- Really un-cool car's you secretly want?
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.
Posted 7 years ago
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!)Posted 7 years ago
There are some seriously uncool cars here, that pig-ugly Vanden-Plas, for example, but the little Renault 4 oozes cool!Posted 7 years ago
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. 😀martinxyzMember
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)Posted 7 years ago1981mikedMember
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..Posted 7 years agopiemonsterMember
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….Posted 7 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Strada Abarth – good choice
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 🙁
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 VolumexPosted 7 years ago
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… 😳Posted 7 years agoBreganteSubscriber
I had a 131 Mirafiori like the one PeterPoddy posted above. Mine was a 1981 and cost me £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.Posted 7 years ago
The topic ‘Really un-cool car's you secretly want?’ is closed to new replies.