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drop-head coupe convertible (open version of 2 door coupe)
estate station wagon
fixed-head coupe 2 door coupe
lorry truck
roadster "car that only comes in a convertible style"
saloon sedan
shooting brake station wagon
air dam front spoiler
bonnet hood
boot trunk
bulkhead firewall
cubby box glove compartment
fascia dashboard
frogeye bugeye
hood convertible top
monocoque unibody
nose front of car
side curtains removable side windows
windscreen windshield
wing fender
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accumulator battery
actuator switch, servo
baulk ring synchro ring
choke tube venturi
core plug freeze plug
crocodile clip alligator clip
crosshead Phillips
crown wheel ring gear
damper shock absorber
drive shaft half shaft, axle shaft
dynamo generator
gearbox transmission
gudgeon pin wrist pin
jointing compound gasket sealant
nave plate hubcap
prop shaft drive shaft
quarterlight vent window
rev counter tachometer
ring gear flywheel gear, starter gear
scuttle cowl
silencer muffler
sill rocker panel
split pin cotter pin
spring washer lock washer
squab part of seat
suction advance vacuum advance
sump oil pan
thrust bearing throwout bearing
tickover idle
top gear high gear
trunnion sliding or rotating joint (suspension)
wheel nut lug nut
window lift power window
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oval track super speedway
road course permanent road
street course temporary road
spanner wrench
torch flashlight
cul-de-sac dead end
roundabout rotary, traffic circle
sidewalk pavement
earth ground
Gallon (Imperial) 5 US Quarts
paraffin kerosene
petrol gasoline