Last Call: The Moderns Edition


If you’re going to live in a cool mid-century modern abode, you simply must also choose to drive the most fashionable of mid-century rear-engine, air-cooled automobiles.
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25 responses to “Last Call: The Moderns Edition”

      1. Victor Avatar
        Victor

        Stone Age Drive ?

  1. Jofes2 Avatar
    Jofes2

    Let’s appreciate Peugeot’s website for one rare moment.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-MJ216XoAAdM-_.jpg

    1. outback_ute Avatar
      outback_ute

      I suppose they aren’t going to show a crashed 404, but that picture is a good consolation for not seeing the page you wanted

    1. outback_ute Avatar
      outback_ute

      Too bad boats don’t have a reverse gear…

    2. Desmo Avatar
      Desmo

      stupid third worlders killing the boat that they live off. Afterwards they complain about colonialism having killed their economical basis. Give them back their dugout canoes.

      1. Victor Avatar
        Victor

        No matter what I post ,somebody has to have that negative comment.

      2. Batshitbox Avatar
        Batshitbox

        Wow, you’re an expert on global economic (pardon me, ‘economical’) history, seamanship and ridiculous valve trains? Golly, I’m so impressed! Not.

        1. Victor Avatar
          Victor

          Thank You.

    3. AlexG55 Avatar
      AlexG55


      This is a Shannon-class lifeboat, it weighs 15 tons. And yes, it’s designed to do that.

    4. AlexG55 Avatar
      AlexG55


      This is a Shannon-class lifeboat. It weighs 15 tons. And yes, it’s designed to do that.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    Watch this with the sound off. “Here we see the best and brightest software engineers sourcing and installing the bugs in the next generation of Microsoft products!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMi3HlW6jCs

  3. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    I am fairly convinced that the car on the left is a Porsche 356. Note the rear bumper guards along with the general shape of the car. Still working on the other one https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bed7a4d51b35e8c338d9765b0e24ca9e3a629c8282cd4dd9e66203391b2c670.jpg

    1. Krautwursten Avatar
      Krautwursten

      Here’s a slightly bigger resolution of it, maybe someone can recognize it better now. At first I thought it was a Mercedes fintail because of the overall shape and the bumper guards, but when you zoom in you can clearly see round tail lights. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04a4167c54908417789eae11231970430de46f2948e1b4d86f0438f3efa674d1.jpg

      1. longrooffan Avatar
        longrooffan

        Corvair?

        1. dukeisduke Avatar
          dukeisduke

          Yes, Corvair, and it’s an early (1960-64). I think the two bright vertical lines near the center are part of the license plate surround (stamped aluminum).
          https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/1962_Corvair_rear_01.jpg

  4. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    SS owners, is this for real?:
    “For those who don’t know, skipshift is a practice used by General Motors to save fuel. When the RPMs are low enough, the car automatically locks you out of 2nd and 3rd gears and only lets you shift into fourth—it’s infuriating!”
    http://jalopnik.com/im-a-mom-who-drives-a-chevy-ss-and-im-going-to-teach-yo-1794999732
    No wonder manuals are dying.

    1. hwyengr Avatar
      hwyengr

      It is a thing. CAGS. Computer Aided Gear Selection. GM has been doing it since the C4 Corvette to help their CAFE numbers, but it’s incredibly easy to bypass with simple wiring “adjustments”.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar
        Sjalabais

        Nice, never knew about it. Not sure if it is better if it’s just a play for the gallery, but it’s interesting how they risk annoying lots of customers for what must be a minimal improvement in MPG numbers.

        1. hwyengr Avatar
          hwyengr

          Especially since before people figured it was easy to disable, they just accelerated harder off the line so it wouldn’t kick in.

          1. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Chrysler has the Hellcat, GM has performance triggers disguised as gas savers.

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