History Main / ImprobablyCoolCar

1st Aug '16 2:58:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* For a time in TheSixties, George Barris-customized cars were almost ''de rigeur'' for SitCom characters who were in any way eccentric. TheMunsters' Koach ''(sic)'', [[TheMonkees the Monkeemobile]] and the '60s [[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]] came out of this.

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* For a time in TheSixties, George Barris-customized cars were almost ''de rigeur'' for SitCom characters who were in any way eccentric. TheMunsters' Series/TheMunsters' Koach ''(sic)'', [[TheMonkees the Monkeemobile]] and the '60s [[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]] came out of this.



* ''GreenAcres'' has a borderline case - Oliver could afford his Lincoln Continental convertible but it doesn't fit the rural lifestyle he's chosen. And it's [[ProductPlacement always that year's model]] so he's traded them in but never went to a pickup or station wagon.

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* ''GreenAcres'' ''Series/GreenAcres'' has a borderline case - Oliver could afford his Lincoln Continental convertible but it doesn't fit the rural lifestyle he's chosen. And it's [[ProductPlacement always that year's model]] so he's traded them in but never went to a pickup or station wagon.
28th Jul '16 11:53:55 AM Angus_Old
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* Corvette ZL-1 (all of 2 made), and 1964 Corvette Grand Sport (5 built).
* The Pagani Zonda R Clubsport. A car that you will never see on the road since it ignores all government regulations on road cars nor will you ever see in a race since it also ignores all the rules of competitive motorsport. It is a car built simply to see what is possible when all the rules are ignored. A car that simply shouldn't exist because no sane manufacturer would make one, yet it does.
** Same applies to the Zonda [[BilingualBonus Cinque]], only five of the standard, and five of the roadster versions were constructed. All of them going to museums.
* ThrustSSC, like most land speed record vehicles, is one of a kind. Seriously, how many people do you know who would be foolish enough to drive a car that breaks the sound barrier?
* The Bugatti Veyron. Being the fastest road car in the world that, if driven at top speed, can potentially drain a full fuel tank in ''[[AwesomeButImpractical twelve minutes]]'' and was sold at a huge loss (it sold at about one fifth of its production cost) and was basically created just to see if it was possible.
* If it was made by [=McLaren=], it's this. Their cars are known for being ridiculously expensive and ridiculously powerful. Standouts include the F1 and P1, two hypercars, the F1 modeled like a Formula 1 racer, with the P1 testing the limits [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill wherever the hell they could]].



27th Jul '16 5:05:37 PM MacedonianKing
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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' has, in our only view of the local high school, an obnoxious student with a mint 1967 Chevy Camaro despite being sixteen and in a town implied to be mainly rundown and poor.

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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' has, in our only view of the local high school, an obnoxious student with a mint 1967 Chevy Camaro despite being sixteen and in a town implied to be mainly rundown and poor.full of poverty. [[spoiler: Our heroes blow the car up at the end of the episode, albeit unintentionally.]]
21st Jun '16 1:43:36 PM Willbyr
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* Odd {{manga}} example: in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', the character, a Japanese student, winds up having [[spoiler: ''a WWII-era experimental Japanese fighter plane.'']]
* [[GunsmithCats Rally Vincent's]] Shelby [=GT500=] is an extremely rare and valuable car for a semi-employed half-broke teenage bounty hunter to own. Apparently, even Kenichi Sonoda agreed since she can't replace the Shelby after it gets destroyed and buys a Mustang II Cobra in the ''Gunsmith Cats Burst'' sequel.

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* Odd {{manga}} example: in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', the character, a Japanese student, winds up having [[spoiler: ''a [[spoiler:''a WWII-era experimental Japanese fighter plane.'']]
plane'']].
* [[GunsmithCats [[Manga/GunsmithCats Rally Vincent's]] Shelby [=GT500=] is an extremely rare and valuable car for a semi-employed half-broke teenage bounty hunter to own. Apparently, even Kenichi Sonoda agreed since she can't replace the Shelby after it gets destroyed and buys a Mustang II Cobra in the ''Gunsmith Cats Burst'' sequel.
30th May '16 7:24:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted in ''{{Seinfeld}}''. Jerry Seinfeld is a Porsche fanatic in real life, and the apartment set is peppered heavily with Porsche memorabilia, but his TV persona drove innocuous Saabs, and before that, BMW 5 Series, and before that a '72 Cutlass Supreme. However, Kramer drives a spotless 1973 Chevrolet Impala, improbable for a car that presumably spent 20 years parked curbside in Manhattan (although it does show up in season five, before which he owned a 1986 Ford LTD).

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* Averted in ''{{Seinfeld}}''.''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. Jerry Seinfeld is a Porsche fanatic in real life, and the apartment set is peppered heavily with Porsche memorabilia, but his TV persona drove innocuous Saabs, and before that, BMW 5 Series, and before that a '72 Cutlass Supreme. However, Kramer drives a spotless 1973 Chevrolet Impala, improbable for a car that presumably spent 20 years parked curbside in Manhattan (although it does show up in season five, before which he owned a 1986 Ford LTD).
6th Apr '16 10:21:34 PM Mhazard
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Compare MetallicarSyndrome. Contrast TheAllegedCar.

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Compare MetallicarSyndrome.MetallicarSyndrome, WhatAPieceOfJunk. Contrast TheAllegedCar.
17th Mar '16 5:41:38 AM 4444jdm
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* Series/MrBean's lime green/yellow Mini Cooper is a weird sort of inversion; they're quite rare and sought after ''now'' thanks to BMW going the InNameOnly route with the brand, but in TheNineties when the show was being made it was a fairly reasonable choice of car for a lower-middle class bachelor who doesn't do much motorway driving. Creator/RowanAtkinson, who played Mr Bean, is actually a CoolOldGuy with Improbably Cool Cars, including an old but pretty [[WhatAPieceOfJunk McLaren F1]] whom he crashed twice before he repaired twice and ''sold it''!

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* Series/MrBean's lime green/yellow Mini Cooper is a weird sort of inversion; they're quite rare and sought after ''now'' thanks to BMW going the InNameOnly ContinuityReboot route with the brand, but in TheNineties when the show was being made it was a fairly reasonable choice of car for a lower-middle class bachelor who doesn't do much motorway driving. Creator/RowanAtkinson, who played Mr Bean, is actually a CoolOldGuy with Improbably Cool Cars, including an old but pretty [[WhatAPieceOfJunk McLaren F1]] whom he crashed twice before he repaired twice and ''sold it''!
15th Mar '16 3:05:09 AM 4444jdm
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* If it was made by McLaren, it's this. Their cars are known for being ridiculously expensive and ridiculously powerful. Standouts include the F1 and P1, two hypercars, the F1 modeled like a Formula 1 racer, with the P1 testing the limits [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill wherever the hell they could]].

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* If it was made by McLaren, [=McLaren=], it's this. Their cars are known for being ridiculously expensive and ridiculously powerful. Standouts include the F1 and P1, two hypercars, the F1 modeled like a Formula 1 racer, with the P1 testing the limits [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill wherever the hell they could]].
15th Mar '16 3:03:10 AM 4444jdm
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* Suitably, Las Vegas NV has Police Drag. (no, not the chorus dancers) To cut down on dangerous drag racing down the famous Strip, the Vegas police, fire department, and other city authorities maintain tricked-out and modified cars they challenge the youth of the city to pit themselves against on a track.

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* Suitably, Las Vegas NV has Police Drag. (no, not the chorus dancers) dancers, but [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the police cars modified as drag cars]]) To cut down on dangerous drag racing down the famous Strip, the Vegas police, fire department, and other city authorities maintain tricked-out and modified cars they challenge the youth of the city to pit themselves against on a track.
10th Mar '16 2:43:09 PM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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*If it was made by McLaren, it's this. Their cars are known for being ridiculously expensive and ridiculously powerful. Standouts include the F1 and P1, two hypercars, the F1 modeled like a Formula 1 racer, with the P1 testing the limits [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill wherever the hell they could]].
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