Help identifying a strange little car

Help identifying a strange little car

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vixen1700

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12,533 posts

225 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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From the classics forum, the little coupe second from the left.

Could somebody with good computer skills blow it up a bit or hone in on it a bit. It's got us all stumped over there. confused

L100NYY

34,766 posts

198 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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It's very Panhard, Simca esque but can't put my finger on it....do you know what year the photo was taken? I assume 50's?

vixen1700

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12,533 posts

225 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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L100NYY said:
It's very Panhard, Simca esque but can't put my finger on it....do you know what year the photo was taken? I assume 50's?
Panhard was the first thing I thought, but image search came up with nothing like the front of it. I'd imagine it's late fifties or very early '60s.

L100NYY

34,766 posts

198 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Then I thought a Rosier but nope, that's not it!

Mon Dieu!

V8forweekends

2,454 posts

79 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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OP when you psted this yesterday under a different title I went through all my guides (including voitures de collection des annes 50) and couldn't find it. It looks Italian to me for reasons I can't explain, but I concluded it's something rare - maybe even a special of some kind.

TooLateForAName

4,054 posts

139 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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vixen1700 said:
Panhard was the first thing I thought, but image search came up with nothing like the front of it. I'd imagine it's late fifties or very early '60s.
DS introduced in 55 (says wiki).

un1corn

2,005 posts

92 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Is it this?



Edited by un1corn on Wednesday 25th June 16:40

Fastdruid

6,467 posts

107 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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I tried checking the EXIF to see when the photo was taken but it didn't work for some reason.

L100NYY

34,766 posts

198 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Similar but non.

FourWheelDrift

79,929 posts

239 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Any help?


L100NYY

34,766 posts

198 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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FourWheelDrift said:
Any help?

Dunno, can you ask the guy in the pic to read the badge for us?

BarbaricAvatar

1,373 posts

103 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Even though the proportions aren't entirely identical and the rear shape is wrong, if it were a pub quiz i'd say Porsche 356 and be content with my answer.

Baz Tench

5,592 posts

145 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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That low bonnet (for the time) suggests it's rear engined to me.

The plot thickens...

Justin Case

1,485 posts

89 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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DB Panhard? You could get a low bonnet line with the flat twin engine.

Baz Tench

5,592 posts

145 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Justin Case said:
DB Panhard? You could get a low bonnet line with the flat twin engine.
I was going to mention a boxer engine, but couldn't think of any boxer engined cars from the era. Didn't think of a flat twin.

Hmm...

Westy Pre-Lit

5,059 posts

158 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Mk1 Escort.

Baz Tench

5,592 posts

145 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Westy Pre-Lit said:
Mk1 Escort.
hehe

I've heard much about Little France in Stafford.

iva cosworth

42,650 posts

118 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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I'm going with an Auto Union,can't be more specific,just a stab in the dark.

Baz Tench

5,592 posts

145 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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iva cosworth said:
I'm going with an Auto Union,can't be more specific,just a stab in the dark.
I thought that too, but Google didn't throw up quite the image I needed to compare....

vrooom

3,749 posts

222 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Skoda 1200 with headlamp out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%A0koda_1200