(FWIW: my wife's career as a software engineer started at GM-Delco. Some of her code is in the HVAC of the Allanté. Still doesn't improve the styling.)
And the Trabant is the better looking machine.
Mercedes Unimog U402
1953 - 1956 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 402 by Georg Schwalbach (GS1311), on Flickr
And a 1974 Unimog that was restored so well I thought it was a die cast model when I first saw it.
If you don't know much about Unimogs, check them out. They have got to be the most versatile vehicle in the world. They're adapted for everything from military personnel carriers to logging rigs... amongst hundreds of other uses. I'm actually going to start a thread about a special one for sale right now.
I love Unimogs, especially that red U402. There are a couple in my town that I see occasionally, but not nearly as nice as those, of course.
The Mercedes C111 was introduced to the world in 1969. The engines of the C111 versions showed excessive fuel consumption compared to equivalent piston engines and the level of pollutants in the exhaust gas was too high, so that Mercedes Benz discontinued work on this type of engine in 1971.
Fiat (Bertone) X-1/9
Manx VW Dune Buggy
The sidewalk is in front of the homes, to the photographer's back. Just like across the canal.
Sad but predictable story: Father buys 18 year old a Ferrari F430.
Kid crashes said ferrari and is critically injured.
I heard about that. The picture of the wreckage is unbelievable. So sad, but that parent is a complete idiot.
Holden is the Australian arm of GM, but as is also the case at Ford Australia, they have a little more... freedom than other local entities (Opel/Vauxhall/etc.) to build... interesting things for the local market.
I'll see your Unimog and raise you a Pinzgauer:
Ford Australia started here around 1960.
Also there was Chrysler Australia making cars locally, they were coach builders from the early 1900's and started building cars in 1962 till Mitsubishi took over in 1980 making one car here then going bust last year.
We had the big three too, all making cars on there own terms at some point all being 100% made and designed in Australia. I'm more of a Chrysler buff having owned quite a few over the years.
I still want someone to ship me an Australian Ford Falcon Estate. While I do have a thing for the Utes, I *do* have two kids, so the Estate would be more practical... and be way more awesome than our CR-V.
These pictures were sent to me in a email. The new Merc built just for the new gaming generation, note there's no steering wheel or pedals, just a joystick. So now our cars can be stolen by 5 year old's!
Haha, that is plain goofy! Except for the front end which is basically the same as the old CL class. My cousin has one of those and it's pretty awesome for being made in "the dark years" of Benz. If you're on Facebook and like old european cars check out the page "BestClassicCars." I've wanted to share pretty much every car they've posted... and they're all for sale overseas. http://www.facebook.com/BestClassicCars