What kind of car is that?

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Buckroe, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Buckroe

    Buckroe Low Mileage

    Miami, fl
  2. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    Is it a TR-7? :confused: A Fiero?:rolleyes: An old MR2? o_O Well whatever it is, a friend of my cousin had one in high school. It was always breaking down or catching fire!!! :D:cool::p

    I am sure we have all heard variations on these themes. :)
  3. Buckroe

    Buckroe Low Mileage

    Miami, fl
    Just got these plates, so hopefully question is now answered in advance!
  4. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    Good plan Buckroe! Let us know if it works.
  5. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Sin City
    Ahh, I see. Its the "Federation International Automobile" taxi number 9. Nice bit of FIA's racing history. I wonder what ever happened to their other 8 taxis. Where they all TR-7's like this one? Interesting link of a British vehicle to Formula 1.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
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  6. Waterbury

    Waterbury True Classic

    For some reason I have gotten a couple "nice 240" remarks lately (all young 20's males). I'd like to think it's just because they see pop-up headlights and take a massive assumption that the 240 is the ONLY car to have those besides the miata.
  7. Daniel Forest

    Daniel Forest True Classic

    The Miata have those? Oh, you mean the vintage Miatas from the early 90's! :cool:
  8. twincam69

    twincam69 True Classic

    Man....I'm dating myself because I thought you meant 240Z not 240SX and since when did a (real) Z have pop up headlights?
  9. Rod Midkiff

    Rod Midkiff True Classic

    Eugene, OR
    don't feel bad Twincam69 I was having the same thoughts!
  10. Ulix

    Ulix True Classic

    Stuttgart, Germany
    The plate won‘t necessarily help.
    I had a 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite with the plate NOTANMG.
    As I was pulling out of a car show, an older couple walked behind me and she read the plate out loud and asked her husband „what is it then?“.
    He answered „It‘s an MG.“
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  11. Jefco

    Jefco Low Polar Moment

    Portland OR
    gee, I thought a 240 (with no letters) was a Volvo!;)
    no pop up headlights there, tho.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
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  12. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    I have heard only 3 questions.
    Is that x19?
    Is that Maseratti?
    Wait!! Screamed running man at big parking lot, who appears has three x19.
  13. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Sin City
    I would think X1/9's are very rare in Latvia?
  14. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Mine, his three, one that I had few year ago. That’s all in this small country.

    But here is a lot of bmw.. :D
  15. Eastep

    Eastep True Classic

    I got "is that a FerrarO". I'll never forget it. I guess that's what a Ferrari kit on a fiero is called.
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  16. geekdaddy

    geekdaddy X1/9 Learner's Permit...

    I get the TR7 question all the time...
  17. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    I don’t remember how Fiero looks, and have no idea what is TR7 :D
  18. dragonsgate

    dragonsgate True Classic

    I guess we all have been guilty of dumb questions sometime in our lives but when you drive an X19 it seems dumb questions are disproportionately directed at you.
    I have heard all the above comments, but what really gets me is when your answer is not believed.
    As some of you know my car does not have a grill as it is electric.
    I have been asked if it is a Corvair.
    I have one inch high chrome letters spelling electric on each side of my car, I get a lot of is it really electric?
    I also have a 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser I have owned for the past 43 years.
    When I stated as much to one lady she emphatically insisted it was a jeep.
  19. aarpcard

    aarpcard True Classic

    Almost every time I take the car out I get a question.

    I'd say it's a 50/50 split between people asking what it is versus knowing it is an X1/9.

    -One guy asked if it was a Fiero.

    -I overheard one guy tell his girlfriend it was an Alpha, then apparently he noticed the Bertone badge and a very perplexed look appeared on his face.

    -One guy at a gas station, knew it was an X1/9 and claimed it was worth $15k. Asked him if he'd give me $15k for it to which he said he didn't have the money lol.

    I'm actually surprised I've only gotten one Fiero comment...

    Unrelated, but someone approached me at a gas station when I was driving my MR2 and offered to buy it from me for $10k worth of weed. I think he was serious too...
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  20. Fiataccompli

    Fiataccompli Chris Granju

    Knoxville, TN
    I had a guy last year ask me how I liked my first generation MR2. I was sort of confused (really) for a second & then I said, oh, it's a Fiat, er..Bertone...well, maybe you could call it a first generation MR2 since it is what Toyota copied.
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