Monday, March 2, 2015

What Am I? Scowl at the Cowl

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 DeTomaso Guara engine picture was quickly solved by Arthur Richardson, but this time I'm going for an exterior picture.  Stare at this section of a car and figure out what it is.  Good luck.



Comments below.

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    1. It is deceiving - the shape of the windshield, cowl / hood shutline, and fender radius to the cowl is all very reminiscent of a Volvo 240. Main difference is the door / fender gap is much too far forward, and the base of the windshield is a bit too far back. Volvo never put the antenna there on the 240 but of course it could've been aftermarket.

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  2. It's either a Peugeot Bipper Tepee Outdoor or Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan. For sure.

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  3. On second thought, I agree. The door extends too far forward for it to be a Volvo.

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  4. A crumby paint job?

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  5. I saw curved windshield and thought "pfffft too easy, Saab 900". Then I saw the hood and realized this was not the case.

    I'm genuinely stumped.

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  6. I'm going to guess that it's some variety of Ford, but that's about as far as I can go with it.

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    1. Why do you think it is a Ford? I'm not saying it is or it isn't, I'm just trying to understand your intuition...

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    2. The shape of the antenna base, the contour of the part of the cowl around the fender and door.

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    3. But in looking at that window moulding...it's looking less likely.

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  7. Mercedes 200 Series?

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  8. trying to identify it by the center pull handbrake and what appears to be a console mounted cellphone cord

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  9. Mercury Capri, first generation.

    Do I get bragging rights?

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    1. Bragging rights...sure. But, more importantly, you get a name! It is Mercuritall. Or Capury. That is a good option too. Just select the name/url option and you'll get all the glory.

      Good job! It was a nice one that sold for $6,800 yesterday.

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    2. Anonymous wins again. And, as usual it gets street cred. It must be nepotism.

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    3. Bidder did not pay.
      We reached an agreement and I bought it!

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    4. That is some good work. Did you buy it because of the cowl detail?

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  10. Nice work. Not having a DL to compare, I thought for sure TRD was right, nevertheless. The turn of the windshield, the shape of the antennae base, and y'all's live for All Things Thor had me convinced. Well played, sir.

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  11. Mk1 Ford Capri. I didn't "look" either. I own one, which is how I know.

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    1. I'm confused, as usual. There are motorized seatbelts in this car? And it's a Mark 1 Capri? They had those in 1974 and before? Help me, Ronda!

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    2. WHERE did I come up with the motorized belts? Sheesh. Lame.

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  12. And you know why this picture was taken at this angle? Because they all rust there at the cowl. This is a good indication of a solid car. I own a 1973 2000 model. I'm a fan of the "Pinto" (4cyl) engined Capri's, which are lighter and freer revving than the boat anchor Cologne V6 we got here in the states.

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  13. Certainly a color Volvo would have used, lol.

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