World's prettiest cars

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World's prettiest cars

Post by tomsheppard » 27 Feb 2004, 19:47

The ugly topic has been busy so just for fun...
No Ferraris, GT40s etc. that's too easy. Cars for everyman, please.
(The CX, SM and the Goddess qualify automatically, of course.)
Fiat's 128 3p Berlinetta?

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Post by batwad » 27 Feb 2004, 20:26

Assuming the Vantage is excluded (I <i>will</i> own one), I think Minis (not the new one) look absolutely spiffing all chromed up with old-style rally fogs.
I know they're a bit cliché and hairdressery, but I've always had a soft spot for the Celica and the MR2. Maybe when I reach my mid-life crisis...
And if you weren't going to stone me already, you will when I say this: Vauxhall Senator.

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Post by mbunting » 27 Feb 2004, 20:50

406 Coupe.

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Post by bernie » 27 Feb 2004, 21:15

FIAT 124 Sport coupe AC

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Post by James.UK » 28 Feb 2004, 03:36

Vauxhall Cresta "batmobile" ..

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Post by ghostrider » 28 Feb 2004, 04:35

I'd second the 406 coupe, how about a Mk 1 Granada coupe? SMs of course, mind you that may be in the ferrari sort of league :-))) MkII Jag, but perhaps thats because I like The Sweeney
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Post by Homer » 28 Feb 2004, 05:38

I'm gonna be controversial and say the Xantia, post '98 facelift model, estate (break), in a dark metallic colour.

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Post by mark_sp » 28 Feb 2004, 05:44

Morgan - early sixties.
very early Lotus 7.
Frogeye sprite.
Oh dear I seem to have come over all minimalist.
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Post by mark_sp » 28 Feb 2004, 05:46

Forgot to say, all time favourite car for appearance:
Cord.
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Post by reblack68 » 28 Feb 2004, 14:47

I think the original Chrysler Alpine (i.e. 1976-80) is quite a pretty car. I like the shape of the HC Viva and Mk2 Cortina, the expanse of chrome helps. The Mini just looks right, perhaps because it wasn't styled in any way. I think estate cars used to look better than saloons, partly because they look longer and partly because, again, styling wasn't a priority. As somebody said on the ugly thread, estate cars are starting to look like home conversions again (Up to the early 60s many estate cars were converted saloons and looked it).

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Post by arry_b » 28 Feb 2004, 15:36

Saab 900 Turbo. Brutally handsome.
Unfortunately, I don't think this can qualify in this thread. Tom said no Ferraris etc, and an old 900Turbo costs more to run than a Ferrari!

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Post by reblack68 » 28 Feb 2004, 16:16

lol. I considered listing the SAAB but I couldn't justify calling it pretty. Brutally handsome is about right though. I took the cylinder head off one yesterday. Brutally. Interesting fungus in No1 chamber (it hasn't been started for ages) and a cross-threaded plug but my mate's still going to use it. Oh, and the manifold was cracked, quite unusual for a SAAB Turbo.

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Post by James.UK » 28 Feb 2004, 21:31

Hi Ghostie, Small point, The Sweeney didn't use MKll Jags, Inspector Morse did tho. Sadly the Sweeney kept wrecking the much rarer and far superior "S" Type Jags. :-(
With wire wheels fitted THAT was a very very pretty car. :-) my favourite in fact. :-D Not exactly a "family" car though. More in the class of the Armstrong Siddley Saphire, another lovely saloon..
Frogeye? pretty? hhmmm...

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Post by tomsheppard » 01 Mar 2004, 15:14

The 900 Turbo- yes. Brutally handsome sums it up nicely. The Cord? If you don't know it, there are a lot of parallels with the DS. Quite the most advanced styling of its time, this one is a beauty. 406 coupe? Best of the current bunch IMHO. Alfa Romeo GT Junior. As good to drive as to look at

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Post by Brian Oblivion » 02 Mar 2004, 17:26

Ford Cortina Mk3, Dad had a 2000Gt in Metallic Green with sporty wheels, always wanted one as a kid,
http://www.mk3cortina.com/cgi-bin/image ... g&img=&tt=