Mystery Car

It’s nearing the end of July which I assume means we’re getting close to the dog days of summer. I sure hope so because I really like dogs. I guess a lot of people do too as there sure are a lot of dog references when it comes to the weather. In addition to being used to describe the hot doldrums of summer there’s three-dog night to describe the cold, and of course raining cats and dogs to let people know just how wet they might get.
I don’t know what all that has to do with this week’s Mystery Car, other than that I hope you doggedly attempt to solve it. When you do, be sure to provide both the make and model. Good boy.
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  1. It looks old and Japanese, and I’m sure I will fall head over heels for whatever it ends up actually being.

  2. I’m going to say a MK1 Fiesta (Edit: It looks like the MK1 & MK2 bodies are the same, could be either.) with add on fender flares. Stock was a Kent straight 4 of 1 to 1.6 liters. If it’s this one, then it’s a mid-engine conversion, but I’m not sure what engine.
    ST170 Fiesta

      1. Yep, I immediately thought Fiesta when i say that line. I Googled to verify it and to check the door cut line and one with flares popped up, sealing the deal.

    1. When I saw that character line, I immediately thought of the Fiesta. A cousin of mine had a silver Ghia, and a friend had a red S model – he managed to break the steering rack loose from its mounts (Oops!) while street racing through his neighborhood.

    1. To the best of my knowledge they were. I bought a 78 brand new, family car until 85, autocrossed it to death by 92.

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