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skidder 03-31-13 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 15451407)
My friend's dad had a fairmont a couple of years back.. He bought it simply because it was in MINT condition. Practically no miles, had never seen a chicago winter, etc. Such a stereotypical old man vehicle; boxy, boring, slow, and smooth riding.

The perfect 'daily driver' utility vehicle, much like my 95 Mongoose MTB bicycle. :) And he kept the '67 Corvette (or my favorite, the '69 Camaro SS) the the garage for weekend fun. :thumb:

Artkansas 03-31-13 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by skidder (Post 15451362)
Don't know if this is ugly, but the body is so 'Plain Jane' I'll throw it up here for consideration. The Ford Fairmont, a box-on-wheels:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nt_sedan_1.jpg


It actually was a nice riding vehicle.

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Originally Posted by no motor? (Post 15450895)
These are a special kind of ugly, a special kind that just wont go away either.
http://www.excaliburclassics.com/ima...01_11/1030.jpg


If you dislike both the Excalibur and the Fairmont, you're sure to hate this one, the Clenet. I used to work next door to the Clenet factory. There was a big pile of Fairmont bodies moldering on one side of the building.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ixybgyHGTK...bone+Store.JPG

They, like the Mustang, were reworkings of the Falcon. I think that Clenet's are like sausage. If you like them, it's best not to ask where they came from.

Shifty 03-31-13 12:01 PM

A VERY bad year in the automotive world....very bad!!

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ps341e7010.jpg

the sci guy 03-31-13 01:35 PM

pontiac aztec
subaru baja
honda element

the worst.

BenzFanatic 03-31-13 05:28 PM

Speak of the devil.... A guy on the Benz forums just picked this up. No doubt better looking than the sedan and convertible, but that front end! Blech.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/atta...avanti-013.jpg

Dan Burkhart 03-31-13 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by skidder (Post 15450071)
The AMC Pacer (around 1970?). What were the designers thinking when they came up with this?:

http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/...48-049-800.jpg

Who wants to post the Gremlin?

Sure, why not?

http://i50.tinypic.com/nnr5ef.jpg

Not my first car, but the first one I bought brand new. 1972 Gremlin X. First year it was available with the 304 CID. Three on the floor with a shifter that would jam any time you tried to throw a shift from first to second.
The Hurst shifter was the best upgrade I gave that car, and I gave it a few.

jdon 03-31-13 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 15452538)
Speak of the devil.... A guy on the Benz forums just picked this up. No doubt better looking than the sedan and convertible, but that front end! Blech.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/atta...avanti-013.jpg

Isn't the Avanti of Conestoga Wagon bloodlines?

BenzFanatic 03-31-13 06:45 PM

Wouldn't doubt it. IIRC before they got into cars studebaker made wagons.

Artkansas 03-31-13 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 15452538)
Speak of the devil.... A guy on the Benz forums just picked this up. No doubt better looking than the sedan and convertible, but that front end! Blech.

I liked the original Avanti, designed by Raymond Loewy in Palm Springs, made by Studebaker. The later versions with square headlights not so much and that 2005 Convertible is just hideous.

http://www.influx.co.uk/wordpress/wp...i1152x864.jpeg

ModoVincere 04-01-13 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15453148)
I liked the original Avanti, designed by Raymond Loewy in Palm Springs, made by Studebaker. The later versions with square headlights not so much and that 2005 Convertible is just hideous.

[snip]

2005? I thought those things went the way of the dinosaur in the 90's.

ModoVincere 04-01-13 07:22 AM

and from the 80's, who could ever forget these babe magnets?
http://media.cnbc.com/i/CNBC/Section...cars_woody.jpg

20grit 04-01-13 07:35 AM

1967 Pontiac Catalina
http://media.motortopia.com/files/24...7_Catalina.jpg

Artkansas 04-01-13 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ModoVincere (Post 15454370)
and from the 80's, who could ever forget these babe magnets?
http://media.cnbc.com/i/CNBC/Section...cars_woody.jpg

When I drove cars for an exotic car auction, those and the Chrysler TC Maserati's were the most dreaded cars to drive. By the time they reached the auction, they were falling apart, they barely ran, the interiors looked faded and clapped out and nothing quite fit right any more.

Artkansas 04-01-13 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 20grit (Post 15454423)
1967 Pontiac Catalina

In high school, our algebra teacher had a 1971 Grand Prix. We managed to convince him to sell it and buy a Volkswagen.

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/image...12_r549_01.jpg

Flying Merkel 04-01-13 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ModoVincere (Post 15448739)

One of my friend's dad worked at a Chevy dealer. He picked up a Chevette cheap for his kids. A four door salmon colored diesel. No pictures exist. They are still bitter.

I like the looks of the Vegas. Mechanical poop, but decent looking little eggbeaters.

ModoVincere 04-01-13 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15454626)
When I drove cars for an exotic car auction, those and the Chrysler TC Maserati's were the most dreaded cars to drive. By the time they reached the auction, they were falling apart, they barely ran, the interiors looked faded and clapped out and nothing quite fit right any more.

my apt. mate in college had one, but it wasn't the convertible. Man, I've never heard a car creak and rattle like that one did...and it wa new when he got it. I think it was maybe 3 yrs old when I rode in it.

trsidn 04-01-13 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 15451562)
A VERY bad year in the automotive world....very bad!!

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ps341e7010.jpg


I had one:(

ModoVincere 04-01-13 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by trsidn (Post 15454986)
I had one:(

you know, I'll never look at one of your posts the same.....

jsharr 04-01-13 10:42 AM

Had to go listen to "In My Gremlin" by the Rave Ups after seeing this thread.

no motor? 04-01-13 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15451477)
If you dislike both the Excalibur and the Fairmont, you're sure to hate this one, the Clenet. I used to work next door to the Clenet factory. There was a big pile of Fairmont bodies moldering on one side of the building.

When I lived in jsharrland and worked in the tire business I used to see those (or some other wretched version) at this one dealership we dealt with. They bought a few of those, and ended up keeping one around as a parts car. They never had to worry about anyone wanting to take it either, everyone thought it was a bad joke.

Zorba 04-01-13 03:01 PM

Pontiac Aztec
Toyota Prius

Look very similar...

trsidn 04-01-13 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ModoVincere (Post 15455021)
you know, I'll never look at one of your posts the same.....

hey, I inherited it. It's my parents' fault.

Artkansas 04-02-13 09:15 PM

Lest we forget, the Yugo.

http://automotobounce.com/pics/11/50/Yugo-gvl_92ac7.jpg

Notice how close the tail lights are to the bottom of the hatch? Close the hatch too hard and you'd break the tail lights. Made the Chevette look good.

skijor 04-02-13 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 15451562)
A VERY bad year in the automotive world....very bad!!

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ps341e7010.jpg

I'm printing that and filling out the form. I'll check the second box and send it in. Where can I test drive one? I like the yellow one. And yes Shirley, I'm serious.

Sixty Fiver 04-02-13 10:49 PM

This makes most lists out there... Aston Martin Lagonda.

http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/u...in_lagonda.jpg

For our local Benz fanatic...

http://www.automart.co.za//mercedes-...type-main.jpeg


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