Monday, August 10, 2015

What Am I? Turned

Welcome back to another episode of What Am I?, the only game where you keep guessing even after the answer is revealed. Today's picture is just another obscure production thing found around the web. 


What is it? Take a guess in the comments below. 

41 comments:

  1. Gonna be magnanimous (and humble) and sit this one out this week, have fun, friends. ;-)

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  2. Wildfire WF650-C. A truly special name, likely inspired by what will happen if you try to go over 25 mph in this rig.

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    1. http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/wildfire-wf650-c

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    2. Appreciate the link, anon. Between Phillips and Dyer, 50% of my favorite print magazine authors are employed by CandD.

      Of course, my favorite online authors need no introduction...

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    3. Ah, do we get to watch Clarkson tumbling around in one of THESE in the new Bezos Gear?

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  3. Give us another one, Vince.

    Maybe an air conditioner this time? I think it would keep us preoccupied longer.

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    1. Or a salad spinner! Yeah...that would be a good one. I wonder which automobile manufacturer makes a salad spinner...hmm...

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  4. Lemme toss this in here just for fun since we're fresh outta ACs here in Alaska -

    [img]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/20468869605_641e1a60bf.jpg[/img]

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    1. Non-com, though born of two parents.

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    2. There is a whole lotta P1800 goin on there....face, fins, tail light bump, cockpit roof....

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    3. We have a winnah!
      [img]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/52/cf/ad/52cfad13145a22593b7270d43ca5bf7b.jpg[/img]
      1955 XK140 Ghia Coupe

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    4. Tom - and yet sadly there never was the XK140 Ghia ES version. ;)

      You do bring up a good point - and one that I hadn't considered much. While not unattractive, it isn't the prettiest effort. The front end really lets it down, in my opinion.

      [img]http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/studios/1955_Ghia_Jaguar_XK-140MC_05.jpg[/img]

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    5. Thanks Zac, this pic shows most of the P1800 similarities. Even the bumperettes are similar!

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    6. Ghia also used pretty much the same design for the Alfa 1900 SS:

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/RSNZCyw.jpg[/img]

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    7. {does a triple-take to find the differences}

      Huh.

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  7. https://www.flickr.com/photos/45676495@N05/8148069672

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  8. Concept/Show/Not Real...ugh. Sorry, just not my thing when it comes to guessing a WAI. I mean, how many one-offs are out there (or even two- or three- or four-offs)? It's kinda dumb, if you ask me. It's not too far from just Photoshoping a car together, calling it a "Acme Fire Snack 3000" and then being happy when nobody can figure it out. That would really suck.

    Sorry, Zach; it was a good try and you are not to blame - that's just my take on it. It's much harder to try to fool DTers with an actual production car that was actually produced.

    Regardless of my crab cake carping, it was still guessed correctly by my fellow DTers, which further supports my theory that no car on Earth can't be correctly identified by them. Just not me! Because I could care less about fake cars that were never intended for anything other than display.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/1RXEBh3.jpg?1[/img]

    You still get street cred, Zach.

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    1. I could say the exact same thing about your last WAI, K2, except replace "concept/fake/one-off" with "air conditioner unit."

      Just to be fair. This is a site about cars, after all, even if discussions meander from there (which we encourage).

      :-P

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    2. Unlike a certain room-cooling device?

      By your logic, do we discount (almost) all products of the coachbuilding industry? Goodbye Zagatos, et. al.

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    3. I believe you missed my point. There is no challenge in a one-off. Well, at the very least it's a cheap shot. Again, just my opinion.

      In defense of Mr. Slim, Mitsubishi made thousands of them and I never stated that it was a car. It was not a concept or non-production in any way.

      I knew I'd come under fire for this and I'd warned El Jefe there'd be derision. But that doesn't change my dislike of using cars that aren't really real for the WAI. My choice would be to not play were that the case and that's okay. Just throwing my zero cents out there!

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    4. Yes, Zach. Just like the Twister and for the very same reasons. But I am just one man and if folks want to play games with pieces of art, so be it.

      I'm just bitter because people think it's hilarious to try to stump me with things like this and I've had to make it a rule to just stick to production cars because nobody can possibly know every concept and one-off. That's impossible and just plain stupid. It has nothing to do with real cars.

      Obviously, I should have asked if it was a real car right off the bat. That was my mistake.

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    5. If you'll allow me to make an example, I'm positive that I will achieve nothing more than irritating the issue further. Regardless, here's a one-off car that could be considered a "coachbuilt" car. I swear it's a car (not an air conditioning unit or salad spinner). This picture comes from my personal collection. You tell me if it's fun to figure out what it is. If I don't get a single response, then I'm going to assume I have a point and that I'm not the only one who feels this way about cars that are practically impossible to know about because they were never intended for production. BTW, the car pictured was driven on the street and has been seen by at least a dozen people. As far as I know, it's still on the road. But there's only been one ever made exactly like this one.

      Prove me wrong and take an educated stab at what it is. No clues will be given but I will acknowledge a correct guess and that person will receive copious amounts of street cred within the K2 Revolution organization/mind-hive*.

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/6s3qx9W.jpg[/img]

      *Worth nothing and of no monetary value except on the weekday after Tuesday and before Wednesday.

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    7. Was hoping it'd be one of these - Pontiac Firebird Type K - but sadly I'm not right.

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    8. And I do agree that the bar to fool the DT barflies on a production car is much, much higher. What can I say, I was latching onto a quickly solved WAI thread.

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    9. And you did a great job Zach. I'm not criticizing you, just cars that aren't production models. I hope you know that.

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    10. I think they made more than a few, but it looks like an '84 Corvette in the Callaway form?

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    11. And on the no clues - yes, in that case, extra hard to figure out. With clues and the Ghia XK140 was solved in a day.

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    12. No clues is just me being jerky. My bad. Ask away.

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    13. Lets go with the same three to focus the search -
      Foreign or domestic?
      If foreign, Asian or European?
      Communist or non-communist?

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  9. No worries K2 - I got what you're saying... And my skin is thick.

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  10. Looks like something outta the eighties from Hyundai...maybe an Excel or here in Canada, the dreadful Hyundai Pony???----Stimpy

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  11. MG Metro, that later, non-mini?

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