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    Thread: JDs archives: Fatal Attraction (The most beautiful cars in the world)

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      07-01-2012 01:20 PM #2
      Interesting how the opinions on beauty can vary so wildly when it comes to automobiles. I wouldn't choose a single one of the cars in that article, but I'd never condemn their choices, either. My selection is well-known in TCL:

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      07-01-2012 02:27 PM #3
      I can't decide between Ferris Bueller...


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    4. 07-01-2012 02:31 PM #4
      Love the glass barn doors on the Mangusta!

      I like..

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      502hp W12 in 1991?!?!?

      What was it's realistic top speed?

      Anyone have any memories or old magazine articles about the car?

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      07-01-2012 04:19 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendon1098 View Post


      502hp W12 in 1991?!?!?

      What was it's realistic top speed?

      Anyone have any memories or old magazine articles about the car?
      It was a show car. When it first appeared, the engine was a mockup supposedly made of wood and plastic. I don't know if it was ever fitted with a real engine, but I doubt it.

    8. 07-01-2012 04:31 PM #8
      Might as well get it out of the way.

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      07-01-2012 05:31 PM #9
      When you really like cars, its hard not to fall in love with something like this..


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      07-01-2012 05:58 PM #10
      I agree with the 944 assessment. When I had my 944 people would cross a large parking lot just to talk to me about the car. There would always be kids and adults that would stop by to talk to me about the car when I was at a car show or the race track. I'd have people looking at my car while at a stoplight giving me the "thumbs up" or nod of approval. The guards at the base ECP would watch the car all the way through after my ID check; most cars they just wave on and ignore.

      According to Harm Lagaay the car is composed of three intersecting arcs and the lack of hard edges emulates the body of a dolphin. It is such a natural and soothing shape to the eye. The 944 really is a good looker and it stays good looking even to today. If in the future I get another one I want to get it painted in a rainforest or emeraly green. Something tells me if I owned a 944 in this color I'd be late for work every day... I'd get there on time but then spend 10 minutes staring at it from the front door.





      It really is a damn good looking machine.

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      and it's more practical version



      this is just how i see it i like older cars but for something i would buy and fall in love with it would be more modern
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      07-01-2012 06:37 PM #12
      All curves

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      07-01-2012 07:14 PM #13
      I've got a weird answer to this one, but I'm sticking to it. I'm not even an American car guy either.


    14. 07-01-2012 07:30 PM #14
      Except for the 904, which I have always felt was a rather disjointed jumble, I like all of the cars in the OP, but I love the Miura. One of my top 2 or 3 ever.

      My number 1 is probably the Blue Train Special Bentley.

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      07-01-2012 07:33 PM #15
      A few of my choices...





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      07-01-2012 07:42 PM #16
      I fell for this at age 13. I don't know that it's the most beautiful car in the world but the Esprit V8's styling has never gone cold for me.


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      1967 Eldorado:





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      07-01-2012 08:57 PM #19
      All that and no E-type?


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      07-01-2012 09:13 PM #20
      My vote goes to this one:




      Even though I've never seen one in person, I bet it's one of those "best from 5 paces" kind of cars.
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      07-01-2012 09:35 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      When you really like cars, its hard not to fall in love with something like this..

      That looks like a replica. The carbs sit too high in the cowling for it to be authentic. The oil sump on the real GTOs allowed the motor to sit lower than in that picture. Good choice though! Just had to nitpick my way in here

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      07-01-2012 10:10 PM #22


      I just can't fault anything on the SWB.
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    23. 07-01-2012 10:16 PM #23
      Love that 67 Riviera! 66? The 65 and 71 usually get all the glory. And too bad the Eldo is front drive.
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      I got the (RX8) engine replaced at 112K miles not because it failed but because I hit a pig on the interstate.

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      ...cretinx tried to touch on this point above but if you check his post history it is fairly easy to tell that he is an imbecile. I have doubts that he can drive a nail, much less a car.

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      07-01-2012 10:23 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Interesting how the opinions on beauty can vary so wildly when it comes to automobiles. I wouldn't choose a single one of the cars in that article, but I'd never condemn their choices, either. My selection is well-known in TCL:

      To be fair, this car is obviously from an earlier era than the vehicles chosen for this article.

      And if I must be honest- it is beautiful in an architectural way.
      But.. that is debatable on a car.

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      And on the list of cars... I think I could only fit in the Chrysler Turbine.
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    26. 07-01-2012 11:05 PM #26
      I love pretty much any of those cars in the article and they've stood the test of time. I have to say though, I honestly feel that the 1938 Talbot Lago, from a design perspective (to me) blows away everything else. It looks like it was at least 25 years from the future. I just can't imagine what went through people's minds when they saw this car in 1938. I mean, here it is 2012 and that car still blows me away. A car from almost 75 years ago should look dated, boring and tired but it's just simply timeless and stunning to me.


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      From the early 70s I loved the Pantara. My current love is this baby


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      07-01-2012 11:31 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCfarkas View Post
      /thread
      I wish "/thread" would be filtered. It is so obnoxious to think that no one can top your opinion.


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      Another modern favorite.

      My automotive tastes change on an almost hourly basis however.
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      07-01-2012 11:32 PM #29
      The Lancia is an odd looking car. I can find no beauty in it, but hey, this is totally subjective.

      Aston Martin Makes the most beautiful cars. The lines will always be beautiful.

      One of the more affordable cars that I find attractive, at least in the modern styling department is the Audi A5. Very, very attractive.

      I find this to be attractive in a purposeful, honest way.



      Along those lines:
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      07-01-2012 11:35 PM #30
      Saw a Maserati Merak today...thought it was cool...but not one of the best looking cars ever by a long shot...


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      07-01-2012 11:55 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by GRNWNV View Post
      I wish "/thread" would be filtered. It is so obnoxious to think that no one can top your opinion.
      My opinion can't be topped.
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      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      ...cretinx tried to touch on this point above but if you check his post history it is fairly easy to tell that he is an imbecile. I have doubts that he can drive a nail, much less a car.

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      07-02-2012 12:14 AM #33
      1957 Stingray race car. I, just, I can't describe what the design does.



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      07-02-2012 12:20 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by CTCORRADOKID View Post
      Saw a Maserati Merak today...thought it was cool...but not one of the best looking cars ever by a long shot...

      It's completely contextual. For that guy, he had memories to associate the car with that helps the nostalgia.

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      07-02-2012 08:14 AM #35
      Can't really argue with the article or any of the other vehicles posted.

      I love the last editorial line about the 944 - " I've never owned a 944 but I could if I wanted to. And so could you. That makes it special"

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