Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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Balmoral

32,198 posts

198 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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TommoAE86 said:
Dapster said:
Russian Troll Bot said:
Mitsubishi Galant VR4 AMG

AMG also produced this beauty, the Mitsubishi Debonair V 3000 Royal AMG



Checkout the velourtastic upholstery. There's a 15,000v static shock waiting right there...

The Galant was a proper tuned job with a breathed upon engine but I think the Debonair was just pimped up family saloon with the stock engine.
Edited by Dapster on Thursday 17th January 00:53
Reminds me of some of the stock that this car dealer carries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yXydEjZlEo

Selling used cars, Japanese style.


Edited by Balmoral on Thursday 17th January 14:43

Greg the Fish

955 posts

16 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Mammasaid said:
Thanks. Clicked the wrong link. Sun's in my eyes biggrin

Opel-GT

550 posts

128 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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If we are going for the strange Hearse theme. I will leave this here.


poing

8,664 posts

150 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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BFleming said:
Economy class?


And lastly, for the Italian funeral, a Fiat 130 and an Argenta:
Either of these 2 would be my choice for when I pop off but I'd like the VW painted in bright hippy colours.

Chris944_S2

1,513 posts

173 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:




dibbers006

7,136 posts

168 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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I... quite... like that?

98elise

15,744 posts

111 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Thesprucegoose said:
Aren't they all death traps.
Are they not classed as quads? If so then yes car terms they are "death traps" but in quad terms the are safer. I'd rather my teenager be in one of these than on a moped.

Halmyre

7,863 posts

89 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Dapster said:
AMG also produced this beauty, the Mitsubishi Debonair V 3000 Royal AMG

Bleedin' hell. Did the designer forget his French curves that day?

NDA

16,728 posts

175 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Thesprucegoose said:
Aren't they all death traps.
The hearses? Yes, I suppose they are.

JimbobVFR

2,231 posts

94 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Ilovejapcrap said:
looks better in red with color coded bumpers
Not sure about that.

BFleming

1,789 posts

93 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Chris944_S2 said:
Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:

I had categorically never heard of a C5 Carlsson. Great shout.

loudlashadjuster

3,462 posts

134 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Chris944_S2 said:
Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:

Weird rear brakes, assuming covers rather than drums or bigger discs than the front...

illmonkey

12,337 posts

148 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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loudlashadjuster said:
Chris944_S2 said:
Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:

Weird rear brakes, assuming covers rather than drums or bigger discs than the front...
It's discs with a shield behind it. Discs look similar size to fronts though.

tomic

553 posts

95 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Vauxhall Insignia Country. Never heard of it or seen one in the flesh and only 12 showing on howmanyleft.




Jimmy Recard

16,166 posts

129 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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tomic said:
Vauxhall Insignia Country. Never heard of it or seen one in the flesh and only 12 showing on howmanyleft.
There are more than 12, but it’s a pretty rare car. Country Tourer is the full name, I think

va1o

15,922 posts

157 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Jimmy Recard said:
tomic said:
Vauxhall Insignia Country. Never heard of it or seen one in the flesh and only 12 showing on howmanyleft.
There are more than 12, but it’s a pretty rare car. Country Tourer is the full name, I think
I remember when that launched back in 2016! I don't think I've ever seen one on the road since laugh

Pothole

28,275 posts

232 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Chris944_S2 said:
Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:
I'd associate them more with SAAB, but I know nowt about modern Mercs.

BFleming

1,789 posts

93 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Pothole said:
I'd associate them more with SAAB, but I know nowt about modern Mercs.
Common mistake. A Saab with a Carlsson badge was in honour of the Saab Rally driver Eric Carlsson. Mercedes (and Citroen) German tuner Carlsson is completely separate, founded by the Hartge brothers, and named after another Swedish Rally driver Ingvar Carlsson. The Hartge brother's uncle was Herbert Hartge, the BMW tuner.

Dapster

3,414 posts

130 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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Pothole said:
Chris944_S2 said:
Whilst on the topic of German tuners usually associated with Mercedes, the Citroën C5 Carlsson:
I'd associate them more with SAAB, but I know nowt about modern Mercs.
"Carlsson", named after Swedish rally driver Ingvar Carlsson, is a German tuning company that specialises in Mercedes, and produces monstrosities such as this:




Whereas "Carlsson" is a sports trim level of Saab named in honour of rally legend Erik Carlsson who drove Saab's for most of his career, and included such legends as this:




EDIT: Too late BFleming in before me

Edited by Dapster on Friday 18th January 22:24

ajprice

17,006 posts

146 months

Friday 18th January 2019
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I'd associate Carlsson with Saab, not Mercedes and definitely not a Citroen. That Carlsson Citroen C5 though, sort of want! hehe