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Rival for SP250 design approval

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Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by John-B » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:39 am

Perhaps this 1958 Plymouth Tornado is why the SP250 never found favour in USA :D They didn't want a subdued British design, they wanted something outrageous although I don't think this ever went into production.
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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by Phillmore » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:36 am

Looks like a cross between the Batmobile and a Catfish!
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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:55 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyIgiAx0E2E

Makes you wonder what they were smoking in those days........ :shock:
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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by Phillmore » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:12 am

Can someone tell me why I actually quite like it?! Would some kind of therapy help? :D
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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by John-B » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:18 am

Phillmore wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:12 am
Can someone tell me why I actually quite like it?! Would some kind of therapy help? :D
You're asking for trouble with that comment :D ...

I wouldn't mind driving it around town, though.

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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by NickDeAth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:44 pm

My first thought on the top pictures was that it could take the prize for the ugliest car ever made!

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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by John-B » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:15 pm

NickDeAth wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:44 pm
My first thought on the top pictures was that it could take the prize for the ugliest car ever made!

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Well, the Tornado was made in 1958 and the Dart got famous for being one of the ugliest cars in USA in 1959:
Wikipedia "The SP250 was launched as the Daimler Dart in April 1959 at the New York Motor Show, where it was unofficially voted as the ugliest car at the show."
so the Tornado must have been liked in USA :)

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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by Big Col » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:29 pm

I think it was used by Lady Penelope when Parker was washing the Rolls
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Re: Rival for SP250 design approval

Post by NickDeAth » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:48 pm

I always thought Americans had strange taste! (No offence meant to anybody)

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