SciFi Question of the Day: If we had the technology that allowed you to cheaply order a car with modern innards but looking like any pre-2000 car, what would you choose?
Robert B. Fredricksen 1969 R/T Dodge Charger.
Geri Bressler 1963 Volkswagon Superbeetle…but I’d rather have the original workings. So much cheaper to fix and easier to keep running! Oh…but I’d really need AC. Seriously. Good AC. Like Arctic even.
Kathy Gormley Willyard 82 Plymouth Reliant …my first car
Gwendolyn Wilkins That really is a toughy – there were so many beautiful vehicles in the 20th century. Unfortunately I don’t know makes and models well, but let’s got with one of those big black cars from the 30′s you’d expect a Chicago gangster to drive
William J. Teegarden 1930 Duesenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton, or 1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged Boattail Speedster, hands down.
Geri Bressler The Duesenberg was awesome…I have to admit that.
Kevin McCullen Roadrunner Superbird. Lime green. High tail spoiler (stood up above the roof line). Just like the one I saw at a gas station in the Arizona desert when I was about 12. http://usedcarreview4u.blogspot.com/2010/10/1970-plymouth-road-runner-super-bird.html Muscle Car Reviews: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Super Bird usedcarreview4u.blogspot.com
Robert B. Fredricksen You are thinking RAM Charger, I’m thinking sexy Coke bottle shaped car. However you were cute driving my lifted RAM Charger!
AmyBeth Fredricksen Oh! Hubby wants a Dukes of Hazzard car… I should have known!
Robert B. Fredricksen YES, but Black with R/T stripe in yellow!
Geri Bressler Bo Duke was hot
Tony L Vissoc AMC Pacer.
Zoe Derri Jaguar S II
Emily Becker Priest ’64 1/2 mustang forest green for my mom… to replace the one she totaled as a teen.
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Linda Dean 1982 Ford F-150. Black. With Pegasus tires.
Karl W.K. lamborgini countach. i’d like a hydrogen fuel cell engine in it too, please.
Karl W.K. and paddle shifting with that too, please.
David Foster Reminds me of those MPAA ads asking if you would download a car. The answer, of course is, as fast as I can bring up bit-torrent.
Erik Swiger 1967 Volkswagen Bug; 1967 Chevy Chevelle; and 1984 Honda Prelude.
Brittany Constable ’38 Coupe. My stepdad has one and I lurve it. Or maybe a Packard convertible. One of those old rum-runners.
Brittany Constable Oo, the Cord is nice, too. I flipped through my stepdad’s big old book of classic American cars and discovered that my taste definitely runs to the cars of the ’20s and ’30s, which I guess isn’t much of a surprise, because so much of my other tastes favor that era as well. So now my stepdad’s keeping an eye out for something for me. Husbandperson wants a Morgan, but that’s probably only going to happen if we win the lottery or otherwise become independently wealthy.
It’s funny, husbandperson and I have actually talked about the viability of either putting out fiberglass kits of old cars that are made to run with electric or biodiesel engines and modern mechanics, or just actually producing the finished product. I love the look of the old cars, but not how they drive. (Though the ’38 has power brakes and steering, which makes life easier.) Purists might consider it sacrilige, but if we were to get our hands on a classic car, we’d definitely modernize it.
I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.
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