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Old 04-06-2015, 04:46 PM   #21
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Hmmm. Pontiac LeMans. Buick Wildcat. Chrysler New Yorker.
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:56 PM   #22
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I had a number of these back in the day.

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Old 04-06-2015, 05:09 PM   #23
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I'd love to have an old fashioned VW bug just like the ones back in the 1960's, if that was re-introduced.
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I would love a new Karmen Ghia !
That was a nice car, and lots of fun. Thanks for the memory.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:42 PM   #25
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Updated 32 Ford or 1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Coupe with better than Lucas electric and silicone not rubber hoses.

1963 split window Corvette or 68 Camaro SS or ??

heh heh heh - this is a bad thread. Now among trucks - -
I'd better stop.
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1937 Ford station wagon with wood panels...
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Nah, this is a real fun car for ER's who are in no hurry to go from point A to point B.

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I'd love to have an old fashioned VW bug just like the ones back in the 1960's, if that was re-introduced.
I had a couple of bugs and a Ghia back in the day and loved them, then. After driving modern cars for a long time I got a chance to drive a bug and it was a terrible experience. Back then, Boonesfarm wine seemed pretty good, too.
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I had a couple of bugs and a Ghia back in the day and loved them, then. After driving modern cars for a long time I got a chance to drive a bug and it was a terrible experience. Back then, Boonesfarm wine seemed pretty good, too.
Yeah it did, didn't it....
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We sold ours (2009) a couple of years ago, even though our remaining two cars are significantly older. It was OK, but severely underpowered for any kind of real utility use. Marketed for kids on the go, but owned mostly by middle aged women because it was cute. I wasn't in the least surprised when they dropped it. Especially since it was competing within Honda with the CRV, which has a much higher profit margin.
We have a 2006 element and it's been a fantastic utility car with an incredible amount of storage space. In fact, we downsized and can fit everything we own in that car.

But yeah it's underpowered, passing stuff on the highway sucks, and I wouldn't use it for towing anything. It's great if you have big bulky (but not particularly heavy) stuff.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:21 PM   #33
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I've read about the new minivans cabs being introduced in New York City.

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+1. No heart-pounding excitement, but the Camry wagon et al were dang practical little cars.
Small wagons are here...you just have to look for them (Jetta Sportwagon):

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I've always liked the Willy's Jeep:

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This is about as close as you get with any retro. Take the doors and top off and you are there. Its hard to see in the light, but it even says Willys on the side of the hood. They are available at your local Jeep dealer.
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I would have to say a true retro style Corvette. I would like to see something with sharp, sloped fenders and quarter panels like the 63-67 body styles. I think Chevrolet blew it with the latest design and on top of that they call it a Stingray. They should have saved that name for a true retro design with tip out headlights and round tail lights.
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The one car that always facinated me was an ealry Jensen interceptor. A friend had one while we were in college in Connecticut when we were nuts about British cars. At the time, I had a MGB roadster. The Interceptors were much different than the usual British fare at the time, but they were really not good cars. A classic 1974 example is here:

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"The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for an earlier car made between 1950 and 1957. The car broke with Jensen tradition by having a steel bodyshell instead of glass-reinforced plastic and by having the body designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff.

The early bodies were Italian-built, by Vignale, before production by Jensen themselves began with subtle body modifications in West Bromwich.

Specifications.

The engine was a Chrysler V-8 initially of 6276 cc (383 c.i.) with optional manual (Mark I, only few built) or TorqueFlite automatic transmissions driving the rear wheels through a limited slip differential in a conventional Salisbury rear axle. The engine grew to 7212 cc (440 c.i.) in late 1971 with 4-bbl carburation. The SP (Six-Pack) model of 197173 offered 3x2-bbl carburation; only 232 were built and had the distinction of being the most powerful car ever to have been made by Jensen (390 hp (290 kW).

The Interceptor saloon had a distinctive large, curving wrap-around rear window that doubled as a tailgate. The original specification included electric windows, reclining front seats, a wood rimmed steering wheel, radio with twin speakers, reversing lights and an electric clock. Power steering was included as standard from September 1968.

The Mark II was announced in October 1969, revised frontal styling and vented disc brakes. The Mark III of 1971 had revised seats, fully-cast alloy wheels plus some other improvements. The Mark III was divided to G-, H- and J-series, depending on the production years. The "J" version of Interceptor III was the most luxurious Jensen built.
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I actually ran across a "barn find" Jensen in south Louisiana a few years ago at the site of a shut down gas plant. We couldn't find the owner (probably dead) and left the car sit and turn into iron oxide.
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Well, we've had the Mustang, the Dodge muscle cars, the Camaro revised and re-introduced, as well as the Morris Mini and the Fiat 500. Are there others that automakers should be looking at?
I don't think the Mustang ever went out of production, although it could be that most of the 80s versions aren't acknowledged as such by true Mustang aficionados. (Full disclosure, my first car was a 64 1/2 model).

I had forgotten about El Caminos. I had a girlfriend with one, and it was a lot of fun. I also remember flying down the road in the back seat of a Subaru Brat. I don't think those open back seats would be allowed these days, but it was a blast back then.

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Not exactly the VW bus you had mind, here is a pic I sent my son from Japan a couple years ago, maybe a 2/3 size model? He was wondering what would be available when he moved. A couple pics, one for size reference.
Wow, I never saw one of those in the US.
This model was reportedly coming to the US in 2014 or 2015, but I haven't heard anything else.
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Wow, I never saw one of those in the US.
This model was reportedly coming to the US in 2014 or 2015, but I haven't heard anything else.
As a VW owner and fan, VW has disappointed us many times on their promises of certain Euro models coming here.
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