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Car Buffs - What is your nominee for best looking car (made in USA) ever produced?
Me | 9/24/09 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on 09/24/2009 3:14:21 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32

I was thinking about this today. With the large number of cars produced in the USA, what is the best looking (Not necessarily best performing) car ever produced in the USA by Make, Model and Year..

Your nomination is???????????


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To: Nervous Tick

Ford Granada!


51 posted on 09/24/2009 3:38:57 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
My nomine, the 1987 Buick Grand National



52 posted on 09/24/2009 3:39:29 PM PDT by mcswan
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To: clamper1797

nice thread


53 posted on 09/24/2009 3:39:33 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: trisham
I love the old adverts, too...


54 posted on 09/24/2009 3:40:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: svcw

1978 Dodge Diplomat Wagon!


55 posted on 09/24/2009 3:41:06 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: nascarnation
East Germany's finest ">
56 posted on 09/24/2009 3:42:03 PM PDT by VU4G10
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

57 posted on 09/24/2009 3:42:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The first T-bird is one of my favorites-—1954 or 55?


58 posted on 09/24/2009 3:42:47 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Right Car WRONG COLOR! RED/White!


59 posted on 09/24/2009 3:43:24 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: F15Eagle
When I was 15 1/2 my mom bought me a brand new 1965 Mustang:


60 posted on 09/24/2009 3:43:27 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: lonestar

Model year 1955, introduced in the fall of 1954.


61 posted on 09/24/2009 3:43:29 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Daffynition

That’s very nice.


62 posted on 09/24/2009 3:43:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Daffynition

That’s a favorite of mine!


63 posted on 09/24/2009 3:44:07 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
32 ford roadster


64 posted on 09/24/2009 3:44:50 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: F15Eagle

They brought back that light blue for 2010! I love it.


65 posted on 09/24/2009 3:44:59 PM PDT by omega4179 (We must be the change.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Or, my navy car, 1972 Fiat Spyder



66 posted on 09/24/2009 3:45:31 PM PDT by mcswan
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To: ThreeYearLurker

We had that exact car when I was a kid (the green one).


67 posted on 09/24/2009 3:45:43 PM PDT by TankerKC (No Taxation Without Lubrication)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

68 posted on 09/24/2009 3:45:46 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I take ‘best looking’ to include under the hood.

My first car was a primer-gray 39’ Ford Coupe with a 48’ Merc. flathead, a four barrel, chrome heads and chrome gen. cover. I bought it for $250, (saved up from sacking food and mowing yards) and after I had it for a year, my father made me sell it to the first offer. $150. Two college kids about as happy as you could hope to see and one 17 year old not so happy.

It seems like recalling something you once read about. No bad feelings, just history.

I learned a lot from my father and am better for it, but after that, we didn’t get along as well as it could have been.

Be Good
RossB


69 posted on 09/24/2009 3:45:53 PM PDT by RossB
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To: All

BTW, I think the 1965 Mustang design has not been improved upon in subsequent years.


70 posted on 09/24/2009 3:46:12 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mcswan
My nominee, the 1987 Buick Grand National

Don't click here, then... it'll break your heart.

(If you do click on this link, #10 is your car...)

71 posted on 09/24/2009 3:47:20 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: mkjessup
Thought you might enjoy this thread.


72 posted on 09/24/2009 3:48:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: BunnySlippers

>> When I was 15 1/2 my mom bought me a brand new 1965 Mustang:

You’re SPOILED!!! :-)


73 posted on 09/24/2009 3:49:30 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

74 posted on 09/24/2009 3:49:46 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: buccaneer81
1969 Yenko.

75 posted on 09/24/2009 3:49:53 PM PDT by bvw
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Or my first car!!! 1968 Chevy Impala SS

http://www.impalass427.com/72res/black68SS427.jpg


76 posted on 09/24/2009 3:50:02 PM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: trisham; BunnySlippers

*Back in the day* guys would literally follow me home.


77 posted on 09/24/2009 3:50:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: mcswan
My nomine, the 1987 Buick Grand National

I totally agree. An awesome car!
78 posted on 09/24/2009 3:50:17 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (Liberals will do what they think is best for you, even if it kills you.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Without a doubt the 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster!


79 posted on 09/24/2009 3:51:24 PM PDT by TopDog2
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
So difficult to choose.

I norrowed it down to 3:

Smile

Smile

And of course,

Smile

AMC always picked the coolest colors too!

80 posted on 09/24/2009 3:51:33 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Daffynition

I believe it, and I don’t even know if you’re male or female. :)


81 posted on 09/24/2009 3:51:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
My first new car....1967 Plymouth Satellite..


82 posted on 09/24/2009 3:51:51 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Skooz

british sports car with a ford engine...not American made.


83 posted on 09/24/2009 3:52:43 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Nervous Tick

I am. She bought me and my brother new cars every year or two for most of our teens. :)


84 posted on 09/24/2009 3:52:56 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
A neighbor had one of these that I thought was very nice.
1955 Crown Victoria


85 posted on 09/24/2009 3:53:12 PM PDT by deport
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To: Vaquero

My vote .....the tucker..we need a pic


86 posted on 09/24/2009 3:53:28 PM PDT by JHENN22499
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To: OldMissileer

not a GM fan...but loved the mid year corvettes especially the 63 split window coupe....


87 posted on 09/24/2009 3:53:47 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Daffynition

Daffynition, are you are female? :)


88 posted on 09/24/2009 3:53:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: RegulatorCountry

My uncle had a red one and let me drive it...I could get 6 kids in it...with the top off. Wonder somebody didn’t fall out!


89 posted on 09/24/2009 3:54:07 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Nervous Tick

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Sick, just sick.


90 posted on 09/24/2009 3:54:22 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (Liberals will do what they think is best for you, even if it kills you.)
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To: Daffynition

You got it!


91 posted on 09/24/2009 3:54:38 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: trisham

HAHAHA!

A few times my dad or big brother would have to wander out to the end of the driveway and chase them off ...one fella stayed there all night.

Of course no wondered about serial murders and the like. It was a time of Camelot.


92 posted on 09/24/2009 3:54:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Three-way tie: The 2009 Dodge Challenger, 2009 Ford Mustang and 2009 Chevy Camaro. And I’m old enough to remember my previous favorite: 1976 Dodge Challenger


93 posted on 09/24/2009 3:55:10 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I’ll nominate the AC Cobra, and the Chaparral 2D.


94 posted on 09/24/2009 3:55:33 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: BunnySlippers

>> I am. She bought me and my brother new cars every year or two for most of our teens. :)

Is she still around? I’m a fiftysomething orphan; I could be up for adoption.


95 posted on 09/24/2009 3:55:49 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Daffynition

I believe it. What a car!


96 posted on 09/24/2009 3:56:28 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
If foreign cars are allowed, then I'll pick the classic lotus eleven



It looks even better unpainted with the polished aluminum body.
97 posted on 09/24/2009 3:57:32 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: bvw
1981 Yenko "Turbo Z."


98 posted on 09/24/2009 3:57:51 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
ANYTHING, PRE-1970; what we used to call--and used to be built to last,--"IRONS!" Everything else, we called "Sleds."

Being an old fart, it is very hard to come up with ONE as there have been so many.

Your pick (57 Chevy Bel Air) is one of my favorites, although the 59 Cad someone else suggested would also qualify.

Of course being the first new car I've ever owned, the nicest and hottest, my vote would go for my 1967 GTO, the pic below being an exact duplicate of the one I bought when I returned from Nam, including the rally wheels and wood steering wheel!

67_00244_1

Runner up would be my 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Conv, similar to this one, only mine was blue.

pontiac4

PS: As a follow up, and bound to be more fun, you should do the same for the "Ooogliest" car ever. lol

99 posted on 09/24/2009 3:58:10 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Nervous Tick

I didn’t realize how awesome it was at the time ... kids never do. It’s only when you get older you realize your blessings.

I’m about to buy a new car now. Just my present one detailed today.


100 posted on 09/24/2009 3:58:16 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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