Mystery Car


We all know that the biggest mystery provided by the month of April is where are you going to come up with the money to pay your taxes come the fifteenth? To take your mind off that looming financial conundrum, we bring you this week’s Mystery Car. For once it’s not red, but instead a relaxing shade of azure, poked through with louvers which may or may not be factory.

They say there are two things in life which are unavoidable- death and taxes. I don’t know about that, but I do know you shouldn’t avoid the Mystery Car rules, which are a lot less deadly and hardly taxing. They are: make and modellikely engine and year range in the answer to win. Now back to checking behind the sofa cushions for loose change.

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22 responses to “Mystery Car”

  1. pj134 Avatar

    The question is, is it ford blue or french racing blue?

    1. Number_Six Avatar


  2. muthalovin Avatar

    I have the blues.
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    Craft macaroni and cheese, that is.

  3. Number_Six Avatar

    It's not a green Skoda 110R, but whatevs…
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  4. Batshitbox Avatar

    Well, it's got squared off wheel wells, parts bin hinges and a need for lots of cooling towards the rear end.
    But it's not a VW Thing.
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  5. engineerd Avatar

    There are about 10,000 variants of the Fiat 850.
    This may not be one of them.

    1. Scandinavian Flick ★ Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick ★

      You aren't kidding… I went down that rabbit hole for a while as well.

      1. engineerd Avatar

        Oh, but what a glorious rabbit hole!

        1. Scandinavian Flick ★ Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick ★

          Indeed. I think this was my favorite. Reminds me a bit of a Type 3 Fastback, but sportier looking.
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  6. Vavon Avatar

    Neither is it a Fiat 126, a Honda N360 or a Suzuki GX aka Suzuki Fronte aka Suzuki Whizzkid…
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  7. mdharrell Avatar

    I'm going to guess it is precisely this 1964 King Midget Series II, with a Wisconsin AENL engine:
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    with precisely the same Davis parked next to it, shown in the reflection.
    (My further guess is that this one is considered a "1964" because that's when its kit was completed and titled, as otherwise that's a bit late for a Series II car.)

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      A little different view with good detail of the rear.
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      1. mdharrell Avatar

        I see the caption for this photo describes it as a '52, which is much more reasonable for a Series II.
        Nice orange and white Crosley pickup in the hubcaps and side reflection, too….

    2. stigshift Avatar

      You, my friend, have GOT a pair of eyes. I'm amazed. Well done.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Thanks! To be honest, I recognized the Davis first.

    3. Robert Emslie Avatar
      Robert Emslie

      Remarkable job. That's the very same car, at the very same event. Good eyes!

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Thanks! Now I've got one for you. What the heck is this?
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        1. Rover 1 Avatar
          Rover 1

          1972 Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Alfetta Spider concept car ,

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    4. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
      ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

      And in it's natural habitat, a golf course. Congrats!

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Thanks! I always wondered whether they did anything with places like that between car shows.