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#1 of 38582 Mystery car pix....
Mar 31, 2005 (3:37 pm)
Let's try to find some oddball or little known cars
and see if we can stump our fellow THers with them.
I propose adhereing to a few simple rules--
1) No pix over 470 pixels wide per TH regulations
2) No pre WWII cars (MY 1946 and newer only)
3) No one-offs or customs.
4)NO CHEATING by right clicking!
How about it?
#2 of 38582 What is it?
Mar 31, 2005 (3:39 pm)
#3 of 38582 Re: What is it? [andys120]
Mar 31, 2005 (3:48 pm)
It's a Mazda. The same body style as the 1971-73 RX-2 Coupe, but not the US export model. I had to Google to find the JDM name: "Capella"
#4 of 38582 Re: What is it? [oregonboy]
Mar 31, 2005 (4:05 pm)
t's a Mazda. The same body style as the 1971-73 RX-2 Coupe, but not the US export model. I had to Google to find the JDM name: "Capella
OB is correct, the fender-mounted mirrors give it's JDM origin away and to be honest I'd forgotten it's Capella designation. The RX-2 is significant in that it was the first
Rotary motor car to reach these shores.
#5 of 38582 Here's another car....
Mar 31, 2005 (4:08 pm)
that pioneered rotary power->
#6 of 38582 Rx-2
Mar 31, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Great commercials , Mazda goes hmmmmm.
I guess that was the precursor to zoom,zoom,zoom.
Mar 31, 2005 (4:30 pm)
#8 of 38582 Re: easy [fintail]
Mar 31, 2005 (4:55 pm)
Yup, Fin's right. The Ro80 is significant in that it was the very first production car to feature rotary power Felix Wankel worked for NSU which VW acquired in the early 60s and folded into it's Audi division.
If you look at the Ro80's lines you'll see the germination of the aero look that became Audi's hallmark from the 8os on and has subsequently been copied to some degree by nearly every maker.
If anyone else has a stumper, just toss it into the ring.
Mar 31, 2005 (6:07 pm)
Just look at that thing and think...flush glazing and headlights, aerodynamic greenhouse, light alloy wheels...on a sedan from 1967! It must have been like a spaceship, although not as much as something like a Citroen DS
Here's one you won't see every day:
I hope it's not too easy
Mar 31, 2005 (6:37 pm)
a Buick or Holden.