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Aug 15, 2008 (9:25 pm)
It may be just me, but I recently noticed something.
The 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe looks pretty similiar to the 1983 DeLorean. Just search Hyundai Pony on Googe Images, and the third or so picture will somewhat remind you of Back to The Future.
If you agree, tell me.
#2 of 35 Re: Look Alike? [fordtough60]
Aug 15, 2008 (9:46 pm)
I can see a passing resemblance, in the sort of way that all door wedges pretty much look the same. However, the DeLorean, IMO, has a futuristic look to it even today. That 1974 Hyundai Pony looks more like a prop out of a 70's Roger Corman sci-fi movie.
It's still kinda cool though. I think that particular one is just a show car though, and probably had some help from the Italians in the body work. In later years, I think the Pony was basically just what we called the Excel here in the US.
#3 of 35 Re: Look Alike? [andre1969]
Aug 16, 2008 (7:54 am)
Yep, Italian body. The old Pony was RWD, though the name itself carried over in some markets to the FWD car we had as the Excel.
#4 of 35 Re: Look Alike? [bumpy]
Aug 16, 2008 (8:23 am)
Canada got the Pony, starting in 1983 IIRC, and it was a hit on the Canadian market as it was a better car than the rest of the low end market where it competed against some commie metal. You still see one around now and then, although most of them are long gone. Canada also got a bigger dull Hyundai sedan in the mid 80s - the "Stellar"...a predecessor to the Sonata I guess. I think they were problematic, but that's a good 80s name for a car.
Was that Pony coupe just a concept? I don't think I have ever seen one of those in a street scene anywhere.
#5 of 35 note on a little editing
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 16, 2008 (8:43 am)
I changed the title of this topic from Look Alike to Look Alikes so that we could possibly talk about more than one set of cars.
#6 of 35 Re: Look Alike? [fintail]
Aug 16, 2008 (2:16 pm)
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that Pony was a concept. I noticed the Wikipedia article states that the original was styled by Italdesign Giugiaro, and lists the first-gen as running from 1975-1981. Here's the url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyundai_Pony . It doesn't say much about that concept though, and the way it's worded, I wonder if the entire '75 lineup was styled by Italdesign Guigiaro, or just that '74 coupe?
Here's a pic of the thing from the front. I think it's actually pretty cool looking from this angle. I guess, if they had mass-produced it from the get-go, it could have been what ultimately became the Tiburon.
#7 of 35 Re: note on a little editing [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 16, 2008 (3:08 pm)
On that note, if you squish an AMC Pacer...
you get a Porsche 928
#8 of 35 Re: Look Alike? [andre1969]
Aug 16, 2008 (6:34 pm)
I want to say the whole line was Italian styled, I am sure I read that somewhere.
Regarding the Pacer/928, I have heard that before too...always thought that was funny. I've always thought the 928 was cool, but the Pacer, maybe not so much other than as a curiosity.
Aug 16, 2008 (9:06 pm)
Can anyone else think of some cars that look alike?
Aug 16, 2008 (9:10 pm)
What about the 300c and the Dodge Charger? (The newer ones, of course)
The only difference is the rear end.