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Re: Classic Motorsports 1969 124 Spider

Post by cgranju » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:22 pm

Is it just me who looks at the engine bay color & sees this as a throwback to the gone era of circa 20 years ago restored/preserved/hotrod 124 Spiders? That’s not to say it’s good or bad, just not something you’d really expect to see on that car if it were done today.
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Re: Classic Motorsports 1969 124 Spider

Post by davedecker4 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:48 am

How do you mean? In that the colors don't match, or in being the original pale banana yellow like the 131 my uncle bought new in '76? Or just in being trick pieces with form over function rather than finely detailed?
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Re: Classic Motorsports 1969 124 Spider

Post by cgranju » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:36 am

I guess I mean the latter of the 3...trick pieces, lots of time/thought/experience put in & a nice car by a reasonable accounts, but not doing the detailing of matching the engine bay. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing...just saying that the way people do/present these cars (or, hell maybe any car) today is different. I sort of like the function & not necessarily building to impress others at a show attitude.
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Re: Classic Motorsports 1969 124 Spider

Post by bartigue » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:31 pm

cgranju wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:36 am
I guess I mean the latter of the 3...trick pieces, lots of time/thought/experience put in & a nice car by a reasonable accounts, but not doing the detailing of matching the engine bay. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing...just saying that the way people do/present these cars (or, hell maybe any car) today is different. I sort of like the function & not necessarily building to impress others at a show attitude.
Amen.

Tjaarda - to me in 2009 when I told him I didn't bother to detail the motor (of that yellow car) - "you can't see the motor when you're driving it." I learned that designers really couldn't seem to care less what was under the hood. While I appreciate the TC motor I'm not one to spend time trying to make it look like anything other than a stock motor. If I do the motor right I won't be looking at it much anyway.
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