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    Default COOL FROGS!! american top 100... we made the list.

    ... I was given a copy of the american magazine AUTOMOBILE October 2004.
    The main article was a panel voted on the top 100 coolest cars of all time and a few frogs made the list.

    no 94. Facel Vega HK500. - Dean Martin owned one so a def cool cat car.

    no 38. Citroen 2CV. - "...an icon of post war French life..."

    no 33. Renault R5 turbo II. - "...a serious giant-killer. C'est cool."

    no 26. Citroen Traction Avant. - " It was the car to own for almost twenty years"

    no 11. Citroen SM. - "... the best true GT car in the world in 1970,..."

    no 5. Citroen DS. - "... the car of the future."-Max Hoffman.


    Cool but non-frog

    No 1 1967 Chevrolet CORVETTE Sting Ray

    No 2 911 Porsche 1974 3.0 RS

    No 3 Shelby Cobra

    no 7. 1954 Merc 300Sl Gullwing

    no 9. Aston Martin DB5

    no 10. McLaren F1

    no 23. Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

    no 43. Porsche 550 Spyder

    no 62. Fiat 500

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    no 69. Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster

    no 73. Mazda Miata (MX5)

    no 100. VW Microbus Slipt window (combi)

    and about 5 different Ferrari's.

    What do we think? Any cars missing? Any surprises? - Chris

    ps Don't forget this is a north american magazine.
    ... ptui!

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    Even though no Pugs made the list at least one of my cars made it
    B to the R to the A from the D
    1994 MX5 Clubman...are you sure it's not French?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    ... I was given a copy of the american magazine AUTOMOBILE October 2004.
    The main article was a panel voted on the top 100 coolest cars of all time and a few frogs made the list.
    To make the list did they have to be sold there ?

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    I reckon the coolest car in the world has to be the Ferrari 288GTO, followed closely by the Jaguar XJ13, Jag XKSS and Jag XK120 roadster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    To make the list did they have to be sold there ?

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    From what the article gathers, car did have to be sold in north america.

    Like Brad said no pugs, but they did writte this about the SM, "Peugeot killed it out of jealousy, crushing some 2500 completed bodies. Sic transit gloria mundi. Especially in takeovers."

    How bout you cit heads, is that true? - Chris
    ... ptui!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez 405
    I reckon the coolest car in the world has to be the Ferrari 288GTO, followed closely by the Jaguar XJ13, Jag XKSS and Jag XK120 roadster.
    Jez, the 288GTO was no. 82, the XKSS was no 18. and the XK120 was no. 4.
    The E type was no. 10.
    The highest rancked ferrari was the F40 at no. 16. and the closest to a GTi Pug was the Golf GTi at no. 39, funny as some feel the GTi Golf started the whole HOT-hatch thing, but the FIRST REAL GTi was the 205.... IMHO. - Chris
    ... ptui!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    Like Brad said no pugs, but they did writte this about the SM, "Peugeot killed it out of jealousy, crushing some 2500 completed bodies. Sic transit gloria mundi. Especially in takeovers."

    How bout you cit heads, is that true? - Chris
    It's a long time ago, but if my memory serves... etc.
    The SM was the car that killed Citroen, arriving as it did just before the so called energy crisis of the early '70s. Also not helped by the purchase of Maserati. The yanks suddenly went fuel conscious. Again, if memory...... The French government "saved" Citroen by instructing Peugeot to buy the car division and Renault to buy the truck division.

    Someone with a better memory could perhaps confirm, correct, refute, etc.
    Last edited by WLB; 9th October 2004 at 12:28 PM. Reason: A bloody embarrassing typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLB
    The SM was the car that killed Citroen, arriving as it did just before the so called energy crisis of the early '70s.
    Energy crisis ????? .. didn't stop the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    Energy crisis ????? .. didn't stop the US.

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    It did actually. They almost hit panic mode. Speed limits were lowered, fuel consumption was taken seriously for probably the first time, some big V8 diesels for passenger cars appeared. Over here it was yet another factor in the demise of the P76, and Holden went smaller with the introduction of the Commodore. The Falcon didn't and it ultimately paid off, as Holden had to grow in size again when the market shifted again.

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    Whaddya mean non Frog: Bugatti type 57 atlantic!
    Shame on you.
    BTW I understood that the development costs of the CX killed Citroen off.

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