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#37465 of 38498 Re: For fintail [fintail]
Jul 15, 2013 (3:02 pm)
I think the 190D fintail was 55hp - and they could be had with an automatic, which must have been very fun.
Hey, I have an idea. We could compare a 180D and a 190D automatic in the quarter mile. Might be an interesting way to spend a week end.
#37466 of 38498 Re: For fintail [fintail]
Jul 15, 2013 (5:05 pm)
well, as always, the answer is dropping in a modern engine and turning it into a hot rod.
though in this case a Hemi might not work. Maybe a Benz engine instead.
I imagine that the car is more than sturdy enough to handle it, but might want to tweak the suspension and put some brembos on it.
of course it is a financial disaster, but for a rich guy with weird taste, why not?
#37467 of 38498 Re: modded [texases]
Jul 16, 2013 (2:46 am)
I was thinking 07 ish Altima, but its anyone's guess.
#37468 of 38498 Re: modded [tjc78]
Jul 16, 2013 (5:40 am)
Look at the taillights and gas filler door - Corolla all the way:
#37469 of 38498 Re: modded [texases]
Jul 16, 2013 (9:13 am)
Yes, the lights and body crease are tell tale signs but look at the distance between the forward part of the filler door and the rear door opening. There is a much greater distance on the frankencar.
#37470 of 38498 Re: modded [tjc78]
Jul 16, 2013 (9:25 am)
You're right. And the door opening is the wrong shape, to boot!
How about a 2000-ish Infiniti I30 (you had the right company):
#37471 of 38498 Re: modded [texases]
Jul 16, 2013 (10:04 am)
I believe that is it, even the trunk lid looks right. I thought maybe Maxima, but never the I30. I actually almost bought one of those back in 2003.
Jul 17, 2013 (11:28 am)
#37473 of 38498 Re: Two tone [magnette]
Jul 18, 2013 (4:24 am)
That is one seriously ugly car. The roofline looks like it's from the old Rootes group but the crude nose smacks of Third World
The number plate looks German, perhaps a DDR product from Wartburg or IFA/Sachsenring.
#37474 of 38498 Re: Two tone [andys120]
Jul 18, 2013 (4:45 am)
Well, andy, its not German, despite the numberplate, which I assume is, and it isn't from one of the Warsaw Pact countries either. Nor is it British, even the Rootes Group did better panels than that.
Ok - two clues; its from outside the EU and it was developed with some assistance from a then-successful British manufacturer who is no longer with us (though that doesn't narrow it down either, come to think of it!)