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      02-05-2011 10:15 AM #101
      One can enjoy a chuckle revisiting the 'factory packages' from the seventies but doesn't it look like the manufactures were having fun? So were we . Those cars had personalities . That goes for many of the factory packages that we look back at today and say, "what were they thinking?". Forty years from now, all that we will be left with will be an alphabet soup sprinkled with numbers . Sadly, automotive progress today lacks a sense of humor.

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      02-05-2011 10:32 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Rowayton View Post
      Sadly, automotive progress today lacks a sense of humor.
      I agree. I do like some of the late model retro Mopar appearance stuff.



      I just wish they would get a little more adventurous with the Challenger.

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      02-05-2011 11:06 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I just wish they would get a little more adventurous with the Challenger.
      Hey, at least we got pink and purple.



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      02-06-2011 09:55 AM #104
      I believe that that color of purple was called "Plum Crazy" back in the day. How about "Grabber Orange". Chrysler had a way with names back then.

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      02-06-2011 10:20 AM #105
      Unfortunately most of the "adventurous" colors/decals/etc look tacky on today's bulbous, smoothed, plasticity cars. With the square-ish, but flowing designs, with metal bumpers and other protruding parts, it just seems to work.

      I'll always be a sucker for a lot of these 70's designs, and I hate it when people try to over-modernize them. If anyone else watches Muscle Car on SpikeTV, there was the "Blue Collar Buick" that they built/are currently upgrading. They got rid of the super-70's green paint, in favor of a black and red two-tone. Chrome bumpers were painted black, and they put these big oddball wheels on it with low-pro tires. I would have loved if they just redid the original paint and chrome, and simply put on nicer, classic looking wheels, no bigger than maybe 16" or so.

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      02-06-2011 12:03 PM #106


      I'm currently restoring a green La Grande bug. Btw, all 1975 non-convertible Super Beetles sold in the U.S. were La Grande editions.

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      02-06-2011 01:58 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by SlowestCorradoinNC View Post


      I'm currently restoring a green La Grande bug. Btw, all 1975 non-convertible Super Beetles sold in the U.S. were La Grande editions.
      Sweet, which color?

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      02-06-2011 02:06 PM #108
      Baldwin Motion cars






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      02-06-2011 02:14 PM #109
      Used to have 2 of these cars in the XE trim.


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      02-06-2011 02:24 PM #110





      We all talk with knives.

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      02-06-2011 03:34 PM #111
      Great thread! Gotta love all those 70s decals!

      1977 Renault 15 "Grand Prix" (limited edition):

      Introduced for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Zandvoort

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      Love the way their ass looks.

      Renault 17 Gordini:



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      02-08-2011 10:44 PM #112
      ^ keep the foreign stuff coming.














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      02-08-2011 10:54 PM #113
      I never pass up an opportunity to make a gratuitous post about my own car, so here goes;


      1970-1974 Ford Capri.

      It was sold in the USA by the Mercury Div. and was built in both Germany and England. The US versions were imported from Germany.

      The Capri was intended to be a sporty 2 + 2 patterned after the success of the original Mustang, but in a smaller version for Europe. The car sold very well in the US with 375K sold of the 1st generation and was the 2nd best selling import after the VW Beetle.

      This is a picture of my 1973 Capri V6


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      02-08-2011 11:08 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by randyvr6 View Post
      I never pass up an opportunity to make a gratuitous post about my own car, so here goes;


      1970-1974 Ford Capri.

      It was sold in the USA by the Mercury Div. and was built in both Germany and England. The US versions were imported from Germany.

      The Capri was intended to be a sporty 2 + 2 patterned after the success of the original Mustang, but in a smaller version for Europe. The car sold very well in the US with 375K sold of the 1st generation and was the 2nd best selling import after the VW Beetle.

      This is a picture of my 1973 Capri V6

      Does this share a chassis with the Mustang II? Or is this pure european?

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      02-08-2011 11:16 PM #115
      Pure European.

      Suspension etc. is similar to the first Euro Escorts; nothing like the Mustang II.

      The engines were shared with the Mustang II and Pinto. No other parts are the same.

      2.0 OHC 4 (same as Pinto)
      2.6 liter V6 and then a 2.8 V6 (2.8 same as Mustang II)

      Both of the above engines were sourced from Germany for both the Mustang II and Pinto. The later 76-77 Capri II hatchback used the Lima 2.3 OHC 4 cylinder in place of the 2.0. The Capri was somewhat close in size to the Mustang II but weighed several hundred pounds lighter.
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      02-09-2011 01:18 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by randyvr6 View Post
      Pure European.

      Suspension etc. is similar to the first Euro Escorts; nothing like the Mustang II.

      The engines were shared with the Mustang II and Pinto. No other parts are the same.

      2.0 OHC 4 (same as Pinto)
      2.6 liter V6 and then a 2.8 V6 (2.8 same as Mustang II)

      Both of the above engines were sourced from Germany for both the Mustang II and Pinto. The later 76-77 Capri II hatchback used the Lima 2.3 OHC 4 cylinder in place of the 2.0. The Capri was somewhat close in size to the Mustang II but weighed several hundred pounds lighter.
      Awesome, I can honestly say I didn't know any were imported here and I have never seen one. I wonder if I went to SearchTempest..........


      Here are some interesting American cars from the 24hrs of LeMans in 1976.









      Nascar LM editions.



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      02-09-2011 01:54 AM #118
      I am not a Budweiser drinker, but I cannot deny the win in this picture.












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      03-03-2011 01:19 PM #122
      Kinda cool to scroll down...looks like the car's turning into you (and the models get larger and larger as you scroll....)

      [IMG][/IMG]

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      03-03-2011 01:26 PM #123
      ^ that is pretty cool

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      03-03-2011 01:36 PM #124
      Delivering some not so fresh anymore french (or not so french) "séries spéciales".

      Simca 1100 LX "Spécial":







      Simca 1000 Rallye 2:




      In action:


      I still found it ugly as ****.

      1978 Citroën GS "Basalte":






      Note the headlights washer, they were supposed to go on the US version that has in the end never been exported.

      1979 Peugeot 104 ZS2:






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      • Top speed: 175 kph (~110 mph)
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      Only 1000 produced
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