Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 6:58 PM
You are in the Automotive News & Views
What is this discussion about?
Nov 12, 2012 (8:17 am)
#34903 of 38582 Re: Stately> [andys120]
Nov 12, 2012 (8:22 am)
Right again Graham, it's a1951 Jaguar Mark V and that's the standard body AFAIK. As for the rear window, that's the first appearance of the C-shaped side window which was seen on subsequent Jag saloons for many years.
#34904 of 38582 Re: TV Still> [bhill2]
Nov 12, 2012 (8:23 am)
Yep that is an early Euro-spec 1967 Fiat 124 Sport Spider/1438. You can tell by the thin strips in the grille. We in the US only got 1438s from '68 to '70 IIRC when they were replaced by the 1608cc version.
#34905 of 38582 Re: TV Still> [andys120]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 12, 2012 (9:43 am)
The 124 Spider was a fragile car but light years ahead of British sports cars in terms of suspension and driver comfort---not nearly as rugged, though, and pretty torque-less. The most brilliant aspect of the 124 was how easily the top went up and down---a one-hand affair for the driver, as opposed to needing 4 people and a come-a-long to fasten an MGB top.
#34906 of 38582 Re: "For Lease" [andys120]
Nov 12, 2012 (10:22 am)
1969 Plymouth GTX.
To my eyes, the '68 and '69 Belvedere/Satellite/Road Runner/GTX was the best-styled Mopar...ever (well, at least in the late sixties). I think there's not a bad line anywhere on those cars.
#34907 of 38582 Re: TV Still> [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 12, 2012 (11:37 am)
I'll cop to torque-less. Even in it's 1600cc form you had to rev the snot out of it but I'm not sure that was a bad thing, I remember it being a lot of fun.
Compared to it's British brethern it wasn't that fragile, it certainly had better structural integrity than the body-on-frame Brits. Mechanical and electrical equipment was generally better and so were exhaust systems. I got seven years of huge fun out of my Sport Spider in NY area driving but I had to ditch my TR4A after four years. It was shot after only 44K miles!
#34908 of 38582 Re: TV Still> [andys120]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 12, 2012 (12:23 pm)
It had its own areas of fragility---the 124 tended to be fussy to tune and liked to overheat...but yes, compared to a Fiat 124, the suspension of an MGB was like a dog cart. The TR4 was the worst of the worst.
The MGB was a very strong and simple car, as evidenced by the large number still around.
#34909 of 38582 Re: . [andys120]
Nov 12, 2012 (12:50 pm)
Good guesses from all - Germans do have a thing for wagons and hatches, and boring silver white and black cars like everyone else. Although the VW Harlequin series was more accepted here than anywhere else. Funny how that works.
I don't know all the cars 100% in that shot either - but the white MB wagon in row 3 is a W202 rather than a W211, and I think the generic white box next to the CLS is a ~1990 Opel Astra. The big black Audi is my rental
Here's a pic I took this evening, from my hotel room balcony:
Nov 12, 2012 (1:49 pm)
It's a little blurry but is that a Seat Cupra?
#34911 of 38582 Re: . [fintail]
Nov 12, 2012 (2:32 pm)
The big black Audi is my rental