Mystery Car

No, it's not the white Lexus LS in the back. Nice try, though.

It’s Friday, and that means it must be Mystery Car time. Today’s mystery car is one rare cat as the total number produced was only in the triple digits. It shares its platform with another exclusive car, and one that. . . well that’d be giving away too much. Anyway, you guys are like Harry Potter’s annoying girl friend on these things, always getting in in the first five minutes and making me think I need to do a harder one next time, so I don’t think you even need hints.

As always; make, model, production timeframe, factory engine, and what was that car that it shared its platform with? Ready? Think!

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16 responses to “Mystery Car”

  1. Plecostomus Avatar

    A jaguar XJ?

  2. miklm Avatar

    It has to be a Jag XJ variant of some sort. Possibly an XJ12 since those were made in fewer numbers, or a Daimler. I think its a Series I or II, not a III. Something like a Series I Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas would fit the "rarity" bill.
    My grandfather has a '86 XJ6 (series III) in the garage. Unreliable as heck but I love the looks of it.

    1. joshuman Avatar

      With your help, I think it is a series I. The triple-digit-only production figures at Wikipedia say:
      Jaguar XJ6 4.2 lwb 574
      Jaguar XJ12 lwb 754
      Daimler Sovereign 4.2 lwb 386
      Daimler Double Six swb 534
      Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas 351
      So it has to be one of those.

    2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      Jaguar was my first guess from the rear running light and the gas cap location, but the pushbutton door handle with the recessed sheet metal behind it sure doesn’t look Jag to me. I may be wrong, but early Jags had pushbuttons on smooth doors, then they went to the liftbar type…but 1) I’m no Jag expert 2) this could be a derivative with different body components. Although I don’t think Daimlers were modified so extensively.

  3. scroggzilla Avatar

    I'll go with my usual guess…..Humber Super Snipe

  4. Rudy Avatar

    Older Toyota or Mazda?

  5. Syrax Avatar

    De Tomaso Deauville?

  6. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    it's a JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG

  7. Mark Goddard Avatar

    Dunno what it is, but it's no Jag.

  8. Jim Brennan Avatar

    This is the DeTomaso Deauville, which was produced I think in the late 60's early 70's.
    <img src="http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/12/2008/10/340x_custom_1223483985889_Detomaso-deauville.jpg&quot; alt="" />

    1. Syrax Avatar

      244 made from 1971-1985. I think this is it.

    2. P161911 Avatar

      That's it and the chassis mate is the Maserati Quatoporte III
      <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/Maserati_Quattroporte_III.jpg"width=600&gt;

  9. Jimboz Avatar

    Early 70's Corolla!

    1. Jimboz Avatar

      RTFA, stupid me. I'm changing my answer to the Mazda Roadpacer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Roadpacer

  10. Giordi Avatar

    Think It's a Fidia.
    An Iso Rivolta Fidia. It shares its underpinnigs and much more with the Deauville.

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