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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:21 AM   #281
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what car?
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 10:10 AM   #282
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gimme 24 hours and I'll have an answer on this one. Looks like a ferrari, but it is not a ferrari. I love a mystery....
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:04 PM   #283
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I'm not quite sure, but I think it's most likely just a converted MG Midget or Austin Healey Sprite. There are plenty of different front and rearends for people put on them and full conversions like Ashley, Lenham or Speedwell.
But it might also be a converted MG RV8, MGB or Triumph spitfire. I'm not an expert on all the plenty of british modified roadsters, so I can't really tell these minor optical differences and variations you have to know and look for to be able to tell which modified car is based on what original exactly.

I'm Assuming it's probably a converted midget, but what puzzles me about this car is that it doesn't have the original doorhandles. So if it should be one of those above mentioned converted cars then it also had working on the doors done.
It looks very simmilar to an Ashley GT, but I it certainly seems to have a newer and fancier work than most converted MG Midgets (or Austin Healey Sprites) since this car here also has pretty fancy leather interior and headrests on the seats. Whatever car or conversion it is, it's most probably from the late eighties or early nineties.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:13 PM   #284
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The only think I know of this car is that the engine is 5.0 litre for 180 KW
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:07 AM   #285
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I'm not quite sure, but I think it's most likely just a converted MG Midget or Austin Healey Sprite. There are plenty of different front and rearends for people put on them and full conversions like Ashley, Lenham or Speedwell.
But it might also be a converted MG RV8, MGB or Triumph spitfire. I'm not an expert on all the plenty of british modified roadsters, so I can't really tell these minor optical differences and variations you have to know and look for to be able to tell which modified car is based on what original exactly.

I'm Assuming it's probably a converted midget, but what puzzles me about this car is that it doesn't have the original doorhandles. So if it should be one of those above mentioned converted cars then it also had working on the doors done.
It looks very simmilar to an Ashley GT, but I it certainly seems to have a newer and fancier work than most converted MG Midgets (or Austin Healey Sprites) since this car here also has pretty fancy leather interior and headrests on the seats. Whatever car or conversion it is, it's most probably from the late eighties or early nineties.
I think youre on to something about it being a conversion. However, I'm guessing it is on an Alfa.

The car being emulated here looks to be a Lorenz and Rankl Silver Falcon. However, I'm not convinced its real.

http://www.autobild.de/bilder/lozenz...con-44523.html
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:03 AM   #286
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Looking at this pic, I think you got it! The front is identical (Besides the Mercedes badge). Great!!
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:09 AM   #287
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I think this is the final proof, I found in a forum
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Ieri pomeriggio, poco prima delle 16... Bergamo Alta, parcheggiata lungo
il Viale delle Mura: ho finalmente identificato la stranissima spider che
da qualche tempo vedevo girare.

Lo stile è decisamente retrò: frontale affusolato, stile Ferrari 275 GTB;
fiancata sinuosa, con una grossa presa d'aria appena dietro il parafango
anteriore; coda sfuggente, un po' sul genere Jaguar E-Type.
Capote e interni color sabbia: plancia e sedili tutti rivestiti in pelle,
di disegno ultra classico. Notevole impressione di lusso.

Sul cofano anteriore, un marchio con il monogramma LR su fondo blu; un
altro marchio su quello posteriore, disegnato come una moneta, con
l'iscrizione "Lorenz & Rankl Silver Falcon" nella corona circolare; una
targhetta sulla fiancata. Targa italiana recente.

Una chimera, insomma: poco originale, composita, però piacevole nel suo
totale anacronismo. Seconda metà degli '80 o primi anni '90. Penso che
probabilmente non ne vedrò un'altra in vita mia...
It says that this guy spotted in Bergamo (exactly where I took that pic) a car looking like Jaguar E-Type and Ferrari 275 GTB and on the bonnet a badge with LR and another one on the trunk with "Lorenz & Rankl Silver Falcon". The car has recent italian license plates. I think now there aren't doubts
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:01 AM   #288
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I think youre on to something about it being a conversion. However, I'm guessing it is on an Alfa.

The car being emulated here looks to be a Lorenz and Rankl Silver Falcon. However, I'm not convinced its real.

http://www.autobild.de/bilder/lozenz...con-44523.html
If it's a real Lorenz & Rankl Silver Falcon, which it could very well be even though there are supposed to exist only 11 or 15 of them (well whatever the exact number it's a very rare car). There are some pictures of Silver Falcons that have the same bumper attached to the front and there are different versions of rear lights. They're not all identical and some haver different badges or a Mercedes star in the front grill.
The Silver Falcon is built on a stainles steel tubeframe and most of the technology is from a Mercedes 500 SE or possibly 500 SL. It costs around 80.000€ used (new in 1986 it was 190.000 DM or 202.000 DM plus extras) and is built completely handmade in Wolfratshausen near Munich and comes with a 100year warranty.
I read somewhere that their bodies are built either from aluminum or fiberglass (in German GFK) or from cevlar-carbon. (http://www.silverfalcon.de/dokumente/6.html)
Here's a German websitefrom a customer with some detailed info and copies of the filled out papers with technical details and a nice parts list:
http://www.silverfalcon.de/index.html

On the parts list the car is still named "Silberpfeil" and not "Silver Falcon", (Silberpfeil is a protected brand and owned by Mercedes), so the design is probably inspired by the famous traditional Mercedes racecars.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:13 AM   #289
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So it is real. Very cool, obscenely rare, you win!

If you flip through the gallery on pics in the link i posted, you'll see the different rear ends and versions with and without the 3 pointed star in the grill.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:34 AM   #290
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The Silver Falcon is built on a stainles steel tubeframe and most of the technology is from a Mercedes 500 SE or possibly 500 SL.
And as I said before, the engine is 5.0 Litre. This I know by sure cause I could check it using the license plate number. It has 5.0 Litre for 180 KW, so It's surely a Lorenz & Rankl
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:58 AM   #291
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czm3 being you have been so good to find out that car, can you maybe tell me which car is this too? if can help, I can tell you that on the rear it had a license plate from Oregon series 1975-1988
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:10 AM   #292
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It looks to be a late 1970s Oldsmobile 98. A classic American shitbox.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #293
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #294
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A commercial made in Guadalajara Mexico with some rare taxi cabs

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Old February 26th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #295
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Buick Park Avenue (1991-1996). Spotted in Milan (I)


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Old February 26th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #296
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A rare car here (Dubai) would be ... I don't know, a Prius pehaps. I've never seen one, although I see Mercedes Benz S400 Hybrid from time to time.
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Ford Mustang (2005-current). Spotted in Milan (I)
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Old February 29th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #298
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not seen all that often anymore... a classic car...
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Today I was passed by a mint golden VW Brasilia on the freeway. That's a car I've never seen before in Norway. I sadly didn't have my camera with me.
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