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Old 10-20-12, 07:01 PM   #1301
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That's kind of unfortunate, though I guess the only logical choice for GM really. The body stylings of newer chevy cars leave a lot to be desired IMO.
GM lost all sense of "style" in about, ummm... 1972 or so. Ever seen a Cadillac Allante?

(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.)
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GM lost all sense of "style" in about, ummm... 1972 or so. Ever seen a Cadillac Allante?

(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.)
It's possible to make the argument that even soviet styling was superior to The Big Three's during that era.

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And the Trabant is the better looking machine.

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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.
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Old 10-20-12, 09:08 PM   #1304
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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.
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Old 10-20-12, 09:53 PM   #1305
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Old 10-21-12, 04:09 AM   #1306
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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.

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That's NOT a good example. If you take a close look you will see that they are over the pedestrian footpath as well.
That spacein front of the Smart is not a pedestrian footpath. There is a concrete stop for the front wheels to keep cars from ending up in the canal, and a little space for the rest of the car that has its wheels up against the stop.

The sidewalk is in front of the homes, to the photographer's back. Just like across the canal.
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Which version do you like better -- before or after the engine swap?
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Which version do you like better -- before or after the engine swap?
Ha.

Personally, I'd probably have no reason for the engine upgrade... but from a motogeek POV, the ex-race engine. Duh.
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Sad but predictable story: Father buys 18 year old a Ferrari F430.

Kid crashes said ferrari and is critically injured.

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I heard about that. The picture of the wreckage is unbelievable. So sad, but that parent is a complete idiot.
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Old 10-21-12, 04:28 PM   #1314
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oooooohhhh, these utes make me think things. Like about quitting my job, dumping the house, packing up our entire circumstance (selling most of it off) and dragging the wife and kids (and probably my CX bike) on a one-way day-long plane ride to Oz. I'm not even sure I care where... even the Woomera Restricted Area.
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Old 10-22-12, 09:55 AM   #1315
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Okay, who is this Holden company and why have I never seen any of these cars before?
Prior to this thread the only Holden I'd ever even heard of was the Dickhurtsfrom.
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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.
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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.
On the red one -- front wheel, black flange on the red hub. Some kind of PTO for a toothed belt?

I'll see your Unimog and raise you a Pinzgauer:

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On the red one -- front wheel, black flange on the red hub. Some kind of PTO for a toothed belt?

I'll see your Unimog and raise you a Pinzgauer:
I'm thinking it's got a checkerplate texture and it is there to serve as a step for getting in to the cab.
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Old 10-23-12, 08:32 AM   #1319
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Okay, who is this Holden company and why have I never seen any of these cars before?
Prior to this thread the only Holden I'd ever even heard of was the Dickhurtsfrom.
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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.
All I can add is Holden built there first car in 1948, were always 100% made here until recent times with the whole globalization, economic down turn thing. The last aussie V8 was made around 10-15 years ago "approx" The top of the line HSV models have the engine and trans from your Corvette. They make 3 cars locally, the commodore, cruze "copy of a euro car" and the volt is made locally using GM plans and compnents.
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.
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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.
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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!






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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
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On the red one -- front wheel, black flange on the red hub. Some kind of PTO for a toothed belt?

I'll see your Unimog and raise you a Pinzgauer:

It's a step. You have to be a bit of an acrobat to get in and out of those things.
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... built just for the new gaming generation ...
So it has free pr0n?
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