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#41 RShack

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 03:00 AM

1982 Ford Fairmont. My first car. I don't have a picture of mine, but it looked exactly like this, except the hood was primer gray, and a little more rusty.

 

Complete with the red and faux wood panel interior. (I didn't have this custom steering wheel). The only cool thing was the front seat was a bench seat. 

 

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The '60 Rambler I had in high school had a bench seat that was way better (for high school) than yours was    :wink:

 

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 06:51 AM

1958 Edsel Pacer Bermuda

 

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 09:34 AM

Yours had a radio? Lucky you. :P

I actually took out the factory radio and installed aftermarket audio equipment. I also painted the rims black and installed pimpin' chrome hubcaps! Yeah, it was still a piece of shit!


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:55 PM

We had this thing cruising to Ocean City a few times.

 

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 01:00 PM

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My first car (not real picture) paid 500 dollars in 1996.  Mine was a gorgeous white :)


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 01:03 PM

Our town is being overrun by "Smug"

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 07:57 PM

Shack, do you live in a Pontiac Aztek?  :-P

 

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 02:18 AM

^^^^^

 

I have lived in a vehicle before... for a ~year...  but I'd *never* have an Aztec, much less live in one   :wink:

 

In 1976, I bought a brand new stripped Dodge Maxivan for $4K and turned it into something similar to this... (but mine was light blue)... and drove around America during the bicentennial....

 

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:30 AM

AMC Gremlin:

 

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 03:41 PM

1957 Ford:

 

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The monstrosity that is the 1957 Ford outsold 1957 Chevy's and 1957 Plymouth'Fury's combined... yet both the '57 Chevy and '57 Plymouth are '50's classics....

 

57 Chevy:

 

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1957 Plymouth Fury:   (No, Christine was a '58)

 

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:03 PM

^^^    There is practically no difference in that Ford and the Chevy. Except for the Pea soup paint color. Putting modern rims on that Chevy should be a sin. Keep the classics original. The Fury is a beautiful car. 


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:18 PM

I'd be curious as to the thoughts on the Plymouth Prowler. Probably a love it or hate it type. Definitely unique for the era. Read that only 12,000 were sold. Wonder if investing in one today would payoff 30 years from now. As rare as they must be. 

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:16 PM

Pontiac Aztec

 

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When those came out, I could hardly believe it. Has to be near the top of any all-time ugliest list of American autos.

 

 

Fiat Multipla

 

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What in the blazing blue fuck is THAT?

 

 

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Are those 13s?



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:56 AM

Are those 13s?

 

Maybe 12's?


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:59 AM

I'd be curious as to the thoughts on the Plymouth Prowler. Probably a love it or hate it type. Definitely unique for the era. Read that only 12,000 were sold. Wonder if investing in one today would payoff 30 years from now. As rare as they must be. 

 

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I wouldn't think so... I'd bet against that happening...


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 02:32 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda

 

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As if the outside wasn't bad enough, it also had the world's ugliest dash too...

 

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The thing about it is, '70s Lagondas only started getting ugly in '76, when the above type came out, which is the Series II. A couple of years before, a very limited number (seven) of Lagondas started coming out; they were longer versions of the Aston Martin V8, which itself can be traced back to the DBS (the DBS [six-cylinder version] having been seen in On Her Majesty's Secret Service).

 

 
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:41 PM

The thing about it is, '70s Lagondas only started getting ugly in '76, when the above type came out, which is the Series II. A couple of years before, a very limited number (seven) of Lagondas started coming out; they were longer versions of the Aston Martin V8, which itself can be traced back to the DBS (the DBS [six-cylinder version] having been seen in On Her Majesty's Secret Service).

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True... but I thought the DBS and the A-M V8 looked way too much like hot rodded Mustangs for people to want to spend a fortune on them... (which means that version Lagonda looked too much like a hot-rodded 4-door Mustang...)

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 09:14 PM

True... but I thought the DBS and the A-M V8 looked way too much like hot rodded Mustangs for people to want to spend a fortune on them... (which means that version Lagonda looked too much like a hot-rodded 4-door Mustang...)

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Oh, I wouldn't disagree, but keeping it just in terms of ugliness, the Lagonda Series I was a gem compared to the Series II.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:30 PM

Oh, I wouldn't disagree, but keeping it just in terms of ugliness, the Lagonda Series I was a gem compared to the Series II.


Agreed... at least people wouldn't point and laugh...

As if the pointy Lagonda's looks weren't bad enough, the its "electroluminescent instrument panel" was ahead of its time... to the point where they failed frequently and nobody knew how to fix them... so, you'd spend a fortune on the car, then the instrument panel would either go black or go nuts, so then you'd spend another fortune to get it fixed... and then it wouldn't stay fixed for long...

ps: Lagonda is an old English brand of luxury car that Aston Martin bought when Lagonda was failing right after WW2... in the 1930's, if you were a rich English aristocrat, and if you didn't want a stuffy Rolls Royce, the marque's you'd consider would be Bentley, Aston Martin... and Lagonda, such as this 1939 V-12...

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Sadly, it's been reduced to something A-M uses oddly... the pointy ugly one is one example, but at least there was some aspiration and inventiveness behind it... unlike what they did to the Lagonda based on the A-M DB4...

 

This is the standard late-50's, early-60's Aston-Martin DB4...

 

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This is the ultra-low-production "DB4 Zagato" (an Italian coachbuilder) version that is now treasured by collectors and art museums...

 

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And this is what they did to the same DB4 underpinnings when they bodied it as a sedan and called it a "Lagonda Rapide"...

 

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 01:12 PM

No mention of this beauty?

 

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