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What Is It?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Pete S., Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    Saw this on the road today in St.Pete, Fl. Can anyone identify it?
     

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  2. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Where did you find this picture?
     
  3. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    I took it. I have this not so good image taken in my rear view mirror.
     

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  4. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    Perhaps a Bristol? Rare one that.
     
  5. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    The badge on the front looks like a 1950's Aston Martin
     
  6. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Not a bristol or aston. Maybe a simca? Or siata?
     
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  7. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    WOW! Simca I have not heard of in years. Weren't Simca's air cooled or rear engine?
     
  8. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    This is the closest thing I could find on the net. The lights, gas cap and body lines are pretty close.
    Lancia Flaminia Zagato Sport
    what is it.jpg what is it 2.jpg
     
  9. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    I cleaned up one of the photos. Maybe the name on the tag lamp will ring a bell for someone?
     

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  10. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Its def a italian or french coach built body. Im positive ive read an article on the actaul car that the photo is of in one of the UK classic mags.. But its just not coming to me. Its not a zagato body as its roof profile is to rounded.

    Its not an fiat octo vou as too tall,.... This will drive me crazy... Where is my magazine library when needed. .
     
  11. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    maybe somebody with access to DMV records can look up the plate?
     
  12. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Plate looks to be expired. Driving something like that nobody ever notices. Got me on that one.
     
  13. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    Thanks all. I suppose I should have flagged the guy down and asked. The most common question I get when I take the Sunbeam out is "What is it?".
     
  14. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    And the best answer is "Before your time"
    LOL
     
  15. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    It doesn’t look like a U.K. plate - looks like an Italian one.
     
  16. Pete S.

    Pete S. Bronze Level Sponsor

    Yes, you're right. UK plates have letters first. The car is righthand drive though. A real mystery here.
     
  17. mikephillips

    mikephillips Donation Time

    I did go onto the Florida site and tried to look it up. No listing found, probably because as noted it is expired and I bet they only show valid registrations.
     
  18. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    May be from imported from France due to the yaller headlights....but built to UK specs.
     
  19. Greggers

    Greggers SAOCA Tech Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    After more internet sleuthing work than I'm willing to admit to...

    Salmson 2300 sport
     
  20. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    We have a WINNER!
    Good job Greg.
    I don't know how you found it, personally never heard of it.
     

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