The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Trichop, Apr 29, 2010.
I think someone went to the zoo the day these were designed
i like them all, like women, some are just a little better than others.
the white Seneca was purchased in Burlingame Ca. in 1992 from a guy who said he bought it from the original owner. I have the owners manual with the original owners name on it, P.L. Goggin.
as far as I know it was never in Oakland and I'm the 3rd owner.
I wonder if the Seneca's were a Peninsula "thing"...
I met my Wife in '94 and a friend of her's in Belmont had inherited a Tan Seneca from her Aunt.
You guys are on crack...I dig the 'warthog' styling!
Let me edit that statement for you for accuracy
"I want to see some cars that some see as beautiful but are really Ugly in there own way........."
This one is almost epic it just needs to get on the smile train (wonderfull charity) and lose the hare lip.
can you see it with a pontiac face?
This type of car has been looked over and crushed many times while saving the run of the mill stuff.
This thing is gorgeous,but might have been hard to visualize back in the day when it was in drab form.
Being able to see the beauty in a otherwise ugly car shows a cool character in the person who wants to build it and/or the one who actualy brings it to life
If I ever get my 55 chevy decent I want to build something unique, once considered ugly.
What the hell did that start out as bfore it went to the ROD shop! LOL
dang cheevy57 i thought of these( no shittin) as i was waiting fo this thread to upload! BUT these have no beauty AT ALL! effin ugly disasters!
The "ice chest on wheels" i.e. the square Datsun and the Pontiac Aztec are what you get when you design by committee and put non-car people-Yuppies and sons of yuppies- in charge of design! These and fourty plus year old "Retro" designs are what we're left with.
It's no wonder "Beatful Ugly" vehicles are finally havin' their day in the sun.
" Humpty Dumpty was pushed "
oh no you didnt!
I'd rock one of these, just to screw with everyone's head!
People seem to think they are really ugly. I have to disagree. I dont really like the metro but the 56-59 rambler 4 doors rock
1957 Hudson Hornet Hollywood, sort of beautiful in an overcooked garish way.
If you think the front of a '60 DeSoto is ugly, you should see a '61.
They're rare, only built about six weeks or so and only as 2dr or 4dr hardtops. Don't let the above pic fool you, there were no Fireflites or any other model names given to the '61 DeSotos. They were just called DeSotos. I want one real bad.
Maybe my car counts? It's ROCK SOLID, but kinda a turd brown color. Before that, it was kind of a drab green, so it's actually a (small) step up! The GM fullsize truck steelies with no hub caps don't help either. But it's in super nice condition for her age and I think the lines of the car are beautiful.
In just a few weeks, this baby is going on the auction block in Texas...get your checkbooks dusted off...this could be yours!
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67 was a great year for caddies, I love em!
You cannot include a Porsche 356 in this group.
The Pontiac Aztec is hands down the winner!
I like Mopars but I agree that the early 60's had some of the ugliest cars ever in it. Warthogs and all.
That thing is potentially beautiful, from the front axle centreline back. A Deuce shell in the proper position would do it.
49 packard. i got a fulton visor and chrysler hubcaps for it maybe it will look better then.
wow, i love ugly cars. great thread. bring on more! lol.
This " thing " , known as the TASCO, was designed by the same guy who was head of design at Duesenberg (1929- 1931) and brought us the Model J Duesenberg designs, and the Cord 810 & 812s.
The TASCO was Gordon Buehrigs attempt to get into the automobile business and attract investors in the post WWII era. It was built on a '46-'48 Ford frame, complete with flathead power.
" Meahwhyle, back aboard The Tainted Pork ''
Ar the end of this clip there's a TASCO in motion on the highway. But the real treat is the aircraft inspired interior and instrument panel controls.
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Mommy!!!! my tummy hurts!!!!
I knew about the TASCO, but I'd only ever seen rear three-quarter views.
There is nothing Ugly about that car!!
HEY!!! There is absolutely nothing ugly about a '61 Plymouth!!
Here's my dad's:
I THOUGHT UGLY WAS WHEN YA WAKE UP SUNDAY WITH A HANGOVER & A BROAD NEXT TO YA . I DID'NT KNOW IT MEANT SHEET METAL.
i never stop learning . its killin me. MUST HAVE BEEN A SENIOR MOMENT.
IF IT AIN'T STEEL ... IT AIN'T REAL.
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