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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    They're not all ugly - but there's a lot of jet-age aviation influence in the cars of the late '40s and into the 50s and 60s.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=1950s+"car+design"+jets&num=20&newwindow= 1&client=opera&hs=nw8&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&s a=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMgd-DxfnRAhVI_IMKHT-iBacQsAQIGw&biw=1309&bih=693

    Remember the 1950 Studebaker -

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    my Dad loved his studebakers. 1st one was a used '51 , picked up in 53 or 54 ( noted in the album as "the" 2nd car, a new phenomenon for us)

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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    I had a 50s bullet nose Studebaker when I was in Cuba for a couple years back in 58/59. Kinda ugly, but I liked it as it had a very comfortable ride. PJ

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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTP1960 View Post
    my Dad loved his studebakers.
    Same here, though whatever pictures we had are long gone... As I recall, though, we had a dark green bullet-nose Champion around 1952. Then the car I do remember well, a '53 Buick Century, two-tone green, most likely bought in '54. What a tank that was! But Dad often said he really liked the Studebakers.
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    My father came to Canada in '58 - drove an Anglia, which, when he sold it made it less than a block before the transmission failed - Had two Studebakers (Hawks) - then got married and traded the last one for a Beetle which he drove until the Falcon Wagon came along.
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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Those Studebaker Hawks were quite a forward-looking design. Upscale car I think. Prior to 1960 there were several "levels" of Hawk: Flight Hawk, Power Hawk, hardtop Sky Hawk, Silver Hawk, Golden Hawk. In 1960 the levels were dropped and it became the "Hawk". We could never afford them, so stuck with Ramblers.

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    I think my father's were Silver Hawks
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    Mom had a 1950 ford, black. Dad always had Lincolns. Took my first drivers' test in a '61 "suicide door" Continental. Talk about a BOAT! Several of the uncles drove Lincolns as well.

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    We got my buddies Lincoln sold last fall for his widow. I had a chance (after 20+ years of assisting in the restoration) to drive it. You thought a 61 was a boat.....1941 Lincoln Continental Convertible with a V-12.
    The bonnet had to be six feet long.
    Turn the steering and wait for the bow to start coming around.1941 Lincoln 041.jpg
    I thought is was a container ship....and kept looking for the radar to navigate in close waters.

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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    They're not all ugly - but there's a lot of jet-age aviation influence in the cars of the late '40s and into the 50s and 60s.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=1950s+"car+design"+jets&num=20&newwindow= 1&client=opera&hs=nw8&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&s a=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMgd-DxfnRAhVI_IMKHT-iBacQsAQIGw&biw=1309&bih=693

    Remember the 1950 Studebaker -

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    Still featured in the cartoon strip "Pickles".
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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    While watching the "new MG" clip.
    i scrolled down and saw this remarkably ugly Ferrari.
    the 1950 Ferrari Uovo.....for sale for $5.5 million ( I think)


    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...uovo-for-sale/

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    Even the rear is ugly.
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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTP1960 View Post
    While watching the "new MG" clip.
    i scrolled down and saw this remarkably ugly Ferrari.
    the 1950 Ferrari Uovo.....for sale for $5.5 million ( I think)


    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...uovo-for-sale/

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    Even the rear is ugly.
    I guess it proves that ugly has value-----To some people!

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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    I guess it proves that ugly has value-----To some people!
    Or perhaps that love is blind?

    I'm guessing, if most of us were to sit inside, start the engine, and start off in first gear, we would be wearing the proverbial "... eating grins". We would not care the slightest what the exterior looked like!!
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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Or perhaps that love is blind?

    I'm guessing, if most of us were to sit inside, start the engine, and start off in first gear, we would be wearing the proverbial "... eating grins". We would not care the slightest what the exterior looked like!!
    I don't know.....
    That thing looks like a cross between a lint Shaver & a stun-gun
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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTP1960 View Post
    I don't know.....
    That thing looks like a cross between a lint Shaver & a stun-gun
    Just think how comforted you'd feel seeing your spare tire every time you look in the rearview mirror.

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    Re: Ugliest car you ever knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayless View Post
    Well you got at least one thing right for sure Paul. The new Lexus front end just looks like they ran out of parts before finishing it.

    I was reading a magazine that had an article on the new Lexus LS.It said that the designers said
    that"it took six months to perfect the design of the grille's matrix,which has 5032 facets".
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