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#1 Joe Fan

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 11:04

The May issue of Car magazine has an interesting list of what they rated as the one hundred coolest cars of all-time and why.

Here is their top 100:

1) Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
2) Ferrari Enzo
3) Lamgorghini Miura
4) Citroen DS
5) Porsche 911
6) Aston Martin DB5
7) Fiat Nuova 500
8) Rolls-Royce Phantom
9) AC Cobra
10) Ford Mustang 390 GT
11) McLaren F1
12) Land Rover Defender go
13) Bentley Continental R
14) Alfa Romeo SZ
15) Jaguar XKE
16) Aston Martin Vanquish
17) Lincoln Continental
18) Lancia Delta Integrale
19) Lamborghini Countach
20) Porsche 550 Spyder
21) 1973 Porsche 911 RS
22) Mercedes-Benz SL
23) Ferrari Daytona
24) Ford Thunderbird
25) Citroen SM
26) BMW 507
27) Ferrari F40
28) Lamborghini Gallardo
29) Range Rover
30) Bentley Arnage T
31) Pagani Zonda
32) Maserati Quattroporte
33) BMW 3.0 CSi
34) Chevrolet Corvette
35) Ferrari Dino 246 GT
36) Dodge Challenger R/T
37) Audi Sport Quattro S1
38) Mercedes Sl55 AMG
39) Mini Cooper S
40) Lancia Stratos
41) Jensen Interceptor
42) Citroen 2CV
43) Volvo P1800
44) Tatra T87
45) Ferrari 250 GTB Lusso
46) BMW 2002 Ti
47) Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser
48) Renault Twingo
49) VW Karmann Ghia
50) TVR Cerbera
51) Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo II
52) Range Rover (1970)
53) Smart City-Coupe
54) Studebaker Commander Starliner Coupe
55) Lotus Espirit
56) Maserati Khamism
57) Fiat Multipla
58) Ford Lotus-Cortina
59) Pontiac GTO
60) Audi TT
61) Peugeot 504 Coupe
62) Alfa Romeo Duetto
63) Dodge Charger Daytona
64) Lancia Thelma 8.32
65) BMW Z1
66) Model A Ford
67) NSU Ro8o
68) Peugeot 205 GTi
69) New Mini (Buford will be happy about this one)
70) Buick Riveria
71) BMW 760 Li
72) Ford GT40
73) Jaguar MKII
74) Maserati 3200 GT
75) Lotus Elan
76) Renault Alpine A110
77) Audi RS6
78) Ford Capri 3.0S
79) Chevrolet Camaro SS
80) Aston Martin Lagonda
81) Porsche 928 S4
82) Tucker Torpedo
83) VW Golf Mkl GTi
84) Nissan Skyline GT-R34
85) Vauxhall Lotus-Calrton
86) Ford Ka
87) Oldsmobile Toronado
88) Ford Torino
89) Subaru SVX
90) VW Microbus
91) Toyota 2000 GT
92) Lamborghini LMoo2
93) Bristol Blenheim
94) Renault Espace
95) Nissan S-Cargo
96) Chevrolet Impala SS
97) Toyota Land Cruiser
98) Saab goo Aero
99) 1949 Mercury Coupe
100) Morris Traveller

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#2 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 12:16

OK - wher's the Lotus / Caterham 7 then?

Rubbish list, of course, as all these lists are.

#3 Catalina Park

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 12:22

I don't know! They have one of my cars in the top 50 (Mini Cooper S) How many Peugeots in the top 50 Ray?

#4 David Beard

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 12:30

Define cool.... :cool:

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 12:41

Originally posted by David Beard
Define cool.... :cool:

Obviously post-war, for a start
And preferably non-sporting

#6 Catalina Park

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 12:42

Originally posted by David Beard
Define cool.... :cool:

Well my Cooper S dosen't have a heater and it has a bit of rust......

#7 RTH

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 12:49

These sort of lists are usually just the subjective thoughts of one, or a mere handful of people, are completely illogical, and really meaningless, 85 % of that list I would not want at all.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 13:06

Well I have 2, almost 3. Still have one of the original Minis left (of 17 I had) and one of the new ones. They list a GT350 Mustang but my 1966 Fastback isn't a Shelby so I got aced out by the better model. They don't list my 1934 Chevy but it is pretty cool too.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 13:30

Nice to see my Impala SS is listed, and some others I have owned.

I personaly think the Jaguar XK120/140 ought to be on that list, and the Sunbeam Tiger, having owned them.

My Hillman Minx is curiously absent. :eek:

#10 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 13:53

Originally posted by Catalina Park
I don't know! They have one of my cars in the top 50 (Mini Cooper S) How many Peugeots in the top 50 Ray?


They mustn't have been able to spell it... but I note the car I drooled over for years before I first saw a 504 Coupe is right at the top!

Some strange things on there... Lincoln Continental?

#11 Catalina Park

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 13:57

There are a couple of cars that, well.... A Ford Thunderbird could mean a 1955 or it could mean a 1982! Did you notice that the Porsche 911 makes the list twice!

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 14:04

Originally posted by Ray Bell


They mustn't have been able to spell it... but I note the car I drooled over for years before I first saw a 504 Coupe is right at the top!

Some strange things on there... Lincoln Continental?


If it is the coupe 1940 Continental, it is easily explained, and the 1956-57 limited production 2-door Continental was a first rate design, selling for $13,000; even the '61 4-door convertible is a milestone car, one of the cleanest, prettiest cars ever to come from an American design studio.

But it begs the question: what years for these models listed?

#13 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 14:04

Indeed, there are a number (like the 'Chevrolet Corvette' for instance...) that are totally ambiguous...

There's a lot of difference between a '55 Corvette with a six and a '63 Stingray 327 and a '71 427, not to mention the later models!

#14 Ruairidh

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 16:31

I think the 911 could have been higher, I'm glad to see the AM DB5 up there too!

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 17:44

"Of all time", and no pre-war cars such as the Bugatti T57sc and the Alfa 8c2900B... :lol:

#16 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 17:47

For the average modern magazine staffer, "All Time" begins in 1980.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 18:14

OK, I can agree that all of these, would be cool to own some more than others. But how can the Ferrari 250 GTO not be there (would the Pontiac GTO exist if the Ferrari GTO hadn't?). Somehow I'd also expected some of the older pre-50's cars to show up, like the Mercedes Benz SSLK, a whole bunch of Bugatti, Alfas, etc. I'd also vote to add the 396 Corvette which was maybe a bit more of a civilized contemporary to the 427 Cobra (awright, awright so what does 'civilized' have to do with it, well when you live in Seattle, hardtops, working windshield wipers, and semi-functional defrosters are a real good idea).

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 18:31

Funny, they have Porsche 911 at place 5 and '1973 Porsche 911 RS' at place 21. Not as cool as a 911?

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 18:56

Originally posted by Catalina Park
There are a couple of cars that, well.... A Ford Thunderbird could mean a 1955 or it could mean a 1982! Did you notice that the Porsche 911 makes the list twice!


The Porsche 911 sitting on number 5 spot is the 993 version of the 911. Not to be confused with other versions. 911's span over 30 years now but since Model Year 1990 they have a different internal code to separate them from previous generations of 911's.
For 911's produced between 1989(C4 model only) to 1994 the internal code was 964 and for the Turbo version 965.
For 911's produced between 1994( C2 model)-1998 the internal code was 993 which is the one sitting on number 5.
From 1998 till this model year the internal code is 996 and from MY 2005 we are going to have the new 997.

The 993 is the last and arguably best version of the classic 911 with an aircooled 3.6L engine. The 996 went to watercooled flat six engines hence opening a new chapter on the 911's.

I own 2 993's ( one street car and one club racer) and I do not think that I will part with any of them anytime soon exept maybe a Supercup GT3 to replace my 993RS club racer :cat: The 993 is an awesome 911 with great built quality,bulletproof engines, just like the previous 911's before Porsche went automated on their production of the Boxster and the new 911.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 19:38

Of the 67 listed, I have owned Nos.
90 (1967 Westphalia poptop camper) and
100 (1960 Minor 1000 with a Judson Supercharger: Carlos Santana gave me a big thumbs-up in Tijuana traffic, 1963 or so)


I have driven
1 (1955 in 1955: I mistook first gear for third, very low speed, fortunately),
5 (1967 while advising a friend re: purchase. He did, and loved it),
9 (1964 289 with Weslake heads and Vayburrs: demo slalom at NAF El Centro; the car still holds the Holtvill A/P to Holtville Dairy Queen and return record),
24 (1956 in 1956: A friend asked if he should buy that one or a Lincoln Premiere. I advised against the 'apartment on wheels'. He bought the TBird and folded the r/f suspension when it wouldn't do a doughnut between kerbs).

I suppose it's a coincidence that I always say I need a hundred-car garage. Probably would not fill it with the same list, but they got the first one right.

Based on my limited experience, of course, I would add Cool Cars
Lotus Seven/Super Seven
Amphicar
1939 Ford coupe, orange, on a rake (Dago'd)
1950 Nash Rambler convertible
1966 Lotus Elan S2
Honda S800 convertible


Cool means A car that actually exists, that can be driven in furtherance of worldly purpose, and which elicits spontaneous "Cool!"s in a significant portion of its outings.


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Posted 31 May 2004 - 19:55

Originally posted by brooster51
OK, I can agree that all of these, would be cool to own some more than others. But how can the Ferrari 250 GTO not be there (would the Pontiac GTO exist if the Ferrari GTO hadn't?). Somehow I'd also expected some of the older pre-50's cars to show up, like the Mercedes Benz SSLK, a whole bunch of Bugatti, Alfas, etc. I'd also vote to add the 396 Corvette which was maybe a bit more of a civilized contemporary to the 427 Cobra (awright, awright so what does 'civilized' have to do with it, well when you live in Seattle, hardtops, working windshield wipers, and semi-functional defrosters are a real good idea).


.....yeah but, you are talking about 'Car' magazine here..... :rotfl:

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 20:01

Anything by Aston Martin works for me, ie: anything I can't afford

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 20:32

Originally posted by Joe Fan
The May issue of Car magazine has an interesting list of what they rated as the one hundred coolest cars of all-time and why.

Here are their top 50:


Well, for my money, any list such as this that totally ignores the one true "Muscle Car" of the Pre-WW-II years, that being the Model A, X, J, and SJ Duesenberg is simply, and purely, an incomplete list.

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#24 LittleChris

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 21:06

Never Heard of a 917 then ?!? Didn't it cost about £7K when released so it could be homologated ?












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#25 squidbreath

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 21:31

I've got a 1964 citroen ds19 and a 1997 porsche 993 turbo. That makes my average 4.5.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 21:55

Rubbish.

Apart from the Stratos, no Lancias and please don't tell me that a Citroen 2CV is "cool"; it isn't. A Lancia B24 Spyder is. If they cannot work that out then they have no business making silly lists.

Karmann Ghia? The ultimate hairdresser's car!

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#27 WDH74

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 22:21

Maybe they meant Emerson Fittipaldi's Karmann Ghia racing car.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:09

Hmmmm no Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale? Cretins! ;-)

Ciao

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 09:23

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Joe Fan
Here are their top 50:
1) Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
2) Ferrari Enzo
3) Lamgorghini Miura
4) Citroen DS
5) Porsche 911
6) Aston Martin DB5
7) Fiat Nuova 500
8) Rolls-Royce Phantom
9) AC Cobra
10) Ford Mustang 390 GT
11) McLaren F1
12) Land Rover Defender go
13) Bentley Continental R
14) Alfa Romeo SZ
15) Jaguar XKE
16) Aston Martin Vanquish
17) Lincoln Continental
18) Lancia Delta Integrale
19) Lamborghini Countach
20) Porsche 550 Spyder
21) 1973 Porsche 911 RS
22) Mercedes-Benz SL
23) Ferrari Daytona
24) Ford Thunderbird
25) Citroen SM
26) BMW 507
27) Ferrari F40
28) Lamborghini Gallardo
29) Range Rover
30) Bentley Arnage T
31) Pagani Zonda
32) Maserati Quattroporte
33) BMW 3.0 CSi
34) Chevrolet Corvette
35) Ferrari Dino 246 GT
36) Dodge Challenger R/T
37) Audi Sport Quattro S1
38) Mercedes Sl55 AMG
39) Mini Cooper S
40) Lancia Stratos
41) Jensen Interceptor
42) Citroen 2CV
43) Volvo P1800
44) Tatra T87
45) Ferrari 250 GTB Lusso
46) BMW 2002 Ti
47) Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser
48) Renault Twingo
49) VW Karmann Ghia
50) TVR Cerbera

Here are some others:

55) Lotus Espirit
58) Ford Lotus-Cortina
59) Pontiac GTO
63) Dodge Charger Daytona
66) Model A Ford
69) New Mini (Buford will be happy about this one)
72) Ford GT40 -----------------Should be in the top 10
73) Jaguar MKII
79) Chevrolet Camaro SS
86) Ford Ka
87) Oldsmobile Toronado
88) Ford Torino
90) VW Microbus
91) Toyota 2000 GT
96) Chevrolet Impala SS
99) 1949 Mercury Coupe
100) Morris Traveller
Anything in RED shiould not be there.

#30 Doug Nye

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 09:23

Originally posted by zaktoo
Hmmmm no Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale? Cretins! ;-)

Ciao

Zak


.....yeah but, you are talking about 'Car' magazine here..... :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 16:30

Ye-es, apparently they have used a definition of cool that differs from that in use by the rest of the planet. I mean a DS is an interesting and significant car, but cooler than an SM, let alone an Aston or E-Type? Nah.
And the 2CV is cool like molten lava! :p

#32 rdrcr

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 20:27

Another joke list... :down: :down: :down:

Which Corvette??? Not anything made from '74 until the 90's would count... How about a '59 with FI - black with silver coves... or the '67 tri-power 427/435 or....

No Nomads?

Not a Packard in the bunch?

What about the '62 Thunderbird Sport Roadster?

the absence of the '37 Cord, a '40 Ford Woody, the Chrysler 300F or G for that matter...

please...

Very few on CAR's list would qualify for "cool" at any time - let alone "all time"

If it is the coupe 1940 Continental, it is easily explained, and the 1956-57 limited production 2-door Continental was a first rate design, selling for $13,000; even the '61 4-door convertible is a milestone car, one of the cleanest, prettiest cars ever to come from an American design studio.

But it begs the question: what years for these models listed?



You've hit the nail on the head with that one.... I concur, the 40 Continental was an excellent car but so, the 4-door convertible as you've mentioned, and the Mark II in 1956 - 57 was a beautiful car.

#33 VAR1016

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 20:38

Originally posted by zaktoo
Hmmmm no Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale? Cretins! ;-)

Ciao

Zak


My dream car; amen.

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 13:21

I can think of no definition of "cool" that would encompass the Ferrari Gonzo - plenty of other Ferraris, yes, but not that bloated and ugly penis substitute.

And where, pray, are the MGs? The TC/D/F were definitely cool cars.

But most glaring omission of all is Lotus - the Lotus Elan Sprint has to be one of the coolest cars ever.

But that is just my opinion so I suppose that Car magazine are entitled to theirs.... grudgingly! ;)

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 13:27

Originally posted by djf1


The Porsche 911 sitting on number 5 spot is the 993 version of the 911. Not to be confused with other versions. 911's span over 30 years now but since Model Year 1990 they have a different internal code to separate them from previous generations of 911's.
For 911's produced between 1989(C4 model only) to 1994 the internal code was 964 and for the Turbo version 965.
For 911's produced between 1994( C2 model)-1998 the internal code was 993 which is the one sitting on number 5.
From 1998 till this model year the internal code is 996 and from MY 2005 we are going to have the new 997.

The 993 is the last and arguably best version of the classic 911 with an aircooled 3.6L engine. The 996 went to watercooled flat six engines hence opening a new chapter on the 911's.

I own 2 993's ( one street car and one club racer) and I do not think that I will part with any of them anytime soon exept maybe a Supercup GT3 to replace my 993RS club racer :cat: The 993 is an awesome 911 with great built quality,bulletproof engines, just like the previous 911's before Porsche went automated on their production of the Boxster and the new 911.


Hey Danny, good to see you on this board too! There is at least one other Rennlister here.

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 13:44

Originally posted by BRG
I can think of no definition of "cool" that would encompass the Ferrari Gonzo - plenty of other Ferraris, yes, but not that bloated and ugly penis substitute.


Glad to know I am not the only one that thinks this is a Butt Ugly car, so over the top as to be in the Clenet category and decidedly uncool.

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 13:50

Originally posted by BRG


And where, pray, are the MGs? The TC/D/F were definitely cool cars.

But most glaring omission of all is Lotus - the Lotus Elan Sprint has to be one of the coolest cars ever.


Quite right, actually I don't mind the Enzo too much apart of course from the lunatic price, some of the 80's 2+2 Ferraris I think looked ghastly. I once spent a couple of hours with a 355 (that's nearly 10 years ago !) certainly attractive but for a £100,000 car , found it a bit of a let down , the fit and finish wasn't anything special and you needed to use a lot of noisy revs all the time.

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 23:07

Originally posted by Doug Nye


.....yeah but, you are talking about 'Car' magazine here..... :rotfl: :rotfl:

Apparently the 300SL is cool because it has desmodromic valves.

#39 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 00:36

Originally posted by Roger Clark
Apparently the 300SL is cool because it has desmodromic valves.


Really?

That's priceless...

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 00:49

Originally posted by Ruairidh


Hey Danny, good to see you on this board too! There is at least one other Rennlister here.


Good to see you too! Always been an F1 fan as well :smoking:

#41 Dennis Hockenbury

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 01:39

Originally posted by LittleChris
Never Heard of a 917 then ?!? Didn't it cost about £7K when released so it could be homologated ?

The announced sales price for the 917 when released in 1969 was $35,000 when the cost to Porsche to build each unit was stated to be $80,000.

I have owned a new Ferrari 328GTB and it was the worst ownership experience I have had to date. The Porsche 993 was one of the best.

I have always lusted after an Aston (the new DB-9 is magnificent) but alas, I not yet experienced an affordable example.

Same for the McLaren F1. Unobtainable, and DCN is most likely the only TNF member to have had the opportunity to drive one for a week.

#42 dretceterini

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 02:15

Originally posted by Eric McLoughlin
For the average modern magazine staffer, "All Time" begins in 1980.


.....and for many of the nostalgia people, all time ENDS circa 1980.. :)

#43 275 GTB-4

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 12:48

I'm still sulking about no 275 GTB-4.............. :cry:

Can anyone tell me if they were referring to a Morris Minor Traveller at 100, rather than the Morris Traveller/Austin Countryman device?

So many great cars, how could they make a list of the "top" 100! :eek:

#44 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 21:59

Originally posted by 275 GTB-4
.....Can anyone tell me if they were referring to a Morris Minor Traveller at 100, rather than the Morris Traveller/Austin Countryman device?


Well, who's to know?

But in all probability it would be the Minor 1000 Traveller, a true classic in its day. 948cc of raw power, the ability to go anywhere there was a good road, wooden trim to give it real class.

But if it was the later Mini version, it did encapsulate the modern technology only a little while after Peugeot patented it.

Maybe it's a case of something like what the Scuderia Veloce Motors (Canberra) salesman told me when I asked him why their television and radio advertising insisted on pronouncing the middle word of their name 'Vell-oo-chay'...





















"It might depend on what part of Sweden you come from."




















For those without intimate knowledge of the setting, Scuderia Veloce Motors was the Ferrari, Porsche and Volvo dealer in Sydney... but only a Volvo dealer in Canberra...

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:25

1) Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing - The Roadster will make the first cut too, but #1 on the list?
2) Ferrari Enzo - They have confused "Exotic" with "Cool" - so, not a chance here...
3) Lamborghini Miura - Yep. period.
4) Citroen DS - Sorry.
5) Porsche 911 - Sorry here too - but see below...
6) Aston Martin DB5 - I'll come back to this candidate - funny, lots of A-Ms define cool in my mind.
7) Fiat Nuova 500 - please, we're supposed to be talking "Cool" here.
8) Rolls-Royce Phantom - Lots of Rolls to pick from, just not this one.
9) AC Cobra - Yeah.
10) Ford Mustang 390 GT - Sorry, not this one, but there's a Mustang in there to be sure.
11) McLaren F1 - Yep, this one's in...
12) Land Rover Defender go - oh please... :rolleyes:
13) Bentley Continental R - The new Continental GT would qualify, but not the one they have listed. Others still, are on the list.
14) Alfa Romeo SZ - Alfas on the list? sure - just not this one...
15) Jaguar XKE - Not just the XKE but a specific XKE - on the list though.
16) Aston Martin Vanquish - Yeah, the 2003 car would be on my list - in damn near any color...
17) Lincoln Continental - I'd say the Mark II from 1957 - it had the very cool little air intakes in the rear fenders IIRC. You may not know, that Hess and Eisenhardt even built a couple of ragtops out of this car, sadly, those never made it into production.
18) Lancia Delta Integrale - Great little rally car, but it's not on the short list.
19) Lamborghini Countach - oh please II... :rolleyes: - if anything, the Mercielago.
20) Porsche 550 Spyder - Yeah, ok.
21) 1973 Porsche 911 RS - About the only 911 that would qualify.
22) Mercedes-Benz SL - The 280 SL 4-speed might have a chance.
23) Ferrari Daytona - It's up there in the cool dept...
24) Ford Thunderbird - yeah, but probably not the one the editors of Car Magazine were thinking of.
25) Citroen SM - oh please III.... :rolleyes:
26) BMW 507 - yep
27) Ferrari F40 - maybe - yeah, for sure...
28) Lamborghini Gallardo - Sorry, close, but not quite.
29) Range Rover - The new ones are cool, but all time top-100 cool? - don't think so...
30) Bentley Arnage T - Nope.
31) Pagani Zonda - Barf!
32) Maserati Quattroporte - No, but there's a Maserati or two on my list...
33) BMW 3.0 CSi - Makes the first cut on my list.
34) Chevrolet Corvette - Ok, but which one?
35) Ferrari Dino 246 GT - Another 1st cut member.
36) Dodge Challenger R/T - No, but more than one Chrysler made my 1st cut.
37) Audi Sport Quattro S1 - no doubt.
38) Mercedes SL55 AMG - no, not that one either...
39) Mini Cooper S - The original one - sure.
40) Lancia Stratos - Yeah, should throw that one down too...
41) Jensen Interceptor - Sorry.
42) Citroen 2CV - We are talking cool remember? Sorry again, The only one that might qualify would be the Traction Avant.
43) Volvo P1800 - Amazingly - so...
44) Tatra T87 - "Oh fer criss sakes, let's just nominate everything shall we?!?!"
45) Ferrari 250 GTB Lusso - Now we are talking... but down here in 45th position? I hope they said in 'no particular order'.
46) BMW 2002 Ti - Maybe, just maybe, the Tii
47) Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser - Maybe, but I'm leaning towards the 6.3 in all black.
48) Renault Twingo - As so goes this list...
49) VW Karmann Ghia - If the 911 (in general) didn't make my list, neither does this little car.
50) TVR Cerbera - A car I wasn't aware of - could make the list..

What happened to 51 though 54?

55) Lotus Espirit - Depends, some are cool, others not - we'll revisit this one...
58) Ford Lotus-Cortina - nope.
59) Pontiac GTO - ok, but again, which one? - How about a 1970 RA IV convertible, silver with black top and interior? - Now that GTO is cool! The '67 tri-power would be up there too - with the his 'n hers shifter ;)
63) Dodge Charger Daytona - no... with the pointed nose and wing, too much of everything - The '66 / '67's are the cool Chargers - most all of them, starting from the 383 4-speed cars. But for serious cool, make mine with with the big-block 440 or Hemi thank you.
66) Model A Ford - Not cool, though many hot rods based on the those and the '32 Model B sure are. I may go for the Model B there.
69) New Mini (Buford will be happy about this one) - jury's out...
72) Ford GT40 - Yep.
73) Jaguar MKII - ok... How about the C Type? there might more than 2 jags on the list ~
79) Chevrolet Camaro SS - A 69 convertible with the 396 is pretty cool - include both the RS / SS package and that's would one wickedly cool ride. Though you can substitute the same era Firebird - also a very cool car.
86) Ford Ka - yeah, sure... right...
87) Oldsmobile Toronado - The 66 /67 - a candidate to be sure.
88) Ford Torino - Only a very few were supremely cool.
90) VW Microbus - probably if it's the 1963 23 window version - don't forget the sunroof!
91) Toyota 2000 GT - Ok
96) Chevrolet Impala SS - what? ...the '58 with the 409 truck motor? maybe...
99) 1949 Mercury Coupe - finally a really cool car (they probably picked it 'cause some guy mentioned James Dean...) but it is cool - even bone stock.
100) Morris Traveller - erm, maybe in the next hundred...


"Cool" is much, much, more than just any type of car - it's an exact car. The exact year, color, interior, options, engine, body fabricator (where applicable), etc. etc.

From what I can tell, the Morris Minor Traveller 100 is way cuter than the Austin Countyman - but is it "Cool"???

Seems there is a vast difference in opinion of what would make up the top-100 coolest cars ever made. 50% of Car's list wouldn't make my first cut, and sorry to say, neither does the cute little Morris Traveller.

Now, not to have a '62 Ferrari 250 GTB Scaglinetti Berlineta - either in Maranello Red, Fly Yellow or that wonderful Silver is just incomprehensible.

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Nor a '57 Chevy Nomad ... I mean really... It is easily, one of the most recognized "Cool" cars.

Or the Talbot Lago SS Goutte d'eau by Figoni & Falaschi... Stunningly beautiful while being extraordinarily cool.

Or the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - hell, the '49 Sedanette is also on the list!

wait



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A proper list is being collated - to see if it is possible to identify the 100-coolest cars ever made.

#46 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:34

Originally posted by rdrcr
.....A proper list is being collated - to see if it is possible to identify the 100-coolest cars ever made.


While I see you have sufficiently good taste to turn out an excellent list, I can't help thinking that the word 'masochist' could be appropriate...

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:39

heh...

I meant, that it could come from this collective membership... If I did it, it might take a year ;)

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:42

Oh, right... so I can include these in your list?

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 19:28

I don't know about the top picture, but I would certainly include the Darl'Mat...

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 20:05

Originally posted by dretceterini
I don't know about the top picture, but I would certainly include the Darl'Mat...


Yes; stunning-looking and fast.

In my last job, I had to visit Peugeot's HQ in L'Avenue de la Grand Armee. There was a Darl'Mat on display - wonderful and in my eyes, it put the WRC cars to shame.

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