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Old 10-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Descent into depravity - here is a reasonably neat 1960s saloon car, the FIAT 124. Ticks all the boxes of the time - coil spring rear (solid axle), twin cam engine, simple and minimalistic styling. Look it even goes skiiing



FIAT sold this design overseas, one purchaser was FSO of Poland - a country renowned for car excellence. They turned it into this :



Look - it has 4 headlights - wow! The metal was thicker (good) but rusted even quicker (not good). The 1.5 SOHC engine is not a twin cam and has as much "brio" as a damp weekend in Warsaw wrapped in cardboard and left in the rain - for a long time.

Not happy with committing this crime on car-humanity, FSO decided to "modernise" the 125p - more aero, more technology.



Look it also has 4 headlights, a 70s cool car then - er, except this is the early 80s. And later on, with a full on session with the ugly stick we end up with this :



On the plus side it gained a Peugeot 1.9 Diesel with a heart throbbing 71hp.

EDIT - note the "patient" woman standing in the rear of the last photo. As a compulsive car picture taker myself I recognise the hands folded stance, the "oh, here he goes again" expression

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:53 PM   #92 (permalink)
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FIAT again - this time I present the Multipla



Radical concept from the land of design excellence. Lovely, isn't it ? Er No.

Even FIAT lost their bottle and redesigned it.



Sales success ?

No.

EDIT - but it did come with a factory grill block.
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Had to keep it small Ha Ha!!!! I don't see how ANYBODY could actually spend their own hard earned money for something like this! Ugly butt!
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Previous; I thought this was the ugly duckling...reliable yes, attractive...no!!!
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The lovely front end!! Complete with sewer grate grill! The cheapo '81 Chev. PU also had a sewer grate grille.

Anyway; I've always called these Toyota's the Subway cars. That what it looks like to me. The Cube is the latest modern Subway car!!!
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The face that only a Mother could love?????
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Garbage trucks look nicer than that!
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Being inside this has the advantage that you can't see the outside of it.
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It almost makes me want to vomit myself inside out as much as these:
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Toyota has some weird designers for sure!

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