Pick your favorite iconic car from any decade....

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  1. grrg63

    grrg63

    Dec 14, 2005
    Pittsburgh
    Its hard to pick a favorite

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    1966 Dodge Coronet
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    1960 Buick Electra 225
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    Ford Ranchero Squire
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  2. The OP said pick a car from any decade. I am thinking the Corvette C-7 will be looked back on years from now as a iconic design. I like the blending of the new and old with retro looks of the original Sting Ray.

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  3. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Wow. That Shelby is completely off the hook. Is that yours?
     
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    Templar Supporting Member

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  5. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I'll see your Chevy and raise you one Ferrari.

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  7. Way to many to pick just one, but this one is iconic to me. Audi Quattro Sport Group B form the 80's.

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    Group B was an open class for rally cars in the 80's, The Audi ran at about 590hp, all wheel drive, in an 1700lb chassis. reports of 0-60 of 2 seconds on a dirt road. There was others, Ford RS200, Lancia Stratos and Fiats etc. Some where almost un-drivable they were so fast. Group B didn't last long, it was cancelled after a serious of driver/navigator deaths.

     
  8. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    I had one of these in the 70s. Mine was a 73 and I abandoned it on the side of US 33 between Athens and Columbus during the blizzard of 77. Good times.
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  9. joebar

    joebar

    Jan 10, 2010
    For me, it's a 68-70 Plymouth Roadrunner
     
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  10. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    Had one of these in the 80s. Mine was a 2 door. I did not do well in selecting cars to purchase in my youth.
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  11. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

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  12. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    And this is the car I had in the nineties. 11C4829A-F0AA-4EFE-927D-30990D68BE75-2909-0000043C884D9E98_tmp.jpg
     
  13. cripula

    cripula

    Dec 20, 2006
    Canada
    I wish. Way out of my league.
     
  14. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    South Bend, Indiana
    Mog 01.jpg '33-'37 Morgan Super Sport, with the 998cc water-cooled Matchless V-Twin engine; the barrel-back body (in British Racing Green); and the twin Brooklands windscreens. Doesn't look like it, but at under 1100 lbs wet, these things were fast. Even around corners; Mogs held lap records at some British race tracks for decades...:thumbsup:
     
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I have to disagree. While it's an impressive car from a performance/technology standpoint, 20 years from now I don't see people flocking around it at a car show. Otoh, a car like a 69 Camaro or 70 Chevelle will always draw a crowd.
     
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  16. Some of us will remember this 20 years from now. Very impressive to keep 2 of your cars running for 24 hours.


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  17. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    The problem with picking an iconic car these days is that they are all so quirk free that they are boring to drive at any speed that isn't a felony. A 1968 Camaro is an incompetent beast with a pretty face. I have one that will run again someday, and when it was running, it had ponderous handling, numb steering, questionable brakes, and wasn't all that quick for the amount of noise it made. Which meant it took two hands, two feet, and all brain cells to drive hard. That's a gas. My first car was a 1954 Triumph TR-2, and it was a different kind of concentration rush, but it required complete involvement, too. You can practically take a nap in a modern car. So, I ride motorcycles now. They require complete involvement. If you can even think about using the phone in a car, I don't want any part of it. It isn't noisy enough or involving enough if you can do anything else while operating it.
     
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  18. I was thinking more like 40 or 50 years from now.
     
  19. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Friend of mine had one of these as an everyday driver, I used to sarcasticly call it the "excitation"
     
  20. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I agree. While you can reach thru the window of a new muscle car and blip the key to get it running, there's something about the brute force and ignorance of big inch 60's/70's muscle car that makes them a blast to drive. My 68 ElCamino is a manual steering, manual trans, four wheel manual drum brake car and I enjoy the heck out of driving it.

    Plus, no new car will ever re-create that old car smell. Those with older cars will know what I mean.
     
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