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paulkal 04-14-14 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16668736)
Pretty. What is it?

That is a 1955-57 Maserati 200S. It is indeed a pretty car.

PatrickGSR94 04-14-14 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16618179)
My first car was an '89 Civic DX hatch, which I drove the living daylights out of.
Mrs. A's second car was an '00 Civic sedan.
I sold my Civic for a Tacoma and then sold the Tacoma in '07, so that Civic was our only car until it was totaled in '08.
Then we had an '08 Fit (Jazz to the rest of you) and when we outgrew that (which took 5 years), we got our '09 CR-V.
That CR-V is both Mommy's kid-carriage and Daddy's truck.
So yes, we love the Hondas in this house.

I would love to find a 1st gen CRV for my wife to use, to replace her increasingly unreliable 96 Corolla. Or one with manual trans if it were to be my car. The chassis and engine are almost identical to 92-00 Civics and 94-01 Integras (like my car). And mechanically the B20B 2.0L engine is very similar to the 1.8L in my wife's Corolla.

But IMHO all the CRV's after the 1st gen just got way too porky for my liking.

Oh and here's a pic I snapped at a local Italian car show several years ago. It rained that day but the pic still came out great, I thought.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...6/DSC_1179.jpg

bigbenaugust 04-14-14 01:56 PM

I had a co-worker at Sun who shoe-horned a 1st-gen CR-V engine into a ~95ish Civic hatchback with some JDM engine mods and an Acura Integra interior. Man, that thing went like stink off the line.

Artkansas 04-14-14 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by paulkal (Post 16669194)
That is a 1955-57 Maserati 200S. It is indeed a pretty car.

I liked the Tipo 61, "Birdcage" Maseratis too.

http://rtrsports.co.uk/wp-content/up...00352412_l.jpg

PatrickGSR94 04-14-14 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16670358)
I had a co-worker at Sun who shoe-horned a 1st-gen CR-V engine into a ~95ish Civic hatchback with some JDM engine mods and an Acura Integra interior. Man, that thing went like stink off the line.

CR-VTEC frankenstein engine by chance? :D

bigbenaugust 04-14-14 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16671442)
CR-VTEC frankenstein engine by chance? :D

Probably. Let's just say it added a little entertainment to those lunch outings.

PatrickGSR94 04-14-14 09:17 PM

:thumb:

http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/...39560079_n.jpg

FlatSix911 04-15-14 11:30 PM

http://www.blogcdn.com/es.autoblog.c...erey2013-4.jpg

jbchybridrider 04-16-14 02:49 AM

Top Gear Singer tribute.


jbchybridrider 04-16-14 05:34 AM

1949 Fiat 750MM Topolino Zagato.

http://i.imgur.com/GC1FdCn.jpg

jbchybridrider 04-16-14 05:36 AM

1940 NSU Weinsburg Roadster.

http://i.imgur.com/RgLbsum.jpg

fietsbob 04-16-14 02:29 PM

3882 brings to mind the Volvo P1800ES sports wagon Volvo P1800 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'The all-glass rear hatch of the ES-model (which got it the German nickname Schneewittchensarg - Snow White's Coffin'

Or as one of my friends who Owned one and often took advantage of Montana's open ended Basic Speed law..
called it the Speedy Tractor .

BenzFanatic 04-16-14 02:37 PM

Love the P1800s

Artkansas 04-16-14 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider (Post 16675330)
1940 NSU Weinsburg Roadster.

http://i.imgur.com/RgLbsum.jpg

And on the other side of the pond, what is arguably world's first SUV, the 1940 American Bantam Roadster

http://photos.aaca.org/files/6/0/3/3...lack_-_fvl.jpg

Examples of this were loaned to the military, and soon after the first jeeps were created using American Bantam parts.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-.../bantamno1.jpg

jbchybridrider 04-16-14 06:25 PM

Could be the wide wheels but the American Bantam looks tough.

BenzFanatic 04-16-14 07:22 PM

Yea it does. Tiny and tough. Definitely aftermarket wheels, cool car regardless.

jbchybridrider 04-17-14 07:41 AM

Sir Jack Brabham in his car he designed built with his own hands drove and won the world F1 championship. Shaking hands with Sterling Moss.

http://i.imgur.com/zygD3rn.jpg

jbchybridrider 04-17-14 07:42 AM

http://i.imgur.com/lxLoKTc.jpg

no motor? 04-17-14 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 16676896)
Love the P1800s

Those were awesome cars, even if they were from that Swedish car company that made cars for the slow lane.

FlatSix911 04-17-14 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 16676896)
Love the P1800s

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16676867)
3882 brings to mind the Volvo P1800ES sports wagon Volvo P1800 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'The all-glass rear hatch of the ES-model (which got it the German nickname Schneewittchensarg - Snow White's Coffin'

Or as one of my friends who Owned one and often took advantage of Montana's open ended Basic Speed law..
called it the Speedy Tractor .


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a1961front.jpg

bigbenaugust 04-17-14 11:12 AM

Oh, the P1800 sports wagon. Yes.

fietsbob 04-17-14 11:13 AM

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1949 Fiat 750MM Topolino Zagato
geez that would be a damn short car. 29.5"

FlatSix911 04-17-14 11:53 PM

http://hoslotracer.com/sites/default...atrick/GTO.JPG

jbchybridrider 04-18-14 10:07 AM

1955 Astra Coupe

http://i.imgur.com/UguFqCU.jpg

skijor 04-18-14 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16679628)
geez that would be a damn short car. 29.5"

No coincidence that topolino translates to "little mouse". Only reason I know that is cuz I have Topolino wheels on my Waterford...very lightweight and very tough. I once t-boned a muskrat--up and over at ~33mph. No harm to me or the wheels. However, the muskrat probably had a belly ache for a while.


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