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Post by Andrew on Thu May 31, 2012 5:10 pm

Has to be the 300 SL Gullwing.


Great Video here

I saw this on autoblog, and it got me to thinking that it has to be one of, if not the greates automotive designs ever made. For every person who says that the E-type is the quintessential sports car design, I always point to the Gullwing as a more complete design, and I personally find it to be much better looking. It is not as phallic as the E-type, which is a good thing, as well as having better lines.

I tend to find cars that have similar design language to be the most beautiful of cars.

Some other favs, although I still think the Gullwing tops them all:

A6G 2000 Zagato Convertible:



DB4 Zagato:




Even with these three examples, I can never understand how the E-type tops so many lists. To my eyes it is nowhere near as attractive.

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by SBF on Thu May 31, 2012 5:49 pm

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Turbojett on Thu May 31, 2012 6:19 pm

I remember him. he is a ghost. :rapist:

personally, '62 250 California (SWB) for me.
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Talon on Thu May 31, 2012 6:25 pm

88 Countach 5000 QV (Euro version) wub
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by thewalrus on Thu May 31, 2012 7:44 pm

E-type is way better than the gullwing. Especially in Cab form.

I'd also suggest the following:

993 Turbo


'67 427 Vette


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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Honor on Thu May 31, 2012 8:39 pm

Ferrari F40 fools
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Tailhappy on Thu May 31, 2012 9:35 pm

Your all wrong

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by JaysonAych on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:28 am

clockbreaker wrote:Ferrari F40 fools

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All kinds of great car pr0n in this thread.

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Andrew on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:04 pm

Insterad of the Miata, I would suggest the car that they took so many cues from




The F40 is a great looking car, I was just never a fan of all the straight edges. Same reason I don't like the 458 or other current Ferraris.
This is better than the F40


I do not like convertibles. I find the lack of the roof destroys the lines.

Exceptions:





A corvette needs to have a roof, and it should be done like this:


Love the 993, it deserves a place on any list.

The countach gets a big thumbs down from me, too angular to be truly attractive. Too many garish cues. If you want a really good design for an angular car, this is it:


Also, if you are looking for derivative designs, lets go with an FD3S

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Turbojett on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:41 pm

I'm with you on the '67 Sting Ray, Wally. Those have always been my favorites, coupe or roadster.
But I have to say I prefer the 930 over just about any other Porsche Turbos. maybe.

and the Lotus Elan is great, I'd totally love one if I had the time and money; but one thing the Miata has over the Elan is reliability, notably the propensity to not catch fire at a stoplight.
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Tailhappy on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:15 am

Is the Elan the one with rubber joints for the rear axle shafts? I think I saw that on Wheeler Dealers. What a stupid fucking design.
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Post by Dodge on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:14 pm

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Turbojett on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:18 pm

I just came.
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Tailhappy on Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:47 pm

Me too

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by SBF on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:03 pm

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Talon on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Talon wrote:88 Countach 5000 QV (Euro version) wub

:smellywub:





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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Talon on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:05 pm

This is moving up my list and fast. Like maybe number two. It's just a fantastic, fantastic machine... especially when it comes to acceleration. I don't know of any production car short of the Veyron that will touch it.

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by SBF on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:51 pm

The Adventador has made me like Supercars again. I have not since probably the Koenigsegg CCX.
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Post by SBF on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:57 pm

I'm going to throw a GT car into the mix. Mid 90's DB7. I still love the way this car looks to this day.

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by JaysonAych on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:08 pm

SBF wrote:The Adventador has made me like Supercars again. I have not since probably the Koenigsegg CCX.

The Reventon is just amazing in its badassery, but if you had the coin for it and missed out, the Aventador is a nice consolation prize. Such a sexy beast.

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Turbojett on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:15 pm

SBF wrote:I'm going to throw a GT car into the mix. Mid 90's DB7. I still love the way this car looks to this day.

I like the late 90's versions with the V12 better. And not just for the engine; the design changes (though minor as they are) just make it look more substantial:
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Honor on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Those wheels are dreadful.
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Post by SBF on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:42 pm

By today's standards yes those wheels are ugly. But back then they didn't look too bad.

I still like them honestly.
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Tailhappy on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:46 pm

The centers come off, IIRC.
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by Turbojett on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:53 pm

well you can't get to the lugs otherwise.
but what do they look like with the centre caps off?
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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by SBF on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:56 pm

Like this

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Re: One of the greatest cars ever made

Post by spaced cowboy on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:01 pm

It must be an enduring sign of my poor taste that most of the cars mentioned aren't all that awesome to my eyes.

Some of my all time favourites (likely to be changed by Thursday):

Alfa Romeo 2900 MM


1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB


Ford Mustang


Lexus LFA


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