Really un-cool car's you secretly want?

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  • oddjob
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    I don’t know, she’s on holiday at the moment, if you’re serious let me know.

    boltonjon
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    There are two guilty secret – one more guilty than the other

    Satans Chariet


    CX by boltonjon, on Flickr

    For my dream 6 month tour of Europe with the bike


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    As Johndoh the wedge of cheese that is that Volvo 480.

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    My dad had Satan’s Chariot(Familiale 7seater) in my youth, then a mate from the diving club had a Volvo 262C, both awesome. I had a VW LT camper many years ago too, that was fun. If they were remotely practical for UK roads I’d have one of these in an instant.


    Chevy Suburban

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    Hillman Imp
    My dad had one when we were young and i have always hankered after a modded one

    Porsche 911

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    not uncool in the slightest, but I’ll be having one, mark my words.

    warton
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    I had a Nova GTE when i was 21. I’d have that car back in a second, brilliant

    wurzelcube
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    Reading the comments on the Volvo 340 takes me back… we had a 360GL as the family car when I was at school (it replaced our Morris Ital) – I think in a Clarkson tone it was “seriously uncool”, everyone took the piss.

    As a car it was bloody brilliant, even had the black rubber rear spoiler that weighed almost as much as the car did. A ford escort van drove into us, the ford was written off whereas the Volvo suffered a broken head lamp and replacement headlight wiper (damn those things were expensive!)

    CountZero
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    There are some seriously uncool cars here, that pig-ugly Vanden-Plas, for example, but the little Renault 4 oozes cool!
    That Lada Cossak, is that a Soviet Fiat Panda 4×4? A lot of those communist cars, Yugos and Ladas, are basically Fiats built to a lower standard. Firm I worked for had a couple of Yugos as company cars! 😯
    I drove my dad’s Volvo 244 for a while, serious fun, I used to rag the nuts off it! I remember watching the Bathurst 500 endurance race in Australia, and there were 244’s racing, bloody quick, too, I could happily drive one with updated motor and drivetrain. Possibly in the dark brown my dad’s was…
    …or maybe not. πŸ˜€

    martinxyz
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    I’d love to find a standard, unmolested S1 106 Rallye. Although like lots of other cars on the thread, its probably a pretty cool car, or at least I think so.

    Yes,it’s too cool for this thread.

    I’d agree on loving to find one as standard but I’d HAVE to go and molest it by fitting a tujp5.. keeping the original tucked away under an old rug ;O)

    legend
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    warton – Member
    I had a Nova GTE when i was 21. I’d have that car back in a second, brilliant

    There were 3 lovely condition Novas up at Knockhill last month. Really made me want one, especially the one that still had the 3-spoke alloys!

    warton
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    legend, looking on Pistonheads, you can pick up a lovely one for 3k. Almost tempted…

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    mattbee > drove past one of those for sale earlier today.

    I was going to ask Santa for a 2.8i Capri 2S, but seems that’s been done. So I think I’ll have one of these.

    Gary_C
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    warton – Member

    I had a Nova GTE when i was 21. I’d have that car back in a second, brilliant

    Err, you do know that the photo you posted is of an Astra GTE…?

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    Have owned numerous cool/uncool cars (loads of mini variants, a 2CV, even a couple of Allegros).

    Don’t think they’re uncool as such, but would love to own these at some point.

    I’m sorry…….

    That Lada Cossak, is that a Soviet Fiat Panda 4×4?

    Could be, I know that you could fit Fiat motors in as replacements. Seriously fun cars though.
    I’d have one of these though.

    legend
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    warton – Member
    legend, looking on Pistonheads, you can pick up a lovely one for 3k. Almost tempted…

    that’s exactly what I just paid for a Clio 182, just as well I didn’t know that until now!

    1981miked
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    My brother and Dad had Japanese imported Nissan Pulsar GTi-R’s, 2.0 Turbo 4wd in a Nissan Sunny.. Standard 275 BHP, but my brother was running 420 BHP and Dad’s was 375 BHP. Unbelievably quick, 0-60 was under 4 seconds in brothers and 4.5 in Dad’s. 160+ mph was achieved in both.

    Ugly as sin in some people’s eyes but I loved the way they looked.

    I had many a happy time driving them when I was 19-21. Enjoyed embarrassing a guy in a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 at the lights and showing him a clean pair of heels on a back road..

    CountZero
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    Here’s how to treat a Volvo 240:

    Volvo Drift

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    cheshirecat
    Got a 2l turbo sat in the garage under blankets (must get it going one day and stop play with these bikes) head gasket down is 2wd cozzy πŸ˜‰

    Always wanted a cortina

    terrahawk- i belive thats more subaru than escort!

    warton
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    Err, you do know that the photo you posted is of an Astra GTE…?

    yeah, deliberate mistake, to see who knows their cars… 😳 it was along time ago!

    piemonster
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    I properly want that corrugate 2CV van, lovely thing.

    Anything from http://www.barryboys.co.uk/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=12 is uncool, must be something in there I’d want….

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    Mercedes G Wagen or Matra Simca Bagheera for me.

    PeterPoddy
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    Strada Abarth – good choice

    I concur.
    πŸ™‚

    Too many cool or average cars on this thread though, BMW, Skoda, Subaru, Ford etc

    I’ll wade in with this, there’s single numbers of these left now πŸ™

    So rare I can’t find a pic of a decent one. Fiat 131 Supermirafiore Sport. The genesis of one of the finest rallying engines ever made.

    Or a Lancia Montecarlo

    Or a Lancia Beta HPE Volumex

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    I’m looking at some of these uncool cars, and realised that most of the cars I have owned have been worse than uncool: they’ve been bland.

    Musy go off and rectify that.

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    Yeah baby!

    CountZero
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    I had a Chevette, lovely little car, loads of room in the back, always wanted the hot one, with the 2.3ltr slant-4 motor. I had a Mk 1 Nova after that, got a set of those three-spoke alloys for it, fun car to drive, until you hit water at speed, because the distributor was right behind the grill… 😳

    brakes
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    my Grandad, who was a mechanic, and was therefore cool, had one of these which made it cool by association

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    I’m suprised no one’s said a Metro 6R4

    Want

    PeterPoddy
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    I’m suprised no one’s said a Metro 6R4

    That’s because it’s NOT UNCOOL!!!

    Durrrrr!
    πŸ™‚

    petrieboy
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    came on to say “Berlingo XTR” only to find DrP got there in post 2 so i’ll make do with pics of my old Calibra Tickford from back in my student days. I’d have another in a heartbeat if i found a good one. brilliant car


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    A twizzy for a laugh

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    I had a 131 Mirafiori like the one PeterPoddy posted above. Mine was a 1981 and cost me Β£400 at auction. The insurance cost me so much that I could only afford to pay for 6 months. Turned out okay though because it had disintegrated before it needed renewing. Comfiest velour seats ever.
    like this one (same colour anyway)

    A few years later, split with a girlfriend brought about another rush to the head and the purchase of this lovely machine with my half of the deposit on a house.

    Mk1 MR2 T-Bar. Mine was two tone – white and silver. 8)

    I’d have a Mirafiori tomorrow if I could find a minter.

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    That bottom white Calibra looks like a doggers car

    Was gonna post a mirafiori earlier. I learned to drive on on exactly like this, 2.0 twin cam. Had to scrap it in the end,had weld on the weld on the weld underneath.

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