Cars That Make You Smile :-)

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  1. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    The 50cc car is a Peel P50 microcar comes from the Isle of Man off the English coast. The P50 was manufactured by Peel engineering in the early 1960's.

    The diminutive P50 is 135 cm (51") long by 99 cm (39") wide and is powered by a 49 cc DKW fan cooled engine.:cool:

    The P50 has 3 forward gears and no reverse, instead it comes equipped with a reversing "handle", literally a handle by which the 60 kg car can be dragged backward. :D

    (aproximate guestimate)
     
  2. Rokeby

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    I saw this cute little Chinese import electric vehicle, the MILES ZX40, behind
    a Dodge dealer in Hazlet, NJ, on a road trip this weekend:

    http://priuschat.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=10795&stc=1&d=1217802185

    ZX40S [from Wikipedia]
    "The ZX40S was designed to accelerate faster than the ZX40. It is powered
    by a 72-volt system instead of a 48-volt system, which extends its range to
    50-60 miles (96 to 128 km) . To comply with federal law, the ZX40S is also
    electronically speed-limited to 25mph like the ZX40.

    The ZX40 and ZX40S are classified as "low-speed vehicles", meaning they
    have fewer regulations to comply with. Such vehicles must include standard
    lighting and seatbelts, but do not require passive restraints, typically airbags
    in higher-speed vehicles. The vehicles should not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h)
    on streets with posted speed limits of 35 mph or less.[5]

    MSRP $19,499 USD"


    That seems a little pricey for what is essentially an all weather golf cart.

    See also the MILES website for more info, especially the XS500 Highway
    Speed Sedan, very interesting indeed:

    Miles Electric Vehicles
     

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  4. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    this ALWAYS makes me smile...wish it was street legal in USA
    [​IMG]
     
  5. hyo silver

    hyo silver Awaaaaay

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    How about this one, coi? :)
     

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    These cars make me smile.
    [​IMG]
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  7. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    woohoo...the GF likes that one!!!

    thanx for the pic!!!
     
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    hyo silver Awaaaaay

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    That's the new Lotus Evora. I thought you might like it. Anytime you're done with the Exige, let me know. :rolleyes:
     
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    I smile every time I see a Prius.
     
  10. Spectra

    Spectra Amphi-Prius

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    Gotta smile at that cyclops instrument "panel" & "magic wand" shifter!

    10 pts. to whoever recognizes it.
    Hint: My father bought one like this new in 1961 for $850.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Every time I see a Ford Focus, I smile and think, "Bofus?" :eek:
     
  12. Rokeby

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    Spectra,

    Been puzzling over the picture you posted.

    Am I mistaken, or does this car have "suicide doors?"

    Is it cheating to ask if its a 2 or 4 door model?
     
  13. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    speaking of suicide doors
    60's Lincoln Continental
    [​IMG]
    i personally own a 1967 hardtop but its not much to look at right now
     
  14. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    could that be a metropolitan Nash?
     
  15. Spectra

    Spectra Amphi-Prius

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    Not a Metropolitan KandyRed -- even smaller than that.
    And, it was a 2-dr. model, so no suicide doors, Rokeby.

    Survey says .......... the original "Mini."
    It went by various names, but we had the '61 "Austin 850" (hint was $850 price, new) with an 848 cc. engine that rocked out 35 hp.

    Cyclops speedometer was dead-center, so that the huge bus-like steering wheel could be placed on either side, for either Brits & Aussies or us Yanks.

    The car's long, gone, but, it sure makes me smile to see one!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. TJandGENESIS

    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    My own Mustang makes me smile. But I also smile when I see old Air Cooled Bugs.
     
  17. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    minis are freakin sweet
     
  18. Spectra

    Spectra Amphi-Prius

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    So were those mid '60's Lincolns --

    When Caddy's were parading around to see which year could grow the biggest fins (size did matter), the 'slab-side' Linc's took a whole different tactic.
     
  19. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    ^very keen observation!!!! :D

    more from the cars that make u smile dept.
    everytime i see this color combo on a 993 porsche i think of sally in the animated movie Cars
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Spectra

    Spectra Amphi-Prius

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    Can you believe that only 2-3 clicks from an article on the Norwegian electric car, the "Think," --- brought me to this:

    (give it about 30 seconds, to start playing)

    The Cars e Drove In The 50s & 60s
     
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