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Seems remarkably like the Datsun Fairlady (240) Z, in appearance, spec, and timing…
But I’m a motorcycle guy, what do I know?
Nice. Very nice.
Great looking car. Like many other cars from that era (Pantera, Miura, etc.), they didn’t know much about downforce though. It does remind you of other cars, past and present. One for example: http://www.superformance.com/coupe.aspx
Photographywise, that’s some great use of that building’s angles and shadows in those shots.
space age car!
I remember seeing this at the Melbourne Motor show as a young boy. It started my lust for big lumps of tin! I eventually went the European way for performance with a turbo instead of cubic inches.
Alas I’m too Green now to own a V8, however one can still dream of that blissfully ignorant pre global warming world.
Oh, and another thing, the building in the background is the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – http://www.accaonline.org.au/
A remarkable exhibition space.
Interesting. It is very very different from Australian cars of that era… and still now I guess.
They tend to be very ‘masculine’.
Maybe that’s why it never got to production.
Australia produced some very interesting cars in the 1970’s, including the world’s fastest 4-door production car (the Falcon XY GTHO, now worth around $750k for a good one). The market here just isn’t big enough for a Corvette type of car so they chickened out with the GTR-X.
Have a look at ‘Car Reviews’ at http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/index.html. Holden & Ford made the V8’s that are still trading on their racing history to this day. The Holden Monaro & Falcon GT were always the title contenders, as well as the Torana (the GTR-X was base on this car) and the Chrysler Charger.
The pictures are great. However, a car cannot be a symbol of identification today any longer. It should be a sustainable tool.
Nice car! Reminds me a little of the Porsche 944 although that’s quite a bit smaller.
I think the irony there is that the only way “car as sustainable tool” is going to catch on is if you make sustainability a status symbol…
the wheel arches actually reminded me of a 928
Simple and elegant. Most cars, machines, and appliances these days seem to be trying to look as much like a sci-fi space ship as they possibly can.
Where can I get one…
Nice Car, btw… do you have some specs about this I mean, its engine power, speed etc ?
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