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A streamliner with highly characteristic tail design. So very few cars were out on the road similar to this that we don't want to give you a lot of hints. Except the fact that it is a european car and that it has a Cotal gearbox. So drain your brain, squeeze your memory and tell us all you know about it. Make. Year. Model/type. And anything relevant. Especially trivial details that are not easily to look up on the web will result in high scores.
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The last Walter Miller mystery photo this week is in our view also the most sensational car. A body which has caused us headaches as this must be a very well known car. And yes we found it, at least a very good lookalike. We're sure you will find as well. Yet at the moment you see it you probably will experience the same problems as we had. The overall profile and side window cutouts are nearly exactly the same as the famous 2005 Pebble Beach Best of Show: the 1937 Delage D8 Aerodynamic Coupe by Pourtout. But 'our' car is much shorter, smaller and lower. Not to mention the way-out tail fin. Did Georges Paulin design - or did Pourtout build - a similar body for let's say an Alfa 6C 1750? Or is it 'just' the coupe version of Peugeot's 1936 402 Andreau Aerodynamic?
Update by Richard Armstrong who seems well educated on the subject, se forst comment below.
Amelia Island is where the action is this weekend. With the second best Concours of the USA, according to some the best. And with auctions all around, Gooding & Company, RM Auctions and...yes like in Paris here is a third party as well. Hollywood Wheels with their Amelia Island Select and like always, don't overlook a 'new kid' like this, there may be bargains overlooked by others. They have 128 cars with among a long list of full american classics some eclectic european material that you wouldn't expect here. Like a Bentley LeMans Special, two (!) Brough Superior bikes and more. And just for the fun of it: what about the big boy toy depicted here a 1928 'RR' / Cadillac 27 litre V12 Meteor Special named "Thunderbolt" with mahogany boattail body. And it's not only for concours parking, it actually is a streetlegal runner. Check this video until the flaming upstart. Enjoy the show, the Concours at Amelia, enjoy a fabulous spring weekend.
Probably easy for you and we wouldn't be surprised if it's a survivor, or? One wouldn't be surprised if this fabulous bodied roadster is a .......? It's the sheer size of the radiator that makes us think so. It can't be a ....... with a body like that, don't you think? No that same big, fat, flat faced high polished cooler points in another direction. We have our ideas and quite precise to be honest. But we like to keep up the activity in your gray cells as well. What are your thoughts?
UPDATE by editor: Massive response on this well known car: 1931 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS chassis #1681 "Flying Star" made by Carrozzeria Touring. You will find many photos of the car in current condition at Just A Car Guy. If we would be the owner we would consider a chat with the restorer. The original looks so much better in balance. The front wings shouldn't be cut off brutally at the front. The seats stick out in an awkward way disturbing the flow of the body. Headlights should be higher up.Throw away that horrible new front bumper. Should be way-way more 'petit' and chrome/nickle, not painted. Well at least it learns how important old photos are...
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