Mystery Car – Weekend Edition Part Two


Ok ass-munches, you have proved that you can guess anything and everything.  You are unstumpable, we get it.  So i’m going to toss this* out there in hopes that perhaps you are humbled and beg for mercy.  Yeah ima jerk like that, but can you really blame me?  If anyone guesses the correct make/model +/- 3 years I will personally send you some autographed and/or stained Hooniverse schwag.
And to be completely fair, I have entrusted the real answer with Ambersand.  Feel free to bribe her.
 
*not drawn to scale.  or color.  or shape… but they are all close enough.

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    1. A free ride in that weird bastard. If you can figure out which end is the front!

      1. That was the idea behind the car – have as many interchangeable parts as possible – hood/trunk, bumpers, doors, fenders, glass, etc.

    1. Seconded, and with the cowl hood and ducktail (Gurney flap?) spoiler, it's obviously a SL/R model.

    1. Continuing my efforts to tie everything back to my own damned car, Robert Cumberford wrote of the KV:
      "The front wheelhouse opening suggests the rear shapes favored by Marcello Gandini, minus all artfulness or style, of course."
      http://www.automobilemag.com/features/by_design/0
      I'd guess KV for this mystery car, but the Mini 1 lacks a rear wheel arch. And curved surfaces.

  1. It's a1970 Chevy Impala Brougham….after it won the 1988 Demolition Derby Extravaganza at Islip, Long Island . Winning driver… Earl "The Squirrel" Nutley.

    1. Speaking of memes, I think this edition of Mystery Car is probably the best chance that a certain Japanese sports car would actually be the correct answer.

    1. With the Torsion Quiet Ride. I'm sold. Gimme one. Hey, I've wrenched on one of these, put in a new fuel pump on the 440. Fun Fact: Lee Marvin drove a coupe version of this very car. Nothing wrong with that.

  2. Ok, so the real answer I was looking for was 88 Chrysler New Yorker. No really. It's funny that pretty much all of the guesses more or less fit the general description. Congrats to all, you all win 3 free internetz!

      1. yeah, they probably woulda had a chance at not sucking. Props to ms paint for having the exact color I had envisioned in my head though.

    1. Wrong. It's a Reliant sedan. You can tell from the tire aspect ratios, confirmed by the ASTM numbers on the sidewalls. And the shoulder belt harness mount locations.

      1. how dare you waltz on in here and question my mystery car and…. oh hmmm you have good point, maybe I was actually wrong…

          1. This was my Brian's first car – well, his was maroon, but otherwise that's how he remembers it.
            Worrying.

        1. I was going to guess 'cuda with modifications to make it a 4 door, and as it turns out they are both Chrysler E Bodies.
          /notatallthesame

    2. Dammit. I got here too late. It looks like the '84 Chevy Impala I used to drive for City Cab, but their cars are painted white. I figured the color pictured was there to throw me off.

  3. How about next time we do it with no hints or pics, 20 questions style?
    As in "I'm thinking of a car". Ok "car" would be a hint but you have to start somewhere.

  4. I searched all through the "Brown Car Appreciation Society" group on Facebook, but, alas, could not find a match…

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