Today is January 20, a date notable for the births of Tom Baker – my favorite Dr. Who, Buzz Aldrin – the second man to set foot on the Moon, and Ed ‘Fireball’ Roberts – one of the founding members of NASCAR. It’s also notable for this year being a Friday, and that of course means Mystery Car!. Last week turned out to be a bit tougher than in the past, and I ascribe that to the one-off Toronado not being red. Somehow like bulls, you all are drawn to the color red and seem to be able to discern a make from only a snippet of body curve if it’s presented in a ruby hue. Because of that, today’s car has been specially repainted from its original tomato soup color to a black forest green just for this contest. We spare no expense here at Hooniverse. I’m kidding of course, but I will say, and this is the only clue you get, the green paint you see is not original as all photos I have seen of the car, from when it was new, indicate that its color scheme, like that of most cars of the era, was black and white. Okay, lets get this show on the road, as they are wont to say, and give it up for today’s Mystery Car!. Let me have the make, model, engine and year. Oh, and for anyone else who has a special day today, happy-whatever!
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