Mystery Car

Soft focus is what allows those of us past drinking age to photograph middlingly well. Today’s Mystery Car is a drinker, although a fuzzy picture doesn’t really do it justice. It being Friday, that means you managed to make it through another week without getting arrested, beheaded or fired, and so in celebration, here’s this week’s Mystery Car for your rumination.
Sure, all you get is an engine bay, but that should be enough. After all you Hooniversarians are like Mystery Car Ninjas, silently slipping in and nailing the object of our attention usually in a quarter hour of the post going live. It’s because of that confidence that I’m not even going to offer some half-veiled clue of the marque here in the wordy part of the post. In fact, I have such unflappable confidence in your capabilities that I’m going to instead rate the super hunks! So, who is hotter, Zac Efron or Robert Pattinson…?
Oh yeah, good luck.

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  1. scroggzilla Avatar

    Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

  2. joshuman Avatar

    It is not a De Tomaso, Lotus, Ferrari 308, or BMW M1. It is a production car. You can see the number plates. But it might be a low-volume run since those shock-towers are not elegant. This one appears to have been stored for a long time with all that dust.

  3. Jim Brennan Avatar
    Jim Brennan

    That is a Lamborghini Urraco. You can tell by the gills on the right side of the engine cover….
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    1. joshuman Avatar

      Yes it is! P300 I think.
      Here is another (P250?) on BAT

      1. Bret Avatar

        My vote's for Uracco based on the shape of the deck lid.
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        The engine does appear to the same as used in Jalpa.
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    2. Van Sarockin Avatar
      Van Sarockin

      My first guess, too.

    3. FЯeeMan Avatar

      While your argument is compelling, my untrained eye doesn't spot anywhere for the intake cover to mount to on the left side of the engine bay, nor any obvious source for feeding said intake.
      I have no helpful guesses of my own to add, so I'll just say I appreciate your pretty engine room post.

    4. autoidiodyssey Avatar

      Yep, that's it. The little lights on either side of the window match your second pic.

  4. BlackIce_GTS Avatar

    Damn, I saw a transverse V8 and some 80s teal and thought it may have been a Guanci SJJ1 GT. (which isn't actually that colour inside, but I thought it was).

  5. P161911 Avatar

    Mini-encyclopedia Hoontanic: How many cars have traverse mounted, mid-engined, carbureted, V-8s?
    I can think of two: Lambo Urraco/Jalpa and Ferrai 308GT4/308GTS/308GTB.

      1. dukeisduke Avatar

        Jack Chrisman had a Sidewinder funny car, and Hot Rod magazine wondered if it was the beginning of a trend (it wasn't). Chrisman never actually raced it, and it later became John Force's first funny car.

  6. Robert Emslie Avatar
    Robert Emslie

    Monteverdi Hai had a mid-mounted Chrysler V8 with a carb. Maserati Bora – Weber-equipped V8. Early Ford GT-40s carried 289s with big Motorcraft carbs. Last one – The AMX 3.
    How's that?

    1. P161911 Avatar

      GT-40 wasn't traverse mounted.
      Monteverdi wasn't traverse mounted.
      Maserati Bora wasn't traverse mounted.
      AMX3 wasn't traverse mounted,
      All these were longitudinal mounts.

      1. Robert Emslie Avatar
        Robert Emslie

        Ah good point, I had forgotten that aspect of the challenge, and was focusing on carb'd V8s.

  7. 2stroke4life Avatar

    It's a Lamborghini Urraco. The Silhouette and Jalpa didn't have louvers over the engine, that is not a BMW M1, Maserati Merak or Bora, or Pantera engine, not enough cylinders or carbs to be a Miura, and no mid-engine Ferrari had that kind of air intake.

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