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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Beautiful car, but I don't like those those ribbon tires, their worthless for absorbing any shock. Their on the wifes new Buick and their like solid rubber, no flex at all!

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    Re: Bad Kitty

    I would not kick that car out of my garage for leaking oil!

    Don't love the tires but it's kind of like dissing Julia Roberts for her necklace. Just sayin'
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    The rear end looks a bit like the original Alfa Spider "ossa di sepia". I like the eggcrate grille. This is an awesome car. I wonder how much it cost?

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    Re: Bad Kitty

    I hate that type of wheel! Blech!
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Looked through the pics, the rear end isn't bad, the front with the scoop and larger egg crate grill not so good. The rubber band wheels and minimalist dash also don't do much for me.

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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Original here also, I don't see how you could improve it. Most custom cars strike me that way.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    This is what I call a beautiful car, Improvement of looks was never an issue! Too late in life for me to get into any more projects, if I did it would be one of these! I fell in love with them when Tom Macall (spelling) did an article back in the 60s on the V-12, I think in Mechanics Illustrated.

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    Re: Bad Kitty

    I guess it would make sense to compare to an original V12 car:



    It's really a pretty mild customization of the original, except for those wheels. I think that's what I find offputting.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post

    It's really a pretty mild customization of the original, except for those wheels. I think that's what I find offputting.
    IMHO, customizing an Etype is like painting a smile on the Mona Lisa
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Yes Basil, I totally agree, a very bold move to try to improve on the E-type. The source article linked above has a comments section, there are many positive comments about this custom e-type. I know this group here is a bit biased, but Enzo Ferrari was impressed too. I suspect the positive comments on this thing are from paid or inside "shills" it is just not a road you should go down.

    I am not totally against modifications and customs either. Some of the aftermarket bonnets improve the Sprite (and I love Sprites!), but the E-type, I hope I may be excused for the reference, but do not blaspheme on holy ground.

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    Re: Bad Kitty

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    Re: Bad Kitty

    That explains a lot.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    That explains a lot.
    Yeah now he understands. You guys are a really tough crowd. I think because I understood and liked it from the get go that I should get the car- or at least keep it in my garage.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Never would own a Foose car. His wheel designs need some improvement.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryK View Post
    Never would own a Foose car. His wheel designs need some improvement.
    A lot of work went into building those wheels - but I can't bring myself to like them.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryK View Post
    Never would own a Foose car. His wheel designs need some improvement.
    Funny, how tastes differ. I don't love all his designs car or wheel - but if he customized an outhouse I would likely park it in my driveway.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    Funny, how tastes differ. I don't love all his designs car or wheel - but if he customized an outhouse I would likely park it in my driveway.
    Here you go!


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    Re: Bad Kitty

    His designing is great, but not my taste. Do like him over most designers. Fabricators of off customs are fine, I won't buy them but will look at them. Just can't get the wheels, still on the old Panasport and American spokes.
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    Re: Bad Kitty

    According to Chip the car may not have running gear installed. Interior pan-overs are nice, but strategically placed jacket may hide an owner specified automatic transmission.

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