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Offline Timos

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Re-introducing old car styles?
« on: January 24, 2007, 12:12:56 PM »
I know this topic is not religious at all but here goes...on the roads these days,

I often see cars made from older or vintage styles but made with modern technology such as VW's New Beetle, Rabbit, Golfs, and Chrysler's PT Cruiser which looks like something from the 40's.

'm wondering what anyone thinks the chances are of some other older car styles being reintroduced into the market and how successful they might be? Such as the big old Cadillacs, Buicks, and Mercurys. Couple years back my dad had a beautiful 67' Cadillac and unfortunately he sold it- he now regrets it :)

The reason I ask is because I aboslutely love old car styles and its such a shame cars are not made that way anymore. The major thing that needs to be changed are of course the safety features such as seat belts and air bags.

If gasoline (V8 engines) is an issue, the cars dont have to be made with the same large measurements, just the style....that would be cool.

Any thoughts anyone??

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 12:40:24 PM »
Well, i think part of the charm was the physical size... if gas was really an issue, they've made lighter-weight materials to make the cars from (even though I prefer and old-fashioned steel monster, myself).

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 12:56:21 PM »
I'm gonna buy my hub a 67 GTO with vanity plates that read OLDGTO

I would like a 70 chevelle.

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 04:44:46 PM »


I wish the US made more designs like this for the nice weekend when the mother-in-law has the kids and the wife and I could just cruise out to the country for a picnic during the early summer.
*sighs

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007, 08:51:59 PM »
Here are two I would love to buy:


1925 Oakland


1934 Sunbeam

My favorite cars are from the era between the wars.

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007, 12:51:57 AM »
I love the old giant Cadillacs and Buicks from the 50s and 60s. Another one I love is the old VW Beetle and the VW Minibus. If I were a millionaire, I'd start my own auto manufact. company and reintroduce all the cool oldies with safety features etc...







What style and elegance!

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007, 01:06:52 AM »
man I love fins and chrome!

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2007, 02:33:42 AM »
Oh, and for some of the hardcore afficionatos (sp?) - a nice Deusenburg..... Those puppys are quite the driving machines (so I've heard.... they're only more expensive than 10 years salary for a priest, so I'll never get one).
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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2007, 11:20:45 PM »
Okay.  Now you got me feeling bad about getting rid of my first car. . . a 1963 Grand Prix.   :'( :(

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2007, 01:09:35 AM »
Oh man, why did ya do it?! lol

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2007, 04:08:56 AM »
So its an elegant car we are looking for, or an antique one? Look no Further:



The 1937 Cord Front Wheel Drive Model 812
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The 812 had retractable headlights in addition to other advanced equipment, and in the tradition of the L-29 it employed front-wheel drive and an electrically controlled vacuum shift gearbox. Cord was committed to the realization of the dreams of engineers and designers alike.

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Re: Re-introducing old car styles?
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2007, 10:07:58 PM »
Oh man, why did ya do it?! lol

We won't talk about the '66 Mustang and '67 Fury III I don't have anymore.   :(    :'(