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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Nesquik, Dec 24, 2016.
A little over stylized for my tastes.
AMC Eagle that serves as our adventure rig.
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^^ The original Sport Utility Wagon! Sorry Subaru, they were first!
Nope. Subaru was building 4x4 wagons by '76, along with advertising for the US Ski Team. AMC Eagle debuted in '79, and were the only 4x4/awd cars built in the US at the time.
I'd argue the Jeep Wagoneer was the first sport utility wagon. Not truly a wagon, but still.
^^^So was Audi. But, they were not adventurized with raised suspensions and plastic cladding and marketing them as an SUV. Subaru didn't enter that market segment until the Outback as an option package on Legacy wagons around 95.
The '80s and '90s 4x4 wagons had a lot more ground clearance than wagons from other makers.
1995, the Outback was a set of stickers on the Legacy wagon.
1996, HD suspension, a slight lift, and I believe different seat material.
The body cladding started in the '99 models (maybe '98?), and was pretty bad by '04.
2005-09 saw a new design, no more cladding, etc. Best of the bunch.
2010 saw the move away from a wagon and a new cross-over model.
Ringbrothers creation for Prestone. 1100 horsepower from a Hellcat engine Oooo-weee mamma!!!
Like Javelin's and really like this example. Wonder if they will do up a Matador in a similar way? Just because.
I'd rather see them do an AMX.
Me too, that is, from a purists perspective. I posited the Matador because it's so strange. Guess it wouldn't qualify for this thread because since it was never really like a "normal" car. Likewise one could lump a Gremlin and the Pacer in there, too.
My Next project- Old PD Crown Vic with lift and off road wheels / tires...!
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Shooting brake. Rather nice
You can't get much more normal than "The Peoples Car". This is my '63 VW. I'm the second owner and I've had it since '94. It's a resto-custom, with stock paint, interior, trim, etc., but with a 190HP 2,276cc engine and a Berg 5 speed transmission (full race 1-4, overdrive 5th). It's lowered in the front with an adjustable beam and has front discs and Type III rear drums.
That is a badass VW.
Well done Sir!
Back in the 70's a buddy built a souped up Bug. He had a Porsche shop build the engine. He bought a whale tale kit and had a custom paint job. He embarrassed many a muscle car of the day in the street light to street light derby. I probably have a pic of it somewhere in my archives. If I ever come across one, I will be sure to post.