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Old 02-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #551 (permalink)
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Compared to what Arragonis provided toward the beginning of this thread, I think I was pretty generous... But if no one gets it, I'll add a better pic.


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Old 02-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #552 (permalink)
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I'm pondering the wheels for a clue, I'm thinking European and rear engined - am I on the right continent ?
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #553 (permalink)
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Unusual to see one with a bumper fitted ?
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #555 (permalink)
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Many did not have the cross bars between the 'nerf bars'.

Another pic; 3/4 shot as requested...


The problem is a little devilish, apparently...

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Frank & Paula Reisner's first project.

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If thats it then thats not what I thought.
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Botsapper is the winner! The car is the InterMeccanica Puch, aka IMP 700 GT, created by Frank & Paula Reisner in 1960, back when they were still in Italy. The IMP was based on the Steyr-Daimler-Puch 500 produced at that time which looks like this:

As you might be able to tell, the Steyr-Daimler-Puch 500 used the FIAT 500 chassis; FIAT had a deal in place to sell the 'body-in-white' to S-D-P, and then S-D-P provided the vehicles to Intermeccanica.

The Steyr-Puch engine was co-designed by Ferdinand Porsche, and was a 500cc boxer twin. For the IMP, the engine was rebuilt with pistons and cylinders intended for the Porsche 356, bumping the displacement to 700cc. This helped bump hp from 16 to 40.

A better picture of the IMP... a lot of Porsche flavoring! Only ~930 lbs in race form:


The IMP was 'too good'; one of them was entered at the Nurburgring race in 1961 and won its class, defeating the favorite FIAT Zagatos. This annoyed the Zagato team owner / driver Carlo Abarth (yes, THAT Abarth) enough to convince FIAT to no longer allow the FIAT chassis to be sold to InterMeccanica (or anyone else, for that matter), thereby killing the IMP.

Fortunately that didn't kill InterMeccanica; they are now in Canada making these:


Two days ago, around 8am, I'd never even heard of the IMP...

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5 mins ago I had never heard of any of this. Thanks
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An original & bright red tuned version created to be the state-of the-art motoring. The most expensive one could buy in their market. It is so special it could not be sold anywhere else in the world. It was stuffed with the best of everything and more. It is fitted with a very special device that 'arranged' molecular movement, different from the usual 'random' structure. It is suppose to alter material characteristics & behavior of the auto's components. Creating a special energy field with its re-alignment energy controller, and keep out 'negative influences'. The king of the mountain says.


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