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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    paint on it looks almost new....has it been redone? That can't possibly be original.
    nope. not original.

    my brother bought one after law school.

    had some work done on it, but it turned out to be crap work (i.e. bondo).

    my father got interested. got a guy on the case, who ended up buying two cars for parts. turned out there were enough spare parts for a 2nd car. that's the car in the pic.

    my brother's karmann ghia is british racin green, and in even better shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    does it float?
    I'm trying to source some pontoons for it.
    May have to just go with way over inflated tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    turned out there were enough spare parts for a 2nd car. that's the car in the pic.
    Hell of a parts car.

    Looks like a near-end-of-the-run model (74? 76?), but the Ghia didn't hang around long enough to get quite as crufted up as the Beetle.

    There's a nice driver down the street from me (not BRG, just green) that I doubt I'd be able to resist buying on the spot if a sign ever went up in the window.

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    iirc it's a '73, and my brother's is a '71.

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    VW L1

    Looks like VW is toying with the idea of bringing back the Messerschmitt KR200.



    Wow, here's a Messerschmitt for sale right down the road from me.
    http://microcarmuseum.com/microcars/2009/68849.html
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    Seen on the side of the road when I got my coffee on Monday. An Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post

    Seen on the side of the road when I got my coffee on Monday. An Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale.
    That's really sweet.

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Morgans are sexxay beasts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Morgans are sexxay beasts.
    Those particular Morgans use the same headlights as the New Beetle.

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    Is that the aluminum or ash frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Is that the aluminum or ash frame?
    I think they're all ash, aren't they? The Aero 8's are bonded to aluminum, though.

    I have a friend that was the maintenance department for a Morgan dealership. He had one in the shop. It's really not that great looking a car, unfortunately. It looks totally misplaced. I much prefer the other Morgans. They're much classier, IMO.


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    I think they went to aluminum in the aero 8

    {edit** Yep you're right, still an ash frame. Just went to Al for the chassis. Good ol' Wiki.
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    At least post a Pic as Daimler intended it to look before it got the butt ugly US 5mph bumpers and but ugly US lights.


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loremo
    I'm sorry if this thing has already been mentioned.

    It comes from a small bavarian no name manufacturer. It's one of the new generation ultra fuel efficient cars. Just like one of the big car makers. Looks pretty similar to the small boxes made after ww2 . Expensive compared to the cheapest cars , just like the smarts and priuses are. Still affordable compared to most of the stuff in this thread. Not beautiful but I think it is cute.



    Please get side doors and paint it red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    At least post a Pic as Daimler intended it to look before it got the butt ugly US 5mph bumpers and but ugly US lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Not showing for you? Shows on my machine and my wife's that doesn't have my cookies. The picture is on BF as a upload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    Not showing for you? Shows on my machine and my wife's that doesn't have my cookies. The picture is on BF as a upload.
    No, he's using the ubiquitous facepalm as a response to your complaint about the US-spec bumpers.

    Personally, I always knew the SL convertibles with the huge bumpers, so to my eye, they became part of the styling of the car itself and didn't detract from what I still thought was a great-looking car. With the original bumpers, it looks like something's missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    No, he's using the ubiquitous facepalm as a response to your complaint about the US-spec bumpers.

    Personally, I always knew the SL convertibles with the huge bumpers, so to my eye, they became part of the styling of the car itself and didn't detract from what I still thought was a great-looking car. With the original bumpers, it looks like something's missing.
    I always felt the US bumpers looked like an afterthought and made to fit from a different vehicle. The big rubber fillers look like they belong on a UPS truck and the bumper looked like it was off a Yellow cab.

    The European bumpers are full chrome and understated. Tucked up tight and match the rest of the bright work and flow into the door guards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Nice ride botto. My uncle had one the same color.
    How many miles?

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    I always liked these and wanted one in the worst way (Opel Manta)

    and ended up with this instead (Mazda Rx-2)
    What is bicycle touring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    The Jag MkII... brillaint! My dad had one Brit Racing Green, and I have a 1:18 die cast sitting on my desk right now.. also in BRG. Next to that is one of these...


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    Checking to see how the new search works. It found this thread, that's good.

    Now the stupidest vehicle I have ever seen.

    The Leverda 3CL







    I think it is a device used to amputate right legs.

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