History Main / ImprobablyCoolCar

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.'']]
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* [[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]].
24th Feb '16 4:39:41 AM erforce
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->"Who buys a fifty-thousand dollar car for a sixteen-year-old kid? Just who are you trying to impress!?"
-->--'''Ms. Hatzilakos''', ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' [[note]]to her ex-husband who had done exactly that.[[/note]]

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-->-- '''Ms.
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* ''TheFastAndTheFurious: Tokyo Drift'': The high school JerkJock who tries to take on Sean's secretly awesome Monte Carlo drives a Dodge Viper. The Viper apparently belongs to the jock's very rich father. Sean's Monte Carlo almost seems to be played straight, though. Its' more justified later in the movie, since the crew/gang Sean joins, finances their highly customized racing cars through shady deals with the Yakuza.

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* ''TheFastAndTheFurious: Tokyo Drift'': ''The Fast and the Furious''
** ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'':
The high school JerkJock who tries to take on Sean's secretly awesome Monte Carlo drives a Dodge Viper. The Viper apparently belongs to the jock's very rich father. Sean's Monte Carlo almost seems to be played straight, though. Its' more justified later in the movie, since the crew/gang Sean joins, finances their highly customized racing cars through shady deals with the Yakuza.



* ''Film/{{HaroldandMaude}} sees Harold being given an XK-E Jaguar to replace his old hearse, which was taken from him because it was seen as part of his unhealthy obsession with graveyards. He then customises the Jag into a hearse.

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* ''Film/{{HaroldandMaude}} ''Film/HaroldandMaude'' sees Harold being given an XK-E Jaguar to replace his old hearse, which was taken from him because it was seen as part of his unhealthy obsession with graveyards. He then customises the Jag into a hearse.
4th Feb '16 10:50:05 AM Knight20
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21st Nov '15 6:03:42 AM shadowbeast
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* ''Film/{{HaroldandMaude}} sees Harold being given an XK-E Jaguar to replace his old hearse, which was taken from him because it was seen as part of his unhealthy obsession with graveyards. He then customises the Jag into a hearse.
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