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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. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    What do you think is the coolest car ever? Regardless if you have seen it in real life or only in pictures / video. Post pics if possible.

    Jon.
     
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    The McLaren F1 road car: the perfect blend of performance, practicality, and design purity. I don't think there has ever been or will ever be a greater car.

    --Andre
     
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    From what I have heard from people who have driven the car it is far from the coolest, more like the hottest!
     
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    [​IMG]

    That is a Bugatti, correct? Wow.
     
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    That is a Bugatti, correct? Wow.
    I think it's the T57 Atalante.
     
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    I think it's the T57 Atalante.

    Precisely. Although I had only known it as the Atlantic- so this additional info is fun to learn.

    That is actually a photo of the one owned by Ralph Lauren.
     
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    You will not pass another one, guarenteed!
     
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    Precisely. Although I had only known it as the Atlantic- so this additional info is fun to learn. That is actually a photo of the one owned by Ralph Lauren.
    It’s a Type 57 SC Atlantic RL’s owns 1 of 3 built: chassis # 57591, built in 1937, and was originally a type 57S, but like many of the Type 57S’ built, they were often sent back to the factory to be retrofitted with Superchargers (this particular car was retrofitted in 39’), thus the ‘C’ addition to the car. The ‘Atalante’ body type is a different than the Atlantic (although it is still based on the Type 57S chassis, engine and powertrain), it looks like this: [​IMG] I like cars [​IMG] Jon.
     
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    Not even close: Citroën DS "Decapotable": [​IMG] And the next two would be the standard Citroën DS sedan and the Citroën DS Break/Safari wagon...
     
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    I wouldn't be embarassed to be seen tooling about in this one:

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    1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K.
     
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    I really really would like to find one of these old citroens. I think they kind of grow on you after a while. I was watching Munich today and half way through the movie I was on eBay seeing if I could find a black one in good shape.
     
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    For some reason I've always loved the Ferrari F50. Sure, other cars are quicker, or handle better, but there's just something about this car to me.

    Perhaps it was driving it in the old Need for Speed 2 game.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Personally, I think the coolest car ever is the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R Stromlinienwagen (streamliner) race car designed by Rudolf Uhlenaut. It was driven by Juan-Manuel Fangio to win the world championship that same year.

    It used an M196 R 2.496-liter Straight 8 (utilizing Bosch Direct fuel injection, like the 300SL Gullwing and used 2 valves per cylinder, DOHC, with desmodromic valve operation) engine producing 290 bhp @ 5800 rpm and 217 ft lbs of torque, and 116 bhp per liter. Top speed: 186 mph.

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    Sterling Moss driving a W196 R:

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    I could seriously imagine myself driving this thing on the street.

    Jon.
     
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    Jon, that car looks like a penis. Swoopy, silver, with weird holes punched in various places, and two exaust pipes coming out one side. [​IMG]
     
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    Jon, that car looks like a penis. Swoopy, silver, with weird holes punched in various places, and two exaust pipes coming out one side.

    [​IMG]


    James, what have you done to yourself? [​IMG]

    Jon.
     

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