Curbside Classic Clue (with a Guideline)

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

A big omedetou to potatobreath for snagging that illegal alien, the Nissan Pao. Are you with the INS? I know the Pao was frustrating for some of you, but I would like to make a request in order to keep CC Clue fun for everyone. If you are certain that you’ve unmasked our car, please don’t make an overly big point of it or tell others to stop guessing. We’ve found that other readers like to keep guessing long after the correct guess has happened. Let’s not spoil it for them. And your success will not go unrecognized. Thanks; and happy sleuthing!

Paul Niedermeyer
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  • BuzzDog BuzzDog on Nov 17, 2009

    I agree, 1952 Oldsmobile; all of the Ford Prefects I've seen (albeit very few) had horizontal groves in the trim, whereas the Olds used vertical ones. I debated the possibility of it being a '51, but the bottom of the bezel was rounded on that model year, and squared off for '52 (as in the photo). Now I'm going to go out on a limb, just to keep things fun: It's a Deluxe 88 (not a Super 88, and not a 98) and it's a two-door post sedan (not a hardtop).

  • Thebanana Thebanana on Nov 17, 2009

    I agree with the 52 Olds guess, but for some reason the photo screams "Hudson" at me :)

  • Dr Lemming Dr Lemming on Nov 17, 2009

    Looks to me like the 1951 and the 1952 Olds 88s had the above design; the 98s had a more rounded turn signal. At least that's the best I can tell by squinting at three sources. Quite the obscure styling quirk. BTW, never trust the "Consumer Guide" picture books; they constantly mix up the model years of the pictures. You'd think they'd hire a knowledgeable proofer for their coffee table books.

  • Andy D Andy D on Nov 17, 2009

    Another vote for the Grand Wagoneer or pu