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MontrealMustang
03-02-2005, 09:35 AM
I'd bring back the old VW Beetle, with the following mods:<p>Instead of an Naturally Aspirated Aircooled Flat 4, I'd have an Turbocharged Aircooled Flat 2 with a lot of modern motorcycle technology added to it for optimum fuel efficiency and power. 60hp and 60mpg would be nice doable goal. I'd also add a five speed manual, side impact panels, airbags and a heater that would actually HEAT the car this time (using a heating coil like in space heaters to make it work). Everything else I'd leave alone. Try to keep the pricetag under 15,000$ and you've got a winner on your hands.<p>What would you bring back?

fubar
03-02-2005, 11:41 AM
Mine would be a new car based on the idea of the 88-91 CR-X si or maybe a new Corrado

Hornbag
03-03-2005, 12:35 AM
I think mine would be a........<p>02 Audi A4. It just looked so clean and simple. Although i love the new one more, i just really like this car.

Top Secret
03-03-2005, 01:42 AM
This is a toughie. Either the Citroen DS or the FD RX-7.

whipster
03-03-2005, 02:17 AM
Lancia Fulvia<br>60s Mustang<br>I'm torn...

Santeno
03-03-2005, 09:16 AM
1970's MGA (loved the super high beltline, tiny windshield and 3 mini-wipers) or an Austin-Healey 3000.

Tidal
03-03-2005, 10:50 AM
Either the DS or the SM. And the Saab 99 Turbo.

Nick
03-03-2005, 11:52 AM
either the chevelle, the nomad (not necessarily like the concept), or the bel-air (again, not necessairly like the concept)...or maybe the E39 5 series...or the e38 7 series...

AM2
03-03-2005, 02:56 PM
How about a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham... <br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/classicauto/images/usa/cady57.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>...with upgraded safety(dual airbags, reinforced passenger compartment, side impact beams, ABS etc.)<br>A modern supercharged 440bhp Northstar V8, 18 inch brushed aluminum finished wheels, and 4-wheel independent suspension...

CarMattZu777
03-03-2005, 09:39 PM
1968 Isuzu 117 Coupe designed by Giugiaro, very nice :)<p> <IMG SRC="http://mclellansautomotive.com/photos/B11510.jpg" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
03-04-2005, 12:39 AM
Everyone else has REALLY old cars, mine is only 3 yrs old LOL!

Orestes
03-04-2005, 03:54 AM
MIne is Lancia Delta ,Lancia Stratos and BMW M1

AM2
03-04-2005, 09:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1970's MGA (loved the super high beltline, tiny windshield and 3 mini-wipers) or an Austin-Healey 3000.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You mean 1970's MGB right? <br>Best ones were the steel bumpered models.<br>

Santeno
03-04-2005, 10:01 AM
sorry that's correct, and yes the steel bumpered ones.

IcedG35
03-04-2005, 03:48 PM
<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>: wHiPStEr :</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Lancia Fulvia<br>60s Mustang<br>I'm torn...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>they did bring back a 60s mustang

mzoltarp
03-05-2005, 02:57 PM
Id bring back the VW Corrado, but I'd build it in Mexico so that the quality would be higher and the price lower. I owned two Corrados and both had so so build quality. Both were inferior to my American-made 1985 GTi and that is really saying something.

knicks125
03-05-2005, 03:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">VW Corrado</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
03-05-2005, 03:13 PM
mclaren SLR

knicks125
03-05-2005, 03:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">mclaren SLR</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Dan J.
03-07-2005, 03:03 PM
I would like to see the Dusenburg brand return to the market as an American alternative to Maybach and Rolls Royce.

Santeno
03-07-2005, 03:10 PM
wouldn't that be Packard?

Nick
03-07-2005, 09:17 PM
I want to see the 1963 corvette Grand Sport come back...and I don't mean the '96 version but the true '63 version...not that the '96 wasn't great, but it was no '63...

SV
03-07-2005, 09:36 PM
i'd bring back the citroen DS, with a bigger engine and modern safety features of course. it has features that are only becoming mainstream today (headlights that illuminate turns, that pneumatic/active suspension), and it looked wonderful. that car really was ahead of its time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
03-08-2005, 06:55 AM
Duesenberg, in my estimation, is the true premium nameplate over Packard. Even when they were both on sale, Duesenberg commanded a much higher price. Granted Duesenberg did not make it to post WWII, as Packard did, but it was never a truly mass produced vehicle, as the Packards were. Unfortunately, Packard died a horrid death at the hands of Studebaker.

Flagship
03-10-2005, 04:29 PM
I want to see my old 1998 BMW 740iL again instead of thoes things they make now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

Nick
03-10-2005, 10:34 PM
tru dat...the e38 7 series were beautiful...especially in 2001...

AXLE
03-11-2005, 09:08 AM
If I had a choice of only one it would have to be the Tucker Torpedo.