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Ugly cars you find oddly appealing

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steve Ouimette, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. rghill

    rghill Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Oct 16, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    The Interceptor was and is still a great looking car!

    There was a company (in the UK I believe) that was taking old Interceptors and refitting them with modern V8s and updating the electronics. In one of the Fast-n-Furious movies, one of the characters drives a very nicely restored and modified Jensen Interceptor III as well.
     
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  2. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    NJ
    Wow I almost forgot when my father tried to buy the love my evil half sister by ordering in one of these from across the pond.
    [​IMG]
     

  3. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    Nice Anglia photo there, jimash.

    I lived in San Antonio when I was grade school age, and in those days you'd see a lot of vehicles that people in the military
    obtained overseas and shipped stateside. Opel Kadettes, Simcas, Peugeots, NSU Sport Prinzes, Borgward Isabellas and Fords from Germany. I can only imagine what a problem getting parts for these must have been in those pre-interent days.

    Big rear windows like those on the Jensen Interceptor bring to mind the first year Plymouth Barracuda.
     
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  4. Harry

    Harry Tele-Meister

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    Jan 23, 2006
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    There's a certain "chemistry" afoot here.
     

  5. catdaddy

    catdaddy Tele-Holic

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    I own one of these, 2005 Scion XB. Looks more like a kitchen appliance than a car so lovingly referred to as 'The Toaster'.
     

  6. SweetClyde99

    SweetClyde99 Tele-Meister

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    Feb 1, 2016
    Jefferson City, MO
    (1) What is that?
    (2) Can I have it when you're finished with it?
     
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  7. Lies&Distortion

    Lies&Distortion Tele-Meister

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    May 27, 2014
    SE Michigan
    Ha! I thought the same thing about the Caddie!

    And, I was going to say Datsun B210. I had one that had been turbo-ed and had a race suspension set up. I used to eat up '80's Mustangs on any street that wasn't a straight line.
     
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  8. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    lol.. Bandmates dad had one in the woods...called bug eyed sprite..
    ugly but cool
     
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  9. Lies&Distortion

    Lies&Distortion Tele-Meister

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    SE Michigan

  10. Armo

    Armo Tele-Meister

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    Nov 13, 2008
    Wales
    1956_Nash_Metropolitan_retro___d_2048x1536.jpg

    1956 Nash Metropolitan
     
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  11. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Tele-Holic

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    Sep 11, 2016
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    Rag top Karmann Ghia. Fugly, but I'd own one in a second.

    [​IMG]
     

  12. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    No Datsun B210 Fastback photos, so younger members can see what we're taking about?
    A neighbor had one, kids in the neighborhood called it "the roach car".

    One byproduct of Nissan getting into SCCA racing was all of the performance parts that
    were available for 210s, 510s and 240/260Zs at your local Datsun dealer's parts counter.
     

  13. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    But they used to be cowboy ugly. Now they're GIJoe/Transformers-theme-birthday-party ugly.
     

  14. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Just gotta:

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  15. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Not Ugly, sorry...

     

  16. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Tele-Holic

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    To each his own bro but as a rag top, with the top up, I stick by my assessment: FUGLY.

    With the top down: Cool

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. rghill

    rghill Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Oct 16, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    My Dad has one in pretty good condition in his garage! He hardly ever drives it though. It's got a funky dash mounted manual shifter, kind of like the old "three on the tree" shifters. It definitely gets a lot of attention when it's out.
     
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  18. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    That blue wagon looks funny sitting next to that blown AMX. Talk about extremes. My brother had a couple of AMXs. They were wicked quick.
     

  19. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    my dream car when I was a kid. They could be had for $25. :)
     

  20. Lies&Distortion

    Lies&Distortion Tele-Meister

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    May 27, 2014
    SE Michigan
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    Not mine, but similar.
     
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