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9 shocking redesigns
I was reading the news this morning on Yahoo and came across this little article about the move from the 73 to the 74. Funny that they compare our cars to a fat Elvis.

jeremycfr;157875 Wrote:Funny that they compare our cars to a fat Elvis.

Someone ought to remind them that the S197 is the Mustang equivalent to Drew Carey before his diet, and that the S550 is not much better (they've simply cut the buttress butt lower and hidden the excessive beltline through extensive scalloping).

I'd bet that these people think that the Jaguar XKE's nose is too long too.


P.S.: The only '71-73 detail that is worthy of being critiqued for adding unnecessary bulk (in comparison to the 1970) is the factory Grandé vinyl roof trim. Instead of continuing the 3/4 forward vinyl design or tucking the vinyl into the driprails (as often done by dealres when a no-vinyl car was turned into a pseudo-Grandé), the Grandé received the separate "halo-roof" trim, ruining the height perception and C-pillar lines (same thing happened on the Lincoln Mark IV design when Ford turned the otherwise tasteful full vinyl option on that car into a halo roof in 1975).

Oh, and the use of the word "Grandé" itself subliminally creates the belief of increased size just through the name: "Grandé" in Spanish generally translates to "big" or "large." One more failure on the part of the marketing department, who had probably thought of the word in its form "grandioso," meaning grand or impressive (sometimes in reference to medieval beauty).

Silly gringos.

No offense intended to those who like the look of Grandes.

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A fat Elvis was still Elvis!

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
Jeff73Mach1;157886 Wrote:A fat Elvis was still Elvis!

rofl ... SO True!!

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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(12-17-2013, 11:24 AM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: A fat Elvis was still Elvis!

Before Elvis, there was nothing!
I just watched a doco on YouTube. The last 24 of his life ...fascinating stuff.
What's wrong with fat anyway... Fat tires, fat wallet, etc...

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