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#27 of 1262 This one may be easy.
Nov 10, 2009 (2:18 pm)
But it was the first thing I could think of...
I was once proclaimed by a well known magazine as "Like a Rat in Reeboks" when it came to my zippy handling, nimble nature and racing roots.
#28 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 10, 2009 (2:24 pm)
I thank you for the gold star, sir, and for not pointing out that I misspelled 'horse' (fingers faster than brain). Anyway, I will take a crack at the other side of this one:
Although I do not represent the first time a manufacturer put the engine out of a larger bodied car into a smaller body, I am the first one where the manufacturer took the engine out of one of their full sized car and put it in one of their intermediates to get a performance sedan. The operative word is sedan; I am a 4-door. As a result, I could out-accelerate any other car that year with the single exception of the fuel-injected Corvette; I could stay with the carbureted ones.
#29 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [bhill2]
Nov 10, 2009 (2:28 pm)
Way to go bhill2! Nicely played. I kept having the 1968 Vette on the brain because it had its problems, but it didn't fit the other criteria - mainly that you'd never confuse a 1968 Corvette with its one year older version - the 1967 (which was actually supposed to be the first year for the Mako Shark design).
That whole Saturn thing hurt my head thinking about it. You guys are good.
#30 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [bhill2]
Nov 10, 2009 (2:32 pm)
bhill2 - any chance you're a Mopar product from the 1950's?
#31 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [parm]
Nov 10, 2009 (2:47 pm)
I'm also conjuring up dog dish hubcaps on something from the 1960's. A real sleeper. Am I even remotely near the ballpark??? . . . . you know, like two bus tranfers and a train ride away?
#32 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [parm]
Nov 10, 2009 (3:11 pm)
You are half right. I am from the '50s. I should mention that calling me an 'intermediate' may be somewhat misleading, since that term was not widely used at the time. However, it is true that I had both a smaller and a larger sibling.
#33 of 1262 Freddy
Nov 10, 2009 (3:47 pm)
OK, I'll bite.
I was ubiquitous, but my year was the last before a major electrical change. And look at my new hubcaps!
This should be easy if you are familiar.
#34 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [bhill2]
Nov 10, 2009 (4:34 pm)
First thought is a 1957 Rambler Rebel, although those were considered compacts at the time. Although in all fairness, they were closer to intermediate...even if that term hadn't been coined yet.
IIRC, the Rebel had something like 270 hp, in an engine around 291 CID?
#35 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [anythngbutgm]
Nov 10, 2009 (4:57 pm)
I am way out of my element here, but is this a Sentra SE-R?
#36 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [andre1969]
Nov 10, 2009 (5:15 pm)
You get the latest gold star, Andre. I am indeed the 1957 Nash Rambler Rebel. As you said, I was considered a compact at the time, but I had a big brother (the Nash Ambassador) and a little brother (OK class, who can be the first to name my little brother?)