I Might Like You Better If I Knew What This Car Was
Romeo Void rocked a blend of new wave and proto-alternative with “Never Say Never,” a song best remembered for the eminently quotable line, “I might like you better if we slept together.” Sure, the sax work sounds like the immoral love child of Huey Lewis and the News and the late, great Clarence Clemons. And the lead singer, the fabulous Debora Iyall, has the strange appeal of Rosanne’s Barr’s slightly deranged doppelgänger. Don’t worry, though: Your confusion as to what this has to with cars, like a girl in trouble, is a temporary thing.By 1985 Romeo Void was no more, and in their wake was left a mystery that has, as of late, been bugging me. Watch this video…
… and tell me what is the convertible in the background during the warehouse footage. I can’t figure it out.
Some aspects remind me of an AC Cobra, or at least a replica. But the door handles are wrong, if only by virtue of the fact it has them. The proportions also remind me of a first-generation Pontiac Firebird or Chevy Camaro, but the car seems too small for that. It’s not a Corvair. I think. Maybe? I keep coming back to a General Motors product, but I can’t tell you why. It’s certainly not German or Japanese.
So help a brother out. Drop some comments with your opinions and why you think you know. You’ll be contributing to the greater automotive good.
Judging from the vintage of the street scene, it’s euro, I’m leaning toward a FIAT of some kind.
It’s a Sunbeam Alpine [or Tiger].
There’s also a mustached fat woman that can’t sing in the forefront, so thanks…
Not seeing it as an Alpine/Tiger – no fuel filler anywhere on the rear quarter panel. Thinking Alfa Giulietta Spider maybe.
I stand erected. That and the waistline and the shape of the lower door line. An Alfa it is.