Monday, March 28, 2016

What Am I? Name That Plate

Happy Monday morning to everyone -- I hope your weekend was successful and relaxing -- BUT THE RELAXING IS OVER, MR I DON'T WEAR SOCKS ON THE WEEKEND!!  Time to put on your big boy pants thinking hat and solve this What Am I? puzzle.
What Am I? Comments below.

13 comments:

  1. BMW E21 maybe? Seems like something with 13" wheels that DTers would actually care about.

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  2. Subaru Brat (original)? (Bit of a trick with the 2 rear occupants?)

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    1. w. neff -- wow. That was either a great guess, or you know your data plates! It is indeed a Subaru Brat -- find it here on eBay.

      [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DqoAAOSw9uFW81WZ/s-l600.jpg[/img]

      Well done!

      -Vince

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    2. PS. Those funky rear facing seats are what allowed the Brat to be exempted from the Chicken Tax originally enacted in 1963, to keep VW's drop sided pickup from being imported to the US. That act, also allowed the Corvair drop sided pickup to stay in production. Anyone who lives in CA has probably seen a buzzillion pickup beds being hauled up and over the grapevine over the decades since.

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    3. To be honest, I simply googled the tire size and came up with a handful of possible examples. And then the Brat seemed to fit the best given the fact that it specifies two rear occupants and mentions light vs. heavy load, which would not seem typical of a normal passenger car. I also factored in the DT propensity for weirdness.

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  3. Ply tire pressures...and 4 people at 212 pounds each is not a Fiat. That looks like a Datsun plate so I say a 510.

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    1. If it makes you feel better Tom, that was my guess too.

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  4. Where, exactly, do the 2 rear passenger sit?

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    1. [img]http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/subaru-brat1.jpg[/img]

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    2. I don't think that's legal here in Canada..... maybe I'm wrong!

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  5. http://hooniverse.com/2015/04/23/hooniverse-asks-would-anybody-in-the-u-s-buy-a-new-subaru-brat/

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  6. The two rear seats also prevented it from being a commercial vehicle in many states. Size or not, it was still a pickup truck to the DMV in many states. Which in NY and NJ would mean no driving on parkways.

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