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Nov 10, 2009 (6:34 pm)
When I debuted in 1948 my maker thought I might sell a few hundred copies, but in fact I created a world sensation. I was a winning combination of styling, value and performance, and was, in fact, the fastest production car in the world, for a price that any middle class man could afford. I set the automotive world on its ear.
I am valuable today but nothing like a vintage Ferrari or a rare muscle car. I guess this is because i was made in rather large numbers for the type of car I was.
Some find me a bit of a bear to drive, but I am still considered one of the world's most attractive cars.
#44 of 1262 Re: is this too easy? [nippononly]
Nov 10, 2009 (6:37 pm)
"Despite being a mere repaint of an existing wagon"
Subaru Outback? Little brother...hmmm...Impreza? Forester?
#45 of 1262 Re: is this too easy? [texases]
Nov 10, 2009 (6:41 pm)
Yeah, that was too easy. You have to go back to the 60s and before for really good ones I think. "Little brother" was supposed to refer to the Outback Sport, which is technically a trim of the Impreza.
#46 of 1262 Re: A Star is Born [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 10, 2009 (6:42 pm)
1948 Jaguar XK120?
#47 of 1262 Re: A Star is Born [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 10, 2009 (6:44 pm)
#48 of 1262 Re: A Star is Born [texases]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2009 (6:47 pm)
Love the car but I hate those chrome wires. They should be painted.
#49 of 1262 a slightly harder one?
Nov 10, 2009 (6:49 pm)
My model was sold for more than 30 years in the U.S., but isn't any more. I was built in my model's most popular year, when the truck engine under my hood was fuel injected for the first time and around the time I got an edgy new body style. A few years after I was built my model line went FWD, and it was never the same after that.
Who am I?
#50 of 1262 Re: a slightly harder one? [nippononly]
Nov 10, 2009 (7:38 pm)
Not sure what year they got fuel injected though.
#51 of 1262 Re: a slightly harder one? [british_rover]
Nov 10, 2009 (9:13 pm)
Nope. Gosh, were there 30+ years of Devilles? Yikes.
#52 of 1262 Re: a slightly harder one? [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (5:58 am)
More than 30 years, something like 50!
I keep thinking Nissan/Datsun 810 Maxima for your answer, early 80s before the shift to FWD in '85, but they still make Maximas.