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Here the next car for our weekly auto quiz. As usual sent a PM with Year, Make and Type.

Special thanks goes to blunc for this idea

 

 

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Studebaker Hawk meets Daimler Dart. I doubt it. I haven't got a clue but I'm looking forward to finding out what it is!

 

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16 hours ago, DonW said:

Studebaker Hawk meets Daimler Dart. I doubt it. I haven't got a clue but I'm looking forward to finding out what it is!

 

Looks like a rebody of another car.

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Hmm...looks so familiar, like I've seen one of these at a car show or somethin'. Looks cool. Not quite sure what it is.

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This weeks car of the autoquiz was a 1958 Alken D2. It is based in a Beetle chassis and uses the beetle engine. Some were replaced by a Porsche 356 engine. About 25 were build.

 

The correct answer were sent in by the following members:

Pete J.

porschercr

Ace-Garageguy

dw1603

GeeBee

 

Well done, congratulations

 

 

 

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It does look like a very professional effort, and one I'd never heard of. Thanks Michael and Blunc for the suggestion. 

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I thought it was the work of Dutch Darrin, he did the Flintridge Darrin which was Auto Union based. He was also also commissioned to design a prototype for the Dyna Panhard, which was very similar to this. If you screw you eyes up a bit, it is reminiscent of the Kaiser Darrin too. Once again, I wasted a lot of time on a wild goose chase searching for a “Darrin Porsche” which does not exist, but eventually chanced on the Alken D2. Lucky me!

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Auto spell !

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The wheels, front bumper, seat and steering wheel seemed to me like a Porsche 356, but I couldn't find this one.

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Kaiser Darrin! I see the connection. Acquired tastes, both!

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8 hours ago, sjordan2 said:

The wheels, front bumper, seat and steering wheel seemed to me like a Porsche 356, but I couldn't find this one.

Yeah, I was sure it was a Porsche, but then I also thought Autoquiz 479 was an Auto Union, so what do I know?

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Not really obvious from the image but the Alken D2 has suicide doors too. Apropos of nothing.

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For me it was the rims and steering wheel that gave it away.  Definitely one of the 356 based models . Took me far less time that I thought it would 

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