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ssltech

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #135 on: October 22, 2007, 09:37:04 am »

cerberus wrote

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The one on the right looks like an MGB.
that's what i see too.

Could be a 'B' OR a 'C'. The same body, but the 'C' had a straight-six engine instead of an inline-4, and a slight hood bulge to accomodate it, and one or two VERY subtle front end distinguishing features, but most people would nontheless still look at it and say "MGB". Straight-line power was VASTLY improved over it's near-identical twin the 'B', but understeer was the watchword. On damp roundabouts I could damn-near guarantee sphincter-tentioning understeer at anything north of 7MPH!

Here's an MG-C:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1038/827905768_194dbcd270.jpg?v=0
and a similar-age 'B':
http://www.nurs.or.jp/~taiga/tokyo-university/car/mgf/mgb.jpg

In the photo in question, I thought I could detect the merest shadow of a hood bulge rather more along the lines of a 'C' than a 'B', but it's RIGHT at the crop line, so I wouldn't swear to it.

The car behind the tree is DEFINITELY not an XJ-S: I'd swear to it in court.
Good thought with the Tiger/Alpine, but two features on the rear fender appear to  rule that out: The rear side-reflector portion of the tail light, and -just below it- the 'wrap-around' on the rear bumper looks way too long. The Alpine and Tiger both had more "sweep-away" trailing lines on the rear wheel-arches, whereas the TR5 and 6 were more closely "tucked-in".

The TR-6 is the more likely candidate, methinks.
Tiger:
http://www.moviecars.it/images/auto/sunbeam_tiger_big2.jpg
TR5:
http://www.allsportauto.com/photoautre4/triumph/tr5/1968_triumph_tr5_pi_cabriolet_14_m.jpg
TR6:
http://www.maj.com/gallery/Widdi/Vintage-Cars/triumph-tr6.jpg

If I had to, I'd put money on the TR6, -and I'm not a gambling man...

Keith
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #136 on: October 22, 2007, 04:01:06 pm »

impressive analysis
lovely mgs and triumphs
thanks keith!

jeff dinces

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #137 on: October 22, 2007, 04:17:28 pm »

In reading the last few posts, it made me realize that in So Cal, I don't see any TR4 TR250 or TR6's around anymore.

I see the occasional Alpine, or Tiger, TR3, MGA, MGB, Midget, Sprite, AH 3000 but I can't remember when I noticed a TR4 or 6 in a long while.

I even saw a Jensen Healy recently.

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #138 on: October 22, 2007, 04:20:45 pm »

I saw an MGA on Riverside Drive yesterday. Pretty.
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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #139 on: November 08, 2007, 11:36:54 pm »

obviously, to complete your edu-maction, you ned a ride in a tatra...  call for information, it's closer than you think.
ps thanks for the photo plug, I saw it on the dutch tatra site
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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #140 on: April 24, 2009, 10:09:54 pm »

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jalopnik/2009/04/Mantide_side.jpg
bertone mantide: design by jason castriota,  (2009)

hmm. took some getting used to, but i've been staring at
the pictures for plenty long enough now.
bertone fans will know the dna.

jeff dinces

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #141 on: April 25, 2009, 09:29:08 am »

I've been following the progess of that design online:

"Inside Project 'M'"

http://www.motorauthority.com/....html

i understand that it's a concept, but I have some questions about the 'hidden agenda' of some parts of the design:

Screengrab of rear:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Project-M.jpg

...looks like a pissed-off version of this to me:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/413263702_c7861a8b59.jpg

Keith
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #142 on: April 26, 2009, 12:00:30 am »

cerberus wrote on Fri, 24 April 2009 20:09

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jalopnik/2009/04/Mantide_side.jpg
bertone mantide: design by jason castriota,  (2009)

hmm. took some getting used to, but i've been staring at
the pictures for plenty long enough now.
bertone fans will know the dna.

jeff dinces



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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #143 on: April 26, 2009, 07:54:32 am »

You know, this is not the FIRST time recently that I've commented on a "star-Wars" influenced styling...
ssltech wrote on Sat, 25 April 2009 09:29


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Project-M.jpg

...looks like a pissed-off version of this to me:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/413263702_c7861a8b59.jpg



-In this thread I also posted the following two pictures:

ssltech wrote on Sat, 07 March 2009 19:48


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3395/3314384452_e270dd4e91.jpg

...I may be the first to say this, but... it kinda reminds me of...

http://www.monstersinmotion.com/catalog/images/sw/rubies_clone_trooper_helmet.jpg



-I wonder if one Mantide would command an army of clone Amperas... -The anticipated production quantities certainly seem to support the possibility...

Keef
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #144 on: April 27, 2009, 11:49:39 am »

...Apparently I was wrong...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/xspeed/AtomVader-01.jpg

http://www.dieselupload.com/files/627_bt3oo/stormtrooper-exige.jpg

Laughing

Keith
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #145 on: August 09, 2010, 01:31:24 pm »

Some recent news, about an old Tatra:

Possibly restored in the same place as we saw earlier... You never know!

Keith
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Re: Time Magazine: The 50 Worst Cars of All Time
« Reply #146 on: August 09, 2010, 06:50:08 pm »

ssltech wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 12:31

Some recent news, about an old Tatra:

Possibly restored in the same place as we saw earlier... You never know!

Keith


Man that's cool! I didn't know about the Tatra. Sounds like he got a bargain if he put 60 grand into it, considering that they were going for 125 grand by the time that he finished restoring it. A big dorsal fin on the back--definetely weird. But a neat car.
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