Ok, how about prettiest car/cars in your opinion.

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 1972Mach1, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    The '69 is my favorite Charger. The '70 got uglied up but has some nice options like hood stripes with engine call-outs and more striping and color options. The front bumper and door scoops ruin an otherwise clean design.

    This one would make me forget about the '69....

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  2. ramairbri

    ramairbri Gold Level Contributor

    Project X – 1980 version

    (and nothing to do with Michelle Pfeiffer getting out)
     

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  3. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Hollywood Knights! Used to watch that with my Dad when I was a kid. Agreed, best version of Project X was the old school wheels and blower.
     
  4. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    In fairness, the fit and finish of most early '70s American cars were terrible. The winged Plymouths and Dodges were built just to sell the 500 units that Nascar required at the time to prove that the car was "stock." They were supposed to be as close to the raced cars on the super speedways as possible. I'm not surprised that AC wasn't offered in them. They were not really intended as a daily driver. If you had bought one and kept it well, you would be about $150,000 richer then you are today. :D
     
  5. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    Butt Ugly then and now!
    Fast with no class!
     
  6. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    I don't see the connection with "quality, fit, finish..." and the lack of availability of AC.

    I can tell you AC was not available on the Superbird, on any Hemi or Six Pack, and the 440-4 with a 4-speed. Has nothing to do with quality.
     
  7. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Out of the 68-70 Mopars, I definitely prefer the '68s. The round marker lamps on all the '68s are much better than the rectangular ones, I think. As far as quality, driveability, etc....well, I'm not a Mopar guy, but my family all is, and I've driven most of their stuff. They drive, shift, handle, and have just as few of rattles as any other comparable car from the era....


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  8. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    I like my '69 Charger RT/SE. 440x4 auto. Q5 white vinyl top black partial leather interior.
     
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  9. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    For the record, my bride and I bought a brand-new 1972 Cutlass. We factory-ordered it, and as delivered the fit and finish appeared great. It was back to the dealer three times to fix severe rattles, and the panel below the rear window rusted through in 18 months. It came from the factory with a minor rear seal leak (which Berejik Olds offered to fix, but I didn't want them screwing with a brand-new engine). We kept the car until 1986 and during that period we had to replace or repair every single exterior panel with the exception of the hood and roof. This also included both rear wheel wells twice. The reason we finally sold the car was that repair panels for the rear wheel wells were (at that time) no longer available. It's sole mechanical failure was the starter at (and I swear this is true) 12,001.1 miles. It made it off warranty by 1.1 miles. I would have accepted the powertrain if it came in a Rolls-Royce, but GM owes me a new car free - we bought that Cutlass more then twice due to the absolutely horrible body build process. No other car that I have ever owned has had the monumental problems with rust as did that Oldsmobile.
     
  10. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Must of been first of the "green" cars back then with the idea that the car would convert back to its basic elements in a very short time, the first of the "biodegradable" for back in the day. That car sounds like it was before its time!:D
     
  11. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    Think we need to refocus on the thread title, prettiest, not how fast, no AC, brakes, etc. etc. :confused:
     
  12. bw1339

    bw1339 Well-Known Member

    How much is $5000 after 50 years of compound interest, plus 50 years of taxes, storage costs, maintenance... Probably not as good a deal as it sounds.
     
  13. bw1339

    bw1339 Well-Known Member

    I own a 1970 442 that has spent all its life in Connecticut and it has very minor rust. But yes, those cars were very sound mechanically.
     
  14. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    This wasn't the stolen car? Am I thinking somebody else?
     
  15. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

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    Trying to answer the question of 'prettiest' vs. others I think are 'cool'. IMO that's 2 different questions (tho one car can -of course- be both).
     
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  16. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    That was exactly what I was getting at....I love my Mustang more than any other car, but it's not "pretty".....a 63-65 Riviera is :)
     
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  17. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    '60 Eldorado [sigh!] ~
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  18. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    At 7% compounded annually, $5,000 would be worth $147, 285.13 today (50 years later). You bought a different car that would not be worth anything like the winged Hemi, so ya gotta be careful with the comparison.
     
  19. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Nope, but the buyer did screw me. I never got paid in full for the car, and it wasn't worth litigating.
     
  20. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    The Virgil Exner cars posted 62dodge.jpg are works of art. Here is another:
     

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