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Old 10-02-2006, 12:58 PM
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My vote, my best friend had a VW Bus in high school. It was booger green with flower curtains. Once we tried to get a 0-60 time, let's put it this way - after 9 minutes we gave up at 52 mph.

Hey, I resemble that remark. I had a 1962 VW Microbus delivery in HS as well, no side windows, 6 volt system. 50 hp. Painted bright Yellow. Everyone called it the Yellow Submarine. Gold shag carpet interior to boot. (circa 1975)

I did get it over 60 once, going down a steep hill with the clutch in. But I didn't think it was ugly, just a POS.

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Old 10-02-2006, 01:01 PM
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This thread should have died in 2002......................But, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO somebody just had to dig it up.
Crazy people around here are always digging things up out of the weeds and scrap piles.

The Aztec is actually the perfect new car: There is absolutely nothing you can do to it that will make it uglier. Park it at Wallymart and have some 300 pound SUV rider ping-pong their door off of it while wallowing out onto the parking lot, it will look better. Ram it into a wall, it will look better. Let a flock of peacocks roost on it and drop softball-sized piles of manure on it, it will look better.

Most anti-hotrod car I've encountered was a Pinto station wagon with one of those Rolls Royce nose kits kind of tacked on it. Those things were good for a laugh when they first appeared on Beetles. It was just shockingly ugly on this Pinto. It had the vinyl wood tape with that sickly faded yellow trim stuff around it. Original engine, original dog-feeder dish hubcaps.
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1961 Plymouth Valiant. Neighbor had one when I was growing up. Definately not a Cool car.

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You are KILLING me! That was my first car ever. Well, almost. I had a 4 door. The best $200 I ever spent. That is the car I lost, but that is a story for another time............
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The 61 Valiant was a real thing of beauty parked next to a 51 bathtub Nash. I had one of 'em back in the mid 60's and got laughed off the street more then once with it. Funny thing was, you just couldn't kill that old tub. Some people with "vision" are actually starting to streetrod those old tubs now and I can't say they look half-bad either!
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Hey, I resemble that remark. I had a 1962 VW Microbus delivery in HS as well, no side windows, 6 volt system. 50 hp. Painted bright Yellow. Everyone called it the Yellow Submarine. Gold shag carpet interior to boot. (circa 1975)
I was watching the R&M car auction yesterday on the tube. The VW buses are commanding high dollars. A 21 window bus started on the block at $40,000.00 and a VW Camper special with plywood cabinets (I'll say both were around '62 models) also sold for around the same price. Who would have ever thought that those would bring that kind of money. And look at all that has been destroyed over the years
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Ford Tempo! Nuf said............Or as we like to call em at the shop, Ford Tampon.
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Cavalier...

Or...pretty much anything that falls into the FWD-Mediocre catagory. Chevettes, and early econo-cars are fine, there is just something about a car that can never be hotrodded, such as a Cavalier, that just ruins it for me.
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ets see. Ford Pinto, Chevy Chevette, Ford Mustang II, AMC Pacer, AMC Gremlin, Dodge Omni, several more I can`t recall,, and almost any new vehicle that looks like it`s a space ship instead of a car, which narrows it down to almost all of them. But honestly, I`d like to have a Gremlin, they were Ugly, but gotta love how they act when you stuff a 400 small block Chevy under the hood.
People badmouth the Pinto, but I bought a new one back in 1971 when I was in college... with the 4 speed and 2.0L engine it would smoke the tires and outrun most small and mid-size cars of the day. I drove the hell out of it for 120,000 miles in upstate NY until the rust, broken front coil springs and a worn cam got to more than I wanted to fix. I sold it to a guy that drove it back and forth to California at least twice before I lost track of it. The base price in '71 was $1919 and with the options, mine cost me $2100... it didn't owe me a thing.
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Squint your eyes real hard and that kind of looks like a Henry "J" in the rear.

I said REAL hard
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I'm pretty sure a sawzall would serve the whole "Four-Wheel-Skirts" problem
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Gotta disagree...

I personally think that pretty much every older car mentioned has redeeming qualities & I can see a rod in each & every one of them, some with more work than others.

Nothing has ever been as ugly as the recent horrors. Great calls on the Festiva & Aztec. I have to add to great cars that are practical as heck but just as ugly, my Prius & the Honda Element, which I want to buy a fleet of for delivery vans (4WD, wide side openings, wash it out, Honda reliability, ding-proof panels). Ugliest ever? The recent Monte Carlo. Looks like somebody fused a Saturn front end to a Malibu rear. MUST have had different designers for the front & rear, somebody got fired halfway thru, or something. Augh!

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People have a "love-hate" relationship with the AMC Pacer.
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Squint your eyes real hard and that kind of looks like a Henry "J" in the rear.

I said REAL hard
I wonder if a guy could widen the nose on a HenryJ enough to fit a 51 Nash body? Then maybe plunk a Cummins turbo diesel in it, and after frenching some 61 Cadillac taillights into the trunk lid, bring the exhaust out through the old tail light holes..... Call it "J. Hashillac"

I need a couple Aspirin. All this squintin's givin' me a headache~
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Stock-bodied Henry J would be a natural for SBC engine.....I do like the idea of the Caddy tailights but put them in the stock location...Most people around nowdays have never seen either a Henry J or '61 Caddy tailights!!!
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