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    I don't know but when I see those my pulse races... I really do get a physical reaction.

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    ITALY’S PREMIER MARQUE (not Ferrari)





    1937. Pininfarina.



    1938. Lemans.



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    1950. Ghia

    1950. Zagato.


    1954. Bertone.

    1954. Touring.






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    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
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    On the other hand ...

    The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
    On the 50th anniversary of the Ford Edsel, TIME and Dan Neil,

    Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic and syndicated columnist

    for the Los Angeles Times, look at the greatest lemons of the

    automotive industry

    Bettmann / Corbis


    From the Horsey Horseless to the Model T and the Airflow,
    ten horror stories from the auto industry's earliest days


    From the Crosley Hotshot to the Dauphine and the King Midget,
    ten auto blunders from the '40s and '50s


    From the Amphicar to the Pinto and the Gremlin,
    ten colossal car mistakes from the Vietnam era


    From the Trabant to the Lagonda and the De Lorean,
    the worst cars of the 1980s


    From the Prowler to the Explorer and the GM EV1,
    the worst cars from the past 17 years


    Copyright © 2007 Time Inc.

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    mmm... i don't know if I agree with all of that article...

    No matter how weird it looks today, they should at least mention that the Gremlin was a sales success for AMC and actually got good reviews from the automotive press. It remained in production for 8 years.

    If you want to pick an AMC car that no one wanted it was the Marlin.

    Heres another good one: the AMC Matador Barcelona

    Why do they single out the 1971 Imperial? It was just basically a re-badged Chrysler New Yorker and a hold-over from the re-styled 69's. Not much different from other velvet trimmed land-yachts of the era.

    They left out some REAL clunkers like the Ford Tempo and Mercury Topaz.

    How about the restyled 1996 Taurus and Sable? Their case is legendary... Taurus went from being Americas best selling car to being a huge flop due to this re-style. Is this ugly or what? :

    LOL: remember the Toronado Trofeo?

    There are so many others.

    Once the one of the worlds coolest cars. Who bought these things?

  6. #156


    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    How about the restyled 1996 Taurus and Sable? Their case is legendary... Taurus went from being Americas best selling car to being a huge flop due to this re-style. Is this ugly or what?
    Oval was in briefly in the mid 90s. Danger with a design like this is that it initially looks good because it's different. Saw the Taurus debut at the auto show. I couldn't get past the front end that looked like a catfish, but a friend of mine like it. I told him to look at one every day for 6 months before buying.

    LOL: remember the Toronado Trofeo?
    What a sad downward spiral from the original. GM began to ruin it almost immediately.


    Headlight doors were made flush to the hood, but the egg-crate grill was a mistake. By the 70s, the model was unrecognizable. Its E-body cousin, the Riviera, went the same route.

    In high school, I had a dream summer job driving for a car dealership leasing division. The Toronado , and the more conservative Eldorado, were popular choices, so I drove a lot of them.

  7. #157


    you musta been lookin' good among all the padded vinyl roofs, opera windows and cut velvet.

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    Cool Roads, where were goin' we don't need- roads.

    My dream car is a Doc Brown model De Lorean. It is made of stain-less steel, it runs on 1.21 jigowatts, uses a Mr. Fusion converter; orgininally ran on plutonium but just got way to expensive with plutonium prices today, requires a lightnning bolt to jump start the car, recently installed hover converter to get over traffic jams and equipped for the future where there are no highways, and draws it's power from a flux capacitor.

    Also you really get to see the power of this car when you hit 88mph.

    Check out that engine and exhaust.....
    Last edited by JCMAN320; September 9th, 2007 at 07:03 PM.

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    The DeLorean BTW is going back into limited production.

    Last edited by Fabrizio; September 9th, 2007 at 07:29 PM.

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    Default 2007 $$$$$$$$SHelby GT500

    My dream car du jour is the subject vehicle, readily available but for a STEEP price, as car dealers on Long Island (and I presume elsewhere) are routinely charging "adjusted market value charges" of between $16,000 and $24,000 over MSRP for these cars. The well-known and despised markup is officially frowned upon by Ford, but the dealers are competing against each other to get inventory of the Shelby, and the prices are outrageous. A car for the truly rich, only. What a shame...back in the 1960s a Shelby Mustang only sold for a few grand over the regular Mustang. Not the case now!

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    Bob, a "few grand" was a lot of money in the 60s. Base Mustang MSRP was under $2500.

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    My first car (same color and everything) made the POS list ...

    Now I know why I got it for so little ($300 !!!)

    And why it was dead within 6 months

    1958 MGA Twin Cam

    ... The car was introduced in 1955 as a replacement to
    the venerable TD and was itself replaced by the MGB in 1962 ...
    MG offered an optional high-performance engine with dual overhead
    cams, thus the "twin cam." It was a leaking, piston-burning,
    plug-fouling nightmare of a motor that required absolute
    devotion to things like ignition timing, fuel octane and rpm limits,
    less the whole shebang vomit connecting rods and oil all over
    the road. Many years after the engine was taken out of service,
    it was discovered that the problem lay in the carburetors.
    At certain rpm, resonant frequencies would cause the fuel mixture
    to froth, leaning out the fuel and burning the pistons ...

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    This was my dream car.

    1981 Mazda Rx7 - Black with read leather interior. I got it with 7 miles on it. In two years I had 116,000 miles on it and 53 moving violations.

    The head shot is me from that era. The gold razor blade kind of sums it up.
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    Default Gallardo vs the Buggatti?

    I've notice most ppls dream cars are antiques. I tend to like newer models.

    for looks

    2008 Lamborghini Gallardo

    and for speed

    Buggatti Veyron

    I' m thinking about bringing my car to the Big Apple... Does anybody recommend it? If so, what are the advantages of owning a car in NY?
    Last edited by Archit_K; September 24th, 2007 at 04:42 AM.

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    ^ You evidently like people's cars; both Lamborghini and Bugatti are made by Volkswagen.

    If you bring your car to New York, it had better not be a dreamcar --unless you have megabucks.

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