Auto ID #56 FINISHED!

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Remember, do not post answers or hints here!

PM me with year, make and model.

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The answer: 1936 Stout Scarab

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Looks like Richard Petty likes it :lol:

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

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

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

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

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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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I FINALLY got one!

Man, do you have many forgotten/ brands in The States....

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I actually know this one!

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

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It's either the first Areo Van or Taco Truck

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

:) Jeff :)

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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.

Art

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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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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.

Art

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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!

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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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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

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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! ;)

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That would make a pretty cool model...Jahu Ario maybe??

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This thing was actually very cool!

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That is really neat. The chrome treatment on the rear, the basket weave headliner, the seating arrangement and table - too cool.

I like the art work too - delivery guy handing over a package to the ladies in the back seat and the Morris-esque/Arts and Crafts style advertisement on top.

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Sorry Harry, you would never get me into a car in which the seats aren't bolted to the floor.

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Sorry Harry, you would never get me into a car in which the seats aren't bolted to the floor.

Yeah, that would be a major problem. What were they thinking??? :lol:

The thing could also have used another door or two. At least a front passenger door.

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