Curbside Classic Clue
July 27th, 2009 7:33 PM Share
It’s (still) 1971. Disney World just opened. Nixon pledges to end US involvement in Vietnam. Daniel Ellsberg reveals the “Pentagon Papers.” The Doors release “LA Woman.” The Bee Gees inflict “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.” Charles Manson is sentenced to death. “All in the Family” starts. The Stones are on top with “Brown Sugar.” The voting age is lowered to 18. Intel invents the 4004 Processor. Peugeot builds a 404 Wagon that ends up as the Niedermeyer family truckster. Janis belts out “Me and Bobby McGee.” China is seated at the UN. Nixon imposes a 10% surcharge on imported cars.
Published July 27th, 2009 2:56 PM
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I WOULD SAY VW GOLF, AND MY GUESS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE WHOLE PICTURE IS REVEALED AT THE TOP. I PROMISE I KEPT MY EYES CLOSED AS I READ THE SUMMARY... INTERESTING CLUES THOUGH. Sorry about the CAPS
Bertel I think both the MK1 Golf and the Fiat 127 were designed (or styled) by Giugiaro.
The pictured car is definitely the German-built Volkswagen Rabbit (for the North American market) tested first by Consumers Reports in the July '75 issue---highly-rated overall, but criticized for 34 manufacturing and dealer-preparation defects. I owned the '79 two-door fuel-injected 5-speed manual version for 11 years and absolutely loved the thing.
Paul, the Simca 1000 was a FIAT design, namely the FIAT 122 prototype, which FIAT decided not to build themselves. The Primula had the same layout as the 128, and the Simca 1100, it was Innocenti who built Mini-like contraptions in Italy. Also, the FIAT 1100 was not in the same class, it was one size larger than the Simca 1000.