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Mid-Engine Crown Corvair: Porsche Cayman Fighter

Wouldn’t it have been great if the United States had one truly great mid-engine sports car? I mean yes, there was the Ford GT40, Ford GT and of course the Pontiac Fiero (that sucked though), but just imagine if American manufacturers really had their act together and created something awesome. Chuck Rust, the owner of this 1965 Corvair Crown V8, knew that the little Chevy had great potential and that with A LOT of work (and some ingenuity), it could be turn into something outstanding. This car is about fun, performance and proving people wrong. It sounds outstanding, has some of the best lines out there, and thanks to a little funky paint and graphic work from its’ owner, has a presence that few cars can match. One of the most well balanced performers we’ve ever driven, this Corvair Crown had us grinning from ear to ear from the first moment we turned the key.

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Does anyone remember this? This is the first time they destroyed the icon

Well it looks a lot better than this 1987 version that I owned 1990

I have always said Charger was conceived in 68 and lived up to 70. After those short few years styling went bye bye. Thank goodness they made today’s Challenger look like a 70 model. If a new Charger looked like that 69 model they would sell thousands of them!

Dodge may have missed on the Charger, but, they are on the right track with the 2019 'Cuda.

Dodge screw up with the charger. They should have made it more retro like they did with Challenger.

Scatpack challenger= 475 horsepower rear wheel drive 4 door sedan.... how is that a bad thing? What are Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Chevy, Ford producing?

2016 Charger is still better looking then most imports.

That’s not a 1970 Charger, it’s a 1968 Charger...But your point is still correct

Sometimes there are things so perfect they just can't be remade. The younger generation will never understand the real difference...

The young people today don't really understand what a muscle car was. When I was a teenager you did not drive a 4 door car. Didn't happen. The fox body mustang is a great example of a car ruined. Mustang eventually got it right though. The new chargers are fast. They just aren't a muscle car.

I don't understand they don't like new version but yet still stick those good awful looking big wheels and tires on the old to make them look newer ?

Totally trashed a great body style. At least they got the Challenger right.

We really need a 2-door version again, not a glorified sport sedan!!

No question that the 68-70 is a much cooler car but since Dodge has the Challenger there's no way they'll make another 2 door muscle car and when u get right down to it...the Charger V8 is the coolest 4 door u can get !

Your damn right something, somewhere went terribly, terribly wrong! SOMEBODY put those gay-as-Fuck rims on an AWESOME Ride!

I think Dodge got a little confused personally. If you look at this picture, but instead replace the 2016 Charger with a Challenger, they look more similar than that of their namesakes. They're both decent looking, but if I had a choice and wanted something that actually looked like a muscle car instead of looking like a family car.. I'd pick a Challenger. Make it a hellcat even and then we're really in business. LoL

No comparison. 70 always. New ones should not have the name on it. It's a slap in the face to the name charger...

Used to think the same thing, until I got to drive a new Daytona 392. I’ll take a new one with the Hemi any time.

Still don't get why the new chargers are a four door. The older ones are two doors and wasn't made of plastic

Should have called it the Dodge Monaco!! 4 door mopar from the 70's. Like the new charger, it was used often as a police cruiser. Duh.

The original charger concept looked a lot like the 70 charger. But when Daimler got ahold of Chrysler’s models they didn’t keep it

I'm 66yrs old. I used to love going to the dealerships to drool over the new models. No longer as most of them look alike.

Wonder if it will drag the old one when all the stupid computers go haywire and quit working already seen ones a few years old with electronic gremilins you haft to drag a scanner around with you

So the only difference I see between the two is a set extra of doors and maybe horsepower. But it's still a charger no matter what. Works for me.....

Boy you got that right that is not a charger they never in history made a 4 door in a muscle car the challenger is the only one that even come close to an old classic period

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