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CWSooner

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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #224 on: August 05, 2019, 05:45:40 PM »
Convertibles are my favorite, then the coupe.  I like the fastbacks alright, but they're definitely #3 on the list.

We've had several discussions on Mustangs over the year but you might not recall, my dream car is a 1965 Mustang convertible 289.  66 would do, as well.  As you mention, 67 on up had differences in styling that are less appealing IMO-- particularly, the bodies got a little bigger and wider and just clunkier looking and although I still like them and would happily drive one, it's not my dream car.
Yes, I remember your dream car being a '65 Mustang convertible.  Did you have a favorite color?

The fact that you like the coupe better than the fastback ("2+2") seems consistent with your dislike of the styling of Volvo C30 and, by extension, station wagons in general.

Remember the 1st-generation Ford Taurus?  It was a big breakthrough for Ford in the way that the K-Cars were for Chrysler a decade or so earlier.  The hot version was the SHO.

There was a sort of cottage industry of converting 1st-gen Taurus wagons and/or SHO sedans into "SHO Wagons."

Like this.  Which you would not like.


Car and Driver tested a conversion and gave it rave reviews.

I guess you would not be a fan of this sporty Volvo 1800E.



I had a fraternity brother who had a similar car.  I thought it was pretty cool.  OTOH, I thought that the similarly proprtioned (albeit smaller) MGB-GT was ugly.  Sometimes, there's just no accounting for taste.
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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #225 on: August 05, 2019, 05:51:12 PM »
MY desired color.... uhhh, you'll get a kick out of this-- red.  But not Sooner red goldernit! :)  Something like this would do nicely:




As for the Volvo wagon, it's got vintage charm that's for sure.  I suppose if someone forced me to drive a wagon, that would be a tolerable choice. 

A friend in college had one of those early Taurus SHOs and although it was just a plain looking sedan, it was definitely a surprisingly good performer.  I had no idea folks were making SHO wagons but I can see it.

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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #226 on: August 05, 2019, 06:02:10 PM »
Station wagons are quite practical IMHO.  Americans don't like them of course.


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« Reply #227 on: August 05, 2019, 06:02:21 PM »
Heh!

That looks like a Husker RED Mustang.  Fearless would probably like it.

Really, one can seldom go wrong with red when sports/sporty cars are concerned, from Bugeye Sprite to Ferrari Testarossa.
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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #228 on: August 05, 2019, 06:09:27 PM »
Station wagons are quite practical IMHO.  Americans don't like them of course.
Between my 2nd-gen Taurus SHO and my 2012 Mustang, I had a Volvo V40 wagon.  It ran surprisingly well, and it was extremely practical.  I have nothing negative to say about it.


It was red, like Utee's dream '65 Mustang.
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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #229 on: August 05, 2019, 06:26:45 PM »
Station wagons are quite practical IMHO.  Americans don't like them of course.


There are lots of practical things that I don't like.  "Fun" and "practical" often don't intersect 'tall.

I don't like minivans either.  I think they look dumpy.  A large portion of my friends that had kids before me insisted I'd someday break down and get one because they're so practical with respect to hauling kids around.  They were wrong, I've never broken down and gotten one, and I never will.  For me, SUVs are almost as practical on the day to day stuff, plus minivans aren't capable of towing the items I wish to tow, so they're not really a very practical choice for me, after all.


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« Reply #230 on: August 05, 2019, 07:05:41 PM »
Are you tooling me here? :) Looks like a small Euro version of a box van.  So no, it does not particularly appeal to me.  What is it, anyway?
It's a Ford Flex. (What I drive, actually).

You said you don't like station wagons, and that's kinda what this classifies as to me.

It somewhat defies categorization, though. I don't consider it a crossover, because while it's somewhat boxy it doesn't have the lifted SUV look. I consider it a station wagon, but the only common station wagons you see any more are Euro, and this doesn't look anything like that. It's massive.

Oddly, they tend to be most popular here in California, because to a lot of people they harken back to the design cues of the old Woody:



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« Reply #231 on: August 05, 2019, 07:12:11 PM »
It's a Ford Flex. (What I drive, actually).

You said you don't like station wagons, and that's kinda what this classifies as to me.

It somewhat defies categorization, though. I don't consider it a crossover, because while it's somewhat boxy it doesn't have the lifted SUV look. I consider it a station wagon, but the only common station wagons you see any more are Euro, and this doesn't look anything like that. It's massive.

Oddly, they tend to be most popular here in California, because to a lot of people they harken back to the design cues of the old Woody:



Ah, well then hopefully I wasn't too insulting about it! :)

Yeah, definitely more of a small SUV/station wagon look, than a crossover.  

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« Reply #232 on: August 06, 2019, 09:32:16 AM »
For nostalgia, few things beat an old Woodie.

But in retrospect, it's hard to see why they continued to be made long after the days when automobile "coachwork" was made of wood, and even well into the 1960s, with the wood replaced by plastic, or even by wood-grained vinyl sheeting outlined in chrome.

And they weren't all station wagons.  Here's a 1940s Nash Suburban sedan that looks very nice.



And there's this, from the Font of All Wisdom and Knowledge: "In 2008, wood construction was evoked abstractly on the Ford Flex with a series of side and rear horizontal grooves."
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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #233 on: August 06, 2019, 09:53:58 AM »
that is a Husker Red Mustang

very nice
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« Reply #234 on: August 06, 2019, 10:07:38 AM »
Yes.  It just needed a big "N" on the hood.
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« Reply #235 on: August 06, 2019, 10:34:17 AM »
Ewwww

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« Reply #236 on: August 07, 2019, 11:15:34 AM »
Toyota Supra is a next-generation testament to classic sports car design

https://www.wallpaper.com/lifestyle/toyota-supra-design-review

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« Reply #237 on: August 07, 2019, 12:14:52 PM »
Toyota Supra is a next-generation testament to classic sports car design

https://www.wallpaper.com/lifestyle/toyota-supra-design-review

But will it come with a manual?

 

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