1965 Valiant "Fast Back"

Early A-Body Discussions

  1. dibbons

    dibbons Well-Known Member

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    • mopowers

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      Man, that's awful!

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      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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        I'm all for different but you're right. "Awful" might not be bad enough. lol
         
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        OOoooof !
        I have a hard time looking at a 64-66 Barracuda and keeping my lunch down, then THIS ???
         
      • Syleng1

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        I'm not a fan but I give the person props for pulling it off.

        "IF" the factory did build it for the Australian Market- that would be it.
        I think bringing a real one over and converting it to right hand drive would had been easier.
        Just my 2 cents.
        Joe
         
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        this is definitely a Fish out of Water story...I see so much of another English car in the rear hatch bumper and lights....
         
      • toolmanmike

        toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        One of them Furren' cars.
         
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        • famous bob

          famous bob mopar misfit

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          How about , BUTT UGLY !
           
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          the four doors make that car look bad...if they had gone the two door route, odds are it find a bit more favor. The rear end of the car is for all practical purposes as that of the later Sunbeam Rapier or as imported to the US the Alpine GT.....as a note, the rear lenses look like that of a Holden but if built in the mid 60's then a bit out of era for the build....
           
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          It really looks like an a Avanti I believe the cars are called. Still not my cup of tea.
           
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          • A408Cuda

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            Hey hey easy on the early Cuda's , but seriously did someone make that??? What was the thought process there?
             
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            Early Barracuda models look SO MUCH better with a slight rake and some bigger wheels and tires. In stock form, they look top heavy, like a weight lifter built like Arnold Schwarzenegger up top but with Pee Wee Herman's legs.
             
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            Agreed you gotta work that stance and tire combo to make em pop! But thats true for a lot of cars IMOP, its all about the stance.
             
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            In my opinion, one of the best angles to view/display the early Barracuda's is the shot I use in my Avatar.
             
          • barbee6043

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            I agree with the rake and bigger wheels Too bad Mopar did not have a "mole" over at Ford when they designed the Stang!
             
          • Mike69cuda

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            Sure would get a lot of attention at a mopar show.....
             
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            not a 'cuda but for some reason the car world calls this the mini 'cuda….I just learned that the man who was on the design of the early cuda went back to England and was also prime on this car's design....

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            and of course if you like the big glass backed cars, I also have a couple of these....of course the stock Mopar 440 is the saving grace to these cars...and the 64 'cuda is wider, longer and taller than this car...

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            I cannot see any Avanti in that car outside that of a basic rear glass... the Avanti had no application of design, flow, style, class or anything at all going for it in the front and dang little at the rear....won't even discuss the fixed quarter glass...
             
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            • Mike69cuda

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              Is the orange car on the trailer a Jensen?
               
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              yes
               
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