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What do you think is the coolest car ever?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by imageWIS, May 15, 2006.

  1. Tyto

    Tyto Well-Known Member

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    I'll jump on the Z8 bandwagon for coolest current production model.

    For coolest of all time, I'm partial to the Shelby/AC Cobra 427 (in British racing green, please), the original GT40, and almost any interwar Pierce-Arrow.

    I'll add pictures when I get home.
     
  2. CTGuy

    CTGuy Well-Known Member

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    I'll jump on the Z8 bandwagon for coolest current production model.

    For coolest of all time, I'm partial to the Shelby/AC Cobra 427 (in British racing green, please), the original GT40, and almost any interwar Pierce-Arrow.

    I'll add pictures when I get home.


    Good call on the Cobra. Definitely one of my favorite American cars.

    Funny story- I was down at Lime Rock Park last year for the BMW/Rolex Vintage festival. The guest speaker was Carrol Shelby who happened to walk by the tent of a (very lucky) Cobra dealer. He raised the value of one of the fine examples they brought along when he autographed the dashboard.
     
  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    and almost any interwar Pierce-Arrow.

    I second that and would add Packard.
     
  4. wEstSidE

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    I am probably the only person in this forum who really loves the E30 M3 (especially the Evo II). I don't know why but it has that raw aura, only slightly obscured by a clean coat of paint, which is found only in homologation specials. That being said, I also love the earlier Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions, especially the I, III, V, VI, and VI TME. The VII, VIII, and IX are all great, but they are not only too clean and road-friendly. The Lancia Delta S4, Metro 6R4, Pulsar GTi-R, Ford RS200, Escort Cosworth RS, Impreza WRX STi, and the Delta HF Integrale are also high on my list. I'm a sucker for the rough ones. They're like a tough athlete who puts on nice clothes: they look clean on the outside, but you know they're hardcore.
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Well-Known Member

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    briancl Well-Known Member

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    I am probably the only person in this forum who really loves the E30 M3

    Certainly not. The E30 M3 is a great car. I love it.

    Ugly is beautiful. I agree with you completely. I drive an ugly car that happens to be on your list, and I'd have nothing else even with double the budget.
     
  7. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    OMIGOD! Which one? Obviously must be the STi or Evo, right?
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    More beautiful/cool ugliness [​IMG]

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  9. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Two days ago on the highway I saw a '67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500, white w/ blue double stripe. Man, was that a sweet car. First time I've seen one in person.
     
  10. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    Oh Lancia Stratos, How could I forget you? Damn I love that livery.
     
  11. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Oh Lancia Stratos, How could I forget you? Damn I love that livery.
    Yes, I had to find a picture with the Alitalia livery. The plain ones look menacing though. I'd love to see one up close or, even better, get to flog one around a soil/gravel track [​IMG] I know I know, fat chance, lol. P.s. wish I could find a good picture of a black Abarth-treated Strada. The yellow one will have to do I guess.
     
  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Here's a rather nice Toyota:

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  13. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    Why would you put the 3D rendering of the Bond 2KGT up? I want to see that supercool Sony TV communicator and the hot chick in the passenger seat.
     
  14. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Good pick LK. I forgot about the 2000 GT.
     
  15. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    It was the only ideal image of it.
     
  16. VMan

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    Yeah, that 2000GT is sweet.

    I like the Datsun 240Z, which shares very similar lines. I like it especially when the owner throws a supercharged 350 in it.

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  17. wEstSidE

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    Yeah, that 2000GT is sweet.

    I like the Datsun 240Z, which shares very similar lines. I like it especially when the owner throws a supercharged 350 in it.

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    Better yet, 2JZ-GTE, the Japanese legend. Too bad Supras are fairies: you hear about them but you never see them. Regardless the 240Z (the "Zed" for you Americans) is a beautiful car with so many swapping options. I hear RB26DETTs can fit too. I'm all about the Japanese straight-6s.
     
  18. Tyto

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    Of the interwar models, the early 1930s are my favorites. A couple of nice examples are here, particuarly the 1930 and 1932.

    Also, a 1931 Phaeton:

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    Hood ornament detail:

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  19. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Well-Known Member

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    Here's a rather nice Toyota:

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    It's been more than ten years now, but the owner of the Toyota agency in Kearny Mesa (San Diego) had five of the 2000 GTs in his personal collection. It was quite a sight to see. They were under an awning on a side street across from the offices of our Bedlington Terrier's veterinary doctors.

    However, my very favorite version of the 2000 GTs was the one-off that Tiger Tanaka's operative used to rescue Bond/Connery in You Only Live Twice. Subsequently, a replica LHD Spyder was built by hacking off the roof of a coupe a la Strahmann's 365 GTB into 365 GTS. The replica was built with the correct knock-on alloy disc wheels rather than the flashy chrome wire wheels of the movie car.

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    LHD Replica
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  20. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    After all, this thread is about the coolest cars of all time.

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