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Ugly cars you think look cool


#502

Yes, but it lost much of its mojo after the oil crisis, and it took the introduction of the C4 to get it back.


#503

In my opinion, the c4 was the worst looking (but ok for the era) corvette because of the boxy cars plague of the 80’s. Some cars wore boxy styling well, but American muscle suffered from it.


#504

My guilty pleasure is the Peugeot 1007 which I honestly would buy because I like it’s quirks but I’ve read that the doors can screw around in the cold and considering it gets like -20c here I’d rather not find out

I really like how they emphasized the rails and wrapped the detail around the rear



#505

Mazda Cosmo CD/AP/RX5/121: I love the B-pillar. And that grille, It gives to the car, an imposing front.


#506

Ford Taunus 17M P3


#507

silvia s10


#508

Yup. That buttress was reminiscent of french car design. The fender-mounted sideview mirrors was pure JDM flair. That grille though…


#509

Alpha Romeo Bat 7


#510

Actually, in my opinion at least, it isn’t so much ugly as odd - it was a study in low-drag aerodynamics, which was less well understood at the time of its debut. It serves two purposes - to be unique and to make the car faster than it would usually be.


#511

Zagato Zele 1000


#512

AWWWWWW


#513

Rinspeed Splash


#514

Very interestwing…


#515

You can’t hate this one!


#516

1975 Chevy Monza


#517

This god damn egg on wheels.


#518

This E D G Y B O Y E


#519

I’m on a boat!

Rinspeed had some great stuff. Hubless wheels, a 500hp transverse M5 powered roadster that hinged in the middle, and I seem to remember the weirdest semi truck concept ever; high cab with aero inspired by fish. None of them were pretty. Good stuff.
edit to add: holy cow. this company is still around. “Creative think tank and mobility lab for the automotive industry.”
link

2nd edit: I was wrong about the truck. That was a Luigi Colani design, no relation to Rinspeed. That said, most of his stuff totally fits this thread, you’ll either love it or hate it.

more Colani weirdness


#520

Future!