Monday, December 5, 2016

What Am I? Applesauce

Today's What Am I? comes with words by TGM: There is a new holiday Apple commercial on YouTube that shows a rare old car that I can't quite figure out what model it is. This might make for a good story on your site, to ask readers to identify it. Looks like a German car to me, maybe a REDACTED, but not sure. It's a neat old car and cool commercial to see.
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Watch the entire commercial here on youtube and put your guesses in the comments below.



17 comments:

  1. I think it is too narrow for an Andenauer Mercedes but some have the upright rear lights and bulbous trunk detail, roof line seems close.
    But I will go with a 1950s Ford Taunus.

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  2. It's close to this Borgward But I'm pretty sure it's a 4 door.

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  3. I'll guess a Standard Vanguard Phase II. Extra sheet metal fold below the windows, vertical tail light arrangement, rounded rear window, triangle glass on rear door, rain gutter profile, and generally matching proportions.

    [image src="http://motorbase.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2007/05/08/fs_fs_1954_vanguard_rear_left_view.jpg" width="400px"/]

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    1. My only problem with this is that the car in the video seems to be Left Hand Drive and all i could find pictures of were rhd Vanguards. Also noticed that most Vanguards seem to have wing mirrors and the one in the video has mirrors on the doors

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    2. Both good points. The trunk chrome work and license plate arrangement also don't quite match. More digging required.

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    3. This. The door handle locations when viewing the car briefly from the side shot as well as the unique window frames seems to confirm it. So it's an English car after all. I was sure it was a German make.

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    4. I did a little more research and there were in fact left hand drive Standard Vanguards. I'm not entirely convinced that's what we're looking at though.
      I think it may be an early 50s Simca Aronde:
      [image src="https://thetransportjournal.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/simca-aronde-1954_3.jpg?w=458&h=343" width="400px"/]
      Chrome over the license plate is a better fit, overall very similar shape to the Vanguard but probably more commonly found in LHD

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    5. I like that answer a lot. I'm talking myself into the faint evidence of a squared roof corner in the video at the front of the car too. Other evidence also matches. Simca Aronde seems like the right answer.

      [image src="http://cdn.pinthiscars.com/images/1959-simca-aronde-wallpaper-3.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  5. image posting failure - hmm - trying again...

    does this help?
    [image src="http://i.imgur.com/nFK3Kqk.png"]

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    2. crashed the site again - this is kind of nuts

      [image src="http://i.imgur.com/nFK3Kqk.png" width="208px"/]

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    3. and now they *both* work! - what devil has possessed this blog tech?

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    4. Just after that screen shot there's a front/side shot of the car also (I'm not savvy enough to know how to post a screen grab, but here's the ad link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W03TwGRAPbc).

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  6. DKW Brad Garret as Herman the Munster.

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