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View Poll Results: Frua styled classic?
sub zero 6 25.00%
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Looks Italianesque.


Gratuitous Monaco publicity shot.

Cool as.
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It looks a lot like the Montreal. Except not quite as cool.

Still cool though.
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Looks Italianesque.
It was designed by Pietro Frua, an Italian. He designed various Maseratis and also supervised the P1800.


Was this post inspired by the discussion about Glas on the "What car is it?" thread, Elvis?
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Love it. Of course it is Uber-cool. So much so I liked your post EiP.
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It was designed by Pietro Frua, an Italian. He designed various Maseratis and also supervised the P1800.


Was this post inspired by the discussion about Glas on the "What car is it?" thread, Elvis?

Funnily no, random googling.
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I saw a bit of Audi 100 coupe for a minute there. Hence A7 . But I'm ok now.
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have we hit peak cool tonight

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60s = mostly cool. I like that a lot despite it looking vaguely like a Bond Equipe.
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More Glas than BMW. A one off barely above a concept or show car and despite the Frua design it could be mistaken for a later Audi coupe from some angles. Hints of Ghibli?

Just about cool.

+ Stylish, rare.
- Weediest V8 ever? Derivative one off design.

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Cool enough, track could be a bit wider to offset the body overhang maybe?
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Cool enough, track could be a bit wider to offset the body overhang maybe?
It does sort of look like the body was intended for a longer wider chassis.
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It does sort of look like the body was intended for a longer wider chassis.
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60s = mostly cool. I like that a lot despite it looking vaguely like a Bond Equipe.

The original Equipe (the GT2+2) was quite a nice looking car:



Looked a bit like a mini Aston Martin to me, but it was a complete sheep in wolf's clothing - it was a Triumph Herald with a slightly warmed up engine but even heavier bodywork to lug around which gave it a breathtaking 0-60 of around 18 seconds, and shopping trolley cornering. It also quite literally had no boot. Lovely comfy bucket seats though, so you could relax in style whilst not going anywhere very fast
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The original Equipe (the GT2+2) was quite a nice looking car:



Looked a bit like a mini Aston Martin to me, but it was a complete sheep in wolf's clothing - it was a Triumph Herald with a slightly warmed up engine but even heavier bodywork to lug around which gave it a breathtaking 0-60 of around 18 seconds, and shopping trolley cornering. It also quite literally had no boot. Lovely comfy bucket seats though, so you could relax in style whilst not going anywhere very fast

I would think it'd be reasonably straightforward to whack in something slightly more potent? Nice looking car, I agree.
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I would think it'd be reasonably straightforward to whack in something slightly more potent? Nice looking car, I agree.
Yep, you could stick in a later Spitfire MK3 engine which would give it a bit more 'oomph', or potentially the 2.0 six from a Vitesse (though you'd probably lose that attractive bonnet) or if you were really insane the 2.5 six from a Triumph 2500S. But it had the traditional Herald swing axle at the rear, which meant the rear wheels did this \--/ under heavy braking, or this \--\ /--/ under heavy cornering, so you'd probably need to slice up a late Vitesse 'rotoflex' chassis (quite easy actually) to get a chassis which could handle more than 60 bhp.
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It looks like a mish mash of design bits from a heap of other stuff
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