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Old 11-11-2013, 12:11 AM   #131 (permalink)
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Pug decided after the 405 that they didn't need Pinin and then made the most pig ugly cars ever - 307, 308, 407...
I actually like the 407 sedan, but the SW looks quite awful.

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Old 11-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #132 (permalink)
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I like the station wagon more than the sedan version, but both are nice.
The wagon was good looking too, I agree. And it was absolutely cavernous inside. I would have owned one if I had been able to find a clean example at the time.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #133 (permalink)
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I actually like the 407 sedan, but the SW looks quite awful.
The obvious solution is to cut off the wagon bits and weld in the sedan bits.
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The problem with doing that though Frank is you still have a 407.
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The problem with doing that though Frank is you still have a 407.
And would lose the ability to carry coffins
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And would lose the ability to carry coffins
Other estate type cars are available though.

Anyway this thread is about good looking cars, which excludes the 407 IMHO but anyway.

Jaguar again - the first version of the XJ12 is lovely, especially in SWB form :



and the coupe as a racer, XJ6C :



And the John Steed version



But for pure good looks how about the MKVII - all the glamour of the early-post war MKV but with the benefit of the XK engine - woof.



Me looking at one earlier today :

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A double post - whilst looking at cars for the above I recalled a rather superb Brit film called "A School for Scoundrels" starring of course Terry-Thomas (above) and the also late and also great Ian Carmichael - this has a car link, believe me.

In this film Carmichael is at first defeated in his attempts to persue a girl (Janette Scott) by Terry-Thomas due to his poor choice in clothes, cars and sports.



The Terry-Thomas car is an Aston DB3S in real life but given a wild and strange italian name in the film (why I don't know, it looks exotic enough)



To get his own back the Carmichael character buys a "sports" car of his own, the Swiftmobile :



Which of course fails. After he completes the "School of Gamesmanship" course he wins at Tennis, wins the girl and of course has a much nicer car - an Austin Healey 3000.



Loads of nice cars in one film, a funny story and Terry Thomas - what is not to like ?

No the 2006 film was cr@p just like the remake of The Italian Job was cr@p and the remake of Get Carter was also cr@p.

BTW this site is worth a peruse.

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The car I liked most was the 1985 Honda Integra:

Because it was practical, yet out of the ordinary; a car that you could actually own, and in fact I nearly did.

My dad was looking for a new car from dozens of types he liked, and as he was dropping cars from is list abd the Integra (which was my favorite from the start) stayed on it my hopes were raised... but in the end he bought this:

I thought he was mad!

But I had to admit the little Civic was roomier inside than our old Renault 18, save for the boot of course. And when 7 years later I took it over the low cost and good economy and handling were very welcome. The Civic is gone now, I still miss it sometimes. Yet to think it could have been an Integra!
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:35 AM   #139 (permalink)
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That said, I'm currently in need of a second vehicle, and I'm strongly considering driving my grandfather's 1976 Buick Riviera. It's not that I think it's good looking, but rather the ridiculousness of it is appealing, and reviving a car that has sat for 25 years is a fun project.




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Old 11-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #140 (permalink)
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While every other guy in school dreamed of the late-90's Eclipse/Talon twins, I always thought the Dodge Avenger was better looking. Same drivetrain, more torque, better fuel economy, longer wheelbase and overall length. Anything you can build up an Eclipse/Talon with, you can put on an Avenger. Would still love to find a good 2.0L 5-speed Avenger for ecomodding.


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