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    Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    Just for fun, I thought I'd start a thread to show off some favorite car photos -- some because they are beautiful, some because they are amazingly ugly, and some that are exotic, funky, or just plain weird.

    To kick things off. . .* * In a video I saw recently, Martin Eberhard was describing how he wanted an electric car but didn't want to drive around in "a goofy little car".* This is what came to my mind:



    History here:* http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/mopetta.html

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    Inexplicable

    The only information I have about this one is the caption:* 1935 Singer Pirate Lorry



    Could this have been made as a prop for some kind of movie?* I really don't know what the story is behind it.

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    Sting Ray

    And now, the beautiful. . .



    1968 Corvette

    Can you believe how futuristic this must have looked in 1968?* It still looks fantastic today.* This photo convinced me to switch my Tesla order (for now at least) to Electric Blue.* Now, if only we could get Yokohama to whip up some "red line" tires for the Roadster, that would really be perfect!

    The Stingray does look fantastic in orange too. . .



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    Re: Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    YUM!:

    1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo/Stradale 33:



    1964 ATS 2500:



    1993 Boxster Prototype:



    1999 Osca 2500 GT:




    WHOA:

    1970 Bertone Stratos:




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    Re: Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    The "1999 Osca 2500 GT" photos don't work for me, I can't view them.

    The 1970 Bertone Stratos photo reminded me of this. . .



    Ferrari Modulo -- 1970 Pininfarina concept car

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    Re: Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    That alfa stradale has got to be one of the most beautiful cars i have ever seen

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    Re: Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    That Modulo has got to have a turning circle the size of Nevada. Looks like something out of this:-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua_wCMywEM0

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    Re: Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    Ferrari concept cars:














    Alpha Romeo concept:


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    OK, so you wanted something funky too:


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    Re: Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    Nice Toys! Some remind me of the vehicles used by the Car Acrobatic Team in Speed Racer.
    P1431, 60kWh, Pearl White, Active Air, Pano, Textile, Supercharger Access

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    Re: Car Photos: The Beautiful, the Ugly, and the Funky

    Tony the goofy little cars he is talking about are EVs! Martin's quote calling previous Electric Vehicle incarnations Dork-mobiles refers to all those naked egg frame NEVs (you know it's an ugly car if you put Pamela Anderson in it and it STILL looks dopey)

    The Impact is arguably in that description as well.


    As an owner or ex-owner of at least 3 cars found in the Micro Museum, I don't think it's appropriate to use any ICE cars as an example. I like goofy little cars. Cars that put a smile on people’s faces when you go by. (The street legal versions of the Electric bunny slippers or Muffin floats mentioned in this Tesla blog http://www.teslamotors.com/blog5/ Typically these are fuel saving cars and I admit that some are amateur attempts at car design. But I would not even include the Brütsch Mopetta in a list of poorly designed cars; its clean lines are the epitome of simplicity. I would be thrilled to add one to my collection.

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