Why Don’t Automakers Do Greatest Hits?

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  1. Gardo

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    I still drive a 2008 HHR that we bought new. It's kind of a greatest hit,inspired by 47 Chevy Suburban
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    Sorry, but the most beautiful car ever made was the '62 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Runner up is the '66 Lamborghini Miura.
     
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    Cool, I was telling people about this the other day.
    It likely wont happen, but I have always enjoyed the idea of a new Lamborghini Miura, or something like an old 288GTO.
     
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    They're called Restomods, you need a large wad of cash to get there...

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    You can get replica cars (kits or finished) that have modern features (to varying degrees) but the look of famous classic cars.

     
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    A Triumph TR8 or an MG TC.
     
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    A Caterham Seven is available in kit form too:

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    I'd love to see Ford resurrect the mid sixties Mustang. That would be cool.
     
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    Dismal is right. The styling is boring, and if you like grey, black, or white cars...

    2000's parking lot
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    1960's parking lot..... BTW, I'll take the '66 Fairlane.

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    '47' Pontiac Silver Streak 'Torpedo' coupe.

    My God!!! it had 'pontoon fenders'...what more do you need?

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    fuel efficiency really did a number on automobile design.
     
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    the cost of retooling and all the safety regs.
     
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    :eek:jeeeez Steerforth you sound like the late Mrs ping-ping, would you like a side of martyrs bread with that ?:p
     
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    I sold my Elgin for an original Stump Jumper. Now it would be fun to have both. I still have my Typhoon.
     
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    Triumph motorcycles do a great job of this- modern refinement, with all the retro styling cues you could ever want.
     
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    You can get a modern repop, just not from Ford.

    https://revologycars.com/
     
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    You made me cry, man.
     
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