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Ugliest Car
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 22, 2018 7:56 PM

There’s another auto thread going on and thought about ugly cars from our past.

 

When I think of ugly I picture the AMC Pacer followed by the Pinto and Gremlin. Ick!

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:15 PM

I'm kinda partial to the Pinto, myself. The Pacer/Gremlin I agree with, but, there was a styling exercise by AMC for a Pacer off road style vehicle (like a Jeep) that looked quite good. Pontiac Aztek was pretty bad, or second gen Chevy Malibu back about 10 years ago.

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Posted by armornut on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:28 PM

   Chrysler,(I think),  the K car. On sale in 1986 at your local K mart for just 6995.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:34 PM

Anybody remember the Yugo?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:37 PM

armornut

   Chrysler,(I think),  the K car. On sale in 1986 at your local K mart for just 6995.

 

OMG we had those for certain plain clothes units at work along with the Omni.

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Posted by armornut on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:39 PM

   About the only attention either on would attract is a tow truck LOL, if memory serves.

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Posted by Daddyman on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:50 PM

mississippivol
I'm kinda partial to the Pinto, myself.

So am I! I was the pround owner of a 76 Pinto Wagon with the V-6 engine. I drove her until she died. Loved driving that car especially in the winter. I would pass 4x4 trucks and jeeps left and right. I wanted to drop a 289 into her but didn't have the time or money but I did have the engine. 

My vote for ugliest goes to the AMC Pacer! Just don't tell my Wife or my Dad.

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Posted by Phil_H on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:55 PM

I'll drop a vote for the Nissan Juke. It looks like two cars merged into one by a Star Trek transporter malfunction.

http://www.nissan.com.au/cars-vehicles/juke/overview 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, June 22, 2018 9:06 PM

plasticjunkie
Anybody remember the Yugo?

With it's "Spunky" three cylinder's....

The very first mini-vans ( Dodge ? )  were gawd-awful ugly !

But I think, for me, The "ugliest" car was the Renault  Le - car.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by armornut on Friday, June 22, 2018 9:23 PM

  My high school best friend had a Yugo, spunky is the word I might have used....only to be nice. Both of us easily had a combined weight of over 500lbs, poor little Yugo never did drive right after a night of cruising for chicks on Sherman Ave.

     Another ugly car to me is the Opel, to me it looked like a tongue with a cough drop stuck on the back.

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, June 22, 2018 9:31 PM

armornut
   Another ugly car to me is the Opel, to me it looked like a tongue with a cough drop stuck on the back.

Yea.... but stick a 426 hemi with a Blower in it and it get's very cool indeed.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 22, 2018 10:00 PM

armornut

 

     Another ugly car to me is the Opel, to me it looked like a tongue with a cough drop stuck on the back.

 

 

I love the old Opel GT, looks like a baby Corvette.

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Posted by armornut on Friday, June 22, 2018 10:02 PM

   Indeed, at least at that speed I don't have to look at it long LOL.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 22, 2018 10:05 PM

Yeah, the 78-79 Cutlass Salon.

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, June 22, 2018 11:21 PM

Hi,

To be honest, if I had to pick a car that I didn't think was very good looking, I'd probably go for certain modern really expensive sports cars.  While I definitely think that there are many very attractive expensive cars, for others I am left wondering if the designers just decided to make their cars look as outlandish as possible just because they could.  Specifically, I really don't care much at all for the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron models (shown below).

VeyronChiron

In addition, the SSC Tuatara (below) almost looks to me as if someone took a 1970 Hotwheels toy car and just scaled it up, while the Lamborghini (in the 2nd picture below) looks to me like something copied from the old Speed Racer cartoon.

TuataraLamborghini

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:07 AM

I never heard of this one but it does look like a hot wheels car.

What about the Caddy that had its trunk angled down about 60 degrees, making it a short trunk?

Then there was the Messerschmitt KR-200, the BMW Isetta, and the Mercedes SUV that looks like a box on wheels.

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:16 AM

Daddyman

 

 
mississippivol
I'm kinda partial to the Pinto, myself.

 

So am I! I was the pround owner of a 76 Pinto Wagon with the V-6 engine. I drove her until she died. Loved driving that car especially in the winter. I would pass 4x4 trucks and jeeps left and right. I wanted to drop a 289 into her but didn't have the time or money but I did have the engine. 

My vote for ugliest goes to the AMC Pacer! Just don't tell my Wife or my Dad.

 

When I was a gearhead in the mid late 80's the local turnpike would have a cruise night every weekend. There was a guy with a Pinto with a 460 in it. Scary. Monza with a 454.  Suzuki Samurai with a 396. Don't know if I'd want to get up to speed in these though. Might get a little hairy

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:24 AM

My car wasn't a beauty but it was cool

Not exactly mine but same car and color

74 Chevelle Laguna S-3

 

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Posted by jeffpez on Saturday, June 23, 2018 7:51 AM

Pontiac Aztek. What were they thinking?

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Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:45 AM

jeffpez

Pontiac Aztek. What were they thinking? 

Earlier in this thread, I mentioned that the Nissan Juke looked like two cars were merged by a Star Trek transporter accident. I think we've found the other car... Smile

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:50 AM

Citroen Ami

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:59 AM

Hello!

How about this Polish beauty?

Tarpan

Its name is FSR Tarpan. The plant that used to make 'em is now a Volkswagen plant in my home town of Poznań.

Have a nice day

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All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Trabi on Saturday, June 23, 2018 1:51 PM

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:17 PM

Only one type of cars are ugly, noisy, and downright annoying.... and they’re those damn ricers or tuners or whatever you want to call it. Why in God‘s name would anybody ruin a perfectly good import by dropping the stance til they're an inch off the ground, slant their tires/wheels, put ridiculous spoilers on the back, loud mufflers that sound like a weed whacker on crack.

My take: watching two in a race is like watching which lawnmower is the fastest. Heck, my lawnmower and rider mower sound better than those ridiculous ricers/tuners.

Ask any hot rod or muscle car owner, they hate’em.

 

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Posted by murph on Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:41 AM

Almost anything by AMC.  IMHO, the only thing that was remotely passable was the AMX.  The Gremlin, Hornet, Pacer, Rambler, Ambassador...Ick!

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Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:28 PM

tempestjohnny

My car wasn't a beauty but it was cool

Not exactly mine but same car and color

74 Chevelle Laguna S-3

 

I had a 76 Malibu, same body style, just with the stacked headlights. Mine was silver, and it had the same color vinyl top as the one pictured. If it had a 350 instead of that anemic 305, I'd have kept it. Always thought they were pretty cars.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:48 PM

murph

Almost anything by AMC.  IMHO, the only thing that was remotely passable was the AMX.  The Gremlin, Hornet, Pacer, Rambler, Ambassador...Ick!

 

The AMXs cousin the Javelin was super cool too.

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:16 PM

I have to admit that AMC put out some odd looking cars, but I think they also had some nice looking ones, and a couple that might best be described as "goofy-cute".

AmericanJavelin

AmbassadorRebel

EagleEagle Wagon

SpiritHornet

MetropolitanRambler

Rambler WagonRambler Rebel

On the other hand that Citroen Ami that GMorrison posted a picture of is probably the dorkiest looking thing that I have ever seen Stick out tongue

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:35 PM

Try Googling "Dumbest-looking cars"......... wow......

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:38 PM
AMC Pacer Pontiac Aztek

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