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Old 09-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Top Ten Classics Worth Reviving

Fortune suggests that the following 10 cars might be worth bringing back modern versions (like the Mustang and Camaro).

I think we'd all agree with the 356 Speedster! What do you think?
  1. Nash Metropolitan
  2. Porsche 356 Speedster
  3. Pontiac Fiero
  4. London Taxi
  5. Studebaker Commander Starliner
  6. VW Microbus
  7. Chrysler Town & Country
  8. Jeep Wagoneer
  9. Amphicar
  10. Lincoln Continental Convertible
10 classic cars worth reviving - Oldies but goodies (1) - FORTUNE
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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I'd love to see a new Nash Met. Here's the Canadian version:

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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Pontiac Fiero ??!?!
But why?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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Being a true air-cooled VW guy...I would love to see a re-creation of the Microbus, but it would have to be done right to not come off as a minivan.
I've owned a few old school vw's..actually sold my 58 recently to join the Porsche (986) world, loving the Boxster but something about the unreliable, slow, oil dripping VW's that I miss.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
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Being a true air-cooled VW guy...I would love to see a re-creation of the Microbus, but it would have to be done right to not come off as a minivan.
I've owned a few old school vw's..actually sold my 58 recently to join the Porsche (986) world, loving the Boxster but something about the unreliable, slow, oil dripping VW's that I miss.
Excellent picture. Brings back memories.

I did noticed the passenger side rear tire's "custom" alignment setting.
That setting helps you to make a sharp right turn, right?

BTW, I always thought the oil drip was the GPS-like-aid before the GPS.
You know, just in case you need to go home quick.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #6
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Hahaha..yes, the oil drips made it hard to cover your tracks..everyone always knew where you've been! (nice to not have an oily piece of cardboard in the garage anymore)
The rear tires "custom" alignment is the downside to running a lowered swing axle suspension set-up. The car looked great, but rode like an old haywagon! Surprisingly handled not too bad but with 36hp under the lid, you weren't feeling too many G-forces at work!
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I loved my '88 Fiero and wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I came across one in good condition. It was an awesome little car.
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I loved my '88 Fiero and wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I came across one in good condition. It was an awesome little car.
Funny, I had a 86 Fiero.. loved the speakers in the headrest...
Shifter was arm reach.. those were the dayz..
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #9
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I passed my driver's test in my mom's Metropolitan in 1961. She often drove myself and 3 friends to high school. I can hardly believe now that we all fit in - must have looked like a clown routine when we got out. I even got laid in it - Heidi was a very short girl.

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Being a true air-cooled VW guy...I would love to see a re-creation of the Microbus, but it would have to be done right to not come off as a minivan.
Here is pic of what the new microbus might look like;

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I'd like to see a proper microbus with old school charm and modern technology that works. I saw a beautiful fully restored '57 356 Speedster for sale this morning at the PCA breakfast. $29K sounded pretty fair to me. Where is that drool emoticon when you need it?
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Here is pic of what the new microbus might look like;
Needs flower power and peace sign decals...
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:31 AM   #13
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Rediculous list. The Jeep Wagoneer? They were complete junk. There's nothing redeeming about them. Secondly, what's to bring back? The Cherokee successor has always been available. This author doesn't know what (s)he is talking about.
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