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Separated At Birth?

Ever look at a new car and have it remind you of something else---another car of the same era, or a car from the past, or even an object that's not a real car?

This happens to me all the time. I see some detail of styling on a popular new car and I think "Now WHERE have I seen that before?"

Anyway, read on. Maybe something will jar your memory as well.

The next post is my first example:


  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    That's hilarious, and you even found the same kid all grown up and driving the smart car. :D
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,676
    That is great, keep em coming....
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    1957 Nash Rambler Cross County:

    Nissan Armada:
  • Brilliant lemko!
  • That is the funniest comparison I have ever seen. I think the plastic car looks like it has a bit more room than the Smart. That finally shows were they got the styling for the Smart.
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    Yeah. The plastic car gets better mileage, too.

    Love the spaceship and the Plymouth. Is that a 58? if it were from the back I could identify it right off. We had a 57 wagon.
  • Yep, that's a '58. Actually in all black the car doesn't look too bad, but it's a bit too Wurlitzer for me in the red white and chrome color scheme.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    It's probably not the loudest resemblance, but I remember Andre comparing the 78-80 6-window Malibu sedan to the previous generation Avalon...there is some similarity.
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    After I posted that I realized that the 57 didn't have dual headlights and by the time they got to 59 they did some odd angle thing with the front fenders over the headlights so it had to be a 58.

    Funny thing - at the time we bought our 57 wagon I thought that red and white combo was really sharp. Of course I was six years old at the time. Our wagon was an aqua of some sort. Push button transmission which I'm sure is a shared feature with the space ship.
  • I'm sure to a 6 year old the car was the most wonderful automobile in the world!
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    Absolutely! I was also trying to upgrade him to a DeSoto at the time. Little did I know that the Plymouth was a stretch at that point.

    This was the first time i recall dad trying to impress mom by surprising her with a new car. It happened sevrak times after that and never to a good end as mom and dad has different ideas as to what a good car is. Dad liked them with loads of options and such - a Deville was probably the ultimate dad car. Mom didn't even want to touch an automatic transmission.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    Bully Buick!

    btw, let's not head down the Dagmar Bumpers road. Just saying... :shades:
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590
    Isn't that a Christine clone? I think CQB-241 was even Christine's license plate number! Good looking car, but I think it would've looked better if the spear was color-coordinated with the roof, rather than being chromed. Or anodized, or whatever they called that stuff.
  • gussguss Posts: 1,181

    or Honda just behind ?

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590
    The 2008 Accord actually reminds me of several different cars. The roofline makes me think of a BMW 5-series. Front end looks kinda Altima-esque. And from the rear, I always thought it seemed similar to an L-series.

    I'll at least give them credit for blending the three styles together fairly decently. The car doesn't inspire any sort of lust in me, but it's not hard on the eyes, either.

    I actually preferred the older style L-series, the one with the narrower headlights and more subtle grille that had some body color in it. When that newer style came out (2003?) it looked a bit Subaru-ish to me.
  • michaellmichaell Posts: 4,300
    Andre, that picture looks exactly like my L. Same color and everything.

    Yes, '03 was when the redesign happened ... it was one of the reasons I bought it (well, that and the 0% financing GMAC was offering). I thought it looked much more upscale than the '02 and earlier models. There was an interior redesign as well.

    My step-son has an '01 L200 (4-cylinder stick) with over 150K on the clock. Still running reasonably well. In fact, he and his wife are driving out from Utah to Colorado on Friday in it.
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