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    I looked at all 50 and thought most were just plain ugly . Not a big fan of the racing ones or the imported odd ones .

    Interesting but a very bad selection .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooch View Post
    I looked at all 50 and thought most were just plain ugly . Not a big fan of the racing ones or the imported odd ones .

    Interesting but a very bad selection .

    Mooch
    Yeah, they left out a lot of good ones for sure..

    But that race car, with the big fan to create downforce, sure was interesting! Anything that can dominate a class so thoroughly that it gets outlawed the next season, is definitely worthy of making the list! I never heard of that one before..

    Come to think of it, I don't remember seeing the "jet engine Indy car" on there.. another crucial omission imo.

    And I still can't see how the Riviera didn't make that list..

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    i totally remember that chaparral, i was so into racing at that time. so many cars were playing with ground effects... that was a really interesting time.
    back to the list though, i can appreciate many of the selections, but beauty is so subjective that you could never please everyone. they show the lancia strotos, and thats cool, but if you look at a lancia aurelia spider america, its just gorgeous...
    so many cars, so little time...
    can't complain though, i've had some pretty amazing cars over the years. funny how they were just used cars back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
    i totally remember that chaparral, i was so into racing at that time. so many cars were playing with ground effects... that was a really interesting time.
    back to the list though, i can appreciate many of the selections, but beauty is so subjective that you could never please everyone. they show the lancia strotos, and thats cool, but if you look at a lancia aurelia spider america, its just gorgeous...
    so many cars, so little time...
    can't complain though, i've had some pretty amazing cars over the years. funny how they were just used cars back then.
    I agree about that Lancia... I never saw one before, but it's a beauty!
    https://www.google.com/search?q=lanc...A_-QqehEQyM%3A


    I was too young to remember that Chaperral. I was into wiffle ball at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim2 View Post
    I agree about that Lancia... I never saw one before, but it's a beauty!
    https://www.google.com/search?q=lanc...A_-QqehEQyM%3A


    I was too young to remember that Chaperral. I was into wiffle ball at the time.
    A friend of mine had a Lancia Flavia I think it was a late 60s model. I was the driver for a road trip from NJ to Florida. Lots of fun.

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    ahh, flavia. flat 4 with front wheel drive. so advanced for the time. very civilized ride. lancia was a great company that made really great cars. the engineering was first rate.
    b marler

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    Since you guys seem to like the old Lancias.. Maybe you'll get a kick out of this vid. I thought it was funny..

    http://www.boldride.com/video/view/a...ias---top-gear

    I don't know much about Lancia, but I heard they were famous for being pretty fast in a rally race (when they worked), and they were famous for rust too.

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    if you want to see some good lancia footage, try this.

    /www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXgWWNJVdYA
    b marler

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