Avatar
          Syrax

          If they're older than 30 years it's (relatively) easy to get them as classics. You can find the basics here. My uncle got a Mustang this way but he used an independent importer. You pay more but you don't have to do anything.
          Edit: Just found out they did a pretty good step-by-step at [Redacted Brasil] of all places.

  12. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Wow, that one was too easy, Jo. The dash was a dead giveaway. A high school friend of mine had a '72 Monte Carlo, with the same dash.

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