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3 minutes ago, jsharr said:

I think you are correct.  And to be fair, their logo is visible in the picture....   Do you know the make and model? 

no, but I know the logo. In the late '80s these cars were at the Detroit autoshow. My Dad wanted one. But not that model.

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2 minutes ago, bikeman564™ said:

no, but I know the logo. In the late '80s these cars were at the Detroit autoshow. My Dad wanted one. But not that model.

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My buddy John had an X-19 for a while.  It was a weird greenish / yellowish color.  

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9 minutes ago, jsharr said:

@Allen what would you say to someone who said this is the most beautiful car ever designed?  

They would be almost right. 

Marcello Gandini  penned the Miura too. And between the two the Miura just edges out the Stratos, atmo. 

 

XKE, Dino, Miura, Stratos, Alfa Graduate

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8 minutes ago, Allen said:

They would be almost right. 

Marcello Gandini  penned the Miura too. And between the two the Miura just edges out the Stratos, atmo. 

XKE, Dino, Miura, Stratos, Alfa Graduate

I would have to find room for the 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe and a 1930s or 1940s English roadster of some sort I think.

Maybe we need to rank the top 5 by country?

England, Germany, Italy, France, United States, Japan?  

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5 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

LB Specialist cars STR is a reproduction of a Lancia Stratos.

 

2 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

I just looked at the image and knew it was a Lancia Stratos, or thought I knew anyway!  Sneaky Bastiges!  Any relation to this Lister?

https://www.lister.com/available-models

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13 minutes ago, jsharr said:

England, Germany, Italy, France, United States, Japan?  

England: XKE, DB5, MGB GT, Gordon Murray's new Spider, an early boat tailed Phantom

Germany: Mercedes' Silver Arrow, BMW 507. I don't know that Germany made anything else that was pretty, imposing yes, pretty, not so sure

Italy: Italians can't do ugly, even the Multipla is cool. 

France: The DS, the DS, The Ds, Bugatti Atlantic, Bugatti Model 100*

US: Corvette

Japan: Miata, Toyota 2000GT

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4 minutes ago, Allen said:

England: XKE, DB5, MGB GT, Gordon Murray's new Spider, an early boat tailed Phantom

Germany: Mercedes' Silver Arrow, BMW 507. I don't know that Germany made anything else that was pretty, imposing yes, pretty, not so sure

Italy: Italians can't do ugly, even the Multipla is cool. 

France: The DS, the DS, The Ds, Bugatti Atlantic, Bugatti Model 100*

US: Corvette

Japan: Miata, Toyota 2000GT

Germany 300SL  Mercedes 500K, AutoUnion,  Porsche 904
US, Duesenberg, Cord, Plymouth, so many really beautiful cars.

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I knew it was a Stratos right away. Saw one as a rally car and was smitten back in the day. 

15 minutes ago, Allen said:

England: XKE, DB5, MGB GT, Gordon Murray's new Spider, an early boat tailed Phantom

Germany: Mercedes' Silver Arrow, BMW 507. I don't know that Germany made anything else that was pretty, imposing yes, pretty, not so sure

Italy: Italians can't do ugly, even the Multipla is cool. 

France: The DS, the DS, The Ds, Bugatti Atlantic, Bugatti Model 100*

US: Corvette

Japan: Miata, Toyota 2000GT

Britain - Austin Healey 3000
Germany - BMW 328 (1936), Ford Capri RS2600

Japan - 76 Celica

USA - Vega  - it was a good LOOKING compact! Mechanically it was another story  

Italy - even more so than looks, they know how to tune an exhaust note! They can make a lawn mower sound good!

 

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5 minutes ago, groupw said:

I knew it was a Stratos right away. Saw one as a rally car and was smitten back in the day. 

 

Italy - even more so than looks, they know how to tune an exhaust note! They can make a lawn mower sound good!

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Our RC engines were .21 ci (3.5 cc) the more powerful among them rated at 2.5-3 hp at 30,000 RPM. With a proper tuned pipe, they sounded somewhere between the old screaming F1 cars and a weed eater that lost its governor!

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9 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

I remain partial to the Opel GT:

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It was a horrible piece of shit to work on.  My younger step  bro had a twin carb GT version, but then he started to drink too much before driving.  Soon there were more dents than car.

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19 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

It was a horrible piece of shit to work on. 

I'm guessing that might be why lots of folks "resto-modded" them rather than just going "original" restoration.  It's a tiny (to us) engine - I think a 1.6 and a 1.9 option - so while a light car, something with a bit more pep would make it better.  (My "laugh" response is for the comment I'm quoting, not the sad bit about your step brother).

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26 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

I'm guessing that might be why lots of folks "resto-modded" them rather than just going "original" restoration.  It's a tiny (to us) engine - I think a 1.6 and a 1.9 option - so while a light car, something with a bit more pep would make it better.  (My "laugh" response is for the comment I'm quoting, not the sad bit about your step brother).

Between that and our Opel Manta Rally I learned to dislike German cars of the 70's even though there was some support from Buick.

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