Steel wheels

Test your steel wheel IQ, 2014 Monte-Carlo Historique rally edition

Ran When Parked traveled to the Drôme department of France last Monday to photograph the 15th annual Monte Carlo Historique rally. Our favorite automotive event by a long shot, the rally did not disappoint and we saw a wide array of amazing cars that came from all over the world.

We won’t say any more about the rally until we publish a full report later over the coming week but in the meantime, can you identify what make and model the following steel wheels belong to?  Some are fairly easy but others will surprise you.

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19 thoughts on “Test your steel wheel IQ, 2014 Monte-Carlo Historique rally edition

  1. Here’s my guess:
    1.- Citroën DS Rally (the two-door one)
    2.- Some Talbot/Simca product (not sure)
    3.- Volvo, perhaps.
    4.- ?
    5.- Renault 8 Gordini
    6.- Ford Falcon (not sure)
    7.- Renault 5
    8.- ?
    9.- Peugeot (sort of)
    10.- BMC Mini
    11 – 13.- No bleeding idea.
    14.- Alfa Romeo Giulia (very, very wild guess)

  2. 1. Citroen DS Rally
    2. Honda Balade/Civic/Accord?
    3. Something French and obscure – early Alpine Renault? Panhard?
    4. Ford Escort?
    5. Renault R8 Gordini
    6. Mercedes of some sort?
    7. Renault 5 Alpine
    8. Volvo Amazon
    9. VW Beetle
    10. Mini Cooper
    11. No idea
    12. No idea again!
    13. Alfa Giulia Sedan

  3. 1. Citroen DS Rallye
    2. VW Golf GTI Mk1
    3. Porsche 356 C/SC
    4. Daf 66 Marathon
    5. Renault 8 Gordini
    6.
    7. Renault 5 “Alpine” or “TS”
    8. Volvo 142
    9. VW Beetle 1303
    10. Mini Cooper S Mk1
    11. MG 1100
    12. Jaguar E-Type
    13. Alfa Romeo Giulia Berlina 1750

  4. I thought #12 might be a Peugeot 504 but now I think not. Is it something else that has had the fender modified?

    I should have gotten the Porsche 356! I just could NOT remember what car had that little round panel ahead of the wheelarch…

    • 12 is fully stock.

      It’s not a common sight, there was only one example entered in this year’s race and it’s not something you see every day.

      That being said, it’s not worth a whoooole lot either, don’t think you’re looking at a high-dollar, limited-edition supercar or something like that.

  5. 1. Citroën DS or ID. But then a special ralley-version with open rear fenders.
    2. Volkswagen Golf I (Rabbit)
    3. ?
    4. Daf or Volvo (44?). Either way it has CVT-transmision.
    5. Renault. Not sure what type, I should google that.
    6. ?
    7. Renault 5, but a very old one. First type of the 5 (are you following me ? 😉 ).
    8. Volvo. Not sure what type, I should google that.
    9. Volkswagen Beetle. One of the newer types. Not the New Beetle with the engine in the front though.
    10. Morris Mini.
    11. ?
    12. ?
    13. Alfa. Not sure what type, I should google that.

  6. So, here are my wild guesses :
    1. A french car
    2. Golf GTI MkI
    3. Porsche 356
    4. Renault ?
    5. Renault Gordini
    6. Mercedes Finntail ?
    7. Renault R5 (turbo ? Alpine ?)
    8. No f’ing idea
    9. VW Cox ?
    10. No clue
    11. No clue
    12. Saab ?
    13. ?

    • 1. is French. Hint: the fender is not original.
      2. Correct.
      3. Correct.
      4. Not a Renault but some had Renault engine.
      5. Renault 8 Gordini, yep.
      6. Correct.
      7. Correct.
      8. From the country that gave us the infamous moose test.
      9. Correct.
      10. Three-time Monte Carlo winner in the 1960s.
      11. From a company known for their roadsters.
      12. Two-stroke engine, but not a Saab.
      13. Also used by the Italian police.

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