Monday, January 14, 2013

Quick Hit

I saw this pic on Twitter and HAVE to share... Stingrays, old and new:


Yup.  One can see the styling cues in the new car, especially when it's side by side with The Icon.

15 comments:

  1. Loved the earlier Vettes, then they got boring a few years back. I AM liking the lines of the newest one. This picture shows the lineage nicely.

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    1. Like OG, I like the '50s Vettes best. The later ones got bigger than they should be, IM(NS)HO.

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  2. My favorite style was the 1957. That doesn't mean I didn't like the late 60's version, which I did, very much so. The later versions were OK, but I felt they lost some of the old flair that the earlier versions had.

    This new one brings some of the WoW factor. I like the red color too. I think the red shows off the car (this version) particularly well, that I wonder if a black version would lose a bit. I think it's the contrast of the vents and roof that really makes it eye popping, and wouldn't that get a little lost in a dark blue or black car?

    I also like the black wheels, but again think it would be too much black on a black car. I usually like most cars in black the best, but this one I think does better with lighter colors and black accents.

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    1. Agreed on the '57... and the '58 and '59, too, except for the dual headlights. Your point about the contrast between the base color and the black vents is well taken, but I think that would show up in blue quite well. I'm pretty sure those black wheels are an option; GM usually has three or more choices when it comes to wheels.

      I'm talking this color when I say "blue." (Yeah, that's me and the Dearly Departed.)

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    2. Well, I did say DARK blue. The electric blue of your Dearly Departed would look very nice. I think a yellow version would look real good as well.

      Those black wheels do look good, but I'm sure you are correct that there are multiple options (and associated additional fees).

      That is one sweet looking ride though. I saw some interior pictures and like what they did to that as well.

      Too bad the economy sucks so much right now, on the other hand, they might be more inclined to discounts. Yeah... sure.

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  3. Out-Euroing the Euros..

    1,) Metallic Silver/black int seats
    2.) Dark met. Charcoal Grey w. Dark gray int seats.
    3) Gun-metal Blue/black OR Dark gray int seats
    4) Lt metallic sea-foam green w. cream&green int.seats
    5) Slick Black w either black OR deep Red int seats (The red looks DYNAMITE on convertibles.).
    6) Non-Met. Flat Persimmon Orange w. black int

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    1. PS: No6 looks good ONLY with custom bright highly chromed weals w. narrow profile tires

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    2. Mine was an Option 3 (see link above)... blue with black interior. I loved that car.

      I could never go with 4) or 6). Persimmon? You GOTTA be kidding.

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    3. Buck, in the abstract both sound "iffy" but I saw a Pontiac 2-door hard-top G-8 on the dealers Lot in LA (just before GM shut down the the division) in solid clear-coat persimmon with custom bright chrome multi-spoke wheels that looked absolutely dynamite!

      And the green/creme deal? Again, I saw a Chrysler 300 (the sleek Italian-styled series just prior to the Bentley knock-off current design) in a light flat clear-coat sea-foam green with green and creme leather seats that looked damned sophisticated.. (My Dad also owned a two-toned lt green & creme 57 Ford 2-door Galaxy 500 hard-top--remember the antenna centered on the trunk lid at a rakish 45 angle?--with that same int that was dynamite also.)

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    4. Be that as it may... and I do NOT doubt you... I'll still go with my gut.

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