Calling all car buffs - What kind of car is this?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Rambo Chick, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

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    Here's a photo of a car. I need to know the make and model. Can anyone help?
     

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  2. Euphjam

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    It's a Mercedes circa 1960's I think but the model escapes me:).

    someone will be along soon with the rest I'm sure.:biggrin:
     
  3. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

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    Mercedes Benz but I would place it earlier at a 1950's model. By the sixties mercedes had started doing their blocky design style. The one that it most closely resembles is a siz cylinder "Ponton" W180 model.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W180
     
  4. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

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    Certainly a Mercedes and I'm fairly certain it's the very rare "Hedgerow" model. Sorry, maybe this should be under the (very) bad jokes thread!
     
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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  6. backrowboy

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    My young son is really into classic cars and he reckons its a Mercedes Ponton.
     
  7. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    He's dead right. If you do a Google image search from the UK site you'll find that very image in the first page. I'd link to the website, but one of the members there has a very inappropriate avatar :eek:

    So, having answered the question, what's the reason behind the question in the first place?
     
  8. Rambo Chick

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    I have done a painting of the photograph and I plan to enter it into an art competition. The competition requires a title so I thought it would be best to use the car name in some capacity. 'Brum brum in bushes' came to mind but I can see the serious art critic not taking that one too well. Plus there's a $4000 first prize so I want to get it right!

    Thank you for all your responses. You've all been a big help! :tup :D
     
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