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chefbuba

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Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Mon, 12/10/12 12:02 AM (permalink)
A buddy of mine bought the CTS last year, Very Nice Car!....It's cozy and Fast.
First time he got on the throttle, my back cracked!
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    ScreamingChicken

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    Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Mon, 12/10/12 9:12 AM (permalink)
    mar52

    1969 Pontiac Tempest purchased brand new for $3,000.  It was a light metallic green and oxidized something awful.  It was also a lemon having 3 different engines in it the five years I owned it which is why I had it painted yellow.


    Did you add the mags yourself, Mar?
     
    joerogo


    ScreamingChicken


    Excellent choice, Jim.  I'd love to own a '63 or '64 Riviera someday.

    [<font]Funny, I can't really think of an answer to your question.  The cars (and trucks) I really like are ones that I was either too young or not enough of a gearhead to notice when they first came out.

    Oh come on Brad!

    Hmmm...you're close.  I remember when the neighbors' oldest son bought a black '75 Camaro either new or slightly used; it was my first up-close-and-personal experience with that body style so I guess that and the '59 Cadillac would be my answer.
     
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      chewingthefat

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      Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Mon, 12/10/12 11:15 AM (permalink)
      baileysoriginal


      There have been a few through the years - and I was fortunate to own a some of them but right now the Cadillac CTS VCoupe sends my heart racing - a true thing of beauty.

      I got a 2013 CTS V Coup at the end of August, Black Diamond, 556 HP, it is a true beast whrn you put the pedal to the metal, handles as good as a Corvette and can outperform most of them.

       
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        Vince Macek

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        Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Wed, 12/12/12 9:05 PM (permalink)
        I clearly remember seeing the 1968 Corvette for the first time, parked at a curb in its bright metallic blue glory.
        Soon after I saw a Lotus Europa - must have been quite rare then, more so in the middle of Kansas, where it was attracting a crowd. So tiny and so low, it looked not of this earth.
         
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          mar52

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          Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Wed, 12/12/12 11:00 PM (permalink)
          Brad...  Added Mag Wheels, Air Shocks, the right hand side mirror and the mud flaps.  The department store where I sold coins and candy also had an auto department.
           
          How did we ever survive without right hand side mirrors?
           
          I was part of the Van Nuys Boulevard car crowd and also did car rallys.
           
          Those were the days!
           
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            starfire62

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            Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Thu, 12/13/12 10:59 AM (permalink)
            how did we survive without cup holders.
             
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              love2bake

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              Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Thu, 12/13/12 11:20 AM (permalink)
              Here are links to the two cars I mentioned in a previous post:
              http://gomotors.net/Oldsm...nado.html#.UMn_s4XgK1s
               
              http://www.musclecarclub....r/mercury-cougar.shtml
               
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                joerogo

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                Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Thu, 12/13/12 12:01 PM (permalink)
                My brother had a Toronado, forgot the year, but it was a beauty.  455 with front wheel drive, this car screamed.  The big deal back then was no hump on the floor(FWD).  All front end, silver with a black vinyl top.
                 
                He got rid of it because it was killing him on gas.....at 1970's prices!
                 
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                  MilwFoodlovers

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                  Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Thu, 12/13/12 12:31 PM (permalink)
                  I still like the looks of the Avanti.
                   

                   
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                    mayor al

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                    Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Thu, 12/13/12 2:37 PM (permalink)
                    I fell in love with the descriptor of the Edsel's vertical 'mouth' Grill
                    referred to as "An Oldsmobile sucking a Lemon" !

                     
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                      Vince Macek

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                      Re:What new car design "knocked your socks off" when you first saw it? Thu, 12/13/12 7:33 PM (permalink)
                      MilwFoodlovers


                      I still like the looks of the Avanti.
                       


                       
                      I'll take one with the round headlight lids and a supercharger, please!
                       
                      I was born in 1955 and all the cars I consider milestones of car lust (most of them already mentioned here) were around before I really discovered cars in my early teens...just in time for the 1970 Camaro/Firebird, and the Barracuda/Challenger. These were real-life versions of what my classmates and I were scribbling in our school notebooks!
                      Then there were the Italian supercars of the time, like the Lamborghini Muira (http://www.totalheadturne..com/details.php?Id=481) and the DeTomaso Mangusta (http://www.lotusesprittur..._Tomaso_Mangusta.htm). Wouldn't own one even if I could, but Holy Shamoley, just LOOK at them!
                       
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