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Deedsundone
02-04-2007, 01:15 AM
Vrooom! (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4947825148839279609&hl=en) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

flakwagen
02-04-2007, 01:47 AM
That's neat. I've always liked the look of old Citroen automobiles. They're just so different- like something you'd expect to find on another planet.

Flak

JOHNRAMBO84
02-04-2007, 01:58 AM
that game has some sweet graphgics!

Waldo.Pepper
02-04-2007, 02:23 AM
And people ***** about the sound in Il-2!

major_setback
02-04-2007, 04:58 AM
Wow. We need those trees for SoW:BoB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif.

What game is that from? I'd like to get it if it's for PC.

Love those older cars that have some character too. I realy hate ugly modern cars, can't see why anyone spends a fortune them. I bike!

BillyTheKid_22
02-04-2007, 08:47 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Cool!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
02-04-2007, 09:01 AM
I don't have the plug-in, and even with my shiny new cable commection I got sick of waiting after 10 minutes to have it installed

But I always thought the Lotus 49 was the ultimate development of it's formula, with the Gurney-Weslake eagle as a very close second
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/clark49.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/lotus_a49.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/lotus_c49.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/JimmyattheRing.jpg
you can drive it in GPL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/lotussc2.jpg

GT Legends is great too
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/crappy.jpg

BillyTheKid_22
02-04-2007, 09:30 AM
http://www.legendsintime.co.uk/images/PRINTS/CROPPED/cropped600/082.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

SgtNathan
02-04-2007, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
And people ***** about the sound in Il-2!

It's an addon car made by the public.

The game is Richard Burns Rally.

XyZspineZyX
02-04-2007, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.legendsintime.co.uk/images/PRINTS/CROPPED/cropped600/082.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Pfft. Look at all the aero! Does it need a driver? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I bet it even has seatbelts

BillyTheKid_22
02-04-2007, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by BBB462cid:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.legendsintime.co.uk/images/PRINTS/CROPPED/cropped600/082.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Pfft. Look at all the aero! Does it need a driver? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I bet it even has seatbelts </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



http://www.jsolana.com.mx/moises/gpmex65.jpg


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Old picture!~!!

major_setback
02-04-2007, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by SgtNathan:


....The game is Richard Burns Rally.

http://static.flickr.com/73/166642036_5d25f68a59_m.jpg

Retrofish
02-04-2007, 04:38 PM
Great graphics.

I think the sound is spot on. I've gone a 120(kmph) in a 2cv, windows flapping and all...wasn't me at the wheel, actually I really wanted to get off.

Lucius_Esox
02-04-2007, 04:39 PM
Apparently the 2CV is impossible to roll!! Saw a program about it,,, and yes it was.

Until they tried it going backwards....... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Spinnetti
02-04-2007, 05:51 PM
you know, the "2CV" stands for 2 french horsepower (at the time).. thats about 28hp... one of the slowest cars ever! (love em)..
Citroen was always rare in the US, but they were our family cars my whole childhood (top of the line DS-21). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DeerHunterUK
02-05-2007, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by Lucius_Esox:
Apparently the 2CV is impossible to roll!! Saw a program about it,,, and yes it was.

Until they tried it going backwards....... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh ye of little faith. All you need to roll a 2cv is a Boeing 747 and a little bit of thrust... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


2cv rolling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Bk_e4gUzA)

Codex1971
02-05-2007, 04:49 AM
When doing car racing sims there's only 1 man...errr...thing I what to be like...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/aa/TheStigLianaRun.jpg

Lucius_Esox
02-05-2007, 05:25 AM
Oh ye of little faith. All you need to roll a 2cv is a Boeing 747 and a little bit of thrust...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

There's a moral to that video

Badsight-
02-05-2007, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
http://static.flickr.com/73/166642036_5d25f68a59_m.jpg beware , your looking at a video of a game thats been made difficult for difficults sake

as in the penalties you suffer when at speed are rediculous & are more sevear than real life driving

XyZspineZyX
02-05-2007, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.legendsintime.co.uk/images/PRINTS/CROPPED/cropped600/082.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Pfft. Look at all the aero! Does it need a driver? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I bet it even has seatbelts </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



http://www.jsolana.com.mx/moises/gpmex65.jpg


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Old picture!~!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lotus 33 giving a Honda the what-for in...1965? The 33 is a gorgeous car. But still I think the Gurney Eagle is the most beautiful race car ever built:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/jacques-breuer20bw.jpg


Here's more pics of the Eagle. Contray to popular beleif, it was built in California, not England

Somewhere, all sorts of footage exists of these races from home movies...

x6BL_Brando
02-05-2007, 07:04 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
When the Russians started exporting their 650cc boxer-engined scoots in GB a lot of us got really excited - man, they were cheap! Trouble was...they were in more ways than just pricewise.

Mostly they came with a sheet-steel miltary sidecar, with the reputation of being able to plough fields and be temporarily attached to logsaws and all kinds of tosh! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

While the frame & suspension, the sidecar and the handling were splendid - the downside was that the engineering & the assembly & the quality of metals, tolerances and just about everything else was rubbish.

The lighting was a matter of luck. I once had all the lights fail as I was tucked into a long curve @ midnight (moonless too) on a country highway - and I only braked out by following the afterimage of a headlit landscape still on active on my retina, no kidding! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif )
The fix was easy. I looked at the alloy-ended,glass fuses in their coppered clamps (!!!) and rubbed them on a cloth to remove the never-ending corrosion - and, bingo, I was lighting up the road again. It was always like that. This bike had suffered a holed piston at 4,000km, at running-in speeds, due to an internal low pressure seal being left out. 2,000 klicks further on and the whole crankcase had to be replaced after a 250mm crack appeared along one side.

Many other folks suffered the same disappointment. Others of course defended them, but their bad rep speaks for itself. Maybe it was a Soviet plot to demoralise the motoring population (j/k) but more likely it was everyone trying to keep up with the contemporary traffic speeds in the U.K.
Years later I discovered some original manuals which had never been translated. The specified maximum km/h in each gear gave totally agricultural limits which we all must've overrun most of the time. In retrospect, I can see that it would've delivered three armed soldiers to a frontline several hundred miles away in relative comfort. It might even have survived to carry them on a while longer before a whole new drive train was installed..... but I put mine in a crusher and went back to a BSA!

Pardon my trip down Amnesia Lane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif Anyway, quite a few of the guys did persevere, and there were a good number of Cossack/2CV hybrids built. The horizontally-opposed Citroen engine, air-cooled (hence the different sound), could be cut&shut into the Cossack chassis and really work. I met up with several in between England & southern Spain.

I guess the combination was historically correct, because the deux-chevaux were designed to suit farmers as well as city people. Not exactly land-rovers, but light enough to be bounceable across agricultural land and rutted tracks and the cobbled streets of the local market town. And of course they really didn't roll. Very scary from the passenger seat if you'd never driven one before!

A truly great car.

B.

luftluuver
02-05-2007, 07:05 AM
Agh the CV2, the French VW Beetle.

Naturally the Bug is the superior automobile since it is German.

LStarosta
02-05-2007, 07:06 AM
Naturally.

x6BL_Brando
02-05-2007, 07:12 AM
Cossack meets uber-sickle - Dartmoor '05

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/On_the_Moor_PB.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

msalama
02-05-2007, 07:29 AM
The 2CV http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Never had one of those myself. Once had a 1965 Renault 4, though, and that's a groovy little car as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Ah, the memories! Drove all around Europe with the bugger once, and fixed the oil pump driveshaft with an empty beercan down in Italy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Worked like a charm for the rest of the trip...

JZG_Thiem
02-05-2007, 11:50 AM
think im gonna shamelessly use this thread to show off some pics of my car

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1764/dcp01344bi7.th.jpg (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp01344bi7.jpg)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2605/dcp01347ko6.th.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp01347ko6.jpg)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2474/dcp01343sz6.th.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp01343sz6.jpg)

TheGozr
02-05-2007, 12:07 PM
HA the "Deux Cheveaux" so cool i had two of them before, great movie and country side design of this game i was imprest, it's interesting to see a 2cv with a rock solid suspension. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I would love to have a DS or ID Citroen here in the states, I had one also and loved it, an ID 20 . http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Lucius_Esox
02-05-2007, 12:49 PM
Thiem,, another claim to fame for a Citroen... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Apparently your model is impossible to wheelclamp......... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

flakwagen
02-05-2007, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by TheGozr:

I would love to have a DS or ID Citroen here in the states

Citroen sold cars in America before the infamous 5mph bumper law was passed. Complying with the law would've required a radical redesign of Citroen's U.S. product line. They were unwilling or unable to do this, so they shut down U.S. operations. I think Citroen went bankrupt shortly afterwards. The two events weren't directly related, but losing sales in a fledgling market surely didn't make matters better.

Mini Cooper fell victim to the same sort of legislation a few years prior. I'm not against safety regulations per se, but we've arrived at a point where the laws are little more than protectionist favors bought by lobbyists. I assume the 'Big Three' laughed all the way to the bank when Citroen was forced out.

Flak

PS: That is a beautiful car, Thiem!

XyZspineZyX
02-05-2007, 01:43 PM
Never could figure out the 5mph bumber deal

Before anyone cites facts and figures, I have a car built in 1969 as a daily driver in the summer, and yes, I've had accidents with it

1989- rear-ended a minivan that stopped short on the highway. Sent it (the van) to the junkyard. I drove home, got a new hood grille and front bumber, drove around fine until

1991- t-boned at 40mph right behind the driver's door by a van that blew a stop sign. Sent it (the van) to the junkyard. Hit me so hard I was knocked out cold and the other side of the car was damaged. It is one of 3954 made, so they fixed it

1994- hit in the passenger fender by a woman who didn;t feel like stopping for a stop sign. (Deja vu) Popped out the dent, repainted the fender

1996- spun out on ice and knocked over a tree (!). I was on the driver side wheels only at the time because I hit the curb, bent the frame (solid box channel, it's a convertible, no C channel or bulbs). They popped it back into place

2004- hit twice in the same summer- rear-ended by dummy in a parking lot. Her car- about 1200 dolars damage, my car- I scraped her paint off my bumper with my thumbnail. The other hit was a girl who sideswiped my car while it was parked. neat trick

So I've been in a couple two three fender benders. Can't see what a 5mph bumper would have had to do with any of it. I wasn't wearing a seatbelt in any of those accidents either (I do now, probably used up 8 of my 9 lives in that car, but there's no shoulder belt- it was a very rare option in convertibles then), and the only airbags in the car MIGHT be the ones I put in the rear suspension. The 5 mph bumper thing mystifies me completely. I had much more damage at 20 mph in an accident in my 1978 Firebird Formula than I did in my 1970 GS, hitting a mini-van in the back at 35 mph. Much more, and the ThunderChicken had 5mph bumpers- they ripped off, energy absorbers, and all. The '70 Buick's bumper folded up but it stayed on teh car at least. if you think my '70 Buick is your Granddad's 5,000lb 4 door tank, think again- it was Buick's version of the Pontiac GTO. Used the same frame and suspension, same wheelbase, the sheetmetal on the Buick might be 2" longer than the Poncho. Maybe. here's a pic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/passsidefinish1.jpg

Wish it looked that good still, but after the sideswipe...(shudder)

major_setback
02-05-2007, 01:53 PM
Let me know if these show as red 'x's , and I'll repost.

Little toy car, from the CGTalk forum:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=121&page...=&pp=25&daysprune=-1 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=121&page=4&sort=dateline&order=&pp=25&daysprune=-1)


http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/88084/88084_1130165966.jpg

http://tazintosh.free.fr/voiture/voiture_final_02.jpg

Wire mesh version http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif:

http://tazintosh.free.fr/voiture/voiture_final_03.jpg

BillyTheKid_22
02-05-2007, 01:57 PM
Wow!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

CD_kp84yb
02-05-2007, 02:22 PM
Hehe

A few years back, there was a 2CV in The Hague (the Netherlands) if i remember correctly, that you wouldn't dare to challenge. You could recognize it by the radiator (Mercedes) and the Big rear tyres.
The car had a Chevy V8 Big block in it. Wheelspin al the way, The guys didnt trust to go faster as 200Km/h cos they hadnt a clue what would happen above that speed.

Dunno if the vehicle still exist.

cheers

JZG_Thiem
02-05-2007, 02:50 PM
when you enter Hyperlobby next time, go and look for a guy called JZG_Brennan.

His granddad won the rallye Monte carlo. He later worked for Citroen and designed the
Traction Avant (11CV, 15CV a.k.a. "gangster citroen")
DS
2CV
HY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Lef%C3%A8bvre

msalama
02-05-2007, 11:02 PM
(11CV, 15CV a.k.a. "gangster citroen")

Yeaaah http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif Definitely one of the coolest automobiles ever made. Send him & his family my congratulations for a job well done!

Sergio_101
02-06-2007, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by BBB462cid:
Never could figure out the 5mph bumber deal

Before anyone cites facts and figures, I have a car built in 1969 as a daily driver in the summer, and yes, I've had accidents with it

1989- rear-ended a minivan that stopped short on the highway. Sent it (the van) to the junkyard. I drove home, got a new hood grille and front bumber, drove around fine until

1991- t-boned at 40mph right behind the driver's door by a van that blew a stop sign. Sent it (the van) to the junkyard. Hit me so hard I was knocked out cold and the other side of the car was damaged. It is one of 3954 made, so they fixed it

1994- hit in the passenger fender by a woman who didn;t feel like stopping for a stop sign. (Deja vu) Popped out the dent, repainted the fender

1996- spun out on ice and knocked over a tree (!). I was on the driver side wheels only at the time because I hit the curb, bent the frame (solid box channel, it's a convertible, no C channel or bulbs). They popped it back into place

2004- hit twice in the same summer- rear-ended by dummy in a parking lot. Her car- about 1200 dolars damage, my car- I scraped her paint off my bumper with my thumbnail. The other hit was a girl who sideswiped my car while it was parked. neat trick

So I've been in a couple two three fender benders. Can't see what a 5mph bumper would have had to do with any of it. I wasn't wearing a seatbelt in any of those accidents either (I do now, probably used up 8 of my 9 lives in that car, but there's no shoulder belt- it was a very rare option in convertibles then), and the only airbags in the car MIGHT be the ones I put in the rear suspension. The 5 mph bumper thing mystifies me completely. I had much more damage at 20 mph in an accident in my 1978 Firebird Formula than I did in my 1970 GS, hitting a mini-van in the back at 35 mph. Much more, and the ThunderChicken had 5mph bumpers- they ripped off, energy absorbers, and all. The '70 Buick's bumper folded up but it stayed on teh car at least. if you think my '70 Buick is your Granddad's 5,000lb 4 door tank, think again- it was Buick's version of the Pontiac GTO. Used the same frame and suspension, same wheelbase, the sheetmetal on the Buick might be 2" longer than the Poncho. Maybe. here's a pic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/passsidefinish1.jpg

Wish it looked that good still, but after the sideswipe...(shudder)

That Buick is worth abour $4. per lb in good condition.
Your driving a very valuable collectors car.
Is it a GS 455?
If so, a convertable GS 455 in excellent condition
recently sold for $33,000 in a dealer near me.

As to the 5mph bumpers....
I had a dozen or more cars with them.
My 1977 Buick Regal got rear ended by a new Toyota Celica
back in 1985. The Toyota was totaled. I needed to
pinch the little rubber pinstripe back into the bumper.
25 mph rear end accident and ZERO damage.
Toyota makes a fine car, but if you saw that car, you would
never own one.

5mph bumpers were good weapons in street wars.
That was the down side, I lived in the greter Boston area at that time.
There was a willingness to ram for spite amongst Boston drivers
knowing their 5mph bumpers absorbed the impact.

Sergio

Esel1964
02-06-2007, 04:04 AM
I used to "cruise"(age 15-17) in a '55 Chevy(283 cid,power-pak heads,open headers,three-speed W/ a short shift Hurst and a Ford 9" rearend(3.73) and there was this guy in a yellow w/ black graphics Buick GSX Stage 1(455 cid) ;we were always "eyeing each other".

One night,we both,ended up first in line at a stoplight-this was it-the showdown that had been brewing.
He had one passenger to my three,but this WAS our oppurtunity to race odds or not.
As we watch the opposing traffic light change to yellow,in anticipation of our light change,we both tach it up to about 4500 RPM,launch and I jumped to about a 3/4 car lead immediately,holding it all the way through first,my tach hit about 7500 RPM(283's are known for hi-revs).
I tried to "speed-shift" a Hurst that'd already been pushed to the limits of 'short-throw' shifting,into second gear and MISSED the da*ned gear,finally grabbed second,asap and still only lost by a front fender over a 3 block race.

Esel1964
02-06-2007, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
Naturally.

I've been meaning to tell you-love the sig-pic.

stathem
02-06-2007, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by BBB462cid:
GT Legends is great too
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/crappy.jpg

Ah, Healy three-thou.

I spent one season running service for a beautiful powder blue rally prep'd one of those, Historic class. The guy almost cleaned up, he drove it like he stole it but still couldn't quite touch the 'new-built' 911s with the 'ahem', overbored engines. Cheating gits.

The thing never missed a beat. All we ever had to do was fill her up and change the boots. Changes wheels with knock-offs is so much more fun than tarting about with rattle guns.

I almost got to drive it, but the Driver was 6'2" and it was set up for him; I couldn't depress the clutch.

We took the car over to Norway where he lived in the end; a couple of years later he rolled it into a tiny ball on an historic Finnish rally; went off at a ton plus over one of the yumps.

XyZspineZyX
02-06-2007, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by Sergio_101:

That Buick is worth abour $4. per lb in good condition.
Your driving a very valuable collectors car.
Is it a GS 455?
If so, a convertable GS 455 in excellent condition
recently sold for $33,000 in a dealer near me.

As to the 5mph bumpers....
I had a dozen or more cars with them.
My 1977 Buick Regal got rear ended by a new Toyota Celica
back in 1985. The Toyota was totaled. I needed to
pinch the little rubber pinstripe back into the bumper.
25 mph rear end accident and ZERO damage.
Toyota makes a fine car, but if you saw that car, you would
never own one.

5mph bumpers were good weapons in street wars.
That was the down side, I lived in the greter Boston area at that time.
There was a willingness to ram for spite amongst Boston drivers
knowing their 5mph bumpers absorbed the impact.

Sergio

Yeah, I've been into muscle cars since '89. If the car was a GS455 convertible, it would be one of 1040 automatics. The car has the 455 (bored .030" over to 462, so there's the mysterious username origin), but it originally had a 350. Tops out at about 18-19K for price if it was numbers matching- but the 455's from a '73 Riviera, the rear end is out of a Chevelle and is a 12 bolt, which no US made GS ever got (mine was made at Flint), and the tranny is a generic TH350 BOP unit that the engine is murdering slowly. The numbers were matching when I bought it but...the engine had a wiped out cam, I was making 250 bucks a week at the time. I could have taken the engine apart, had the lifter bores honed, new cam bearings, etc etc for 500 bucks, or I could buy a 1973 Riviera with a good 455 for 300 bucks and swap the engine- tranny bolts right up, and the kickdown goes to the gas pedal, not the carb, so it was 8 bolts plus wiring to put in the 455. Rivera shroud went right in, too. Easy

I lent the original 350 to a buddy with a '64 Skylark, he re-did it all. That car was a rocket, but a rod came through the bottom of the block. I told him to do the bottom end too...

Tranny went on a date in Boston. Lost reverse, had to push it out of the parking space. She was un-impressed. I got an off-the-shelf BOP replacement supposedly beefed up to handle the 455's torque. Seemed like a good idea at the time, the TH350 is lighter than the TH400 and I didn't have to swap to an electric kick-down. Tranny is garbage though, sloppy. When the engine was about 340 hp, I could chirp third gear. Now with over 400, I can grab second if the tires are cold. I can feel the tranny dying. Time for an M-21, I prefer manuals anyway and I don;t drag race

Rear end went at work, seal leaked and the rrear end simply gave up. I got a pro-built Chevy 3.31:1 12 bolt for a grand. Best money I ever spent on the car. Real nice driver gears

But the car's a mutt now. Worth about 10K to a buyer. It's got Skylark parts, Skylark Custom parts, GS parts GSX parts, Riviera parts, Chevelle parts, 442 parts...It's an early 1970 model, amde with the pointed instrument lenses. Only good for bragging rights, though

BillyTheKid_22
02-06-2007, 09:58 AM
http://www.buickclub.org/MemberGallery/72_GS455.jpg



GS-455

XyZspineZyX
02-06-2007, 10:42 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif That's an early '72 with no bumperettes

if you want to know what a '70 GS455 looks like, take another look at the pic of my car http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The '70 to '72 Skylark/Skylark Custom/GS/GS455/GSX all use the same sheetmetal. That '72 looks identical to my car from the side except of course for the coupe roofline, the centercaps, -and- if you REALLY know your Buicks, there's one other thing, on an emblem but I ain't telling

There's three ways to tell my car isn't a factory original GS455 convertible"

1) ask me, and I'll tell you.

2) VIN

3) One single solitary absent connector under the hood, which Buick guys might know, but is not an obvious thing and you'd never know unless I pointed it out to you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It takes (and has taken) a show-judge to discover my car is not an original factory built GS455 convertible

BillyTheKid_22
02-06-2007, 10:57 AM
http://www.excelelectricmn.com/images/BuickSkylark/buickskylark.jpg



Buick Skyark GS GSX455!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



http://www.grapeapedesign.com/SuicideLsm.JPG

XyZspineZyX
02-06-2007, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.excelelectricmn.com/images/BuickSkylark/buickskylark.jpg



Buick Skyark GS GSX455!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


http://www.grapeapedesign.com/SuicideLsm.JPG


That's a '71. Actually the GSX was it's own model http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif It wasn't an option on the GS Sport Coupe, GS455, or the Skylark models. In '71 you could get GSX options like the spoilers on a GS though. Also, in '71 you could get a range of colors, such as that Gulfstream Blue model. In '70, you could get Apollo White or Saturn Yellow, and that was it

The grille on that GSX gives it away as a '71, or else it's an unpainted '72

A guy in my Buick club has the protoype GSX, one of none produced, fully street legal Stage 1 car. It was the hit of the auto show circuit in 1970 and wasn't destroyed after the show schedule because it didn't use experimental parts, carried a VIN, and was street legal. It was actually displayed for years at a Buick dealer and then sold off as a passenger car, complete with all it's custom stuff like unique hood, spoilers, interior, etc

It's now restored to pristine condition but Brad drives it to shows http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

major_setback
02-06-2007, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by JZG_Thiem:
think im gonna shamelessly use this thread to show off some pics of my car

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1764/dcp01344bi7.th.jpg (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp01344bi7.jpg)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2605/dcp01347ko6.th.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp01347ko6.jpg)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2474/dcp01343sz6.th.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp01343sz6.jpg)

I'm sure you are a proud owner. I think it's awonderful design. I had a die cast model of one as a child, and always wondered at the beauty of it.

BillyTheKid_22
02-06-2007, 03:47 PM
http://www.stage1registry.com/BuickGS/neals71gsxa.jpg



1971 GSX!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



http://www.diecastmusclecars.com/images/GRexMed.jpg

Esel1964
02-07-2007, 10:25 PM
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i314/DMFesel/552.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

BillyTheKid_22
02-07-2007, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i314/DMFesel/552.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif <span class="ev_code_RED">COOL</span>

XyZspineZyX
02-08-2007, 05:04 AM
Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.stage1registry.com/BuickGS/neals71gsxa.jpg



1971 GSX!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



http://www.diecastmusclecars.com/images/GRexMed.jpg

The one on the bottom is a 1970 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Metalarms
02-08-2007, 07:17 AM
The shape of the 2 cv is due to the final test of the prototype by his conceptor Pierre-Jules Boulanger.
He would go in the car with a "chapeau haut de forme" , a very high hat, and if the hat stayed on his head he would say OK.
It has been made for the country, the purpose was to transport 2 persons on bad roads with 50 kgs of potatoes.
The first one had only one front light, for a long time windshield wipers where powered by... your hands.
Good old times when you see the complexity of the things now.

Philipscdrw
02-08-2007, 07:38 AM
My parents had a 2CV many years ago. It was possible to remove all the seats and roof and tailgate and transport an entire three-piece suite in one trip! Downside was the top speed of about 45mph...

Classic (European) Ford:
http://img226.exs.cx/img226/9162/festa18rh1dd.jpg
I used to have a Fiesta, but without the fog-lights, sun-roof, metallic paint, rust-free bodywork, 1.6L engine (mine was 998cc) or fifth gear... and I have to say, I'd greatly prefer another Fiesta to any of the USS Nimitz-sized cars you've been illustrating here!

BillyTheKid_22
02-08-2007, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
My parents had a 2CV many years ago. It was possible to remove all the seats and roof and tailgate and transport an entire three-piece suite in one trip! Downside was the top speed of about 45mph...

Classic (European) Ford:
http://img226.exs.cx/img226/9162/festa18rh1dd.jpg
I used to have a Fiesta, but without the fog-lights, sun-roof, metallic paint, rust-free bodywork, 1.6L engine (mine was 998cc) or fifth gear... and I have to say, I'd greatly prefer another Fiesta to any of the USS Nimitz-sized cars you've been illustrating here!



Good gas save! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif My last name is Ford!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Pirschjaeger
02-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by flakwagen:
That's neat. I've always liked the look of old Citroen automobiles. They're just so different- like something you'd expect to find on another planet.


.....or France. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

BillyTheKid_22
02-08-2007, 11:03 AM
http://tanxheaven.com/ljs/jeepljs/9942-JeepWillysMB,Ursel2005.JPG



I love Willy Jeep!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif