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Got that? Good, now let the revival meeting begin!
They say that should you fall off a horse you should just get right back on that slippery equine and hold on tighter. Sometimes however, it might be better to just let bygones be bygones.
We’ll start off our most notable better-off-dead heads with Tomsk finding us what was probably the worst-ever car to carry the Capri name, the FWD Mazda 323-based convertible (ad removed) that Ford of Australia foisted on an unwary car-buying populous. Perhaps more classy, but just as unnecessary was the fun-sized Cord 8/10 found for us by P161911. Those were amazingly built around a Chevy Corvair drivetrain, powering the front wheels! It was pointed out by tonyola that, vampire-like, the resurgent Cord was very hard to kill.
Batshitbox kept the retro revival going strong with a Stutz, while dukeisduke showed us the money with a Pontiac LeMans (listing expired) that may have originally been as Daewoo, but which most everyone of us Daewouldn’t.
The winner with the most votes was surprisingly the renaissance of car beloved here in the Western Hemisphere, but somewhat reviled in its homeland. That was the “New Beetle” which a lot of Germans equated with dredging up an unflattering past and hence shunned it. GTXcellent found us a redneck example.
Congrats to GTXcellent, and thank you all for bringing the bad back to life for us once again. Now, let’s Cummins ’cause it’s cold outside.