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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. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I don't see how it looks like a penis, but I'm sure it has balls.
     
  2. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I'm surprised no one has suggested:

    [​IMG]

    (ducking for cover)
     
  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    I'm surprised no one has suggested:

    [​IMG]

    (ducking for cover)


    fortunately, you can build your own KITT.
     
  4. Full Canvas

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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.
    Jon.


    Well, Jon. Here's something from my miscellaneous archival photos. It was snapped at the 1954 French Grand Prix. I saw one of the cars at the old San Francisco International Auto Show (underground in Brooks Hall) in 1966. Stirling Moss was there at the show as a spokesman.

    [​IMG]

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  5. shyr_15

    shyr_15 New Member

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    this one's neat! [​IMG]
     
  6. CTGuy

    CTGuy Senior member

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    I think the Z8 would top my list of presently available cars that I think are very cool.
     
  7. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    this one's neat!
    [​IMG]

    My neighbour has a black one and a friend of mine a Red Alpina. They are very, very nice. M5 (E39) Engine and transmission. More a GT than a sportscar btw. But i'm not very fond of real sportscars anyway.

    I love it!
     
  8. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    My neighbour has a black one and a friend of mine a Red Alpina. They are very, very nice. M5 (E39) Engine and transmission.
    The Alpina Z8s have an automatic transmission, and use one of Alpina's 4.8L V8, not the one from the M5, and it makes less power than the M5's engine. A red Z8 in the original BMW form is a lovely, lovely car. --Andre
     
  9. CTGuy

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    The Alpina Z8s have an automatic transmission, and use one of Alpina's 4.8L V8, not the one from the M5, and it makes less power than the M5's engine.

    A red Z8 in the original BMW form is a lovely, lovely car.

    --Andre


    The design of the car is really what makes it IMHO. The lines are simply one of the most beautiful in its class at the moment.
     
  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    It borrows from the BMW 507:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. LabelKing

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    I'll always remember that Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagana featured in Sunset Blvd. She said it cost $28,000 in 1929, which given inflation is now about $3,100,000+

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I'm not a great fan of laudalets, but that Isotta Fraschini is very nice.
     
  13. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I've always been inordinately fond of the Blitzen Benz.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. Brian SD

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    [​IMG]
    What year is that one? I thought all older GT-Rs were 4-door? It's beautiful, btw. Ahh, nm. Google is my friend. This is the 2000GT-R? I can't seem to find any sweet pictures of the Toyota GT2000, which is my favorite car. I think it was a bond car for at least one flick.
     
  15. Tokyo Slim

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    What year is that one? I thought all older GT-Rs were 4-door? It's beautiful, btw. Ahh, nm. Google is my friend. This is the 2000GT-R? I can't seem to find any sweet pictures of the Toyota GT2000, which is my favorite car. I think it was a bond car for at least one flick.
    Yeah, its the 1971 2000 GT-R KPGC10 coupe... beautiful car. [​IMG]
     
  16. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    Yeah, its the 1971 2000 GT-R KPGC10 coupe... beautiful car.

    [​IMG]


    I'm not crazy about the "shrunken Detroit" aesthetic Japan Inc. pursued until about the mid-1980s, but those wheels are stunning. Are they Watanabes?
     
  17. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    I'm not crazy about the "shrunken Detroit" aesthetic Japan Inc. pursued until about the mid-1980s, but those wheels are stunning. Are they Watanabes?

    No idea.
     
  18. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    You honestly think that that little Japanese box is the coolest car ever?

    I have trouble believing this.
     
  19. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know about EVER, but this was the first car that came to mind:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. LabelKing

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    [​IMG] I think this Voisin is rather nice.
     

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