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Autoquiz 408 - Finished

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This weeks rusty car is a 1948 - 1954 Ford Vedette. The Vedette was build in Poissy in France until Ford sold its french plants to Simca. The Vedette is powered by the famous Ford Flathead V8 . The engine that was used was based on the V8-60 Flatty. Interesting to know that the good old Ford Flathead was build unter Chrysler logo until 1967 in Brasil. Simca ended production of the Vedette/Chambrod in the early 60'S. The manufacturing lins where then shipped to Brazil where Chrysler built the Vedette until 1967.  The high perfermance version was the Emi Sul., like the Ardun Flatheads. But thats an other story.

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No idea what it is, but clearly there's not an original thought in the whole design.

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10 hours ago, Jantrix said:

No idea what it is, but clearly there's not an original thought in the whole design.

It is  a orginial car

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I was speaking to the design of the car and how every detail seems like it was taken from some other car of the time period.

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It does have a familiar look to it.

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It reminded me of a Volvo and, I dunno, an old Plymouth or Chevy or something. But no.

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I don't know what it is either but there looks like a decent Volvo behind it.

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7 hours ago, DPNM said:

I don't know what it is either but there looks like a decent Volvo behind it.

Looks a bit too rounded to be a Volvo, maybe a Simca 1301?

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And it more than likely is a Simca. As you can tell, I'm not good at this game.

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I have owned both in my mis-spent youth, so they are pretty familiar to me. Show me something American from the mid 70’s onwards and if it isn’t mainstream I wouldn’t have a clue.

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6 hours ago, dw1603 said:

Looks a bit too rounded to be a Volvo, maybe a Simca 1301?

Yes thats a Simca 1301

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On 10/01/2019 at 2:25 PM, Jantrix said:

I was speaking to the design of the car and how every detail seems like it was taken from some other car of the time period.

Ford did all their design work in house in Detroit at this time, so it is actually a contemporary of the Mercury that it resembles. The British Ford Zephyr and Consul that came along a couple of years later look like small scale 49 Fords.

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This was an easy one, because some of these Ford Vedettes were exported as new here in Finland and it's still possible to see them on the road (sometimes). Bunch of them have been also abandoned in forests around here, so it's a familiar body style.:)

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I’ve never seen or heard of one and I’ve read thousands of car mags. Go figure.

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5 hours ago, dw1603 said:

Ford did all their design work in house in Detroit at this time, so it is actually a contemporary of the Mercury that it resembles. The British Ford Zephyr and Consul that came along a couple of years later look like small scale 49 Fords.

I kept looking at the body line along the side, thinking Mercury, but the rest of it didn't register with me. Maybe next time! LOL

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