Curbside Classic Clue

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
curbside classic clue

Good work! majo8 won quadruple points in yesterday’s Clue. No bonus points today, though; just the glory of being the first to id this car. Ready, set, go!

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  • Stingray Stingray on Mar 11, 2010

    That tail light lens is definitely Ford. My vote is for a 80's Ford Econoline van @#$%& ffffuuuuuuuuu, I checked, and seems to be a Rampage as said above

    • Robert.Walter Robert.Walter on Mar 11, 2010

      Give-aways that it is not a Ford are a) the horizontal bar between the reflector and the white-lense and b) the sheet-metal surrounding the lamp. The '76-91 Econoline (Project codename "Nantucket") has a similar bananna-shaped lamp, however, the sheetmetal surrounding it has a angled contour of about 1cm width, such that the lens itself is not flush with the surface of the sheet-metal. In other applications of the bananna-shaped lamp, i.e. F-Series and '66-77 Bronco, the lamp was surrounded by much more sheet-metal (both with the earlier smaller lense and the later larger one.) BTW, since the Rampage was designed during the Iacocca-era, it is of little surprise to me that the design has similarities to those of Ford (as Lee also took styling people with him to Chrysler.)

  • Krazykarguy Krazykarguy on Mar 11, 2010

    Believe it or not, there is one of these still roaming about in Central Vermont! Most cars here are 1995 or newer, everything older has dissolved into iron oxide dust long ago.

  • Eastcoastcar Eastcoastcar on Mar 11, 2010

    VW bus/van.

  • Buster Brew Buster Brew on Mar 11, 2010

    I regularly see a couple Rampages running around here. Or should I say Omni-minos. Neat little trucklets.