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LordBretSinclair

3,191 posts

79 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Is that one of Noel Tidybeard's creations?? frown

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

111 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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LordBretSinclair said:
Is that one of Noel Tidybeard's creations?? frown
They are French but I believe that Noel was an investor in the previous UK distributor.

esso

1,654 posts

119 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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ajprice said:
Cooler than the standard one...
.....ugliest piece of st i have ever seen....should have called it the Nissan Joke!

Riley Blue

8,581 posts

128 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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esso said:
ajprice said:
Cooler than the standard one...
.....ugliest piece of st i have ever seen....should have called it the Nissan Joke!
Or Nissan Puke...

oliverb205

523 posts

128 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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One of my guilty pleasures would be the Mini Marcos. It's ill proportioned, dumpy, has an odd pointy snout that is too high...but somehow it just looks an awful lot of fun. It just seems so typical of the 1950/60 specialist sports car scene where cars were designed by engineers.

Love the Alfa SZ too.

Oliver.

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jamieandthemagic

538 posts

94 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Podie said:
Gets my vote every time.

coppice

2,528 posts

46 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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CV8; Dart; 2CV; Bristol 404; 308GT4 and Alfa Giulia Super all have that 'jolie laide' look. Mind you I didn't think the Alfa or 308 ever were remotely ugly but as all the Classic mags say they are I must be wrong...But what do I know- I'm the one who thinks the Elan is prettier by far than the sainted E Type.(E Hype more like)

nicanary

3,060 posts

48 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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One of the Briggs Cunningham entries for Le Mans 1950 - based on a stock Cadillac Type 61, and nicknamed by the French as "Le Monstre". Fugly, but IMO cool.

LotusOmega375D

2,962 posts

55 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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srob

10,133 posts

140 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Can I drop a motorbike into this?

The Munch Mammoth:



Cool because of its name mainly, and that it used to win Top Trumps when I was a kid hehe

LordBretSinclair

3,191 posts

79 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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hehe


itiejim

1,742 posts

107 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Are the eighties cool again yet?

Great car, horrible square plastic interior and dodgy aesthetics though.


Alfachick

1,636 posts

99 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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LordBretSinclair said:
hehe

I have just acquired a half share in one of those!
They are sooooo flipping cool. even cooler in pink wink

KrazyIvan

3,012 posts

77 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Evo V

Never gonna win an beauty contests but, still cool cars...even more so no that the chavs cant afford the insurance any more.


bigandclever

7,630 posts

140 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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quiraing said:
Edit - who is that in red watching in the background? Scary. The one standing next to the Gruffalo in blue.
It's Baron Samedi in Live And Let Die.

Furberger

697 posts

101 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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slomax said:
Ugly? Really? A bit odd looking but there are far uglier creations out there. Saw a van version a few hours ago. Good to see it still being used in anger!

Johnspex

526 posts

86 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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nicanary said:
Sorry, that didn't come out...



Is that a picture of a real car? Somehow it looks like a model of some kind. Just asking.

nicanary

3,060 posts

48 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Johnspex said:
Is that a picture of a real car? Somehow it looks like a model of some kind. Just asking.
Yes, it is a model. It was the best thing I could find on Google Image.

nicanary

3,060 posts

48 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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KrazyIvan said:
Evo V

Never gonna win an beauty contests but, still cool cars...even more so no that the chavs cant afford the insurance any more.

Doesn't stop the chavs from driving them. I can never fathom out how they get the insurance, or indeed whether the car is actually insured.

esso

1,654 posts

119 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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nicanary said:
KrazyIvan said:
Evo V

Never gonna win an beauty contests but, still cool cars...even more so no that the chavs cant afford the insurance any more.

Doesn't stop the chavs from driving them. I can never fathom out how they get the insurance, or indeed whether the car is actually insured.
How can you say that is Ugly.....gotta be one of the coolest cars on the planet!