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  1. Protouring442

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    I know this has probably been done a thousand times, but since I a, home recovering from a three-day tension & migraine headache, I need something to pass the time!

    Post up pictures of automobiles you find especially good looking, and give a bit of a reason as to why you think so. I'll start.

    Designed under the watchful eye of GM's head of design, Bill Mitchell, the 1963-1965 Buick Riviera was initially a car in search of a brand. Mitchell originally wanted it to be a Cadillac, and supposedly the pointed fender grills are a nod to Cadillac's Depression era "lesser brand" LaSalle. The inspiration was said to be part Rolls Royce, part Ferrari, and the production car carried that blend well. Sexy, suave, and at the same time, muscular, the first generation Riviera took the Ford Thunderbird idea of a "personal car" and made it into something you could have valet-parked in any high-end restaurant or country club parking lot. Small enough by the standards of the day to be sporty, and, when optioned appropriately, luxurious enough to satisfy even the most picky of luxury car buyers, it was the American version of so many later European luxury coupes.

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    John is planning a busy day of image searches :)
     
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    The pictures are the "why" :)
     
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    I had some ‘spare’ time :)
     
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    I didn’t forget the why. Each example chosen has stood the test of time. Each design is a pure statement with no extraneous embellishments. Like pornography, difficult to define, but you know it when you see it. Each of those cars is beautiful by definition ;)
     
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    I like that the title of the thread is "Best looking" as opposed to "beautiful". Most of my favorites aren't really "beautiful" in the classic sense, but *****'n nonetheless.
     
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    I did that on purpose. I am looking for cars that catch your eye, and the reasons you think they do so.

    For my next submission...

    Ferrari 250 GTE

    The perfect 4 place sports car of the 60s. Sexier, more refined, and more modern looking than the DB5, in my opinion. Something about it just screams "take the back roads to the club!"

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    Im biased but I think the 550/575 are the most beautiful Ferrari. They have the look/charm of all the classic V12 cars but the performance of a modern car. The classic cars are amazing but they really lack performance by today's standards and the newer cars like the 599/F12/812 are amazing performers but they lack that connection to the Ferrari lineage. The 550/575 really are stunning from every angle. Very underrated car that one can still grab around the $100k mark. Reminds me of 15 years ago when one could grab a dino or 365 GTB for $100-125k. They actually made less 575's than dino's......
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    These are indeed great looking cars.
     
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