Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Thread: Car Grills

  1. #1
    Darth Vader Bruce Bowker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
    Posts
    2,546
    Chats
    0

    Car Grills

    Name as many well known brands that have kept their distinctive grills (or reasonably close) throughout their many years.
    As an example, Rolls Royce.
    1956 Austin Healey 100M.
    1964 E-Type Coupe.
    1967 Mini Cooper S.
    1972 E-Type V12 convert.
    Caterham Super Seven.


  2. #2

    Re: Car Grills

    Morgan; Alfa Romeo.

  3. #3
    Jedi Warrior Rhodyspit75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Cumberland. RI
    Posts
    561
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    BMW I'm first so I get an easy one
    "Age considers; youth ventures." Rabindranth Tagore
    1975 Spitfire

  4. #4
    Jedi Knight AN5Sprite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    The Pine Tree State
    Posts
    1,080
    Chats
    19

    Re: Car Grills

    Packard

    Duesenberg
    Steve C & the Tunebug

  5. #5
    Yoda Boink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    4,106
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Aston Martin (though Ford has recently copied it).
    - Mark

    Former 1956 Austin Healey 100-4 (BN2)
    Former 1962 Mk1 Austin Mini 850
    Former 1973 Austin Mini (really a 1980s Cooperized Mini)
    Present 1959 Austin Healey "Bugeye" Sprite (with 1275, 5 speed, and discs)

  6. #6
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NE coast of Belize, town of Copper Bank
    Posts
    1,403
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Edsel

  7. #7
    Jedi Knight LarryK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Millstadt, IL
    Posts
    1,420
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Jeep, very easy.
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual ,
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

  8. #8

    Re: Car Grills

    Mercedes-Benz! at least until the 1990s.

    Type 170 (pre-WW2 until 1953)



    Type 180/190/220 (1953-1959):



    Type 180/190/220 (1959-1961):



    Type 190/220 (1960s)



    1970s:



    1980s:



    and then it all went downhill fast:

    Mac & Phyllis Take a Trip: http://nutmegflyer.com/trip-details-daily-updates/
    1976 MGB "Dorcas" (gone, not forgotten)
    1959 Triumph TR3A "Tee-Yah" (gone, not forgotten)
    1960 Mercedes-Benz 190b "Blauer Freund" (gone, not forgotten)
    1958 Rambler American DeLuxe - with optional sun visors!

  9. #9
    Great Pumpkin JPSmit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    16,036
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Daimler - furrowed brow
    John-Peter Smit
    1976 MG Midget
    1969 Vauxhall Viva GT
    1958 Fiat Multipla (Barn art)

  10. #10
    Jedi Warrior Shane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    502
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Maserati
    In the paddock:
    1962 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 - Mrs. Kensington
    2009 Nissan 370Z - Hit Girl
    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser - unnamed (so far)

  11. #11
    Jedi Warrior Lukens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    441
    Chats
    1

    Re: Car Grills

    1940 Ford

  12. #12
    Darth Vader Bruce Bowker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
    Posts
    2,546
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukens View Post
    1940 Ford
    The idea is grills that a car has kept or reasonably close to the same. 1940 Ford was only one year.

    I forgot about Volvo with the diagonal stripe. That has been around quite some time.
    1956 Austin Healey 100M.
    1964 E-Type Coupe.
    1967 Mini Cooper S.
    1972 E-Type V12 convert.
    Caterham Super Seven.


  13. #13
    Great Pumpkin JPSmit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    16,036
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Since 2007, Kia - tiger nose
    John-Peter Smit
    1976 MG Midget
    1969 Vauxhall Viva GT
    1958 Fiat Multipla (Barn art)

  14. #14
    Luke Skywalker 3798j's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Susquehanna Valley
    Posts
    1,577
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Not so much a car but a car designer, I've always thought it easy to spot a Frua designed body by his distinctive (to me anyway) front ends/grills.
    http://www.coachbuild.com/index.php?...2_itemId=46735
    Last edited by 3798j; 12-08-2013 at 11:17 AM. Reason: added a link
    Jay
    68 GT6, 66 TR4A

  15. #15
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NE coast of Belize, town of Copper Bank
    Posts
    1,403
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Rolls Royce and Bentley

  16. #16
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NE coast of Belize, town of Copper Bank
    Posts
    1,403
    Chats
    0

    Re: Car Grills

    Bugatti...

  17. #17

    Re: Car Grills

    Huh? I thought the topic was car girls.

    Mini.

    Mustang.

  18. #18
    Yoda waltesefalcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Fletcher, Oklahoma
    Posts
    4,374
    Chats
    7

    Re: Car Grills

    Cadillac has been using the egg crate for a long time now.
    Cheers,
    Walter
    52 International L110
    61 International C112
    68 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

  19. #19

    Re: Car Grills

    Chevrolet... With a few exceptions the bow tie stays in the center on a center bar. Bar is either painted or part of the grill/ chrome or not so shiny metal

    and Buick... my 94 Buick Century loaner has a very family look next to a co-worker's 2013 Buick something
    SD
    "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.
    Hit it."
    1978 Spitfire 1500
    2004 Impala PPV

  20. #20
    Guest
    Guest

    Re: Car Grills

    VW

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •