Mystery Dash!


I know this isn’t Friday, which is when we usually do Mystery Car, but then again, this isn’t a usual Mystery Car picture either, now is it? Here, instead of a mere sliver of an exterior shot, you’re getting the whole dashboard. You can tell a lot from a dash, and so I’m sure you’ll have this Mystery Dash figured out in your usual record time. What we want is make, model and year range. And for extra points – actually there’s no points at all, but you’ll be all proud if you can get it – what engine is under the hood, or floor, or wherever it keeps it?
And. . . THINK!

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29 responses to “Mystery Dash!”

  1. optflv Avatar
    optflv

    Hmm…. small, RHD, column-shift manual, appears to be denominated in MPH. So, very likely English… Also looks like it has a transmission hump for RWD.
    I wish I had a better knowledge of 60's UK iron, but that's my vague guess.

  2. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    Where the hell I can find interior photo of older, seventies, say 1974 Reliant Robin? Google fail. Anyway, that's my guess.
    Edit: wrong guess, must be electric (no points)?

  3. Jim-Bob Avatar
    Jim-Bob

    Well, of course that's the dash to a….ummm… I don't really know. The first thing that comes to mind is a Vauxhall Victor but I'm probably not right.

  4. scroggzilla Avatar
    scroggzilla

    Clearly, it is not a Humber Super Snipe.

  5. LTDScott Avatar

    No bloody clue on this one.

  6. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    I was thinking Japanese, rather than British. An old Datsun?

    1. Deartháir Avatar
      Deartháir

      I'm leaning Japanese as well, for no reason other than the absence of the usual style and roundness you will usually see in a British car.

  7. Maymar Avatar
    Maymar

    Sort of going out on a limb here, but a Honda L700/800? I could swear I see the Honda H on the steering wheel, and it seems simple and utilitarian enough to fit.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      L700 would be my guess, too. Look at the pic of the dashboard in the brochure:
      <img src="http://hondasportsregistry.com/images/brochures/L700brochure1_2.jpg"&gt;

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Gotta agree– the pedals and door release are also right for early Hondas.

      2. LTDScott Avatar

        Wow. Well done.

      3. Robert Emslie Avatar
        Robert Emslie

        I'm going to give you this one, but unlike Alex Trebek, I prefer the answer not to be in the form of a question.
        Good job, yes it's a 1965 Honda L700 light delivery. It used the drivetrain (including the DOHC 687-cc 52-horse four) from the S600. The L700 had but a single year model run, being replaced by the hairier-chested (58-hp) L800 in '66.

        1. Maymar Avatar
          Maymar

          I should've known watching that much Jeopardy in my formative years would have a negative effect.
          Also, would this be the model from the Honda Collection?

        2. Charles_Barrett Avatar
          Charles_Barrett

          I can't tell from the photos (and I cannot read the Japanese brochure); Is this a front- or rear-wheel drive vehicle? Wikipedia makes reference to the Honda S600 having chain-drive to each rear wheel, but I don't know if that applies to the L700.

      4. Mad_Hungarian Avatar
        Mad_Hungarian

        Wonder what the big 52 refers to? The horsepower, or the MPG? Or both?

  8. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Rust-MyEnemy wishes it to be known that he made a guess that was laughably, hopelessly wide of the mark and that he can rightly be condemned to driving a Ford Aspire for the rest of his life.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      You're being much too hard on yourself. Feel free to upgrade your ride to a Hyundai S Coupé Turbo.

      1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

        "Upgrade"? You're very kind.

        1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
          Peter Tanshanomi

          I did say "Turbo!"

        2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
          Peter Tanshanomi

          Rescue attempt (it worked!)

      2. TurboBrick Avatar
        TurboBrick

        The Scoupe was actually a very nice econobox! While this will out me as an even greater pervert than my admission of liking the Mustang II, I will go on record as someone who honestly liked the naturally aspirated Scoupe LSi. Yes, handling was scary in the snow or above 70 mph, but it was extremely reliable and in a landscape filled with nothing but gray Corollas and Sunnys it stood out as a distinctive design.

      3. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
        FuzzyPlushroom

        "They did do a turbo!"
        "Not on this one."
        "…Not on this one."

  9. Deartháir Avatar
    Deartháir

    Also, for the era, and the size of car, I'm going to guess that we're looking at one of the fabled 4-on-the-tree manual transmissions.

  10. muthalovin Avatar

    Well, it is definitely not an NSX dash.
    <img src="http://images.pistonheads.com/aimg/825/825034-4.jpg"&gt;

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar
      Smells_Homeless

      Red interiors always make me think I'm looking at a surgery manual.

    2. facelvega Avatar
      facelvega

      Honestly, I find the NSX dash kind of depressingly accord-like and a bit of a let-down from the rest of the car. Has Honda done a single distinctive looking interior in the last 20 years? It seems like they're always nice but vanilla. I'll take the red leather though.

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        Let me guess…you've looked at a photo of a supermodel and said, "nice, but she has long, skinny hands."

  11. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    And I was so certain that it was one of those less-remembered Jaguars, based entirely on that fuzzy horn button.

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