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Old 04-27-19, 05:39 PM
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Late '60s Rambler Rebel?
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That nice boy with the Nash going with your daughter . . . . .
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That nice boy with the Nash going with your daughter . . . . .
I remember popping the hood on a 1960 Nash, and was dumbfounded that the Nash was still using a Flathead 6 cylinder engine......talk about being an innovative technology leader of it's day.

Correction: In 1960, it would have been an AMC, but still mindboggling to be still using an engine that every major US auto maker discontinued using years earlier.

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Old 04-27-19, 09:15 PM
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Family car 53 to 63 Dad traded it in for a new AMC car then..
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Old 04-28-19, 01:02 AM
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I saw this in London yesterday. They may be familiar and common in the USA, but I've never seen or even heard of one before. Cool looking car with a cool name. A 1959 Buick Electra 225.
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That nash is sweet. It looks like very very aerodynamic , if you look at the sides also!
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
Late '60s Rambler Rebel?
It's a GAZ Volga. A Soviet luxury brand with even a V8 for the KGB, for the people very important to the labourers paradise, not for the labourers themselves. Standard it would sit very high on it's wheels and lowered and widened it looks much better. Actually a lot of communist cars were quite pretty designs that came out ugly because of the trim and them sitting high on small narrow track wheels.
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Old 04-28-19, 10:49 AM
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I remember popping the hood on a 1960 Nash, and was dumbfounded that the Nash was still using a Flathead 6 cylinder engine......talk about being an innovative technology leader of it's day.

Correction: In 1960, it would have been an AMC, but still mindboggling to be still using an engine that every major US auto maker discontinued using years earlier.


That would be the series 40 flathead. I'm remembering that Chrysler was still putting it's big flathead six in Dodge Powerwagons for the Army well after that and I believe that the "Greymarine" flathead six is a Chrysler clone and I believe some of the parts might swap. Willys was using their flathead six until AMC bought them I think. Correct me if I'm wrong.

https://www.allpar.com/mopar/nash.html

Nash actually had an OHV six option until '55 and AMC continued with the series 40 as standard equipment until '65. The Metropolitan motor was an Austin 4 cyl, an OHV I believe.

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Family car 53 to 63 Dad traded it in for a new AMC car then..
I thought my mom's Nash was cool but I never got to drive it. I had a '57 Chevy sedan before I had a license until my dad found out and made my neighbor buy it back by going through his dad. They made me stick to my "61 Chevy Bel Air when I turned 16 and got the auto DL. I also had a '57 imported Enfield Indian at 15 and was legal for that. And I wish to hell I'd have kept that and bought that '57 T-Bird sittin' in the weeds with a blown clutch for $200 . . . Dhoh !!!

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It's a GAZ Volga. A Soviet luxury brand with even a V8 for the KGB, for the people very important to the labourers paradise, not for the labourers themselves. Standard it would sit very high on it's wheels and lowered and widened it looks much better. Actually a lot of communist cars were quite pretty designs that came out ugly because of the trim and them sitting high on small narrow track wheels.
Well I missed that'n.

I think the low level apparatchiks got Yugos
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I saw this in London yesterday. They may be familiar and common in the USA, but I've never seen or even heard of one before. Cool looking car with a cool name. A 1959 Buick Electra 225.
When I first saw one of these, I thought they had the most b!#ch'n looking front grille/headlight look of the day.
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When I first saw one of these, I thought they had the most b!#ch'n looking front grille/headlight look of the day.
I agree it looks proper bad-ass, like a car made for gangsters. I think it still looks amazing, even 60 years later.

I came across a real rarity today. I didn't recognise it so had to look it up when I got home. Its a Lancia Flaminia GT Coupe Superleggera. One of only of 170 made, and I imagine very few of them are still on the road. Body by Italian coach-builders Touring, and dates from about 1963. Very stylish.

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Lancia . I actually new some one who owned a lancia beta , think was called . Front wheel drive .. rarity for USA..
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
Late '60s Rambler Rebel?
No, it's Volga
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That nash is sweet. It looks like very very aerodynamic , if you look at the sides also!
Funny, I remember my dad commenting that they looked like rolling upside down bathtubs.
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Old 04-29-19, 01:01 AM
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Funny, I remember my dad commenting that they looked like rolling upside down bathtubs.
Bath tubs are very aerodynamic. Did you ever slip on one? Hehe.
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I was going through some boxes of ol photos and came across some that I took at a few antique auto shows. These 4 photos were taken in Stroudsberg PA in 1983. I will be posting some more when I can get around to scanning them.
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Originally Posted by Stadjer View Post
It's a GAZ Volga. A Soviet luxury brand with even a V8 for the KGB, for the people very important to the labourers paradise, not for the labourers themselves.
Funnily enough, Volga's were also commonly used as taxis.

Actually a lot of communist cars were quite pretty designs that came out ugly because of the trim and them sitting high on small narrow track wheels.
The majority of Soviet car designs were "borrowed" from Western cars; the Lada 2101-2107 being an exception, as it was a legally rebadged version of Fiat 124. The first entirely independently designed cars came out only in the 80's, the Lada Samara being the best known example.
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I remember dating one girl just for her bright red Sunbeam Tiger convertible, but that didn't last long when her parents took it away..........







.....but looking back with safe and saner eyes, the red 6 cylinder 62 ranchero, that her parents replaced the Tiger with, was cool too. Obviously, her parents liked red cars.

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The majority of Soviet car designs were "borrowed" from Western cars; the Lada 2101-2107 being an exception, as it was a legally rebadged version of Fiat 124. The first entirely independently designed cars came out only in the 80's, the Lada Samara being the best known example.
The main problem with the Lada 124 was that it wasn't just rebadged, they made it into a Russia proof car by using much thicker steel, raising the suspension and a different less powerful engine. They turned it from a nippy little car into a very sluggish car. There have several Polski Fiat's too, but I believe the Lada Niva was also an own design from well before the 80's.

But that's not the whole communist car industry. And some were quite cute: I always liked this skoda:


Wartburg



Tatra



Not really breathtaking, but they prove communism didn't destroy all sense of style. And the mid/rear aircooled V8 lay-out of the Tatra isn't copied from any Western car either.

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Originally Posted by botty kayer View Post
I saw this in London yesterday. They may be familiar and common in the USA, but I've never seen or even heard of one before. Cool looking car with a cool name. A 1959 Buick Electra 225.
Also known here in the US as a "Deuce and a Quarter"
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