EXOTICS, RARE BIRDS, AND CONCEPT TURDS | LET’S PLAY NAME THAT CAR

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Usually I’m the one going on about cars– here’s your chance to show your stuff.  Name all 18 autos and – you tha man.

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1. 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT

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2. 1968 Bertone Alfa Romeo Carabo

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3. 1970 Porsche Tapiro by Guigaro

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4. 1970 Lancia Bertone Stratos Concept Car

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5. 1970 Pininfarina Ferrari 512 S Modulo

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6. 1970 Bertone Lancia Stratos Zero

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7. Adams Probe 15

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8. 1970 Chevrolet Corvette XP-882

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9. Straker Car

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30 thoughts on “EXOTICS, RARE BIRDS, AND CONCEPT TURDS | LET’S PLAY NAME THAT CAR

  1. 10. is a muira, 14 is a Vector, 16 is a Ferrari 275. That’s all I had for sure.

    Sort of know:
    1 and 8. appear to be Corvette concepts.
    2. is an Alfa concept.
    3. has a Porsche badge.
    4. is the equivalent of sin, but appears to have Corvette wheels from the ’80s.
    5. is an illegally dreamt Ferrari
    6. is something removed from a tooth cavity.
    7. looks like something Ed Roth cooked up to kill his girlfriend.
    9. was a product of the AMC Playtex JV
    11. English and neat, but I’ve never seen before.
    12. has wheels from a conversion van.
    13. & 15. are equivalent and look so familiar (lines are Lambo?)
    17. Concept from that wacky Chrysler designer? Or an Alfa Bat?
    18. Porsche of some sort.

    • 1. No, but you’re warm.
      2. Yes, but be more specific.
      3. Come on…
      4. ______
      5. Specifics…
      6. ______
      7. ______
      8. ______
      9. Pops called it, but what– any details?
      10. Yes, year?
      11. Nope
      12. I doubt anyone will get this one…
      13. same as 15, anyone awake?
      14. Yup, year?
      15. same as 13 guys…
      16. Close, but no.
      17.Nope
      18. Nope

      Keep at it

  2. JP, Another beautiful post. I’d be surprised if there’s someone who will get all 18 cars.

    We must be on the same wavelength. I just wrote today about using advanced composites in future cars. see: http://sandacom.wordpress.com/

    It’s more engineering oriented and discusses living with high-speed, light-weight cars. Keep-up the excellent work, it is appreciated. jws

  3. 1. 1962 Corvair Monza GT
    2. Bertone Carabo
    3. Porsche Tapiro (Giugiaro)
    4. Bertone Lancia Stratos
    5. Pininfarina Ferrari 512S Modulo
    6. Bertone Lancia Stratos (same car as above, different color)
    7. Adams Probe of some sort
    8. XP 882 (Mid-engined Corvette prototype)
    9. No idea. Looks like something from a British TV show.
    10. Lamborghini Miura with the wrong wheels
    11. The Collier museum’s ex Cunningham Maserati Birdcage (longtail, and full windscreen for Le Mans regulations)
    12. I think this is an early Nova kit car. Definitely VW-engined, regardless
    13. Cizeta Moroder
    14. Vector WX3
    15. Cizeta Moroder again? Same photo is showing up.
    16. Ferrari 400 Superamerica
    17. Ferrari 410 Superamerica (Ghia-bodied)
    18. ATS 2500 GT

  4. 1: No Clue

    2: 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo by Bertone

    3: 1970 Porsche Tapiro by Guigaro

    4: 1970 Lancia Stratos Prototype by Bertone

    5: 1970 Ferarri Modulo by Pininfarina

    6: Stratos Prototype again

    7: ?

    8: ?

    9: ?

    10: 1966 Miura?

    11: ?

    12: ?

    13: ?

    14: ?

    15: ?

    16: ?

    17: ?

    18: Brain tired. Try again in the morning. Fun, though!

  5. Reminds me of some Hot Wheels cars I had as a kid. The kind where I would say, “when I grow up, I’m gonna have me some of these”. And I would still take any of them. I just don’t know which one!
    If you got to pick one to have, which one would you want?

    /is still a kid

  6. These are tough ones.
    #1 Hmm, not Corvette or Kellison
    #2 -Oh D$%^=n – I’ve seen this one before, but no recollection.
    #9 – Straker’s car from UFO (I have the DVD)

    http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicles/UFO_Car/StrakerCar.htm

    #12 – Sterling Kit? Nova/Ureka…

    #16 – Almost a Fiat 1500 GT Ghia – but not quite
    #17 – Strikingly similar to the Plymouth Asymmetrica Ghia – I definitely suspect Ghia involvement

    There are a lot of look-alikes with plenty of Ghia influences in this batch.

    Robert

    What, no Competitzione or Modulo?

  7. Excellent Job Chris.

    #9 is Streker’s car from SHADO – on the British TV series UFO.
    #12 is a Sterling – VW based kit. It was also known as a nova or a eureka.

    I agree that we should all be driving these around. Better yet, how about a contest where the prize is a day with each of these cars and the corresponding supermodel??

  8. Ah, your file names give it away. Took a geology class online and that mistake gave the task of identifying minerals pretty easy…

  9. The Foster car was used on the UFO series after Doppelganger was filmed. It was Colonel Paul Foster’s car, thus the name “Foster Car”.

  10. wow, what a great collection of cars, haven’t seen most of these. great post! number 6 is a magnificent beast. can’t wait to find out what it is!?!

  11. Cool cars!

    1. 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT
    2. 1968 Bertone Alfa Romeo Carabo
    3. 1970 Porsche Tapiro by Guigaro
    4. 1970 Lancia Bertone Stratos Concept Car
    5. 1970 Pininfarina Ferrari 512 S Modulo
    6. 1970 Bertone Lancia Stratos Zero
    7. Adams Probe 15
    8. 1970 Chevrolet Corvette XP-882
    9. Straker Car
    10. 1970 Lamborghini Miura
    11. 1961 Maserati Tipo 60-61 Birdcage
    12. 1976 Sterling Kit Car
    13. 1991-1995 Cizeta Moroder V16T
    14. 1994 Vector Avtech Prototype
    15. same as #13, why?
    16. 1959-1964 Ferrari 400 SuperAmerica
    17. 1955 Ferrari 410 SuperAmerica
    18. 1963 ATS 2500 GT Coupe

    -Tom

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  13. I’ve driven a Vector, can’t remember what year. It drives like a Lambo VT from around the same era. Lots of meat but you can cause damage if you push it too hard

  14. Whoever dreamed up that 1970 Pinnafarina was a great salesman. How this got made is beyond me. Another bad Ferrari, the 456. Ferrari made a few clunkers. I drove a 308 GTSI, yeah the Magnum car, and that thing was a piece of crap. Sure looked good though. If you want to get harassed buy one of those, they are cheap

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