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Old 09-25-2018, 10:05 PM
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Whether you think it's subjective or not it's iconic and timeless in IMCO to say the least.
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The 70-72 Chevelle line had EVERYTHING.
I had a 70 LS-6. Only options were power brakes and an AM/8 track. It had a bench seat with no console. Sold it for $2,500.

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Pure unadulterated sex on wheels! Hell, I was rooting for the Ford Mark IVs to win, but I still thought this was a prettier car!

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Pure unadulterated sex on wheels! Hell, I was rooting for the Ford Mark IVs to win, but I still though this was a prettier car!
Awesome. Even though I've been a lifelong fan of Corvettes and have owned 16 of them, no Corvette belongs on the list of "Best Automotive Design of All Time".
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Originally Posted by 1snake View Post
Awesome. Even though I've been a lifelong fan of Corvettes and have owned 16 of them, no Corvette belongs on the list of "Best Automotive Design of All Time".
It depends on weather you take purpose built race cars out of the equation and just compare the factory everyday production cars.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:03 PM
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It depends on weather you take purpose built race cars out of the equation and just compare the factory everyday production cars.
Well, the OP set the criteria for this thread, and he clearly stated “Your response can apply to ANY design” so .......
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Love the old art deco cars, Delahaye 135, I'd never want to own one, but I do appreciate them as an artistic masterpiece.
As far as what I would own, I love my C2, and I am a big Porsche geek, and working in an automotive studio, my appreciation of hand crafted cars is more of an obsession. I have to give my nod to the Singer Porsche builds, just amazing inside and out.




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Good idea for a thread......lots of good choices here. I take hundreds of photos each year of cars at shows.....I find I take the most photos of the cars I admire the most. Here are a few of my favorites (a bit biased on the Midyear and the Avantis):








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Certainly not one of the all time greats but the '62 Olds Starfire was a beautiful car. The cars that GM produced for the '61-'62 model years were outstanding. They ruled the world back then. How times have changed.
I gotta agree, one of the best GM cars ever!
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Originally Posted by Dan Hampton;
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Certainly not one of the all time greats but the '62 Olds Starfire was a beautiful car. The cars that GM produced for the '61-'62 model years were outstanding. They ruled the world back then. How times have changed.[/i]

My my favourite as well beautiful car

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Originally Posted by tuxnharley View Post
Pure unadulterated sex on wheels! Hell, I was rooting for the Ford Mark IVs to win, but I still thought this was a prettier car!
This is the first car that came to my mind when reading the OP opening thread.

IMHO the most beautiful car ever built; however, many of the others in this thread are very nice.
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Your mom had excellent taste. The Starfire was a work of art.
Yes it was. I know of a survivor in the same colors as the one pictured. I'll post pictures and details on Wednesday.
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Great thread and I am honoured to be in your company, I have owned at least three of the examples illustrated here ('64 E-Type OTS, Sting Ray Coupe and '64 Buick Riviera) and the lines, the drivetrains, and the seating are wonderful. Italian gun to my head, though …




Just looka' those compound curves, bellisimo !

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Ford Model T - Speaks for itself.


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Love that red Nash Healy. What is the black car in the driveway?
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Very partial to the C7 Z06.....

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Love that red Nash Healy. What is the black car in the driveway?
Looks like a Jensen - Healy to me.
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Originally Posted by Dan Hampton View Post

Certainly not one of the all time greats but the '62 Olds Starfire was a beautiful car. The cars that GM produced for the '61-'62 model years were outstanding. They ruled the world back then. How times have changed.


One of my best friends had one exactly like this in high school that I rode to school in often. LOVE the big aluminum trim side.
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Looks like a Jensen - Healy to me.

Yes, Mopar powered with 383s 440s and a few with a 440-6
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