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Old 03-04-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Quiz of the day: What is red and smaller then Miata?

...and a lot more IMO!

I was travelling with some guys in my team to a country fairly close to Germany (but not a neighbour) and we found a car that was clearly smaller then a Miata. Does anyone know what this is?

The crazy guy posing next to the car is one of the engineers in the team, just to show how frikkin small this thing is.

So! Answer will arrive German morning time… if I remember to post.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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opel? fiat?
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I want to say it's a Opel GT, but I'm not 100% on that one.
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i wanted to say opel GT, but it looks a little different in the rear
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Looks kinda like a 3/4 size Matra/Simca Bagheera.

Probably a Trabant sports car.
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Lancia?
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im pretty sure its an Italian car, i just cant place it in a family...
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i also believe it is an opel, but earlier than the gt's
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I saw that ******* thing on My Classic Car on Speed Channel this weekend and can't remember the name.
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Its gotta be a Lancia/Fiat/Alfa or designed by Bertone.

Those companies all had cars designed by Bertone and they all had that similar nose.

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Looks almost like a Lotus Europa, but it ain't.
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Looks almost like a Lotus Europa, but it ain't.
Sort of like a Europa. My co-worker's building one up.
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its an 65 and up Italian License Plate, kinda like they put here in old cars...thats why i think that its italian...plus it has that nose Sam is talking about...i wanna know what it is
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he's making fun of that car but look at all the other gay *** cars in the parking lot
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It's a V4 Saab Sonet III

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_Sonett

I've raced one with my Miata outside Willow Springs, LOL, he thought he was gonna get the jump on me with his 1500 Lb race ready Sonet, but didn't realize I was sporting a turbo under the hood... He was absolutely stunned when I walked his ***.

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Damn, that was a good one.
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I've driven a couple of Sonets and that car doesn't look quite right. The doors, front fenders, hood and headlights are all wrong. Also the C piller doesn't look right. I also remember Sonets as being larger than that. Maybe I was just smaller then.
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It's a V4 Saab Sonet III
That was my first thought, but the lines on the car in the pic look more exaggerated than the Sonett. I guess it might be though.
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It's very close, but I don't think it's a Sonett either.
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It's very close, but I don't think it's a Sonett either.
Look at the lids of the lights. I can't be sure of the exact year, but I promise you this is a Saab Sonet.
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