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Random # 134: Mazda RX6 ???

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As far as UMPH knows, there was never any such thing as a Mazda RX6.  Google doesn't seem to think they exist, either, and, if confirmation were required, neither does Wikipedia.  


However, if there were such a beast, the RX6 would almost certainly have been based on the 626 like the one featured here, the logic being that the first rotary-powered Mazda readily available in Australia was the R100, which shared its body with the 1000 coupe of that time.  It was followed by the Capella-based RX2 in both coupe and sedan styles; the RX3, with its two- and four-door bodies common to the 808; and the RX4 and RX5 which were more or less a rotary-engined 929s (two distinct versions, though, with the later RX5 being coupe only).  


Chronologically, the next step would seem to have been a 626-based RX6.  Adding weight to the theory is that the 626 had both a coupe and a sedan in its range, following the precedent set from the RX2 on (and even the R100 which had a four door version that wasn…

Readers' Photos # 9: Dodge Tourer at Ross

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These absolutely beautiful photos of a Dodge Tourer were sent in by Karen of the Post Vintage Car Club of Tasmania and were taken by her son, Joel, on the day of the 2017 Picnic at Ross.  The fallen autumn leaves make a lovely carpet while the historic township of Ross, with its oak tree-lined streets, colonial architecture and early style street lights, is the perfect backdrop for the magnificent car.       








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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)

Random # 133: Mustang Convertible

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What is there to say about this gorgeous 1960s Mustang convertible, photographed at Bellerive's Kangaroo Bay quay on a sunny autumn day?  Nothing, really; the car speaks for itself - especially the magnificent embossed 'pony' details on the front seats. 
















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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot,com.au.)
All iPhone images.

Random # 132: Early XJ Jaguar

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What's not to love about this big, elegant early XJ Jaguar, photographed outside David Short's workshop in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart?  Its classic British lines were complemented very nicely by the Superlite wheels seen below, while its glossy duco, glittering chrome and sumptuous interior gave the car an aura of timeless beauty.














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(uppermiddlepetrolkhead.blogspot.com.au.)

All iPhone images.