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Fiat 1200 Spyder + Austin 1100 (fronts)
The BMW Z8 may have tipped it's hat to the 507, but the body leaned heavily toward the E-Type.
The Z8's slim tail lights remind me of the early E-types. This modified E-Type, w/o bumpers, really makes the similarity clear. Compared to the Z8, the original 507 is much less rounded. There's a lesson here - if you want to create a great retro car, you may have to base it on someone elses car rather than your own (air vents in front fenders excepted).
This thread is likely to crack through the 100,000 view milestone in the next few weeks. If anyone has any lookalikes to post, this might be a good time to do it - lokinen, if you are reading this, any luck getting that old computer of yours restarted? I remember you saying you had a bunch of pics on the hard drive. Batty, seant, gtrslngr, StE, -Joe-, kubrick, and others - I hope you'll jump in for old times sake. And, B&N, let's hear from you - it is your thread afterall.
Sam the Eagle says:
Not sure if it's been covered here (probably has) but someone in the comments section suggested the new Honda CRV looks like a Pontiac Aztec. There's some truth in it, but only in the rear 3/4 view. Fell free to post some pics, i unfortunately don't have time right now.
Hell is other people.
Here are some rear 3/4 pics then. I can see a resemblance.
When the Aztek first came out, I thought the front so aggressive and overdone, it almost resembled one of those Aztek type warrior masks - the whole thing like a altar demanding human sacrifice. Ten plus years on, the fronts of so many vehicles these days are overdone, that the Aztek does not standout so much. Ahead of it's time? Perhaps, but it was still a messy design that looked awkward from many angles.
Thanks StE! Got any more?
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It's probably been mentioned before, but just recently I realised how much of a gigatrend (a silly hyperbole I'm intent on establishing on a grand scale) the upward kink DLO has become - no Golf competitor seems to be able to do without it these days, often in conjunction with Alfa-style hidden doorhandles.
But while the faux two-door (rather than Tudor...) look might lead back to Walter de' Silva's Italian phase, the kink can trace its lineage back to the original Mercedes A-Class - a car hardly regarded as a styling trend-setter...
I don't think we have talked about the upward kink DLO ( a giant step backwards for rearwards visibility), although several cars we've lookaliked have that feature.
In the modern era, the A-class was definitely a leader in this type of DLO, but one can look further back and see signs of it - cue excellent opportunity for some cool car pics.
The Mazda 3 popularised the upward kink DLO and Lexus has joined in. Can't say I am a fan myself.
But I like this one from 1975- Datsun, style leader!
Further to AR's Fiat lookalike, the whole lot has a scent of Fairlady about it does it not?
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