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(You won't) Guess the base


Guess the base
These pictures of a typical American 'lead sled' conversion were sent to us. Unfortunately with no reference to a source, but we felt a strong need to share them here nevertheless. Now... things are not what they appear to be. You may notice that the car is quite a lot smaller than you may expect at first sight. Just take a look at the fourth picture to get what we mean. We actually think none of you will be able to guess what the base vehicle was that was used to create this creative creature. Perhaps the dashboard will give a clue? We're not sure, but are flabbergasted ourselves by such inguinety. At 5 PM (GMT) we will let you know the answer. Until then: keep on guessing!
 
Updated as promised: The car is based on a humble 1989 Citroen BX 16 TRS that was bought for 200 pounds by master craftsman Paul Bacon of West Leicester. Inspired by an American custom car called the Golden Sahara, he rebuild the tired family carrier in 18 months time into something unique with a fiberglass body over a steel framework, bonded onto the BX chassis. Quite a transformation! See proof of its humble base here.
 
     

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#10 Jeroen Booij 2017-04-13 17:03
Quoting Fritz Hegemann:
BX is obvious:
The switches on the dashboard.
And the possibility to lift up the car by hydropneumtaic to get enough space under the car to be able to move...
Happy easter days


Er… obvious..?
 
 
#9 Fritz Hegemann 2017-04-13 16:54
BX is obvious:
The switches on the dashboard.
And the possibility to lift up the car by hydropneumtaic to get enough space under the car to be able to move...
Happy easter days
 
 
#8 Richard 2017-04-13 16:34
Not familiar with the interior but the front end looks to be inspired by the mid 50's Lincoln and the back an interpretation
of a 1959 Chevrolet.
A true lead sled!!
 
 
#7 Jan Steutel 2017-04-13 11:15
strange, but for some reason looking at the roof line, and the English surroundings the idea of a 1950's Morris Minor as base came up...
 
 
#6 vintage 2017-04-13 08:43
Citroen BX
i think it is a 1989 model year and it was a tan colour
the dash did give it away
 
 
#5 Bart 2017-04-13 05:24
Dashboard reminds me of an Austin Metro
 
 
#4 Don Siemers 2017-04-13 05:19
1950 Studebaker
 
 
#3 Don Siemers 2017-04-13 04:45
I'll take a shot at it. Early 1980s Nissan 200 series.
 
 
#2 Alan Spencer Jury 2017-04-13 01:57
Citroen BX 16 TRS????
 
 
#1 Kevin Atkinson 2017-04-13 01:38
I have a theory with car design- its allowed to be ugly as long as it is french (although it has to be said it does not necessarily work the other way- not all french cars are ugly as Ettore would tell you). This though is no exception being a citroen BX
 

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