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#1 Wrench

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:01:54 PM

something you don't see everyday!! About 3/4 of a mile east of my house, there's this gas station. For the last several years they've been storing all sorts of trailers and oddities, probably for movie "stuff".

 

I've been trying to catch this with the tarp off of it since December. It's your common or garden variety M5 Stuart light tank of WW2 vintage.

What the car is, I still haven't found out. Couldn't see any badges.

 

But, since this is a bit odd to see in (relatively) quite neighborhood, I thought I share with you all!

Enjoy!

 

Wrench

 

 

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#2 Sundowner

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:10:15 PM

Nice catch mate...No idea on the car either, ugly bugger though.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:21:03 PM

Amazing, that is the Italian FIAT 600 Multipla, produced between 1956 and 1967.  Ugly, but somewhat modern for its times, if you consider that certain Le Mans prototype racecars almost use the same principle (the back of the car seems to be front and viceversa).  Proud to be Italian, LOL!

 

Good photos, nice to see that M5 Tank.  I'm wondering if it had been used during WW2, maybe during Operation Husky.  Turns out that after WW2, the Italian Army had been given some Stuart tanks for training.


Edited by Menrva, 22 March 2017 - 03:25:48 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:34:59 PM

Very good!  :good:



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:02:21 PM

I was thinking German, like Messerchmitt


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#6 Skyviper

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:37:53 PM

Nice catch indeed. Thanks for sharing it! (That's one clean tank!)

 

So puts me in the mood for Man in the High Castle (so glad season 3 is in the works! but that's for another thread.)


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:52:06 PM

Me too! I hear it'll be released around December this year.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:39:40 PM

Cool Fiat Multipla 600 too! 


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:41:05 PM

The car is a Fiat 600, and a very rare variant "microbus" chassis. It was also produced by the Yugoslavian Zastava as well. In the 70's it was modified with a 750 engine

 

http://www.origo.hu/...astava-750.html


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:41:02 AM

I haven't seen a 'Union 76" logo since that chain left my area in the early 1980s, or about the same time that Phillips 66 pulled out out of the Northeast.


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