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Ugly cars you find oddly appealing

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

  1. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I had 2 1963 Dodge Dart rag tops. They werent pretty, but still cool in all its fugliness.
     
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  2. Flyinlow

    Flyinlow Tele-Meister

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    Feb 9, 2017
    NE Indiana
    My first car was a '65 Dart. Almost the same exact story. :cool:
     

  3. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2013
    NYC
    My mother recently sold her XB. :(

    I loved driving that car when I visited her. Now that it's gone, I may not visit anymore.

    [just kidding]
     
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  4. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    How our opinions change over time. There was a time when I wouldn't have walked across the street for bathtub Porsche.

    Now I'd kill for one.
     
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  5. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Holic

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    I want to "LIKE" this a thousand times!!!!! Back in the sixties, I would actually (but rarely) see one of these on the street. Even the name "Avanti" conjured up images of European sophistication and romance. As I understand, though, they were dogs....sluggish and unreliable. Damn sure looked good, though....
     
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  6. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Actually the Kuebelwagen came first. Then the amphibian Schwimmwagen. They also made a armored car version.
     

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  7. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Tele-Holic

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    There was an AMX for sale near my house; for years it sat with the for sale sign on it and I'd think, "hmmm..." Then one day it was gone never to return. Same story for a Plymouth Satellite next door to my office. But it's for the best. I probably would have lost my Driver's License in the first year of owning it (like when I got my old Ninja 900).:eek:
     
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  8. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    When I was much younger, and thought I might fit in one of those, my wife and I went and looked at a nearly new one advertised in the paper at Jim Burke Ford here in California. I was GOING to test drive it, only to find that while Mrs. TD jumped right into the passenger (going whew oh goody) seat, I simply would not fit in the drivers side. I wondered why the guy had traded it in on a FORD of all things, but I think I figured out why he did, he could actually drive the Ford. I hate it when a long time goal runs head on into practicality!
     
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  9. Penguinchit

    Penguinchit TDPRI Member

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  10. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Ugly? Or cool as all get out? You decide.

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  11. fenderrookie

    fenderrookie A fan of Leo! Ad Free + Supporter

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    east of East St Louis

  12. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

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    Aug 17, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I've actually had 2 XB's. Currently I have a "newer" 2012 model and my wife kept my '05 original black box. It's a tin can for sure but it had an odd charm to it, plus the best visibiity in any car. Ever. The newer model is a bit more refined but feels cheesy in a bad way compared to the good cheese of the original. My wife is in love with it but knows one day it will need to be replaced. Most likely with a Mini.
     

  13. mcknigs

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    Apr 5, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    A couple movies I've seen (e.g., "Waynes World") tried to make the Pacer sort of ironic-cool. My feelings about them are colored by having to deal with all the problems my wife and sister had with theirs, back in the day. :)
     

  14. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
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  15. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    These cars have got a proper "face". When I was a small child I used to car spot (hey there was NOTHING else to do on long trips) so I used to notice cars with "faces".
     

  16. mcknigs

    mcknigs Tele-Meister

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    Alexandria, VA
    My first car was the predecessor of the B210 - the 1200. The fastback version was not too different looking than the fastback B210. I had the sedan in the same color as in this ad:

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  17. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK

    Sorry, that doesn't count. Can't be Jolie Laide. How could not be pure beauty?
     
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  18. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    It certainly wears it's ugliness on its sleeve...
     

  19. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Tele-Holic

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    You made me have to look up "Jolie Laide". :lol:
     
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