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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:01 AM

Remember, do not post answers or hints here!

PM me with year, make and model.

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The answer: 1936 Stout Scarab

#2 trogdor

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:05 AM

Looks like Richard Petty likes it :lol:

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:39 AM

Whatever it is, it would make an interesting roadside diner.

#4 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:40 AM

I agree with Skip, and I'd love to serve Hot Scrapple Sandwiches out of it! LOL.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:45 AM

Yeah, I'm with Skip too. It'll be very cool Roadside Diner.

And Hey, I got it right, but not gonna tell you what it is... :lol:

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:07 AM

Harry you really got me on this one, it looks like something Howard Hughes would do, or a early Hubmobile!

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#7 Harry P.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:13 AM

With only one little door on the right side (and no front passenger door at all!) it doesn't seem very practical.

#8 sjordan2

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

With only one little door on the right side (and no front passenger door at all!) it doesn't seem very practical.


Well, there was a center door Model T like that, but this one is more like a passenger railroad car. (Though I doubt it has an aisle)

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

I FINALLY got one!
Man, do you have many forgotten/ brands in The States....

Edited by matthijsgrit, 28 May 2012 - 11:06 AM.


#10 Joe Handley

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

I actually know this one!

#11 patami

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

For once i did find out what the heck it was :)

#12 Foxer

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:29 AM

It's either the first Areo Van or Taco Truck

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:49 AM

Paint it orange and yellow and it would look like an early version of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

:) Jeff :)

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:03 PM

With only one little door on the right side (and no front passenger door at all!) it doesn't seem very practical.


Actually, the car is very practically designed (I've seen one up close and personal), and it's only about the size of a modern minivan too. As for entrance and egress, that side door opening is more than adequate. Not sure why no right side front door, but then, bear in mind, Model T Center Door sedans had NO front doors at all, just a single, somewhat narrow door giving access to the foot well area of the rear seat compartment, driver and front seat passenger had to pass between the two single front seats.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

I know this one too. I saw either this car or one identical to it undergoing restoration at White Post Restorations in Virginia back in about 1993.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:31 AM

I FINALLY got one!
Man, do you have many forgotten/ brands in The States....


Matthijs,

There have been over 1,500 makes of cars produced in the US since 1895, some 550 or so just in my state of Indiana. Most of those companies were very small, produced perhaps 200 cars or even fewer--one in Indiana, the Meier, saw just 3 or 4 built back in the first decade of the 20th Century.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:02 AM

Matthijs,

There have been over 1,500 makes of cars produced in the US since 1895, some 550 or so just in my state of Indiana. Most of those companies were very small, produced perhaps 200 cars or even fewer--one in Indiana, the Meier, saw just 3 or 4 built back in the first decade of the 20th Century.

Art


At that rate, a single person could own the entire production of a brand of car!

#18 Harry P.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:35 AM

You guys really surprised me this time. This car being as rare as it is (only 9 made, 5 still survive), I figured I'd stump you... but in fact, I got more correct answers on this one than any other previous Auto ID Quiz!

The car (minivan???) is a 1936 Stout Scarab. Kind of puts Chrysler's claim to have "invented" the minivan in perspective, huh?

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:38 AM

Because it's so rare and odd it turns up in nearly every auto ID style quiz on forums so it's not surprising :D

#20 Harry P.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:41 AM

Because it's so rare and odd it turns up in nearly every auto ID style quiz on forums so it's not surprising :D


Good point!

Next time I guarantee you guys will be stumped! ;)