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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
It simply reeks Robb Report like a tacky over-complicated large watch, and ugly Berlutis.
Of course non-tacky large complicated watches are very cool (the reason they are large is because it's hard to fit all those complications in a small space, especially for example the 5 hammers plus mechanism needed for a Westminster-style repeater).

Jon.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
That first Mercedes is garish. Most of the Porsches--save for that misuided SUV, and a few others--all follow the initial schematic of the 356; modern Porsches seemed to have put on weight.

Uh the Cayman and the Boxster follow the lines of the 550, not the 356. And the 911 departed from the 356 a long time ago. As far as the mercedes I disagree. I also happen to like the look of most Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Acura, Infinit, Cadillac etc... modern cars.

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As for the ultra-exotic cars, they never seem to possess the elegance of the past ultra-exotics.

That is a matter of time only. In their day the 'ultra-exotics' were not 'elegant' they were flamboyant race-car looking machines. As time goes by they become 'elegant' instead.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by Aureus
Uh the Cayman and the Boxster follow the lines of the 550, not the 356. And the 911 departed from the 356 a long time ago. As far as the mercedes I disagree. I also happen to like the look of most Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Acura, Infinit, Cadillac etc... modern cars. That is a matter of time only. In their day the 'ultra-exotics' were not 'elegant' they were flamboyant race-car looking machines. As time goes by they become 'elegant' instead.
Yes, note that I said most Porsches followed the line of the 356. Modern cars may offer superior safety standards, and various performance/comfort features, however their sheer design aspect leaves a lot to be desired. Most modern cars are rather derivative looking even the so-called exotics, and ultra-exotics. Though, I'll add that I do like Porsche's multi-colored brake calipers. As for the future classics, I disagree considering that Talbot-Lagos or Delahayes were very praised for their coachwork, and innovative elegance when new. In fact, you rarely see print ads claim a car is sheer elegance; rather, they expound on some performance feature that is pointless since an average Toyota Camry buyer is not going to go that route.
post #34 of 48
it seems most people don't want what looks good; they want what they think other people think looks good.

de gustibus non est disputandum, especially when one has no gustibus of one's own to begin with!
post #35 of 48
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
it seems most people don't want what looks good; they want what they think other people think looks good. de gustibus non est disputandum, especially when one has no gustibus of one's own to begin with!
They want what the marketing majors make them want. I'm always surprised by people who claim to be devoted classic car enthusiasts and then they drive Honda Accords.
post #36 of 48
How about the Pontiac Solstice?
post #37 of 48
Thread revival! (can barely contain my drool) Dammit Dodge... YES! This is what we've been waiting for!
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Thread revival!


(can barely contain my drool)

Dammit Dodge... YES! This is what we've been waiting for!

All this retro stuff just doesn't do anything for me.
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
They want what the marketing majors make them want.

I'm always surprised by people who claim to be devoted classic car enthusiasts and then they drive Honda Accords.

For the record, I've never so much as ridden in a Honda Accord.
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
All this retro stuff just doesn't do anything for me.

I prefer retro when its done right, over most new cars, which are done wrong.
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Look at this hideous design:



Even the interior looks ho-hum:


I always thought a Rolls was a car to be driven in rather than drive.I was in the back of one over the weekend and it was pure heaven.I am not saying it isnt ugly but sitting there watching the world go by was Utopia.
post #42 of 48
I saw a white RR Phantom on my way to work this morning and while its not pretty by any definition of the word, it is damn imposing, which I have previously stated is what the designers were going for.

Jon.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Thread revival!


(can barely contain my drool)

Dammit Dodge... YES! This is what we've been waiting for!

I agree.

Bring back the Challenger.

A 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible was the first car I ever owned.

I'd love to buy a new one (when they come out with the SRT Convertible version.)
post #44 of 48
I always thought VW missed the boat when it revived the Beetle...

they should have also gradually brought back cars from their heritage like the Ghia (2 seater roadster), Squareback (stationwagon), fastback or the Notchback (coupe), Thing (SUV), and the 21 window bus (minivan)...a full updated lineup that pays homage to their retro past. imo that would have been a killer collection of cars. but instead they put out garbage like the Toureg...!
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
I saw a white RR Phantom on my way to work this morning and while its not pretty by any definition of the word, it is damn imposing, which I have previously stated is what the designers were going for.

Jon.
Today I saw a black Citroen DS, which was very outstanding.
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