You learn something new... - Cars you didn't know existed, until now!

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by Rue, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Venom800tt

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    I'd soo make a mid-engined bike powered Midget II...

    And going through this topic I found out quite a few cars I didn't know about... :p
     
  2. neema_t

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    ahem, never mind...
     
  3. exigeracer

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    Buggati Type 101

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    PS, I'm pulling for this thread for DQ's thread of the year!!!
     
  4. stumpydino

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    it is a great thread!
    heres a new one
    a Sovam
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    renault based fwd thing, looks like a marcos but even uglier more pics
     
  5. ND4SPD

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    Is this some sort of custom bodied one off 101? I thought the regular 101 looked completely different? Either way, cool find!

    Wait, I found it! It's a one off Bugatti Type 101 Ghia Roadster I believe! Good find exigeracer. Quite the interesting car!
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  6. Nicksfix

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    Subject: A beautiful 1936 Stainless Steel Ford Coupe

    http://www.alleghenyludlum.com/pages/companyinfo/stainlesscars.asp

    This is the 1936 Ford Coupe built for and owned by Allegheny Ludlum Steel. It was attending our open house and then was featured in a local parade with over 100 of our salaried, hourly and retired employees walking alongside. This is 1 of only 4 in existence and is the only one currently in running & in roadworthy condition. The car is in exceptional condition, with the interior and even the frame looking great. All 4 cars each had over 200,000 miles on them before they removed them from service. These cars were built for Allegheny as promotional and marketing projects. The top salesmen each year were given the honor of being able to drive them for one year. The v-8 engine (max 85 hp) ran like a sewing machine and was surprisingly smooth and quiet. I thought this was a much better looking automobile than the Ford Thunderbird that visited us last year. FYI, the car was insured (we were told) for the trip to Louisville via covered trailer for 1.5 million dollars. We were also told that the dies were ruined by stamping the stainless car parts, making these the last of these cars ever produced.
     
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  7. Danny

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    Bentley Empress II
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  8. DaddyVDUB

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    That Bently is better off being "unknown".
     
  9. -ultraflow-

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    A Portuguese off-road car company called:

    UMM (União Metalo-Mecânica)

    Vehicle Models:

    UMM 4x4 Cournil (1977-1979)
    UMM 4x4 (1979-1984)
    UMM Alter 4x4 (1985)
    UMM Alter II (1986-1994)
    UMM Alter 2000 (2000-2004)

    Notable Versions:
    UMM Alter “Papamobile”
    UMM Alter A4 11 (To be called Alter III - Only three prototypes were made, only one is road legal)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMM_(União_Metalo-Mecânica)

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    Dakar model
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    Trophy model
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    Road Model
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    Is a bit ugly but in off-road is bullet-proof! :D:tup:
     
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  10. -ultraflow-

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    "The extremely rare SL73 AMG was sold through AMG in 1995, and at 525 bhp it offered the most powerful V12 engine ever put into an SL up to that time. After a brief gap, the SL73 was offered again from 1998 to 2001, although the engine was slightly updated to be more reliable. The same 7.3L V12 was later used by Pagani in the Zonda."

    A total of 85 SL73 AMG were built.

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  11. Philly

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    For some reason, I think it would be fun to drive almost any car in this thread, if only for the exclusivity and the "what is that?" factor.

    And I learned a fair bit about British Leyland and their cars watching TG season 10 episode 6 last night.
     
  12. Rue

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    Look at the Enzo/430-esque rear lights, they make it look far less lard-arsed than the Scag.

    Another coachbuilt Italian I didn't know existed, the Maserati Bellagio a shootingbrake Quattroporte:

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    What next, a 4-door Porsche estate car... oh, hang on...
     
  13. land sea air

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    I really like this, though I can't decide whether I love or hate those wheels
     
  14. TheCracker

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    I like it too :tup:

    I love the wheels but they better suit a retro-styled hot hatch like the Abarth 500.
     
  15. land sea air

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    I think that's why part of me loves them, because the semi-retro wheels fit with the idea of a high performance "family" car like that. At least it does in my head :)
     
  16. Patrik

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    I think we all can agree that the Gran Turismo series have introduced us to hundreds of car models that we would never be aware of without the game, right?
     
  17. EA11R

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    Bentley-badged Escort: Do not want.

    SL... 73!? I was wondering where Pagani got that engine! That's Awesome!!

    Also, that Maserati: I WANT!
     
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  18. Metar

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    That Maserati's styling is just spot on. With the exception of the tail-lights, that rear is one of the prettiest shooting brakes I've seen.
     
  19. ND4SPD

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    That Quattroporte side view is almost spot on with the Porsche Panamera!
     
  20. hairyboid4

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    there was a gt90 as well

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  21. zoxxy

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    Holy crap, I've actually seen one of those! It was in Germany a couple of years ago, though I just discarded it as a regular SL with some lame add-on third-party letters.
     
  22. Thiele

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    I had never heard of the Bolwell Nagari, even though it was Australian :odd:
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    I didn't know there was a new Ford Falcon til the other night either :odd:
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  23. Nikkolaz

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    A lot of cars i didnt know, thanks for sharing!
    i know this post is old, but yes: im from south america and i see a lot of those here
     
  24. Thiele

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    Looks like the new Ford Laser here... :odd:
     
  25. Casio

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    Bolwell's are little fibreglass pieces of crap kit cars from the 70s and the only people who still like them are the 17 people who still own them.

    Ford Laser Sedans were the second worst thing in the world, after the Bowell's.
     
  26. Jay

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    You been in a cave? :crazy:
     
  27. Thiele

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    A friend at a TAFE course i did had and old defected one (the hatchback, not sedan) and it was just about the crappiest car i've ever been in. I know a lot of P-platers have crappy cars but god... :crazy:

    No, i passed it at a friend's house the other night and didn't have a good look at it and thought "cool, he's got a new Mondeo". Then i looked at it on the way out and saw it was the new Falcon. Didn't know it existed. :odd:
     
  28. Rue

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    From the Genaddi Design Group. Ford GTX 1 of 500 examples. 125 bhp added, 1 roof taken away.

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    Although it kind of dumps on the heritage of the GT40, I like it a lot. I'm sure it must come with a set of earplugs or replacement eardrums.
     
  29. Roo

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    One of the earliest GT40s was roofless. This one turns up at Goodwood fairly regularly:

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  30. Rotary Junkie

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    @ GTX: Only 125bhp more? That 5.4 can take sooo much more than 675-700...