This took a lot longer than I thought it would, but you guys came through, but only after I dropped a big hint, and then it was Lotte who came through and identified the mysterious French sports car.
This is what FacelVega wrote in his e-mail:
Hey hoon editors. My brother suggests a car for the mystery car series, a Jidé 1600s. In other news, he’s trying to get me to import a …………………, which is obscure enough as it is.
Now, why would I block out what he is trying to import? Stay Tuned… Getting back to the Jidé 1600s, this is a car that was so rare that only 60 were ever produced. It was made in 1973 by Jacques Durand with a 1600 Gordini 4 cylinder engine that produced 160 hp, an R12 Gordini 5 speed gearbox, and is very rare and very few left. See the posting here about one offered for sale in France.
Be truthful; How many of you knew about the Jidé 1600s before today. I didn’t.