Mystery Car

This car took the prize for being the most interesting vehicle I saw on a day trip to Mulhouse. 

I expect the ink won’t be dry before someone can identify it. Still… what is it?  I don’t mean the red car.

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

11 thoughts on “Mystery Car”

  1. Hi Richard,

    I stumbled across your website when looking at Google images for an obscure car a few weeks ago (can’t remember what, exactly). Since then, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading through the archive. It’s rare to find such thoughtful and well written pieces on matters automotive. I really appreciate the pieces on design matters, particularly in they way they explain why a design is pleasing or otherwise. It’s nice to find others who are equaly fascinated with the detail of automotive design. (For example, every time I see a picture of the Laguna 3, the positioning of the door handles relative to the bodyside crease makes me feel positively queasy!)

    Couldn’t agree more that Bruno is a hero and Gorden (sic) a villain!

    Keep up the great work!

    Best regards,


    1. Thanks for the kind words regarding the site Daniel. Very pleased you’re enjoying it…

  2. Had to be an R16, for any of us who’ve owned and loved this extraordinary design!

  3. I forgot to add that I’ve just discovered you and am really impressed with the first reading I’ve done. We are short of good motoring journalism so a huge thanks and best wishes.

    1. Thank you indeed, John. It’s quite a car to behold and astonishing that they are so rare given how many were produced. The sporty TXE (?) model is unutterably cool, a much over-used word, I know.

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