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#1 bryanthompson

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:40 AM

Not a Subaru, but I just had to share my new baby. 23k miles; It's SO much fun!

http://www.flickr.co...57600749643988/

It's just so Guigiaro in its uncompromising, flat panel, fabulousness. And there is something comically cool about emerging onto the scene from
gullwing doors. It's from the past; it's from the future.. It IS the
80's. I LOVE it!

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#2 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:44 AM

So, is there a need for roads where you are goin Doc? :grin: I love Deloreans!

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:11 AM

There is something very subaru-ish about owning that car . . . so unique, yet not crying out "look at my midlife crisis" (like with an italian, german, old mopar, 'vettes, etc.)
very cool
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:03 AM

just be careful when you get around 88mph. looks sweet as hell BTW :headbang:

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:08 AM

learn me a little something whose engine is in those I always thought they used a ford v8 but I may be thinking of another car (Pantera)

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 12:05 PM

learn me a little something whose engine is in those I always thought they used a ford v8 but I may be thinking of another car (Pantera)


WOW, here's a bit of engine trivia material! The DMC-12 was powered by this . . .

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/PRV_engine

a 6 cylinder (explains the slight underpower issue) Peugeot, Renault and Volvo co-designed engine . . .

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 02:10 PM

a 6 cylinder (explains the slight underpower issue) Peugeot, Renault and Volvo co-designed engine . . .

But using the Volvo version, you would source Volvo parts, and use Volvo manuals. A "strange" car for sure, probably the biggest downfall was most were sold/serviced by a "big 3" car dealer, by folks not having a clue about european cars, and "bashing" at them like they would a Ford, or Chev.

A side note: a "Renault" version of the same engine can be found in the old (or, original) Eagle Premier, of which I saw 200 buried out behind the AMC Bramalea plant. (I was hanging assembly line conveyors) The first 200 cars off the assembly line (the doors didn't fit). Resulting in Renault selling AMC to Chrysler, not wishing to throw any more money down that deep, dark, hole.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:15 PM

Not a Subaru, but I just had to share my new baby. 23k miles; It's SO much fun!

http://www.flickr.co...57600749643988/

It's just so Guigiaro in its uncompromising, flat panel, fabulousness. And there is something comically cool about emerging onto the scene from
gullwing doors. It's from the past; it's from the future.. It IS the
80's. I LOVE it!

BT
www.bryanthompsondesign.com


And right here is the PERFECT accessory for your new car:

http://jalopnik.com/...um-not-included

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:14 PM

Yeah, I never quite got those:

Guigiaro design
Lotus handling
Peugeot engine :confused:

Like they put all the money into the CAR and didn't have enough left to put a decent engine in the thing!

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:23 AM

a new company has taken over DMC, and upon finding warehouses full of complete cars and parts, they've started to "re-market" the DMC-12. you can buy one of these brand new, again :lol: . reason i mention it is because i'm just about positive that they went with gm engines, a coupla options too.

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#11 bryanthompson

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, I never quite got those:

Guigiaro design
Lotus handling
Peugeot engine :confused:

Like they put all the money into the CAR and didn't have enough left to put a decent engine in the thing!


This made me laugh out loud! It's so true. Why go to all the trouble to do everything first rate and then falter on the heart of the car? It's a decent engine, actually, but just not anything you'd expect to find in the back of a "sports" car... Still, I can't help but get a BIG GRIN, like this : :grin: every time I drive it.

#12 Reveeen

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

Why go to all the trouble to do everything first rate and then falter on the heart of the car?

1) There are very few emissions approved engines available for wholesale purchase to a small manufacturer of vehicles.
2) Once installed in a vehicle, there needs to be some kind of support structure worldwide, what better choice than a Volvo engine?

We saw the same kind of thing with cars from Jensen:
http://en.wikipedia....i/Jensen_Motors
specifically:
http://en.wikipedia....sen_Interceptor
4 wheel drive version:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jensen_FF
The ""SP FF" version" being the most "fun".

If you can find one of these Bryan it might make an impressive addition to your collection. The only drawback is electrics by Lucas.




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