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Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Slashed Names

Peter Tanshanomi July 13, 2015 Encyclopedia Hoonatica 65 Comments

slashes

No, not car names that were ruthlessly discontinued, or hacked by a machete-wielding maniac. Today’s automotive quandary involves the . As with the examples shown above, your task is to list all the cars that use one, somewhere in the name.

Here are the caveats (there are always caveats):

  • Vehicles need not be mass produced or street-legal, but they need to be from a real manufacturer or a historically significant builder. (That means no references to some Craigslist gem the current owners christened “The Bob/Edna Special.” It has to be a legit and recognizable name—if only to Dr. Harrell.)
  • The slash character should be part of the car’s name in some official and definitive way. No nicknames, dealer names, component names, or general descriptors.
  • Unlike the examples shown, the slash does NOT have to appear on the vehicle.

Difficulty: Do not try and recall the low-hanging fruit; that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize that there is no low-hanging fruit.

How This Works: Read the comments first and don’t post duplicates. Bonus points for adding photos. Remember, you can simply paste in the raw image URL now, thanks to the magic of Disqus.

Image Source: . Second image source unknown.

  • GTXcellent

    Eagle SX/4

    • Alff

      +1 for the Jeep steelies.

  • GTXcellent

    Lots of different Trans Am’s used T/A in various nomenclatures. My favorite was the MACHO T/A

    • 0A5599

      Dodge simply made a T/A Challenger. It was cheaper to keep it semi ambiguous then to pay a royalty on each Trans Am sold.

  • Jofes2

    Fiat X 1/9

    • Sjalabais

      Who would have thought they’ll become an American manufacturer one day, making cars in 1/1 size…?

  • Jeff Glucker

    Honda Civic Si/gh

    …wait, that wasn’t a real model name?

  • jim

    Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds

  • Moto Madness

    Morgan 4/4

    • Also Wolseley 4/44…and 4/50…and 15/50…and 6/80…etc., etc…

      • Monkey10is

        And lots of Austins as well.
        (Austin Heavy 12/4 for illustrative purposes).

  • Moto Madness

    Any of the various /2, /3, /5, /6 and /7 BMW boxer twins.

    • //checks calendar.

      I’ll allow it.

  • Alff

    Honda N/

  • Jeepster

    BMW R75/7 and R60/5 for Tuesday ( both mine, neener neener )

    • Jeepster

      Moto Madness beat me to the post, damn refresh ! Good Job –
      (The 73 LWB Toaster pictured above was my 13th birthday present, thanks Dad ! )

  • Alff

    Rolls Royce 20/25.

  • Jeepster

    SC/Rambler

    • Jeepster

      look !! I got a TRIPLE SLASH – ’bout them apples.

  • nanoop

    The Mercedes W114 and W115 were marketed as /8 (“Strich Acht”) in Germany, but never wore that name on the trunk lid. I’m not sure how official that name actually was, but it’s too technical to be a nickname, I think.

    • Sjalabais

      As a young lad in pre-internet times, the W-nomenclatura, /8 as the “old guys”-name and what really was mounted on the trunklid was sufficiently confusing to not care about Mercedes.

      • nanoop

        I hear you could get the 190 with a Cosworth 16V…

  • jim

    1914 A.L.F.A 40/60 HP Aerodinamica by Castagna (story and pictures below)

    “The Italian count Mario Ricotti turned out to be quite a visionary. His
    idea that popular cars of the future would be highly aerodynamic “one
    box” people carriers was extraordinarily prescient.

    When Count Ricotti commissioned this stunning machine from the Italian
    coachbuilder Carrozzeria Castagna, he was said to be in awe of the
    fashionable airships of that period.

    Ricotti may have been eccentric, but he wasn’t stupid. When he grew
    tired of his new toy, he removed the body and had an open tourer built
    on the chassis.”

    (Count Ricotti at the wheel, with who i suppose are his three mistresses.)

    • ConstantReader

      I believe the original aluminum-bodied Aerodinamica was sacrificed for the war effort and the color photos above are of the reproduction version that was made recently.

  • Can we get a special dispensation for Yenko?

    • If not, lets just go with regular Z/28.

    • The judges say…YES!

      You get to go on to the Lightning Round and play for the big money.

  • Monkey10is

    Surely in the category of ‘low-hanging fruit’:

    Ferraris 365 GTB/4 (aka ‘Daytona’) and 365 GTC/4.

  • hubba

    Vauxhall VX4/90

  • engineerd

    Dodge Viper RT/10

  • jim

    Depending on the specification, Fiat 131s came with a slash in the badge, but i’m not sure if they were actually called that way in official papers.

  • engineerd

    I’m going to push the envelope here…

    After the 3rd generation Falcon concluded production, the Falcon name was used as a base trim level on the Fairlane. It was marketed as a “70 1/2” Falcon. So, while not a part of the official name, the marketing was there.

    • Age_of_Aerostar

      • Sjalabais

        Time must have passed slowly in these.

      • That front ride height looks like an old gasser. I’d swear it was a RWD car doing a power launch.

    • I’m struggling to find Fords with a slash other than the year. I thought GT360H had one but, no.

  • engineerd

    Porsche 914/6

  • 0A5599

    Pontiac

  • 0A5599

    Challenger, Coronet, and Charger R/T.

  • Juliet C.

    I always thought there was a slash in Pontiacs Can Am but I guess I was wrong. Here it is anyway because i took the time to google it dammit!

  • Citric

    Bentley had a few things with the 1/2 Litre

    • Monkey10is

      A fine tradition; continued today:

      (Well, “6.75 litre” would just be plebian — wouldn’t it?)

  • Age_of_Aerostar

    stretching………. but any vehicle with the Chrysler Slant (aka ” / “) 6 !

    • Monkey10is

      If we want to stretch, how about the BMW slash-slash-slash-M’s?

  • PotbellyJoe★★★★★

    I want to say my buddy’s 1984 Datsun Nissan Maxima had a slash on the emblem between Datsun and Nissan on the left and then just a plain Maxima emblem on the right of the trunk, but I could be mistaken. It was 13 years ago that i last saw that badge.

    • I am not very confident of that. I remember the joint badges reading “Datsun by Nissan,” and the
      ’84 Maxima had “Datsun” on the left and “Nissan Maxima” on the right.

  • Opel Manta GT/E

    Opel Manta GT/J

  • Tomsk

    Lots of Wolseleys fit the criteria, including their version of the BMC Landcrab, the 18/85.

  • Ford Thunderbird S/C

    • I’m calling foul on the slash.

      • Should have figured Ford would have screwed that up as well

      • Sjalabais

        /Ford

  • jeepjeff

    AC Cobra 427S/C. (EDIT: Yes, that’s a die cast. Went with a clear fake instead of a real-looking fake 😉

  • Monkey10is

    Glickenhaus’s ‘Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina’ is both “from a real manufacturer” and “a historically significant builder”. And it has a slash.

  • Monkey10is

    We will disappear down a rabbit hole if you start to accept entries like this into your Hoonipedia:

    McLaren MP4/4

    (and every other McLaren formula one entry since 1981)

    • Monkey10is

      And if ‘because racecar’ is an acceptable category then I will also bring you;

      Alfa Romeo T33/3 (and all of the other Tipo 33 variants)
      and a Porsche 917/30 (and all of the other variants).

  • What, no Volvo or Saab answers? Must be a first on here!!

    • Sjalabais

      Saab rather cubed and fived (?) their nine’s, while Volvo’s mathematics were rather simple. Can’t come up with a relevant example.

    • Vairship

      Miata is not the answer either…

  • sporty88

    Holden Gemini ZZ/Z

    • Tomsk

      With a name like that, it must be a real sleeper…

      • sporty88

        No mechanical changes from standard, just a spoiler and sticker package on a car that was near the end of it’s model life, so really just a bit of a yawn.

  • AlexG55

    The Rolls-Royce “Silver Ghost” was officially known as the 40/50 hp.

  • There must be a Ford that truly qualifies. There must be…..
    Bingpot! The California Special.

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