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  1. Rick's Avatar Member
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    I'm going to start a fun thread called "Can You Identify This".

    Its an opportunity for any member to post something unique, antique or unusual in the hope that someone can identify it. Only one item at a time please and once something is identified, then someone else can post their item. Clues are fine, but lets see if our guys are as smart as they think they are.

    No posting of new items until the current one is identified please.

    The prize.......bragging rights.

    Here's the first item to be identified.

    Its obviously marine related but there's also a connection that may be of interest to some of our members.
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    Indian outboard motor. Mfg by Indian subsidiary of the dupont company in the 30's.
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    Where is your motor? This one was in Auckland New Zealand.
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    Andy is right. Its an Indian two cylinder, 19 cubic inch outboard motor, manufactured in January of 1930 and sold for $180. Approx 2000 were produced but production was stopped due to the depression.

    This particular engine was sold in Victoria BC Canada in 1933 by Bob Shanks, a local Indian motorcycle dealer.

    Nortley, this one is on display in the Cowichan Bay Maritime Museum which is just north of Victoria BC Canada. I took the photo today.

    OK guys, who wants to post the next item?
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    I'll give it a shot...

    Name the car, year and designer.
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    Got a question Andy. Is that a trunk lid with a spare tire cover?
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    Hmmmmm... The boy is asking probing questions??? What to do, what to do?

    If I answer his question I may give away too much information. But if I don't answer his question then he may think me rude and stand-offish. But you don't care what other people think about you. Well I kinda care a little bit... I mean these are my friends. Why are you talking to me? Just answer the damn question. Fine. You don't have to be rude about it.

    I'm sorry Rick, what was your question?

    Oh yea...

    Yes, it's a spare tire cover on the trunk lid.
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    Is it one of the new Bugatti's?
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    Not a bugatti.
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    I'm stumped. Anyone else gonna give it a try?
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    And the answer is ... The 1934 Voisin C15 ETS Saliot Roadster.

    Owned by Sam and Emily Mann, this car won Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 2002 (his third PB BOS win) and Best of Show at Amelia Island in 2003.

    Built by Gabriel Voisin with fairly non-descript coachwork and sold to Baron Delacuse, the Voisin was rebodied using a design by Saliot. It has never been proven that Saliot actually built the body, but it is known that he did the design and his badge appears on the skuttle.

    The Baron wanted a powerful art deco design that was both sporting and elegant. The long bonnet hides that fact that there is merely a 4-cylinder, split-valve engine up front.

    At some point during the rebody, a chassis cross-member was removed to make room for the relocated cabin. Because of that and for the last 70+ years, folks have argued over whether this car started life as a C15 or a C25. All indications are that it was a C15, but that's never been 100% proven.

    Most experts include this car on their list of Most Beautiful Classic Cars right up there with the Bugatti Atlantic and the Black Prince Mercedes SSK owned by Ralph Lauren. Having gotten up close and personal with all three cars my personal opionion is that it is as stunning and gorgeous as any great car of the classic era.
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    Let's try another one...

    Name the Car, Designer and Year of Mfg. (this one's easy)
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    Not sure about the year, but I'll bet it has there's a flat 6 cylinder engine in the trunk.
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    Me thinks Don has this one nailed.

    1948 Tucker.
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    Damn!! Don got there before me.

    OK, my turn again. Name this engine manufacturer, year built and why its unique.
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