Ugly Cars I

They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but these cars definitely needed a generous beholder to be sold:

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No, your screen didn’t shrink, there’s no photoshop and it wasn’t just a concept car. This Aston Martin Lagonda wagon, manufactured between 1976 and 1989, was hoped to appeal customers who would otherwise spend their money on products from Rolls Royce and Bentley. Guess what happened?

This one below…“It is a pregnant roller skate” they said. It’s actually a 1975 AMC Pacer.

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Below is Reliant Regal. Oh yes, a horrid little British three-wheeler with no guts and no handling.

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Ah. Below is AMC Gremlin. It seems as if 40% of the vehicle’s body was perhaps unintentionally cropped off on the drafting table. The car was introduced on April Fools’ Day 1970, need I say more?

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Finally below, It’s a Nissan S Cargo. Manufactured from 1989 to 1992, its name was an amusing double entendre meaning both “Small Cargo” as well as “Escargot”, the French word for snail. (Link)

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~ by mlmcored on September 4, 2009.

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