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Old 03.11.2011, 13:36
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Perhaps you would have said the same about the Kharman Ghia.
You have to ask yourself that if you look at cars of the last 20 years; what would you list as an icon; Audi TT comes to mind; I cannot think of any others.

any of the cosworths
lotus carlton
mx5
elise
just off the top of my head
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Old 03.11.2011, 13:38
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any of the cosworths
lotus carlton
mx5
elise
just off the top of my head
M-Roadster/Coupe (First one)
M-Coupe (Second one)
Renault Avantgarde
Citroen C6
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any of the cosworths
lotus carlton
mx5
elise
just off the top of my head
that's how I know you know nothing about cars....well that and the blue Rover.
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Old 03.11.2011, 13:40
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that's how I know you know nothing about cars.

thats how I know your a yank

ok for you yanks

Holden (Vauxhall VXR8)
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Old 03.11.2011, 13:44
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thats how I know your a yank

ok for you yanks

Holden (Vauxhall VXR8)
..nah, that's an Australian Opel with a Vette engine.
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Old 03.11.2011, 13:57
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Now we have some strange car choices being thrown into the Icon pit

I'll stick in the Audi Quattro...classic!
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Old 03.11.2011, 14:09
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

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Old 03.11.2011, 14:17
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Now we have some strange car choices being thrown into the Icon pit

I'll stick in the Audi Quattro...classic!
Wait, since bigblue started this iconic list..I'd like to add my 2 cents as well.

-Fiat Multipla
-Pontiac Aztec
-Mazda 121
-any Citroen
-most Audis
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Old 03.11.2011, 14:22
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Wait, since bigblue started this iconic list..I'd like to add my 2 cents as well.

-Fiat Multipla
-Pontiac Aztec
-Mazda 121
-any Citroen
-most Audis
Erm LiB, this is the classic car thread, not the demolition derby thread.
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Old 03.11.2011, 14:23
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Erm LiB, this is the classic car thread, not the demolition derby thread.
I forgot to add the sarcastic smiley.
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Old 03.11.2011, 14:25
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Wait, since bigblue started this iconic list..I'd like to add my 2 cents as well.

-Fiat Multipla
-Pontiac Aztec
-Mazda 121
-any Citroen
-most Audis
Most fail unfortunately. A car deserving of classic status is either:

1) Iconic - IE a game changer in terms of design EG MX5 - made small sportscars fun AND reliable; Golf GTi MK1; Volvo 240

2) Iconic - IE in terms of catching the zeitgeist of its time - often harder to define - and often easy to miss

3) Rare - the easiest route to a classic. No matter how unloved when new - if the number on this planet is low - it will be a classic EG Renault Avantgarde, C6

4) Heritage - specifically motorsport - the E30 M3 is the best example - designed so the car could go racing. However the E28 and E34 M5s now command big prices because they were the start of the "powerful saloon" scene

Basically - anthing with a production run is unlikely to attract too much in the way of classic value. Spotting future classics is hard - but the above "rules" help define what you should be looking for.

The TT might fall into the 2nd group - but I don't think it ever will - thanks to too many being produced and its ordinaryness.

The E60 M5 V10 is heading in the right direction - the last of the normally aspirated M5s it will hold a special place in the heart of M fans (with deep enough pockets). Their prices are still falling because it isn't yet a classic - but it will be.
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Old 03.11.2011, 14:26
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

maybe you should justify your choices as well


cosworths - classic boy racer cars, very much a sign of the times
lotus carlton - take a really really crap car and made into something very special indeed
mx5 - the car that re-started the 2 seater convertible market (ok it was beaten to market by the elan but no one bought that)
elise - track day car for the road that was actually reliable, cheap and usable day to day

thinking about it, a mk1 impreza turbo as well, if there are any unmolested ones still alive
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..alright, here is my real nomination. It's one of my dream cars (1970 Coupe DeVille). Mine will be black with a Brougham Wreath around the emblem in the back. I'd call it "The President" and only ride it on Sunday morning, for when I go to get my newspaper or take my lady to the opera/fundraiser/nomination gala in the evening.


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Old 03.11.2011, 14:58
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.... or take my lady to the opera/fundraiser/nomination gala in the evening.
I think your "lady" will enjoy an evening at the opera - or ballet.



I am beginning to see you as the forum Hogg!!!


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