Monday, March 9, 2015

What Am I? Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner

Welcome to another edition of DT's cure for the Monday morning blues -- What Am I? We find a random picture of a car and you get to guess what it is.  Last week's Mercury Capri cowl picture was eventually solved by an anonymous reader, who is now known as Mercuritall.  Today is another picture of a small detail - who will solve it first?


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    1. Uh yeah, what he said, I need to reload page before posting...

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    2. Maybe it's this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Cougar-XR7-Immaculate-1-Owner-Original-Loaded-No-RESERVE-1-owner-1977-mercury-cougar-xr-7-/221708149983?forcerrptr=true&hash=item339ed5e4df&item=221708149983&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

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    3. Ding ding ding -- we have a winner!!

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  2. Sealed Beam headlamp? (My real answer was already taken...I'm going granular now).

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  3. Hurray! The first one I have actually recognized since I've seen the ebay listing.

    I'm still waiting for that ebay seller (us.bjohnson) to sell my dream car. I really don't know how that guy keeps removing his bad reviews, he gets 1 negative or neutral review a month and somehow miraculously removes them.

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  4. Ah, a shining example of Bordinat Baroque design.

    After Gene Bordinat, grand poobah of Ford design through the anni horribiles of the '70s.

    Jack Telnack started nudging it out the door with the Fox Mustang, gave it a big shove with the '83 Thunderbird, then finally took over the chair himself and bulldozed the whole rotten mess into the dumpster with the '86 Taurus.

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  5. So exactly what species of buffalo Muppet did they have to kill / skin to make this carpet?!?

    [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V8_oV99AWec/VP3z3EcIsRI/AAAAAAAAPLc/8y5pCXW_Vsk/s1600/Buffalo_Muppet_Mercury_Cougar.jpg[/img]

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    1. I hope it wasn't Rowlf...

      [img]http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100320214031/muppet/images/7/79/Rowlf2.jpg[/img]

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    2. Go look at any house built in the mid '70s, you'll find rooms of that stuff.

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    3. Trust me, I remember - it was in my parents' house when I was growing up in almost the same shade. My grandmother had avocado green shag. But I don't recall ever seeing it as OE carpet in a car...only as someone's idea of an aftermarket upgrade in junkyard Broughams, vans, and the like.

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  6. At the link is my old 1979 MERCURY COUGAR I bought it at 13,000 original miles and drove it to 160,000 miles. It was the most trouble free cars I have ever owned. All it ever needed was normal maintenance. I only sold it because rust started to take hold of it because I drove it 110 miles a day on the salty Detroit freeway system. I sold it for $800 as shown in the picture.

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  7. The 1979 Cougar and the LTD II were lost exactly the same. The old lady next door has a dark blue over baby blue one that I throw up in my mouth from every time I see it.

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