Monday, December 19, 2016

What Am I? Almost Christmas

It is Monday morning, and almost Christmas...but it is STILL time for another episode of DT's weekly What Am I? challenge, the game where car people on the internet (that's you!) determine make/model/year of the image below.


What am I?

96 comments:

  1. First thought was an Alfa SZ. Entirely wrong answer, but that's what came to mind.

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  2. I went to BMW 760iL, the rear lights mounted on the trunk lid, not quite right, then I went to Alfa, it definitely has that vibe.

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    1. Nope.

      [image src="http://13252-presscdn-0-94.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/74.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  4. [image src="http://t08.deviantart.net/FXSLOWhO8RtaRAKoklxrIbUsf6o=/300x200/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre04/da78/th/pre/i/2013/202/0/2/byyourcommandposter_by_stourangeau-d6ek1yv.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  5. Sidemarker? (throw us a bone here)

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  6. Haven't kept up with modern Lambos, but nope:

    [image src="http://www.ultraportabletech.com/2013/05/13/lamborghini-egoista-4.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  7. Perhaps a lower bumper reflector that also has illumination? Like on the Mercedes GL, though that's not it. It looks like a fairly small assembly with a small incandescent bulb. I'm at a loss.

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    1. You know, it almost looks like a bad cover from a RSX or Integra Type R...

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  8. Lower half of a '90-'93 model Integra tail light perhaps?

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  9. I'm leaning Aston Martin One-77.

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    1. Ah fiddlesticks. No bumper seam in whatzit pic.

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  10. Early 1990's Alfa 164...final answer. Probably not quite right still.

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    1. I thought the same thing but only found one pic of one individual car that came close and it was a very early series car. The rest ran the entire width of the car.

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  11. Almost a Vector
    [image src="http://vectorfiles.fortunecity.ws/pics/-w8/red/pp2/PP2-lb.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  12. 1978 Charger or Challenger/ Mitsubishi

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    1. no, wait, there's a seam... make it a Q5
      [image src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/2009-2011_Audi_Q5_%288R%29_2.0_TFSI_quattro_wagon_%282011-10-25%29_02.jpg" width="600px"/]

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    2. no, that can't be right either, you've got a seam "above" (or is it below, eh?), and maybe one to the "right" (or is it left, hm?)

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  14. Aaaaggggughugahh!

    Y'all got a gudd'un here, guys.

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  15. The reflection suggests that the photo has been turned 90 degrees - the brighter part on the left is the top. That would make the reflection make more sense. Beyond that, no clue.

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    1. Greg -- you are a smart man.

      -Vince

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    2. Could this be a newer (6th gen) Ford Mustang?

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    3. Side marker on a Nissan 350z?

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  16. So vertical taillight left of trunk line with probably another matching on the trunk with too fine of a fit for a cheap car. That's my take and I can't find it on a Bentley that I suspected.
    Show me wrong please.

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  17. ...turns computer screen on it's side... looks Arts and Science to me... searching Cadillac now...

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  18. Are these stock, factory equipped lights from a US or North American market vehicle, un-covered by aftermarket covers?

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    1. The above photo is from a factory stock North American market vehicle.

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    2. Welp, rules out Lancia Thesis then, and I'm stumped.

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    3. "veee-hickle" you say? - leaves a lot of possibilities - tractor? - Segway? - snowboard - ???

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    4. @kaibeezy - in the post below it indicates "car part". Power wheels, maybe?

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  19. P.S. This is not from a commercial AC unit. It is a car part.

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  20. Nobody has gotten the correct car yet. Some close, but no cigar.

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  21. Things that I think: it is perhaps a part on a Nissan ROGUE because I think you are trying to be saucy with the new Star Wars release; and it is either a rear bumper light (perhaps upside down) and/or a side mirror light.

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  22. Give it up DT....making me crazy with this one...

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    1. Uncle.

      Aunt.

      Step sibling.

      (Other relative)

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  23. Is it a vehicle that a DT'er would want to own? If so is it a car of the people or a 1% of the 1%ers car?

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  24. Here is a big hint. One just made the news.

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    1. Some sort of autonomous car? Uber's autonomous Volvo XC90?

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    2. Hmmmm, is it a piece of Nico Rosberg? He is pretty sleek.

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  25. Is it self-deriving, er, self-driving?

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  26. Is it a Carrier air conditioner made in Indiana?

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  27. VW Transporter? - in the news because of shenanigans?

    [image src="http://racelinesportsvans.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/raceline-gts-oryx-white-14.jpg" width="600px"/]

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  28. I keep coming back here...I don't know why...
    The only car in the news I have noted is the Tesla autobraking to avoid an accident via Youtube. Folded mirror light? Door jamb light? UUUUGGGGHHHHH!

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    1. I refresh this about 2x/day and am dying to know what the answer is.

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  29. Hmmm.

    1. "One just made the news"
    2. "This is not from a commercial AC unit."

    Is this from the new "Lucid Air" electric car?

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  30. now i'm thinking he's shooped it from amber to red and it's a front marker - but still no idea from what

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    1. Oddly enough, I did not adjust the color on this one.

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  31. This is easy. You've just gotta have Faith.

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    1. Wait -- is this a George Michael reference?

      He was still alive when this game started!

      We might all be dead by the time you tell us the answer.

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    2. George:

      - drove (and wrecked) a Range Rover, but i sure don't see a light like that

      - was the first guest on Carpool Karaoke, driving a Volvo 700 or 900 wagon, don't see that light there either

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    3. Dr D -- YES!! Winner winner, New Year's Eve Dinner!!

      [image src="http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/eVwAAOSwOVpXUc5u/s-l1600.jpg" width="400px"/]

      Here is the actual vehicle in question for sale on ebay, a 2004 Range Rover.

      The news reference hint I made on Dec 27 here.

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  32. This has been my favorite what is it....I have seen this on something and can't find it.
    Verticals tailights in my head....

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    1. I've looked at all of George Michael cars, even the crashed ones, and any that may be in videos. Nonce...

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  33. Congrats to Dr D for the George Michael connection AND for solving the puzzle.

    Special props to Tom Minch for recognizing the fine fit of a luxury car, and Greg Howes for noticing that the pic was on its side.

    Well done to all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

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    1. Wow, THANK YOU!

      I did see that news article regarding fans leaving messages on his Range Rover, which is what lead me to that.

      I can say without hesitation that this has been my most significant achievement of 2016.

      Thanks again, and Happy New Year to all.

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    2. gah - i looked at that dang Range Rover taillight a dozen times, but nooooo, there's no angled bit - except in a close-up wide angle shot - wah

      now Vince is all "bwa ha haaa, now i know how to bedevil these guys" - can we keep score this year, see who gets the most wins? - prizes!

      is it too late to do a post of the year and comment of the year? - let's have some nominations

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    3. DT has been getting ridiculously devious about these "What Am I" images.

      Here's one for you, DT -- What car is THIS from? Huh? Taste of your own medicine.

      [image src="https://s24.postimg.org/pgkmo1tj9/00_B0_B_i8x0t_MWJprr_1200x900_22222.jpg" width="400px"/]

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    4. C'mon Vince, give it a shot. I bet there'll be 11 guesses or more before you get it right. :)

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    5. Oh man. It looks like the top of a strut tower from something built in the 20th century. ABS plastic shock tower cap. BMW?

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    6. You're warm. One guess down, 10 to go.

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    7. oil filter housing cap - taken off and placed on an unrelated surface - what car? - dunno

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    8. Gotta give me some kind of hint. Am I right about it being a strut tower top? Did I get the make correct? Is it a German car?

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    9. I did already give you a hint. ;)

      I'm already thinking this is going to be too easy for you. I should have cropped it like this:

      [image src="https://s24.postimg.org/4iavq26lh/00_B0_B_i8x0t_MWJprr_1200x900_3333.jpg" width="400px"/]

      But yes, it is a strut tower top.

      Whether you got the make correct, I don't know. It depends on how pedantic you want to be.

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    10. Mini Cooper S Coupe John Cooper Works Edition?

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    11. with those grippy ribs, it's got to be a twist off cap - brake or steering fluid or something

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    12. BMW has also owned Glas, Rover, Land Rover, MG and Rolls Royce at various times - could be any of those, if we are being persnickety

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    13. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-5-Series-Strut-tower-caps-used-E34-535i-525i-/262251417741?hash=item3d0f67108d
      [image src="http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!Bznub-QEGk~$(KGrHqZ,!jIEw49O4KO+BMWznK65mg~~_12.JPG" width="359px"/]

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    14. Getting close, but it's not a BMW 5 series.

      The hint was in my comment December 31st, 3:52 PM, right below the picture. The one that started with "C'mon Vince . . ."

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    15. i saw that - thought you were implying it was an E12

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    16. @kaibeezy -- Not an E12, but you are on the right track. That's the correct bit of language hiding the clue, just need to think more literally.

      @Zeso -- not an 850i, but another good guess.

      To be perfectly honest this probably is not an entirely fair "What Am I" because those strut tower caps were probably used on any number of different models over the years, and I don't think there is anything in the picture to distinguish one from the other.

      But then the point was to turn the tables on DT, show how frustrated we can get with these images.

      It is also unexpectedly showing ME how gleefully rewarding it can be to hook other people and watch them struggle. Muwhahaha! Now I know why DT does it.

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    17. here's that cap on a V16 E32 on some Bimmer website, can't remember which one...
      [image src="http://s3.bimmerfile.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BimmerFileBMWClassic-10.jpg" width="600px"/]

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    19. and here on a ho hum (/s) V12 E32... which looks to have licked clean by nanobots
      [image src="http://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2012/10/BMW-750il-V12-E32-engine.jpg" width="600px"/]

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    20. You guys are so close, I might as well give it up. Mostly because I think it's time to put this old 2016 game to bed (and my hijacking of it) and focus on the joys that DT will surely bring to 2017. I'm hoping for some more features about running meth across the southeast.

      It's not a V16. Not a V12. It is an E32. It's actually a 6 cylinder car.

      You missed my clues. "be 11 guesses," and "not sure" if it's a BMW or not, depending upon how pedantic you want to be.

      The car in question was a 1988 Alpina B11 with the 3.5 liter six. It was for sale last September on CL in Seattle for $9,950 with 99K miles.

      This one:


      [image src="https://s24.postimg.org/5q8nybjqd/01414_ez_Ph_WLVb_KLk_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]


      And here is the original pic:

      [image src="https://s30.postimg.org/pou5akz01/00_B0_B_i8x0t_MWJprr_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

      Thanks for playing, good job!!

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    21. i guess i couldn't have guessed any closer - wicked - i will have my revenge - might have to buy one of those, the finance director is becoming irritated with repeated hydraulic system repairs

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  34. Man. Disappointingly boring answer. Rather misleading image...rotated and including a slight optical illusion making it look more curved at the top than in reality. I also looked at his Range Rover and other cars but this didn't seem to match. Can we just stick to to unmolested images for this game? Still can be perfectly entertaining.

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    1. Vince is actually a registered image molester. He can't legally live within 1,000 feet of an art gallery.

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    2. Zedo -- the problem with putting simple pictures is that people INSTANTLY identify them. Seldom does the What Am I? last more than a few hours, especially if I pick a car that is common. The Range Rover is very common, so I threw the curve ball of orientation to make it more difficult...too difficult? I dunno. Look at this super close crop of a Kaiser Darrin turn signal and it was solved within 17 minutes of posting. It would have taken me MONTHS to identify that oddball, but somebody saw it and it just clicked. For some reason this Range Rover side marker didn't click...perhaps, because of the sideways action or the fisheye effect of a wide angle camera lens (I did not add any additional distortion), but I think it was a fun game regardless.

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    3. Haha you do make some pretty good points!!! IMAGE MOLESTER!

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