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#35174 of 37260 Re: Made in England [steve_]
Dec 11, 2012 (3:36 am)
Sort of Orphan Annie.
Peugeot 309 from about 1990.
When Peugeot bought the faint remnants of Chrysler Europe, they acquired the Ryton plant near Coventry and the plants in France. I think that this ws supposed to be badged as a Talbot, although Simca based. Logically, it should have been badged as a Peugeot 306, but being non Peugeot made, they called it a 309.
I know that I've driven one, belonging to a colleague, but have absolutely no recollection of it. I do recall that it looks like a sedan from the front and a hatchback from the rear.
A remarkably ungraceful design.
Dec 11, 2012 (3:42 am)
at first take, I thought some derivative of Fiat 124 Spyder, but proportions look larger. The grille and tyres make wonder it it is American.
Maybe some American one-off using mid 60's Italian design cues.
#35176 of 37260 Re: Spider> [grahampeters]
Dec 11, 2012 (9:08 am)
It has nothing in common with the Fiat 124 Spider, or any Fiat. You're correct about its origin, it was American-built in Oakland, California.
A hint: power came from the 3.5 Liter Buick V8 or the 5 Liter Buick V8 and it was built in coupe and spider versions.
Dec 11, 2012 (9:46 am)
That'd be Milt Brown and Newt Davis' Apollo sports car, Buick-powered, and given a lot of respect in the collector car world today. They are steel-bodied, and the car pictured here is quite rare---only 11 convertibles were made. The design should resemble an Italian car, as it was penned by Scaglione
#35178 of 37260 Re: Spider> [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 11, 2012 (10:24 am)
Yep, it's a rare 1962 Apollo GT Spider. Eventually production was shifted from California to Frank Reisner's Intermeccanica in Turin Italy.
Dec 11, 2012 (10:27 am)
#35180 of 37260 Re: Early Muscle> [andys120]
Dec 11, 2012 (11:19 am)
'62 Dodge Dart 2-door, I don't know the particular trim level. We had a 4-door, so maybe that's why I don't see how it was particularly ugly, as some sites state. Especially in comparison to other early '60s cars, many of which can best be described as 'interesting'...
#35182 of 37260 Re: Early Muscle> [texases]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 11, 2012 (11:46 am)
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#35183 of 37260 Re: Early Muscle> [texases]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 11, 2012 (11:57 am)
that's why I don't see how it was particularly ugly, as some sites state.
I dunno, when I see that pic I think of Jack LaLanne. Muscular and fit, but dude, lose the jumpsuit).