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Old 12-05-2013, 03:31 AM   #181 (permalink)
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I'm kinda surprised nobody has mentioned Eleanor:

If it is any other color combination than this one, you've ruined it!

1967 Chevy Camaro Z78. I have a model of this and since I was a kid, this has been a dream car of mine. It always either sits on top of my TV or my desk monitor! And it has to be blue with white racing stripes!


I've always like the Escape, Explorer, Expedition series, although nowhere near eco-friendly of course.


I know it's already been posted, but if I needed a truck and had the money, I would be all over the Raptor.


I think the Model T is a pretty cool car, not just for looks, but also for what it did for the auto industry (and secondary industries).


The BMW 1 series:


I actually like the Mini Cooper Countryman. I usually like when cars get smaller (like the Escape and the BMW 3 series, than 1 series), but for the Mini, I like the bigger profile.


I don't like the Clubman, but I really like the rear hatch:


And just to get it back to "Eco":

Tesla's aren't exactly the worst looking MPG car!

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Old 12-05-2013, 03:59 AM   #182 (permalink)
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I also enjoy all manner of boxer-engined vehicles, including many flavors of VW (Beetle, K-G, Kombi, Microbus), Porsche (356, early 911), Subaru (WRC Impreza, Legacy GT Wagon such as I have), and BMW (R-series 'bikes).
So, what about the CitroŽn 2CV? Its engine was inspired by the BMW boxers


This one was assembled in Argentina.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:37 AM   #183 (permalink)
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It opened the door for economy and performance in American muscle cars.

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #184 (permalink)
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1967 Chevy Camaro Z78. I have a model of this and since I was a kid, this has been a dream car of mine. It always either sits on top of my TV or my desk monitor! And it has to be blue with white racing stripes!

Errrr ... The image is of a 1969 year Camaro.
Did you mean Z-28 ?
I had one just like that. Also in blue ( originally ).
I wanted one with the hideaway headlight option.
Mine was a fake Z-28 with a 350 transplant.
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So, what about the CitroŽn 2CV? Its engine was inspired by the BMW boxers
Yes! I love the simplicity of these cars! Sling seats, flip-up side windows, and very sparse interior trim. A canvas top that spanned left edge of the roof to the right edge allowed for the transport of oversized items. Suspension was very innovative, providing a huge amount of travel... and also some interesting cornering characteristics.


A lot of unique and innovative features in these cars.

I recall they called these cars "ducks" in Germany, short for "ugly ducks".

Sadly, they were never imported to the US, though I have seen a few here (probably brought over by military folks).
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #187 (permalink)
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It opened the door for economy and performance in American muscle cars.
I'd say the Corvair Spyder or the Yenko Corvair did that... but someone could probably find an earlier yet example.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #188 (permalink)
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But along with the Datsuns I also enjoy all manner of boxer-engined vehicles, including many flavors of VW (Beetle, K-G, Kombi, Microbus), Porsche (356, early 911), Subaru (WRC Impreza, Legacy GT Wagon such as I have), and BMW (R-series 'bikes).
That reminds me of one I don't recall seeing here yet; the legendary 22B.



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Old 12-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #189 (permalink)
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well..i dont know why you call me a muppet i just corrected that the shown BMW was not an M as stated...
You are correct, I will mostly be doing Fozzie Bear impressions for December

Glad we agree on Beemers, that BMW is an original M3 though - which is very nice.

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It's just German for GM these days, although the 1900 and Manta were nice.
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