Monday, January 25, 2016

What Am I? Taxi Tail

What can be a better cure for the Monday morning blues than a spirited game of air hockey What Am I? -- the only non-contact game where the odds say somebody is getting a black eye.  Here is the picture of part of a car -- you get to guess the make/model. 


What Am I? Comments below.


14 comments:

  1. winging a guess... 50s vintage Italian sedan - Alfa or Fiat maybe

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  2. Well, it's not a Premier Padmini, Hindustan Ambassador, Fiat 1100, or Alfa Giulietta berlina, at least not one I can find pics for online. Hmph.

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  3. My first taxi thought was Hindustan Ambassador, but I don't think that's it.

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    1. Great job Gazzer, this is indeed a 1961 Ford Escort wagon found here on eBay.

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  5. definitely seems English

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    1. English Ford 300E Thames Van?

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    2. 1961 English Ford Escort Wagon on eBay

      light seems to be shared with other English Fords

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    3. Give this one to Gazzer

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  6. Can anyone here give a brief history/background of English Fords sold outside of the UK? I occasionally see Escorts, Anglias, and Cortinas for sale in the US, but I'm nearly certain these were never officially imported to the US. Were they imported to Canada and eventually trickled down through the border or were they coming directly from the European market? Almost all of the ones I see in the US are LHD, so that's why I suspect Canadian origin vs. UK. Any info tidbits would be appreciated.

    There's an interesting heap of Anglias and other English cars in the coastal hills of Northern California that have surfaced recently. Seem to all be from the same seller/estate. Take a look at these:

    3 Anglias that haven't moved in years

    A strange mix of interesting cars left to rot in horrendous conditions

    While we're at it, take a look at this little number:

    Anglia gasser

    This has been up for sale for a long time and I cannot figure out why. I've been tempted ever since it was posted. Price seems to be less than the sum of its parts.

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    1. enfostuff.com might be of interest to you.

      In the 1950s, when imported cars gained popularity in the US and Canada, various Consuls, Anglias, Prefects, Zephyrs, and Zodiacs were sold until the late 1950s. Also, Cortinas sold relatively well from their introduction all the way until 1970, when they were pulled from the US market. The Canadian market got them until 1973.

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    2. Yeah, Anglias and Cortinas in particular were readily (well, fairly readily) available straight from the local Ford dealer in the '50s and '60s. And of course there were the Mk1 and Mk2 Capri at the Mercury store up through '77.

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  8. A Deek? as in "DKW Junior Deluxe"...

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