Once again, the Clue wasapparently too easy. Millmech nailed the Jeep XJ on the first guess. Now what about this?
It looks like a Plymouth Scamp or Dart Swinger that someone added flying buttresses to.
What if I were to tell you it left the factory like this? (which it did)
I believe it to be an early 70’s Dodge Dart or Plymouth Scamp 2 door hardtop.
’73-’76 Dart Swinger or a ’73 Scamp.
I believe its a 73-76 dart as well,not trying to steal yer thunder Mr. Rockfish just wanted to say the wrap bacaround glass is one of the best faetures on these cars….IMHO
Yeah I was gonna say early 70s Valiant
Mercury Marauder X100
Brazilian Dodge Dart.
David is very close. Hint…. R/T
Dodge Charger R/T from Brazil, c. 1974
I don’t know the year, but it looks like a mid-70s Dart from Mexico or somewhere in Latin America, with a C-pillar extension like a Shelby de Mexico. At first I thought maybe a Valiant Charger.
Australian market VG Valiant Mexicana
66 rambler marlin
One of George Romney’s least-discussed mistakes was AMC’s brief and unhappy foray into Europe in 1961. The ill-fated goal was to tart up the newly restyled Rambler Ambassador so that it competed directly against the Mercedes-Benz.
The European Ambassador received special features such as standard reclining bucket seats, heavy-duty suspension and what, for Rambler, was a high-performance version of its six-cylinder engine. But perhaps the most obvious change was chief stylist Ed Anderson’s attempt to make the Ambassador look more classically European with the addition of vinal-covered flying buttresses to the c-pillars. Thus the above photo.
The European press openly mocked the Ambassador and sales were so low that AMC had to scramble to find other markets for its embarrassingly high inventory. Oddly enough, Paraguay ended up being its most popular market after its dictator Alfredo Stroessner bought a half-dozen Ambassadors (made suitably bullet proof, of course, and including Stroessner-like mannequins).
Spot on. Could I interest you in writing some other “alter-histories” for CC? It would make a great series.
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