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chris..... 07-24-12 02:14 PM

The Austin Healy 3000
 
Is the most beautiful looking car ever. I challenge you to find a nicer looking car.


http://www.barrett-jackson.com/stagi...rofile_Web.jpg


http://www.barrett-jackson.com/stagi...nt_3-4_Web.jpg

chris..... 07-24-12 02:18 PM

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/...ear_resize.jpg


http://a.images.boldride.com/austin-....23.912502.jpg

ModoVincere 07-24-12 02:33 PM

http://static.cargurus.com/images/si...075115954.jpeg

20grit 07-24-12 02:35 PM

http://images.conceptcarz.com/imgxra...V-12-AI-03.jpg

I like the Cunningham C3

chris..... 07-24-12 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ModoVincere (Post 14522819)


Wrong answer

ModoVincere 07-24-12 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris..... (Post 14522829)
Wrong answer

For you...I'd take that 250 GTO over that british roadster any day of the week.
But...the Healey is indeed a beautiful car.

chris..... 07-24-12 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 20grit (Post 14522828)

not even close

no motor? 07-24-12 02:44 PM

As far as looks go, I'll take the Healy over the GTO - the Healy seems classy and refined while the Ferrari comes across as too much of a boy racer.

ahsposo 07-24-12 03:05 PM

Auburn 852 Speedster:

http://world-viewer.com/data_images/...eedster-07.jpg

20grit 07-24-12 03:10 PM

I take your Auburn and raise you a Cord 812.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...7_Cord_812.JPG

palesaint 07-24-12 03:27 PM

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AH 3000's are indeed gorgeous, as are MGA's.

My favorite, though mostly because I own one, that competes in the same timeframe:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=263251

AEO 07-24-12 03:52 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=263263

which is a copy of the e-type, just like the 240Z.

Allen 07-24-12 04:32 PM

The MGB Berlinette give it a run for its money. I had to look long and hard for an image of that car.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1343169085

tizeye 07-24-12 04:37 PM

While the Austin Healy is nice.

Keeping it British...the standard setter, an SS-100 before the leaping cat.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC_8475.jpg

And then there are the Morgans that are still manufactured

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC_8456.jpg

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC_8458.jpg

pgjackson 07-24-12 05:16 PM

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I'll put the Healey in the top 5...but my #1 of all time is the Jaguar E-Type.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=263282http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=263283http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=263284

Artkansas 07-24-12 06:26 PM

What, no Talbot Lagos?

http://www.classicandsportscar.com/s...albot-lago.jpg

Or Duesenbergs?

http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/duesenberg-cars-3.jpg

Flying Merkel 07-24-12 06:45 PM

Somebody beat me to the Jag. I'll state that the best looking cars are sports & racing cars from the 50s and early 60s.

curbtender 07-24-12 06:55 PM

Nice car, but isn't that a 100?
Quote:

Originally Posted by chris..... (Post 14522731)
Is the most beautiful looking car ever. I challenge you to find a nicer looking car.


http://www.barrett-jackson.com/stagi...rofile_Web.jpg


http://www.barrett-jackson.com/stagi...nt_3-4_Web.jpg


bjtesch 07-24-12 09:38 PM

In my mind the Ferrari 250 GTO, the Ford GT40 Mirage, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (specifically years 1965-1967) are the best looking cars ever.

Flying Merkel 07-24-12 11:18 PM

Behold the TR4:

http://www.finecars.cc/typo3temp/GB/23a24cc138.jpg

pgjackson 07-25-12 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flying Merkel (Post 14524491)


Nice! I also like the Wagoneer in the background.

jsharr 07-25-12 12:24 PM

I posted a 31 Auburn and a Cord 812 in the same thread that Chris..... started at the other place, so I will not post them here. Also posted the 1963 Corvette Stingray split window coupe.

Wilbur Bud 07-26-12 12:14 PM

yep, but 3 of yer 4 pics are the 100, not the 3000. I like's the 100 as well, and in many ways its more responsive to drive due to less of a boat anchor up front, but I also like's my 3000, having driven it for about 25 years now.

redcon1 07-26-12 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilbur Bud (Post 14530944)
yep, but 3 of yer 4 pics are the 100, not the 3000. I like's the 100 as well, and in many ways its more responsive to drive due to less of a boat anchor up front, but I also like's my 3000, having driven it for about 25 years now.

So let's see your 3000! I love the 100 also.. my dad bought a brand new 1959 100-6 in Hawaii and kept it until he sold it in 1978. As a little kid, I love to drive around with him in that car!

Flying Merkel 07-26-12 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ahsposo (Post 14522938)

That car could only have been designed & built in the US in the 30s. No other country has ever made a car that looked like that. It screams Look at me I got MUNNY! Gorgeous.


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