Los Angeles, 1959
The post-war era has ushered in a new wave of consumerism, and Raymond has been riding this wave high, becoming a multi-millionaire at the age of just 33. He is the owner of a company specializing in home appliances such as washing machines and fridges, which has recently earned it’s highest profit in history.
To celebrate this newfound success, he took his top employees for a wild night of partying at a local night club, with the whole area lit up with the presence of hot babes, strong liquor, and- oh no… are those his car keys?
It turns out they were, so after the party, he went on the most shit-faced joyride of his life and wrecked his 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Raymond
unfourtanetly survived, but it wasn’t the same case for his Bel Air. He treats this as merely a minor inconvenience, as now is the perfect opportunity to buy a new car.
The question remains however: does he want a flamboyant land barge and ride on a sofa, or maybe a fire-breathing grand tourer to really feel that sweet adrenaline rush? Actually spending his own time looking would just be peasant work, so instead he is sending out an unpaid intern to make a list for him.
Trim Year: 1959
Legacy bodies are not allowed
Rear double wishbone suspension is forbidden. It was extremely rare in the 50s anyway, even on the most high-end cars.
No semi slick tires
Using radial tires will increase your service costs by 20%. Almost all cars in the US were using cross-ply tires during this time, and only a handful of European imports had them.
At least 2 seats
No functional aero fixtures
Safety: Standard 50s or better
Max Price: $30,000
Must have sealed beam headlights (see examples below)
Variant Year: 1959
Fuel Type: Super Leaded (98 RON)
Max Loudness: 50
No race parts
- +1 point everywhere to start
- 20 extra points for the engine
- 35 extra points for the car
Model and Engine family name: CSR155 - (forum username)
Model Trim and Engine variant: free
A post with some sort of ad and photos is required.
Interiors are not required, nor will they be judged.
Advanced trim settings are unrestricted, just be reasonable with it. If you’re unsure about something, just ask.
Standard CSR realism is expected; any clusterfucks of minmax will be binned without question.
Submissions close at 2023-06-13T03:59:00Z
Design - Nothing boasts your wealth better than a flamboyant design, that is why Raymond’s car should turn heads everywhere it goes to really inflate his ego.
Comfort or Sportiness - Once again, Raymond is not dead set on what he really wants. He could be satisfied with something with the upmost amount of comfort and luxury, or maybe an absolute thrill ride. Keep in mind, if he chooses the latter, he still expects it to not be painfully uncomfortable.
Realism - Take note of what real life examples use to reduce your chance of getting CONSUMED BY THE FLAMES.
Prestige - Raymond wants something with only the finest of craftsmanship to really elevate his status, so he can really look down on those who dare to own pathetic econoboxes.
Drivability - What good is this luxury murder machine if it is a handful to drive and, lets face it, the victim of even more booze cruising?
Value - Raymond may be very unwise with his spending habits, but he still will only expect the best out of his money, and will be very unlikely to cheap out.
Reliability - Any cost spent fixing the car would obviously not be an issue, but constant breakdowns would still be a huge pain in the ass.
Service Costs - Even though Raymond is loaded with cash, he would still hate to have to pour even more money into his dream machine than he paid for.
Fuel Economy - 50s America; gas is dirt cheap, even for the average Joe. But, the less time wasted at gas stations, the better.
Safety - There is little care about safety either, as long as the car doesn’t crumple like tin foil.
- Raymond stands at 6"1’, and weighs 175 lbs.
- He currently has 5 exes, and that number is bound to rise.
- Raymond has no trouble driving a manual transmission.
- Raymond doesn’t have a preference on car color, but he would appreciate whatever makes the car stand out more.
Jaguar Mark IX
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
Mercedes 300 SL
Aston Martin DB4
- upped tp and price limits
- upped radial penalty
- clarification about aero fixtures