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#33692 of 37021 Re: . [bhill2]
Jul 04, 2012 (9:23 am)
Yep, '58 Tatra 603, I think.
Jul 04, 2012 (11:14 am)
#33694 of 37021 Re: New> [andys120]
Jul 05, 2012 (7:27 am)
hmmm... looks a helluva lot like an MP4-12C. New version of it?
#33695 of 37021 on sale Friday
by steve_ HOST
Jul 05, 2012 (9:54 am)
Obviously not here though.
#33696 of 37021 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 05, 2012 (11:13 am)
Everyone else seems to have gone quiet on Brussels '58, but I thought I'd fill a few of the gaps
Left row in car park - the tail of a DKW I think, then an Opel Kapitan P - that would be brand new in 1958. I know they built some Opels in Belgium under licence but I believe that was just the smaller ones, and I'm not sure about the dates either. At first I thought it was an American car, but its not large enough. Then the Citroen Traction and the MB but the Mopar is more difficult - Plymouth or Dodge, because of the chrome strip ?
Beyond that a 2CV tucked out of sight, then I think a Renault 750/4CV, but then I'm looking at another, two tone Opel, and that appears to be a Rekord P1, again brand new.
I'm not sure what the old curved car beyond is unless it's a Peugeot 203, but I'm also unclear about the large two tone sedan beyond- is this American? Beyond that is one I don't see well, and then another more basic 2CV.
Middle row - the Jaguar is of course a MkI but they wouldn't have called it that then and it is most likely a 2.4 because it's too early to be a 3.4. Then I'm confused again - is this a German Ford Taunus 17M P2? Beyond that is a Wolseley, from the chrome I would say a 4/44 but it might easily be a 15/50. Beyond that another mystery - its Amrican by the size, but I don't know (my first thought was Studebaker but I doubt that). Then we have a VW, a Morris Oxford (MkII or III) a Borgward Isabella, Peugeot 403 and a mystery at the end.
The short row starts with the big convertible, then a British Ford Consul II and a Renault Dauphine.
Next row in the middle starts with the 53 Ford, a Citroen DS, another Dauphine then I think another Opel Rekord, but then comes the weird little coupe. I'm going to say its an Autobleu - because they were made 1956/7 and the only picture I have found in a book is of the rear of one that looks like this - but its difficult. The two cars in the foreground belonging in that row are the easy VW and a dark car I can't identify.
The far row starts with a Ford Zodiac II then a 58 Chevy, M_B Ponton, another american (unless its another of those big Opels but I think this one is too big, then off we go with GM followed by a 2CV van (I think that was known as a Furgonette? Or was that only when the shed bit at the back had side windows?) Beyond that over to you, then two smaller Euro cars which are a bit vague - (Opel Kadett?) Finally another GM.
All I can see outside is a large Citroen Traction Avant to the right of the tram and another Opel Kapitan on this side of it.
I've tried to blow the picture up to see the white car over the road to the left of the BP sign but it becomes a Pixel Special so thats not much use.
#33697 of 37021 Re: New> [qbrozen]
Jul 05, 2012 (12:57 pm)
looks a helluva lot like an MP4-12C. New version of it?
Yup, it's the McLaren MP-4-12C Spider.
#33699 of 37021 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 05, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I've just had a closer look at that dark car three to three right of the BP station, and it looks like a Moskvitch 407 or 403. A firm called Scaldia imported CKD Moskvitchs and assembled them in Belgium from about 1958 onwards - is this likely to be one of those?
#33700 of 37021 Re: "The Man's Car"> [andys120]
Jul 05, 2012 (2:04 pm)
Mercury on the billboard, and pointing at us making the turn.
blue Buick (55?) Century (?) in front of a tan Rambler station wagon.
'66ish mustang going away when you expand the picture.
#33701 of 37021 Re: "The Man's Car"> [stickguy]
Jul 05, 2012 (2:24 pm)
The Mustang is a 67 coupe.