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Cees Klumper

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What car might this be?
« on: June 19, 2024, 14:32:34 »
Intrigued by this photo in today's Guardian (about wedding photography). Can anyone make out what car this is? It looks sort of modern (windshield frame) but then again classic. Maybe a modern FIAT 124 (Miata based)?

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Re: What car might this be?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 15:17:18 »
To me it looks American from the 80's/90's, not foreign.. My first guess was Mercury Capri ASC McLaren, but after a little more digging I believe it is a 1982 Ford Mustang Intermeccanica Cabriolet. The key is to match up the side mirrors in addition to rear fender flares integrated in the body.
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Re: What car might this be?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2024, 21:47:50 »
A Javelin initially came to mind but Its a RHD and a rag top with cover and also capable of the seats laying back so suspect it is a Japanese, British or Euro vehicle like a TRV or maybe Porsche 924 or 944 but has no brand badges on bonnet that takes those out of equation. Maybe an Infinity convertible of the 90’s.
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Re: What car might this be?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2024, 08:17:49 »
1971 Ford Mustang convertible

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Re: What car might this be?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2024, 20:33:39 »
I think WRe got it!

Looks better from above than the side, if that's indeed the car (I think so).
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1969 Mercedes 280 SL automatic
1968 Ford Mustang 302 V8
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Coupe 1600
1962 FIAT 1500S OSCA convertible
1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3
1983 Porsche 944 2.5
1990 Ford Bronco II