Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

Author
Discussion

welshjohn

1,215 posts

136 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
Saleen s7 twin turbo



http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3178880.htm

Edited by welshjohn on Monday 25th June 23:07

OdramaSwimLaden

1,971 posts

124 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all


I didn't know a car existed that when you change the brake pads and realise your trousers are dirty, you chose to sit on one of the floormats (to save the seats from dirt) to drive home. Unbeknown to you the underside of the floor matts is made from some sort of tarry (sp!) substance and on a hot day it melts to your friend's cars seats and is approx 20cmx20cm.....and a tarry, sticky black y substance!

......"the brakes are fine but about your driver's seat".

OT a wee bit; not happy.


Flawless Victory

441 posts

120 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
Some Honda Civic from the US in racing trim.

Much nicer than the effort we get from Swindon




essexplumber

7,420 posts

128 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
carlove said:
Recently saw one of these Ssangyongs.
Arrgghhh my eyes! cry

stropley

356 posts

119 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
iva cosworth said:


Can't remember its name but it's a Subaru Legacy front.

There is probably dozens of JDM cars we know nothing about.

Saw that pickup at Tempest rally 2010 BTW,never seen another

Edit...Doh it says the name on the back.....It's a Baja
If you think the baja has a daft name check out its predecessor :


OldSkoolRS

3,772 posts

134 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
essexplumber said:
carlove said:
Recently saw one of these Ssangyongs.
Arrgghhh my eyes! cry
That looks like someone has joined about three cars together; one being the front of an old Rover 400, maybe the back of a HiLux pickup, not sure about the middle bit though...

Small Car

868 posts

154 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
Tata electric car.

Was behind one on the M42 / toll road last week. Had lots of grunt and was impressed. In a body a fair bit larger than the Nano. Took a photo because I did not know that they existed...

I was also shocked to know that they did a Golf diesel 4motion when I first saw one.

S2AVANT

217 posts

177 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
Isuzu Vehicross

nsmith1180

3,941 posts

133 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
S2AVANT said:
Isuzu Vehicross
Id be very Vehi-Cross if you parked that anywhere I could see it.

HeatonNorris

1,649 posts

103 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
nsmith1180 said:
I didnt know Ssangyong was GM? or is that a theory?
Daewoo bought Ssangyong in 1998.

SooperDan

240 posts

103 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all


Not long discovered the Toyota Caldina. It has the 260bhp engine and 4WD from a Toyota Celica GT-4, pretty cool..

Coldfuse

518 posts

149 months

Monday 25th June 2012
quotequote all
Evo Estates are pretty rare...




bicycleshorts

1,936 posts

116 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all
Stupidlikeafox said:
Hmm, I'd never heard of it either, I really like that! There's one just down the road from me as well... http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3875931.htm

SeldomSeenKid

515 posts

108 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all
I nominate the Sierra Van from the Yesterday's Heroes forum. I never knew they existed.

I did wonder though, why it has retained the estate's rear door handles, when the rear doors don't appear to open.

It's interesting discovering new models that often fall under the radar. The Toyota Caldina looks like fun! smile

GPS M-Jet

214 posts

139 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all
It was only a cople of years ago that I found out that there was a cabriolet version of the K11 Micra.

FoundOnRoadside

436 posts

99 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all
nsmith1180 said:
I didnt know Ssangyong was GM? or is that a theory?
Sort of. Ssangyong was bought out by Daewoo, who are now part of Chevrolet Europe.

300bhp/ton

38,615 posts

145 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all
FoundOnRoadside said:
nsmith1180 said:
I didnt know Ssangyong was GM? or is that a theory?
Sort of. Ssangyong was bought out by Daewoo, who are now part of Chevrolet Europe.
So it's GM then...

"Chevrolet Europe GmbH is a subsidiary company of GM Korea (itself a subsidiary of U.S.-based automaker General Motors)"

Frik

12,779 posts

198 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all
I was surprised to see a Mercedes GLK on my first visit to the states:


Veeayt

3,054 posts

160 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all


I thought it was a joke when i first saw it. Turns out it's genuine surrender army vehicle

EDLT

15,243 posts

161 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
quotequote all
I saw a Lotus Europa once, I had heard of them before but they are so rare I assumed they were a myth.