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Posted by: richee3 Jul 11, 2019 - 12:13 AM

I donít care what you say. Itís the Aston Martin Vantage. Or the Vanquish. Or the DB9. Or the DBS. Doesnít matter, they all look the same. laugh.gif




Regardless of incorrect opinions, I want to hear what you guys think is the most beautiful sheet metal ever.

Posted by: Box Jul 11, 2019 - 1:13 AM

I think you meant to post this Bugatti 57C

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 11, 2019 - 6:38 AM

The one you don't have to work on, the one that never let's you down, the one that makes you happy. That's the one.

Posted by: Bitter Jul 11, 2019 - 7:45 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JXJr-jtit8
that's a pretty good contender, or the early models with the double head lights.

Posted by: cheela Jul 11, 2019 - 9:18 AM














Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 11, 2019 - 1:10 PM


Posted by: richee3 Jul 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Jul 11, 2019 - 12:13 AM) *
I think you meant to post this Bugatti 57C

The Bugatti is a great looking car, no doubt! However, I already said in my first post that any other opinion is wrong so therefore this is wrong. laugh.gif


QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jul 11, 2019 - 5:38 AM) *
The one you don't have to work on, the one that never let's you down, the one that makes you happy. That's the one.

This plays a huge factor in why I like the Astons so much. Easy to like a cat when itís not my money paying the constant repair bills. laugh.gif


QUOTE (Bitter @ Jul 11, 2019 - 6:45 AM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JXJr-jtit8
that's a pretty good contender, or the early models with the double head lights.

You know, oddly enough thereís never been an Alfa that Iíve loved. Brigette likes the 4C but theyíre all a little funky in my eyes. I saw this one on Tuesday and snapped a picture because itís cool to see them around, but Iíve just never found them particularly interesting to look at.




QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 11, 2019 - 8:18 AM) *
Snip

You know, the 2000GT is an awesome car but itís just another one of those cars that is gorgeous to everyone else but just doesnít appeal to me. Itís the right shape that I like, thereís just something about it that doesnít call out to me.



At this point I will retract my opinion that every opinion outside of Aston Martin is incorrect. There has been plenty of sheet metal out there that looks fantastic. However, I think we can all agree that nothing from Honda will make the cut for this thread. At best, Hondaís styling is mind-numbingly bland, and at the other end of the spectrum you have the Civic Type R. I think the CTR might just be the worst looking car on sale today.

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jul 11, 2019 - 12:10 PM) *

I can agree with this one. The Jag deserves a spot among the best looking cars ever produced.

Posted by: Box Jul 11, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Funny I was just thinking about the 2000GT and the XJ220 but they've been posted for me. tongue.gif As far as Honda the S2000 and first gen NSX are nice looking cars, though not sure if anyone finds them to be beautiful. The Jaguar E-type convertible(I think the one time I greatly prefer the convertible version) has to be up there:

Posted by: Box Jul 11, 2019 - 5:17 PM

I'm going to say the original Z in terms of something mere mortals can afford, especially the ZG version though an actual ZG isn't so affordable:

Posted by: richee3 Jul 11, 2019 - 10:38 PM

The E type coupe has a weird roofline but the convertible is teh secks. The 240Z is definitely a great looking car as well. Iíd have a hard time choosing between a 1gc and a 240Z for a restoration project. Iím loyal to Celicas but the Z looks better in my opinion.

The S2000 is hands down the best looking Honda to me, but still just not really all that exciting. The NSX bears too much resemblance to an Accord for me, obviously very different but similar styling cues. Itís just not that exciting to look at to me, but itís still on a whole different league than the new NSX.

Posted by: Box Jul 12, 2019 - 12:06 AM

The E-type coupe would look a lot better chopped, the roof is just too tall for the body. The Miata suffers from the same problem, would look a lot better if the side windows were like an inch or two shorter and/or the top had trim pieces to continue the window trim off that triangular glass in the door.

I don't think a car has to look exciting to be beautiful; though the S2000 seems to somehow perfectly be not exciting enough nor elegant enough to be classically beautiful. For me I like curvy cars, hence the Bugatti as it's nothing but curves. laugh.gif Though hard edged angular cars can be beautiful too, but then the S2000 is just neither of those somehow... Speaking of beautiful angular cars, the Lancia Stratos:


And Lamborghini Countach:


Also the Ferrari F40:


Though the F40 somehow combines an angular rear with a more rounded front, but it works.

Posted by: cheela Jul 12, 2019 - 8:53 AM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Jul 11, 2019 - 10:38 PM) *
The E type coupe has a weird roofline but the convertible is teh secks. The 240Z is definitely a great looking car as well. Iíd have a hard time choosing between a 1gc and a 240Z for a restoration project. Iím loyal to Celicas but the Z looks better in my opinion.


*gasp* frown.gif i feel attacked...lol but I hear ya. Before I acquired both my 1gc, I was on the hunt for a clean 240z but in the end it came down to price because I wuz a broke college stoodent and Zs were going for way more than I could afford at the time. Both my 1gcs together probably cost less then a clean Z. Nice thing is the celica's value is slowly going up now that they're getting older and rarer. biggrin.gif

Posted by: narly_charley Jul 12, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Randy Grubb's cars. The craftsmanship in his builds are second to none.

http://www.randygrubb.com/the-falconer-dodici/


Posted by: Box Jul 12, 2019 - 2:19 PM

It needs fender skirts like the Bugatti and then it'd be perfect.

Posted by: Box Jul 15, 2019 - 5:43 PM

I'm going to say the 987 Cayman is up there, or at least the rear of it is, and somewhat affordable now:


I just love the rear of the car, and especially the quarters.

Posted by: richee3 Jul 15, 2019 - 8:35 PM

I think thatís a better looking car than the 911. I considered buying one after selling the 350Z but decided just to keep putting the money away for a Supra.

Posted by: Box Jul 15, 2019 - 9:02 PM

I think it looks better than the 911 too, that and apparently it handles better too. Cost not even into consideration it'd be a no brainer on which to choose, or at least for me it is anyway.

The Supra is a nice enough looking car, but I could just look at the rear of the Cayman all day. The front is pretty nice too:

Posted by: Bitter Jul 15, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Ok, this will get me banned.

I like how the 928 looks.

Posted by: richee3 Jul 15, 2019 - 9:51 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Jul 15, 2019 - 8:41 PM) *
Ok, this will get me banned.

I like how the 928 looks.

Youíre right, youíre banned for this one...

Posted by: Box Jul 15, 2019 - 11:10 PM

I don't even know, I don't even know...


Posted by: cheela Jul 16, 2019 - 8:10 AM

987 > 928, simple math. lol (you can trust me cuz I'm Asian.)

in for banning Jordan as well. Not just for that comment but for all other previous comments in the past. laugh.gif

Posted by: Box Jul 16, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Plus Asians are good at math, so that's like double the trust!

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Jul 17, 2019 - 1:40 AM


Posted by: cheela Jul 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM

^and then THAT guy just HAD to come in and ruin the whole Asian trust thing I had going on.... ugh...

Posted by: Box Jul 17, 2019 - 2:44 PM

There's always one isn't there? laugh.gif

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Jul 20, 2019 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM) *
^and then THAT guy just HAD to come in and ruin the whole Asian trust thing I had going on.... ugh...


Asian Trust?


Posted by: Bushmatic May 26, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Idk why but I love every single Group B car




Posted by: Lorelei6gc Jun 16, 2020 - 5:26 PM

God this is such a toss up.
FD RX7 is the obvious choice for me, but for something obscurely beautiful its the Gumpert Apollo

https://hips.hearstapps.com/roa.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/47/546b15d8adcfd_-_gumpert-lg.jpg?crop=1xw:0.8888888888888888xh;center,top&resize=1200

Posted by: richee3 Sep 15, 2022 - 9:24 AM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Jul 10, 2019 - 11:13 PM) *
I donít care what you say. Itís the Aston Martin Vantage. Or the Vanquish. Or the DB9. Or the DBS. Doesnít matter, they all look the same. laugh.gif




Regardless of incorrect opinions, I want to hear what you guys think is the most beautiful sheet metal ever.

Putting my money where my mouth is and bringing this home next week.


Posted by: bloodMoney Sep 20, 2022 - 3:41 PM

I wish I could live like you.....

But my crotch goblins take all my money...

Posted by: navseal345 Sep 20, 2022 - 7:55 PM

* Insert Paris Hilton, "That's Hot!" meme *

Posted by: cheela Sep 21, 2022 - 8:12 PM

Nice...

and here I am with two crummy Toyotas collecting dust in my garage.

Posted by: richee3 Sep 21, 2022 - 9:11 PM

This is essentially a crummy Ford that will collect dust in my garage. We all know Iíll drive it for about a day, keep it maybe 7 years or so, then sell it.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 22, 2022 - 9:29 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Sep 21, 2022 - 9:11 PM) *
This is essentially a crummy Ford that will collect dust in my garage. We all know Iíll drive it for about a day, keep it maybe 7 years or so, then sell it.


Str8 fax. Fr fr. No cap.

Posted by: navseal345 Sep 22, 2022 - 9:53 PM

Ford with a Mercedes engine right? Does it still have the reverse tach?

Posted by: richee3 Sep 23, 2022 - 9:46 AM

You know it does!



No Merc engine in this one. It started life as a Ford V8, then Jag/Land Rover got their hands on it, then Aston revised it once again. Sounds frightening but itís turned out to be a damn good engine and makes one hell of a noise. Not that fast or powerful but the sound alone makes driving the car an event.

Posted by: navseal345 Sep 23, 2022 - 9:59 AM

Nooice! Now put it to use & take it on a road trip to a MidWest Meet, lol. OR we plan MidWest Colorado meet.

Posted by: Bitter Sep 23, 2022 - 2:33 PM

Jess wants to go to Colorado Denver area again and do some mountains hiking which is a lot easier with a car...and I could experience the joys of a non turbo high compression engine at high altitude! You thought it was slow before....just wait.

Posted by: navseal345 Nov 3, 2022 - 7:13 AM

How's the 007 training going?

Posted by: richee3 Nov 3, 2022 - 10:07 AM

NOT GREAT! Turns out I am not in good shape to be doing secret agent man stuff.

The car is fantastic though. Slow as heck in a straight line but in the corners, itís a helluva car. I recently took it on a mountain cruise and I have to say, itís certainly an experience to be rowing gears in a 6 speed Aston with that V8 soundtrack. Straight line performance really isnít as bad as I say it is but you just donít get any drama from it. Itís a very smooth engine and all the power comes on above 5,000 rpm so itís not power you use around town. When you do use it, the power curve is is very linear so you never really feel it. You certainly hear it though!

I expected endless James Bond remarks with this car. So far I have gotten none. I have, however, gotten multiple remarks about my ďBatmobile.Ē

I have requested ďDAT ASTĒ for a license plate. Letís see if it gets approved.

Posted by: navseal345 Nov 3, 2022 - 1:19 PM

Little jelly. Let's hope that they approve that plate!

Posted by: Bitter Nov 3, 2022 - 11:19 PM

You need to lower the altitude inside the intake manifold with some forced induction smile.gif

Posted by: richee3 Nov 4, 2022 - 12:31 PM





A couple of pictures just because I agree that it needs a supercharger. The sports pack wheels suit it nicely but I’m eyeing some HRE’s.

Posted by: bryanf Nov 4, 2022 - 2:54 PM

Gorgeous car.

Posted by: Bitter Nov 5, 2022 - 5:15 PM

Oh no, it's been off road now. That's such a pretty silver on a pretty car, I do agree about some different wheels. They look good, well suited but lacking something. Too angular and sharp compared to the rest of the car?

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