History Main / ImprobablyCoolCar

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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* ''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.
25th Nov '16 9:17:13 AM FordPrefect
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* Creator/StephenColbert parodies this with his build-a-bear parody - Build-a-car workshop. It's a tank on monster truck wheels, has a sail and a sidecar attached to it,an American flag on the back and "You steer it with your balls."

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* Creator/StephenColbert parodies this with his build-a-bear parody - Build-a-car workshop. It's a tank on monster truck wheels, has a sail and a sidecar attached to it,an it, an American flag on the back and "You steer it with your balls."



* Suitably, Las Vegas NV has Police Drag. (no, not the chorus 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.

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* Suitably, Las Vegas NV has Police Drag. (no, (No, not the chorus dancers, but [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the police cars modified as drag cars]]) 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.
16th Nov '16 12:24:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Entertainingly averted in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' (though probably not intentionally). Bella's impossibly gorgeous, BadAss [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys brooding]] vampire love interest Edward Cullen drives... (drumroll please) ...a ''Volvo''. A new and rather expensive Volvo with most of the optional extras, but still a Volvo. Although [[DrivesLikeCrazy the way he drives]] it's probably for the best. Played straight with Bella's classic 60s Chevy pickup, but more or less justified as it was a gift from her dad.

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* Entertainingly averted in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' (though probably not intentionally). Bella's impossibly gorgeous, BadAss badass [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys brooding]] vampire love interest Edward Cullen drives... (drumroll please) ...a ''Volvo''. A new and rather expensive Volvo with most of the optional extras, but still a Volvo. Although [[DrivesLikeCrazy the way he drives]] it's probably for the best. Played straight with Bella's classic 60s Chevy pickup, but more or less justified as it was a gift from her dad.
2nd Nov '16 8:48:20 PM cdrood
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** Possibly justified in Pickford's case as he's shown to be selling pot to his fellow students, so he does have an income source.
18th Sep '16 1:45:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[ArchieComics Archie's]] car overlaps this with LongRunnerTechMarchesOn. In 1941, a 1916 Model T was a reasonably common 25-year-old AllegedCar. By the 19''80s'', it was a museum piece.

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* [[ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie's]] car overlaps this with LongRunnerTechMarchesOn. In 1941, a 1916 Model T was a reasonably common 25-year-old AllegedCar. By the 19''80s'', it was a museum piece.
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.
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