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bigbossman 07-19-08 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine (Post 7091226)
Yeah, I think the 993's were the last of the updated original styling. The 996 looked like a pig but I'm pretty impressed with the styling of the 997.

Yup - 1998 was the last of the air-cooled, and a clean one seems to cost a pretty good penny - more than a comparable 996.

Pig or no, I'm probably going to end up with a 996. Can't afford a 997 yet, and have grown tired of the air-cooled 911. I'm getting soft in my old age and demand decent air conditioning. Besides, they are a whole lot of fun to drive and the more I look at the 996 the more the aesthetics are growing on me. :)

Grim 07-20-08 10:03 AM

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I think this is one of the most diverse car threads I have seen in a while.

Attached is a picture of my fathers Speedster. The picture was take in the early 60's. That car was sold to Chuck Mitchell (as in Joni Mitchell's the singer Husband) in 1965 to give my dad a Down payment on a 1965 356C Cabriolet. Second picture.

My biased fav is a 1970 LeMans Sport Convertible....having one in my garage. Mine is nearly identical to this photo but that is a 71. 70's had gill on the front fenders.

bigbossman 07-22-08 07:19 PM

Run-o-the-mill 996, in a fairly rare color - "Mirage":

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t.../porsche-4.jpg

giantcfr1 08-12-08 07:17 AM

I don't really like them in white, but I do like the grey. :love:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...various007.jpg

AnthonyG 08-12-08 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by giantcfr1 (Post 7255503)
I don't really like them in white, but I do like the grey. :love:

Man that is definitely a case of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". They are called Lancers in Australia and the standard car has to be one of the ugliest things on the road. Nothing on it comes together and its just a mish-mash of lines going everywhere. Those 2 cars have a better nose treatment than the base car but the previous CE model has much nicer, cleaner and better resolved lines.

Regards, Anthony

giantcfr1 08-12-08 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by AnthonyG (Post 7255699)
Man that is definitely a case of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". They are called Lancers in Australia and the standard car has to be one of the ugliest things on the road. Nothing on it comes together and its just a mish-mash of lines going everywhere. Those 2 cars have a better nose treatment than the base car but the previous CE model has much nicer, cleaner and better resolved lines.

Regards, Anthony

After I took the pic today I saw a 9, and have to agree it is much better looking. The 6 I think is the best looking of all of the Evos. I'm a little confused here because it appears the base here is called a gallant. I'll have to look into that. :thumb:

giantcfr1 08-12-08 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by giantcfr1 (Post 7255909)
...I'm a little confused here because it appears the base here is called a gallant. I'll have to look into that. :thumb:

I am very wrong.....
http://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.jp/g...tis/index.html

AnthonyG 08-12-08 08:33 AM

I've seen the same Mitsubishi model called a Gallant, Lancer or Mirage depending on what market its in. In Australia the sedan and coupe were called a Lancer and the hatch was called a Mirage but in the USA they were ALL called Mirage and it looks like they are called Gallant in Japan.

Anyway the CE model was VERY popular amongst young people because it looked so good and was a favorite for body kits like this one,

http://www.mogwa.org/members/uploads...s%20Lancer.jpg

Regards, Anthony

Allen 04-29-09 05:56 PM

Pretty enough to bump an old thread.

http://imcdb.org/images/184/123.jpg

It looks better without Clarkston's big head throwing off the CG
http://www.egmcartech.com/wp-content...ial_images.jpg

http://www.autocult.com.au/img/galle...aGhost1288.jpg

Hickeydog 04-29-09 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 7113899)
Run-o-the-mill 996, in a fairly rare color - "Mirage":

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t.../porsche-4.jpg

OH!!!! Giggitygiggitygoo!!!! :love:

x136 04-29-09 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 8824777)

Heh, the grille shape makes it look like a very excited female anime character. If only the headlamp projectors were heart-shaped and red...

I do like the emulation of the old-style simplistic taillights.

Jynx 04-29-09 06:52 PM

Ferrari 599XX

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog....i-599xx-10.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog....ri-599xx-8.jpg

Michigander 04-29-09 08:02 PM

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...g?t=1241056667
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...ics/267701.jpg

Indyv8a 04-29-09 08:16 PM

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...tu/jagxk-1.jpg

Michigander 04-29-09 08:36 PM

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...1047516516.jpg

UnsafeAlpine 04-29-09 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigander (Post 8825819)

I'll see you one Ferrari, and raise you a Lagonda.

http://freespace.virgin.net/roger.ivett/dp2034no2.jpg


Wait, crap, this isn't the post a hideously ugly car thread.

Michigander 04-29-09 08:52 PM

Here's a real uggo. I knew a guy in Tempe who has one. I just don't understand what people like about these things.



http://www.gmphotostore.com/images/53218384_pr.jpg

BarracksSi 04-29-09 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 8824777)
Pretty enough to bump an old thread.

http://imcdb.org/images/184/123.jpg

It looks better without Clarkston's big head throwing off the CG

I like how Jeremy used it to answer the question, "Can a car ever be art?"

"It doesn't drive well, it's not been built with much care, and it's hopelessly impractical. What Alfa has built, then, is not a car, it's a centerfold."

Sixty Fiver 04-29-09 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigander (Post 8825925)
Here's a real uggo. I knew a guy in Tempe who has one. I just don't understand what people like about these things.

http://www.gmphotostore.com/images/53218384_pr.jpg

Ever point one at the road and bury the pedal ?

:)

Michigander 04-29-09 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 8826289)
Ever point one at the road and bury the pedal ?

:)

Not saying they aren't peppy, but in the past year, I've had the chance to drive and work on a lot of fast cars. I think speed and beauty can reach a happier medium than the Grand Nationals attained. ;)

Wordbiker 04-29-09 10:47 PM

It seems no matter how well the cage is gilded...it's still a cage.

x136 04-29-09 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michigander (Post 8825925)
Here's a real uggo. I knew a guy in Tempe who has one. I just don't understand what people like about these things.



[GNX]

Cut it some slack, it was the 80s.

x136 04-29-09 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Wordbiker (Post 8826542)
It seems no matter how well the cage is gilded...it's still a cage.

And despite all your rage, you're still just a rat in a cage. The good news is that you may be able to break your rusty cage and run.

Lamplight 04-30-09 04:44 AM

Awe come on, at least post a shot of a GNX. Unlike the regular Grand National, they were more than "peppy".

http://www.tctc.com/~avblefty/images/trs/gnx1.jpg

UCP 04-30-09 05:30 AM

There isn't much this car can't do... well, except maybe pull girls.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...g?t=1241089575
Potential summertime replacements...
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1200243241.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...rt-mbw2102.jpg
Or Minus the wing.
http://carview-img02.bmcdn.jp/carlif...1131931/p5.jpg


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