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PDXracer 06-27-08 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 6961664)
Going to have to throw an honorable mention to the Lotus Elise, as it is about the only true unapologetic sports car currently on the market.

http://www.nextcar.com.au/i.lotus.elise.111R.280704.JPG

Got to do some laps around Laguna Seca in a Lotus Elise a few years ago. What a fantastic little sportscar that is.

(Note, they just came out with an Elise SC with a 218hp, 156ft/lb supercharged I4)

JF1 06-27-08 11:17 PM

[QUOTE=AllenG;6961610]My first car was a 1972 BMW Bavaria. The four door version of that car with slightly different body work (mine also had pie plate hub caps).
It was a spectacular car. I put 360,000 miles on a single set of rings. The turn signal is on the opposite side of the wheel than normal. To this day I find myself reaching for the turn signal on the right side of the wheel.

http://www.adclassix.com/images/72bmwbavariasedan2.jpg

That was my first car as well! Dad paid the equivalent of about $300 for it in 1986 when we lived in Germany. It was poo brown with rust around each wheelwell. But the engine was awesome. Dual Strombergs made that thing move, unless they were out of sync, which was about once a week.

PDXracer 06-27-08 11:19 PM

My choice ... 1998 Reynard/Honda Champcar

http://www.speedcenter.com/news97/pi...pproach480.jpg

Allen 06-27-08 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JF1 (Post 6961854)
That was my first car as well! Dad paid the equivalent of about $300 for it in 1986 when we lived in Germany. It was poo brown with rust around each wheelwell. But the engine was awesome. Dual Strombergs made that thing move, unless they were out of sync, which was about once a week.

Coolest key ever.
Sloppiest gearbox too.

You could fit a bath tub in that back seat.

fuzzbox 06-27-08 11:34 PM

Speaking of tubs isn't there a car that can be a boat or am I dreaming?

Allen 06-27-08 11:41 PM

The Amphicar

http://www.slmannion.com/images/amphicar_8.jpg

http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/res...3/Amphicar.jpg

http://www.amphicar.net/darrellgaddy...rbothfront.jpg

fuzzbox 06-27-08 11:46 PM

That is it! It is so baller.

wagathon 06-27-08 11:51 PM

Jeepster

http://www.jds-high-performance.com/...20JEEPSTER.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...x-Jeepster.jpg

EthanYQX 06-28-08 10:49 AM

You might think I'm crazy but I'm a fan of the early NSX.

http://nsx4sale.tripod.com/nsxpics/NSX_01.jpg

Wordbiker 06-28-08 11:11 AM

[QUOTE=wagathon;6961977]Jeepster

QUOTE]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-G7-yLFmCQ

Lolly Pop 06-28-08 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 6959862)
I've been searching for a new car for too long.
The "What will it be" thread is right, they are boring, all of them are.
So, I got tired of looking for something practical and at the right price, and I compiled a list of what I currently think (fleeting thing) are the top ten best looking.

No special order:

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur...tiful_cars.jpg
BMW 3.0 CSI

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur...artinDB4:6.jpg
Aston Martin DB4/6

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur...7blauwopen.jpg
BMW 507

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur.../CitroenDS.jpg
Citroen DS

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur...aguarEType.jpg
Jaguar E Type

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur...orsche_912.jpg
Porsche 911/912

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur...martin-db9.jpg
Aston Martin DB9

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur...rrari_dino.jpg
Ferrari Dino

omg Allen, we have exactly the same taste in cars! :love:

I would second the Elise as a lovely car, and throw in a TVR to round out the list. :)

EthanYQX 06-28-08 12:57 PM

Dammit. I hate Tripod.

http://ppgmedia.buysell.com/ppgphoto...78-display.jpg

Allen 06-28-08 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lolly Pop (Post 6963863)
omg Allen, we have exactly the same taste in cars! :love:

I would second the Elise as a lovely car, and throw in a TVR to round out the list. :)

Don't tease, you know the way to an American's heart is through his car. :innocent:

Allen 06-28-08 09:07 PM

Another whose shape I've always liked, except the OEM trailer ruins the lines.
http://www.paulridley.co.uk/Triumph_Stag_2_Front.JPG
Triumph Stag

UnsafeAlpine 06-28-08 09:12 PM

http://www.pistonheads.com/pics/news...ype_1954-L.jpg

UnsafeAlpine 06-28-08 09:15 PM

http://www.classicdriver.de/upload/i...2/img01pop.jpg

UnsafeAlpine 06-28-08 09:19 PM

http://www.tomstrongman.com/ClassicC.../15Cord810.jpg

UnsafeAlpine 06-28-08 09:20 PM

http://images.forbes.com/images/2001...ow_400x273.jpg

UnsafeAlpine 06-28-08 09:23 PM

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/...es/600-tvr.jpg

UnsafeAlpine 06-28-08 09:28 PM

http://www.automotoportal.com/media/...0915001.10.jpg

Sledbikes 06-28-08 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine (Post 6965733)

Zagato i see you have taste in fine automobiles

this is the db7 Zagato
http://jlc.watchprosite.com/img/watc...age.430931.jpg

UnsafeAlpine 06-28-08 09:53 PM

Imagination has disappeared from Aston. All their cars look the same. The 60's were the pinnacle of design.

Wordbiker 06-28-08 09:57 PM

http://dotnetworkaholic.com/images/u...ielAtom001.jpg

This sure looks like fun.

PhilThee 06-29-08 04:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fuzzbox (Post 6961768)
A lot of you have bad taste:)


.:trainwreck: Different strokes for different folks, but I have to agree + 1000

BenLi 06-29-08 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wordbiker (Post 6965845)

Me want Atom 500.


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