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      02-15-2019, 06:36 PM   #1695
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There is no saving this flop of a car. It an the aztec will go down as one of the ugliest car ever.


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To be fair, this was the bubble car era. To not be fair, Honda was building the NSX at the same time which has aged like a fine wine.
Really, nsx is pretty ugly stock. The good looking ones have nice clean body kits on them. All the mkiv needs is rims and drop an it'll shame most modern cars in the looks department. Though i am slightly bias.

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Boy the A80 hasn't aged well in the looks department. The rear 3/4 in particular looks terrible.
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To be fair, this was the bubble car era. To not be fair, Honda was building the NSX at the same time which has aged like a fine wine.
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There is no saving this flop of a car. It an the aztec will go down as one of the ugliest car ever.




Really, nsx is pretty ugly stock. The good looking ones have nice clean body kits on them. All the mkiv needs is rims and drop an it'll shame most modern cars in the looks department. Though i am slightly bias.

Seriously? It isn't bad at all. Not my style, but hardly Aztek equal. No doubt you think this is ugly too.






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Yes, the California is ugly. Outside of a Mondial or 308GT4, Ferrari has rarely missed that badly. I realize that's a Portofino, but the ugly California bits still stand out. And what's the dumb black sill showing?

I actually liked the design of the Sky and Solstice. Just not the weight and donor car parts.

I'd take the Opel GT in your last Sky photo over any of them though.
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There is no saving this flop of a car. It an the aztec will go down as one of the ugliest car ever.


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To be fair, this was the bubble car era. To not be fair, Honda was building the NSX at the same time which has aged like a fine wine.
Really, nsx is pretty ugly stock. The good looking ones have nice clean body kits on them. All the mkiv needs is rims and drop an it'll shame most modern cars in the looks department. Though i am slightly bias.

Beautiful. The NSX is gorgeous in stock form. I agree with everything else you said though. But yeah, the NSX part...you're higher than giraffes ass.
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The rear end is just too overly styled. The original NSX was designed by an Italian designer. Maybe Toyota should have done the same.
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The rear end is just too overly styled. The original NSX was designed by an Italian designer. Maybe Toyota should have done the same.
I agree. That said many cars are. Even the latest BMWs are that way too these days.
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Yes, the California is ugly. Outside of a Mondial or 308GT4, Ferrari has rarely missed that badly. I realize that's a Portofino, but the ugly California bits still stand out. And what's the dumb black sill showing?

I actually liked the design of the Sky and Solstice. Just not the weight and donor car parts.

I'd take the Opel GT in your last Sky photo over any of them though.
At least you have some taste. My Opel GT:


One of ten I have owned.
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At least you have some taste. My Opel GT:


One of ten I have owned.
That one has seen much better days. I had a 1969 1.9 Red Opel GT that I bought new as a college graduation gift to myself. Loved it!! It was a really fun little car.
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Really, nsx is pretty ugly stock. The good looking ones have nice clean body kits on them. All the mkiv needs is rims and drop an it'll shame most modern cars in the looks department. Though i am slightly bias.
Never said the Supra is bad looking. I think the rear of the car looks great but the front hasn't aged nearly as well. It's no Aztek, by any stretch. That being said, it does look like a pretty normal vehicle to the untrained eye. The NSX, by comparison, looks like a supercar. I don't see them out and about very much anymore but I parked next to one a few weeks ago and couldn't believe how low to the ground it was. Didn't appear to be lowered either.

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Never said the Supra is bad looking. I think the rear of the car looks great but the front hasn't aged nearly as well. It's no Aztek, by any stretch. That being said, it does look like a pretty normal vehicle to the untrained eye. The NSX, by comparison, looks like a supercar. I don't see them out and about very much anymore but I parked next to one a few weeks ago and couldn't believe how low to the ground it was. Didn't appear to be lowered either.

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Cars are not in the same class so hard to compare, NSX was pitched as a Japanese Ferrari and the Supra was a GT car... In
its day the Supra was a semi common car but the NSX has always been a high end car you didnt see often.
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The Acura NSX still looks beautiful after all these years. There's nothing like it on the road. I want one in my garage.
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That one has seen much better days. I had a 1969 1.9 Red Opel GT that I bought new as a college graduation gift to myself. Loved it!! It was a really fun little car.
It was a barn find. No real rust, the right door was bashed in, but it started and ran having sat for 10 years.


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The Acura NSX still looks beautiful after all these years. There's nothing like it on the road. I want one in my garage.
Then there is the Subaru SVX.
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It was a barn find. No real rust, the right door was bashed in, but it started and ran having sat for 10 years.


My buddies sisters boyfriend had one back in the early 70's and I liked it back then. I'm just curios, they really underpowered(For my tastes). As anyone tried to shoehorn a small block Chevy or similar in one, ala AC Ace?
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My buddies sisters boyfriend had one back in the early 70's and I liked it back then. I'm just curios, they really underpowered(For my tastes). As anyone tried to shoehorn a small block Chevy or similar in one, ala AC Ace?
The popular mod was to put a Buick v-6 or 215 V-8.

Includes basic mounting notes and photos of V-6 and V-8's installed in Opel GT's, including: 1978 Ford 2.8 liter V-6, Chevy 3.3 liter V-6, Chevy 262ci 4.3 liter V-6, 1984 Chevy 2.8 liter V-6, 1982-1984 Chevy S-10 2.8 liter V-6, Buick 215ci V-8, Chevy 283ci V-8, Chevy 305ci V-8, and different examples of Chevy 350ci short-block V-8's.

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I own many mkiv Supras now and would never really think of adding this new one to the stable.

as ive watched the supra world for so many years, now the cars prices explode. and the claims of dealers having holy grails of the mkiv supra world have come out here and there. seems funny to me. as I've watched this world so closely for years. the holy grail sits on top of a lift beside a loft full of memorabilia from Toyota and the supra line up. the holy grail of all Toyota Supras is this 1 car. and why? well these are the facts of this car.

titled: GETRAG GEAR CORPS INC.
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this is the car of the owner of the company that made the transmissions for any and all 6 speed turbo Supras. he made the trans that was put into each and every car and then sold thru Toyota. this was his personal car. from t=his personal collection. the car is documented and real as can be. she sits comfortable in her home.
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My buddies sisters boyfriend had one back in the early 70's and I liked it back then. I'm just curios, they really underpowered(For my tastes). As anyone tried to shoehorn a small block Chevy or similar in one, ala AC Ace?
The 1.1 engine was. The 1.9 would do pretty good with a Webber carb. I hit 130mph on mine a few times. Not that one, this one:


I've had ten of them.
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