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shiro_kuro 11-14-2013 19:45


uhoh7 11-14-2013 19:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by rumbliegeos (Post 2242109)
Bravo! That is definitely a nice car. Now I want to see a Deusenberg...

haha me too :)


nex5n + m-rokkor 40/2

Robin P 11-16-2013 08:51




lawrence 11-18-2013 07:51

De Soto tailfin
 

lawrence 11-18-2013 08:03

Mercedes lights in Southwark
 

lawrence 11-18-2013 08:12

CitroŽn Light Fifteen (AKA Traction Avant) in Camden
 

lawrence 11-18-2013 08:30

1960 FB Holden, Sydney. Jan 1974.
 

Swift1 11-18-2013 10:37


1937 Chevrolet Sedan

Robin P 11-18-2013 11:12

not so nice?
 
The title of the thread is "nice old car"
Seems to me that the majority are not nice at all! For instance, so far on this page only 3 1/2 out of 10 could possibly be construed as nice.....:)

Swift1 11-18-2013 17:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin P (Post 2256169)
The title of the thread is "nice old car"
Seems to me that the majority are not nice at all! For instance, so far on this page only 3 1/2 out of 10 could possibly be construed as nice.....:)

Does this qualify :D


Moto-Uno 11-18-2013 17:55

That's a definite "maybe not" , but it is OLD. Peter

Phil_F_NM 11-18-2013 18:21

Once you take a fancy to cars designed by Paul Bracq, you pay attention to them whenever you see one.

Here's a 1969 Mercedes 280C, seen in Greenwich Village, NYC.


And this is a late 1960's Mercedes SL seen in northern New Jersey.


It's pure coincidence that they are both the same color and even more unlikely that both of my Mercedes are extraordinarily similar colors. (my 1972 220D is the same color as these cars pictured and my 1978 300D is just barely noticeably lighter.)

Phil Forrest

Robin P 11-19-2013 00:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swift1 (Post 2256435)
Does this qualify :D

Sorry, no, it's another of those cars that wasn't nice even when new! :)

Here's one that seemed nice when new but didn't keep its popularity like the VW alternative.


Greyscale 11-19-2013 08:28

I believe that this qualifies as both nice, and old. what a way to go, take your last ride in style in a Chrysler.


Pentax Spotmatic SPII, Sunny 16, Kodak Portra 160, Auto Yashinon 50/1.8 by Greyscale3, on Flickr

Robin P 11-19-2013 10:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greyscale (Post 2256781)
what a way to go, take your last ride in style in a Chrysler.

Careful! You might inspire someone to start a thread full of hearses :)

Please disregard the bias of my European eyes but was there ever such a thing as a nice Chrysler? :confused:

Vince Lupo 11-19-2013 10:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin P (Post 2256851)
Careful! You might inspire someone to start a thread full of hearses :)

Please disregard the bias of my European eyes but was there ever such a thing as a nice Chrysler? :confused:

I'd take a '48 Chrysler Town & Country any day.

Swift1 11-19-2013 10:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin P (Post 2256851)
Careful! You might inspire someone to start a thread full of hearses :)

Please disregard the bias of my European eyes but was there ever such a thing as a nice Chrysler? :confused:

As they say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".



Зоркий 4, Юпитер-8 50/2,expired Kodak BW400CN

Mackinaw 11-19-2013 10:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin P;2256851Ö..Please disregard the bias of my European eyes but was there [I
ever[/i] such a thing as a nice Chrysler? :confused:

Sure, take a look at some of the mid-50's Virgil Exner-designed Chryslers.

Jim B.

lueej 11-19-2013 11:21

not sure if I'd even call it a nice old car, but my '70 Corona Mark II Wagon:


getting a wash after my friend lost a bet:


Swift1 11-19-2013 11:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by lueej (Post 2256874)
not sure if I'd even call it a nice old car, but my '70 Corona Mark II Wagon:
getting a wash after my friend lost a bet:

That Corona Mark II is gorgeous! I love 60's and 70's Japanese cars.

Moto-Uno 11-19-2013 11:45

Let me get this right , Peugeot and Citroen = nice to European eyes and Old Cadillacs and Chryslers do not ! That of course is what makes RFF such a great forum . Even if you're wrong (:) you're still free to voice your view .
Peter

Mackinaw 11-19-2013 11:53

Parked not far from my home.



Jim B.

Penny Lane 11-19-2013 11:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moto-Uno (Post 2256890)
Let me get this right , Peugeot and Citroen = nice to European eyes and Old Cadillacs and Chryslers do not ! That of course is what makes RFF such a great forum . Even if you're wrong (:) you're still free to voice your view .
Peter

I'd say they have very different appeal. Though the CitroŽn Traction Avant, DS, SM & CX are some of the most beautiful cars ever made, methinks.

Derk

Robin P 11-19-2013 13:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moto-Uno (Post 2256890)
Let me get this right , Peugeot and Citroen = nice to European eyes and Old Cadillacs and Chryslers do not ! That of course is what makes RFF such a great forum . Even if you're wrong (:) you're still free to voice your view .
Peter

Yep, that just about sums it up, other than the occasional Mustang or perhaps something before the late 30s I can't think of any American car that appealed to my eyes - the strange thing is that I had this predudice even as a 10 year old boy, had long arguments with a schoolfriend who liked all things American!

Sometimes we all stray from our natural preferences, here's the only Ford I ever owned, coincidentally the biggest car I ever owned


Robin P 11-19-2013 13:48

Here's one I'd really like to own (for the summer) but they command a high price now.....




Ashlandjet 11-19-2013 16:05

Here are a couple of Chrysler products. Two 1958 Plymouth Belvederes. In 1958 Chrysler owned 15% of Simca and you could find French and American cars on the same showroom floor at the same time.


Moto-Uno 11-19-2013 20:12

These are clearly not the Chryslers I was referring to, so maybe you weren't completely wrong :D

Swift1 11-19-2013 21:09


Penny Lane 11-19-2013 21:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom A (Post 2256904)
We had two of them in Sweden in the late 60's. It was a precautionary action - as these cars have Lucas electrics in them and this way there was a fair chance that at least one of them would start. Cost me all of $120 for both!

Nowadays, there's a fix for that which doesn't take up the space for a second garage: http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm

Derk

Addy101 11-20-2013 04:05

Volvo Amazon, not American and not French, but a nice ride for a wedding:

Arriving


Bride exiting

I know, not much 'bout the car but I liked the picture :rolleyes:

Waiting for bride and groom

micromontenegro 11-20-2013 04:50


Verano2013 360 by Santiago Montenegro, on Flickr

hidejoshi 11-20-2013 05:45

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micromontenegro 11-20-2013 06:12


Moto-Uno 11-21-2013 16:22



Big,Bold and Beautiful....Peter
And I thought a Clipper was a boat ?

astro8 11-21-2013 16:51


Mackinaw 11-22-2013 07:17

Bullet Bird



Jim B.

lawrence 11-22-2013 10:23


My 1972 Capri 3 litre, back in the day.

lawrence 11-22-2013 11:12


Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine

lawrence 11-22-2013 11:38


The first 'car' I owned, an orange Bond Bug. Photographed back in 1971, sadly not in colour.

Moto-Uno 11-22-2013 11:46

"Lawrence" your earlier pic of the Capri has me wondering what has happened to the front wheel of the car ? Peter


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