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el borracho
11-01-2006, 06:50 PM
We have all seen the new retro vehicles which have come out- new VW Bug, the Thunderbird, the Mini, new Mustang, new Camaro, etc. I would absolutely love to see the following updated and produced as retro vehicles:

The 60s/ 70s Volvo 1800.

such as: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1962-Jensen-built-Volvo-P1800-The-Saint-car-NoRes-62_W0QQitemZ250043394566QQihZ015QQcategoryZ6458QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


The mid 80s GMC pick up.

such as: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1985-GMC-PICKUP-TRUCK-K1500_W0QQitemZ170043963363QQihZ007QQcategoryZ6244QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

What vehicles would you like to see as retros?

stevieray
11-01-2006, 06:52 PM
64 Impala Wagon

65 Chevy Van

67-69 Chevelle

MichaelH
11-01-2006, 06:55 PM
I'd die to have a 2007 WW2 Hurst Olds Convertible. :drool:

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-01-2006, 06:56 PM
The AMC Gremlin. Or the Pacer.

el borracho
11-01-2006, 07:00 PM
I see Stevieray is a Chevy man. The Impala is a great choice.

I would also love to see a retro of the '69 Lincoln Continental with the suicide doors.

check it out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-Lincoln-Continental-4-door-sedan-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ280043481502QQihZ018QQcategoryZ6304QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

el borracho
11-01-2006, 07:01 PM
The AMC Gremlin. Or the Pacer.
You're crazy! The Javelin would be so much cooler!

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-01-2006, 07:05 PM
I see Stevieray is a Chevy man. The Impala is a great choice.

I would also love to see a retro of the '69 Lincoln Continental with the suicide doors.

check it out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-Lincoln-Continental-4-door-sedan-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ280043481502QQihZ018QQcategoryZ6304QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
There was a T-bird with suicide doors that was really cool too, unfortunately I don't think they would meet today's stupid safety standards.

stevieray
11-01-2006, 07:07 PM
I see Stevieray is a Chevy man. The Impala is a great choice.

I would also love to see a retro of the '69 Lincoln Continental with the suicide doors.

check it out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-Lincoln-Continental-4-door-sedan-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ280043481502QQihZ018QQcategoryZ6304QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


1970 Continental with the 460..my dad had one...

Rain Man
11-01-2006, 07:17 PM
57 T-bird, but a good one, not that monstrosity that Ford put out a few years ago.

Also, one of those early 40s big sedans that had the big round fenders and stuff.

redbrian
11-01-2006, 07:25 PM
While a student at SMS in Springfield MO, I owned a P1800, looked exactly like the white one you have posted only mine was red.

One of the best cars I ever owned, sold it to buy my wifes engagement ring, even though we have been toghther 22 years, and no end is in sight, I wish I had that car back.

el borracho
11-01-2006, 07:42 PM
There was a T-bird with suicide doors that was really cool too, unfortunately I don't think they would meet today's stupid safety standards.
Manufacturers could easily produce vehicles with suicide doors. Trucks with extended cabs often have the equivalent of suicide doors.

el borracho
11-01-2006, 07:44 PM
57 T-bird, but a good one, not that monstrosity that Ford put out a few years ago.

Also, one of those early 40s big sedans that had the big round fenders and stuff.
The PT Cruiser?

Frazod
11-01-2006, 07:45 PM
67-69 Chevelle

You're off by one year. The 70 Chevelle was THE ONE.

If the idiots at Chevrolet had made a retro Chevelle based on the 70 model, I sure as hell wouldn't be driving a retro Mustang.

Gonzo
11-01-2006, 07:48 PM
My first car...A 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger 2 door hard top.

(This was a pic of one I found for sale a couple of months ago.)

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-01-2006, 08:23 PM
Manufacturers could easily produce vehicles with suicide doors. Trucks with extended cabs often have the equivalent of suicide doors.
That is true, but it's not the same. You have to have the front doors open to be able to open the rear doors on those types of trucks. That's not the case with the true suicide doors.

dtebbe
11-01-2006, 09:44 PM
1969 Mercury Marauder:
http://www.mercurymarauder.org/pics/stewartt.jpg

You'd be amazed what one of these babies can do to a mailbox at 60mph....

My best friend had one of these in high school in the mid 80's. His mom bought him the car thinking it would be safe and no one would want to ride with him in it.... it fit 9 quite comfortably, and we had as many as 12 in there.

DT

Frosty
11-02-2006, 07:37 AM
'67 Nova

http://www.superchevyshow.com/images/2006%20Bristol%20Web%20Photos/Saturday%20ISCA%20Car%20of%20the%20Show%20.jpg

FAX
11-02-2006, 07:43 AM
The Pinto.

Driving was much more fun when you could drive by and watch the amazing fires and explosions.

FAX

sd4chiefs
11-02-2006, 09:29 AM
57 T-bird, but a good one, not that monstrosity that Ford put out a few years ago.

Also, one of those early 40s big sedans that had the big round fenders and stuff.

I like my monstrosity. People still walk up and tell me how much they like it four years later.

kcfan88
11-02-2006, 09:56 AM
I presently own an 1950 GMC 5-window cab pick up. I'd love to see GM come out with a retro pickup modeled after this body style (47-54). Even a circa 1957 chevy truck, or 32 ford pick up truck?

el borracho
11-02-2006, 10:10 AM
That is true, but it's not the same. You have to have the front doors open to be able to open the rear doors on those types of trucks. That's not the case with the true suicide doors.
Not a perfect example but I wanted to illustrate that it can be done. We have put men on the moon; I'm absolutely positive we could design a safe version of suicide doors for automobiles and, yes, even ones that can be opened independent of the front doors.

siberian khatru
11-02-2006, 10:12 AM
A 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88:

http://www.glorene.com/auto/main/gallery/1970_1972/images/72delta_88.jpg

We had a blue one.

:deevee: ROFL

el borracho
11-02-2006, 10:12 AM
1969 Mercury Marauder:

You'd be amazed what one of these babies can do to a mailbox at 60mph....

My best friend had one of these in high school in the mid 80's. His mom bought him the car thinking it would be safe and no one would want to ride with him in it.... it fit 9 quite comfortably, and we had as many as 12 in there.

DT
Was the Marauder the equivalent of the Fairlane? I knew a kid with a late 60s Fairlane and it was huge. Without a doubt the biggest car I have ever been in, including any new SUV.

DMAC
11-02-2006, 10:13 AM
Volkswagen Carmengia

Frosty
11-02-2006, 10:27 AM
Volkswagen Carmengia

Is that anything like a Karmann Ghia? :)

http://www.americaneaglewheel.com/images/gallery/ACF10B5.jpg

el borracho
11-02-2006, 10:27 AM
I presently own an 1950 GMC 5-window cab pick up. I'd love to see GM come out with a retro pickup modeled after this body style (47-54). Even a circa 1957 chevy truck, or 32 ford pick up truck?
Pics?

Dartgod
11-02-2006, 10:29 AM
Volkswagen CarmengiaAre you talking about the Karmann Ghia?

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/medium/1206786.jpg

el borracho
11-02-2006, 10:30 AM
Is that anything like a Karmann Ghia? :)

http://www.americaneaglewheel.com/images/gallery/ACF10B5.jpg
Ooh, on the verge of cool. They just need to fix the back half of the car.

Frosty
11-02-2006, 10:36 AM
I've always been partial to these. My dad had one when I was a kid. I think they would make a nice retro rear engine vehicle with modern technology. Too bad the name has been drug through the mud.

http://www.pjsautoworld.com/1960cars/1965chevycorvairmonza.JPG

Frosty
11-02-2006, 10:38 AM
Oh, and they need to bring back the pickup version, too.

http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Corvair/1961CorvairRampsidePickup.jpg

Skip Towne
11-02-2006, 10:44 AM
Is that anything like a Karmann Ghia? :)

http://www.americaneaglewheel.com/images/gallery/ACF10B5.jpg
That looks like a Stupidbaker.

el borracho
11-02-2006, 10:58 AM
Corvair is a good choice, IMO.

That pickup in post #30 looks unreal! It's like half van, half pick up and half military troop transport. I've never seen anything like it. Do both side open? Can the side door(s) be removed completely? Does it have a tailgate in addition to the side door(s)? Does it come in an amphibious version?

Frosty
11-02-2006, 11:10 AM
Corvair is a good choice, IMO.

That pickup in post #30 looks unreal! It's like half van, half pick up and half military troop transport. I've never seen anything like it. Do both side open? Can the side door(s) be removed completely? Does it have a tailgate in addition to the side door(s)? Does it come in an amphibious version?

I believe it's only on one side. I don't know if it came off; I would imagine so. I don't think it had a full tailgate because the engine was back there. You can see it doesn't have a full flat floor. They made a van version, too, but it didn't have the ramp.


http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Corvair/1961CorvairMonzaDropside-2.jpg

http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Corvair/1961CorvairRampside-b.jpg

http://haxadecimal.com/nucleus/media/1/20060529-4644832912.jpg

Frosty
11-02-2006, 11:12 AM
How about a retro Morris Minor pickup. Kinda like a tiny El Camino.

http://haxadecimal.com/nucleus/media/1/20060529-4643536581.jpg

jlscorpio
11-02-2006, 11:18 AM
Herzig's Ford Fairmont AKA Fair Mosh

Predarat
11-02-2006, 11:25 AM
67-69 Chevelle
That and about the same time frame of a GTO were the first two I thought of! Love those big ol' muscle cars!!

Redrum_69
11-02-2006, 11:37 AM
The Barricuda and the Mako 'Vette

DMAC
11-02-2006, 11:57 AM
Is that anything like a Karmann Ghia? :)

My foniks training phails me everyday.

Radar Chief
11-02-2006, 12:41 PM
I believe it's only on one side. I don't know if it came off; I would imagine so. I don't think it had a full tailgate because the engine was back there. You can see it doesn't have a full flat floor. They made a van version, too, but it didn't have the ramp.


http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Corvair/1961CorvairMonzaDropside-2.jpg

http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Corvair/1961CorvairRampside-b.jpg

http://haxadecimal.com/nucleus/media/1/20060529-4644832912.jpg

Heh, that looks a lot like an old FC Jeep. FC = Forward Control

http://trucks.about.com/library/graphics/1957_FC170.jpg

Radar Chief
11-02-2006, 12:51 PM
http://www.jeep-scrambler.com/images/scrambler-grass.jpg

I kinda wish Jeep would build a small truck similar to the old Scrambler.