History Main / ImprobablyCoolCar

11th Feb '18 7:42:50 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Averted on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou when Homer's half-brother Herb asked him to help design a car]]. Turns out that [[IdiotHero his]] ideas of what makes a car "cool" differ from what the regular automobile industry designer (and client) deems "cool", including such details as aerodynamics or price range. To call "The Homer" an EpicFail is to be too lenient... and as a result, Herb's company went out of business.

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* Averted on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou when Homer's half-brother Herb asked him to help design a car]]. Turns out that [[IdiotHero his]] ideas of what makes a car "cool" differ from what the regular automobile industry designer (and client) deems "cool", including such details as aerodynamics or an accessible price range. To call "The Homer" an EpicFail is to be too lenient... and as a result, Herb's company went out of business.
13th Jan '18 12:04:43 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''Film/CharlieBartlett'' depicts a Mercedes 600 Grosser in use as a chauffeured vehicle by a non-car-enthusiast owner in the early 2000s. While she ''is'' filthy stinkin' rich, a single repair bill for one can approach the cost of a three-year lease on a Lincoln Town Car so they're normally only owned by people like [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] who are both loaded and smitten with that particular model.

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* ''Film/CharlieBartlett'' depicts a Mercedes 600 Grosser in use as a chauffeured vehicle by a non-car-enthusiast owner in the early 2000s. While she ''is'' filthy stinkin' rich, a single repair bill for one can approach the cost of a three-year lease on a Lincoln Town Car so they're normally only owned by people like [[TopGear [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] who are both loaded and smitten with that particular model.



* Eli's early '60s Cadillac-based hearse in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''. Most hearses in Canada at that time would've been based on Buicks (which were made in Canada, Caddys weren't), and the most available hearse for a teenager in 2010 would be a late '80s/early '90s Caddy, most of which are just now being sold out of funeral service and which use easy and (relatively) cheap-to-get-parts-for small-block Chevy engines.

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* Eli's early '60s Cadillac-based hearse in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''. Most hearses in Canada at that time would've been based on Buicks (which were made in Canada, Caddys weren't), and the The most available hearse for a teenager in 2010 would be a late '80s/early '90s Caddy, most of which are just now were being sold out of funeral service by then and which use easy and (relatively) cheap-to-get-parts-for small-block Oldsmobile and Chevy engines.
26th Oct '17 9:23:42 AM nlpnt
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Another variant seen mainly in high-concept youth oriented comedies from TheSixties were characters who would more likely have a normal family car or old clunker driving an elaborately customized showrod (usually done by George Barris) and inevitably available as a scale model kit from AMT or Revell (sometimes still, if the original molds survive).

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Another variant seen mainly in high-concept youth oriented comedies from TheSixties were characters who would more likely have a normal family car or old clunker driving an [[TropeMobile elaborately customized showrod showrod]] (usually done by George Barris) and inevitably [[TheMerch available as a scale model kit kit]] from AMT or Revell (sometimes still, if the original molds survive).
22nd Oct '17 5:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''CharlieBartlett'' depicts a Mercedes 600 Grosser in use as a chauffeured vehicle by a non-car-enthusiast owner in the early 2000s. While she ''is'' filthy stinkin' rich, a single repair bill for one can approach the cost of a three-year lease on a Lincoln Town Car so they're normally only owned by people like [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] who are both loaded and smitten with that particular model.

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* ''CharlieBartlett'' ''Film/CharlieBartlett'' depicts a Mercedes 600 Grosser in use as a chauffeured vehicle by a non-car-enthusiast owner in the early 2000s. While she ''is'' filthy stinkin' rich, a single repair bill for one can approach the cost of a three-year lease on a Lincoln Town Car so they're normally only owned by people like [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] who are both loaded and smitten with that particular model.
8th Oct '17 9:27:53 AM nombretomado
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* BoBurnham 's character in ''Film/SinBin'' is a HighSchool student who drives a $100,000 vintage Jaguar E-Type.

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* BoBurnham 's Creator/BoBurnham's character in ''Film/SinBin'' is a HighSchool student who drives a $100,000 vintage Jaguar E-Type.
27th May '17 7:58:11 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Averted on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou when Homer's half-brother Herb asked him to help design a car]]. Turns out that [[IdiotHero his]] ideas of what makes a car "cool" differ from what the regular automobile industry designer (and client) deems "cool", including such details as aerodynamics or price range. To call "The Homer" an EpicFail is to be too lenient... and as a result, Herb's company went out of business.
27th May '17 7:30:24 PM nlpnt
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Perhaps it's unavoidable simply because any car that's both a classic ''and'' fit for filming is likely to have been restored, and the owner they rent it from probably isn't willing to have it changed or made to look like a wreck.

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Perhaps it's unavoidable simply because any car that's both a classic ''and'' fit for filming is likely to have been restored, and the owner they rent it from probably isn't willing to have it changed or made to look like a wreck. This is especially common in a PeriodPiece since it's the "cool" cars from any given era that tend to get preserved or restored.
14th May '17 11:33:11 AM Bahuvrihi
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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. Series/TheMunsters' Koach ''(sic)'', [[TheMonkees the Monkeemobile]] and the '60s [[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]] came out of this.
** TheMonkees definitely fall under this trope, portrayed as a struggling band - their car must be pretty pricey.

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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. Series/TheMunsters' Koach ''(sic)'', [[TheMonkees [[Series/TheMonkees the Monkeemobile]] and the '60s [[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]] came out of this.
** TheMonkees ''Series/TheMonkees'' definitely fall under this trope, portrayed as a struggling band - their car must be pretty pricey.
9th Feb '17 4:35:17 PM marcoasalazarm
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/FengShui'' has a special Schtick called "Signature Ride", which provides the PlayerCharacter that buys it with a car of his choosing that handles better than a regular car (and will either be repaired or be replaced between sessions with little to no cost). Because the game run on a serious case of the RuleOfCool, it is expected for the Signature Ride to be a powerful and rare type of car (or a similarly type of "cool" ride, like a truck). The game even has a discussion side note for the Game Master about whether or not to apply the "MetallicarSyndrome" Trope as well (and the game assumes that the Game Master will normally have it set on "off").
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27th Jan '17 10:18:12 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Vinyl Scratch from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' is a high school student who works part-time at a guitar shop, yet at the climax of the film, she pulls up in a nice looking convertible. And if that weren't enough, said convertible can transform into a fully functional DJ booth, complete with four bass speakers and light show.

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* Vinyl Scratch from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' is a high school student who works part-time at a guitar shop, yet at the climax of the film, she pulls up in a nice looking convertible. And if that weren't enough, said convertible can transform [[TransformingVehicle transform]] into a fully functional DJ booth, complete with four bass speakers and light show.
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