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13th Nov '17 4:32:23 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/ParadoxBound'', Harry drives a Ford Model A (the one that replaced the Model T, not Ford's first attempt at car manufacturing), modified to use a Garrett electrolytic carburetor (allowing it to run on water), among other things (higher top speed, much smoother ride). When asked by Eli why she drives a Model A instead of a much newer vehicle, Harry explains that [[spoiler:since she constantly "skids" around American history, an older car won't attract any more attention than any other classic car, while a futuristic car would be ''very'' noticeable in, say, the 1930s. Besides, any car past 1975 is way too complicated for a private owner to maintain, especially in time periods before modern electronics]].

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* In ''Literature/ParadoxBound'', Harry drives a Ford Model A (the one that replaced the Model T, not Ford's first attempt at car manufacturing), modified to use a Garrett electrolytic carburetor (allowing it to run on water), among other things (higher top speed, much smoother ride). When asked by Eli why she drives a Model A instead of a much newer vehicle, Harry explains that [[spoiler:since she constantly "skids" around American history, an older car won't attract any more attention than any other classic car, while a futuristic car would be ''very'' noticeable in, say, the 1930s. Besides, any car past 1975 is way too complicated for a private owner to maintain, especially in time periods before modern electronics]].
electronics]]. Eli also expresses doubt about the carburetor, pointing out that it's a myth. Harry explains that the design is actually sound, but the materials to build a working model didn't exist in Garrett's time [[spoiler:and won't exist until the 2020s]].
13th Nov '17 4:30:21 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/ParadoxBound'', Harry drives a Ford Model A (the one that replaced the Model T, not Ford's first attempt at car manufacturing), modified to use a Garrett electrolytic carburetor (allowing it to run on water), among other things (higher top speed, much smoother ride). When asked by Eli why she drives a Model A instead of a much newer vehicle, Harry explains that [[spoiler:since she constantly "skids" around American history, an older car won't attract any more attention than any other classic car, while a futuristic car would be ''very'' noticeable in, say, the 1930s. Besides, any car past 1975 is way too complicated for a private owner to maintain, especially in time periods before modern electronics]].
2nd Nov '17 5:09:38 AM Arvaus
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' features Hydra operatives using jet-propelled helicopters or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Triebfl%C3%BCgel Focke-Wulf Triebflügeljäger]] (Powered-wings Interceptors, as they were known) which were an actual Nazi design that was scrapped due to being incredibly difficult to control and land properly.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' features Hydra operatives using jet-propelled helicopters or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Triebfl%C3%BCgel org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Triebflügel Focke-Wulf Triebflügeljäger]] (Powered-wings Interceptors, as they were known) which were an actual Nazi design that was scrapped due to being incredibly difficult to control and land properly.
23rd Jun '17 10:10:15 AM DeepRed
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* The BioPic ''Film/TuckerTheManandHisDream'' has 21 of the 49 (of a total of 51 produced) remaining Tucker automobiles in it. Four reproductions were made from mid-'70s Ford [=LTDs=], and the one crashed during testing was a modified 1951 Studebaker.

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* The BioPic ''Film/TuckerTheManandHisDream'' ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream'' has 21 of the 49 (of a total of 51 produced) remaining Tucker automobiles in it. Four reproductions were made from mid-'70s Ford [=LTDs=], and the one crashed during testing was a modified 1951 Studebaker.
7th Jun '17 12:19:08 AM GearheadLydia
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** Not to mention TVR's Project 7/12, of which only one existed at the time. It was later developed into the Cerbera Speed 12, of which only a single road car still exists; most of the prototypes were destroyed.
4th Jun '17 10:36:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': "Wild Horses" involves the Space Shuttle Columbia, which at the time was one of only four.[[note]]After the episode aired, Columbia itself was destroyed during reentry.[[/note]] The space shuttles require ridiculous amounts of upkeep, so the idea that one would still be in working order so far in the future is a fair strain on believability. But never underestimate the power of an obsessed geek (see also: TVTropes).[[note]]The person who owned the Columbia is the person who hand built Spike's ship, the Swordfish. The shuttle is also extensively modified, being capable of taking off and entering outer space on its own, without needing any booster rockets.[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': "Wild Horses" involves the Space Shuttle Columbia, which at the time was one of only four.[[note]]After the episode aired, Columbia itself was destroyed during reentry.[[/note]] The space shuttles require ridiculous amounts of upkeep, so the idea that one would still be in working order so far in the future is a fair strain on believability. But never underestimate the power of an obsessed geek (see also: TVTropes).Wiki/TVTropes).[[note]]The person who owned the Columbia is the person who hand built Spike's ship, the Swordfish. The shuttle is also extensively modified, being capable of taking off and entering outer space on its own, without needing any booster rockets.[[/note]]
29th Apr '17 10:41:54 AM nombretomado
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* Too many to list in ''ThomasAndFriends''. Actually, given that most of the characters are based on locomotives that are now obsolete, it would literally be quicker to name the vehicles that ''aren't'' rare nowadays.

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* Too many to list in ''ThomasAndFriends''.''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends''. Actually, given that most of the characters are based on locomotives that are now obsolete, it would literally be quicker to name the vehicles that ''aren't'' rare nowadays.
18th Apr '17 8:18:37 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Test Drive 4'' had the Corvette ZL-1, only two of which were produced.

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* ''Test Drive ''VideoGame/TestDrive 4'' had the Corvette ZL-1, only two '''two''' of which were produced.
18th Apr '17 8:17:00 PM wolftickets1969
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** All over the place in ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010. Among vehicles available are the [=McLaren=] F1 (106 produced), the Aston Martin One-77 (77 produced), the Lamborghini Reventon (twenty-one produced), and the Pagani Zonda Cinque ('''five''' produced). The [=McLaren=], Aston Martin, and Pagani are also available as police cars.

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** All over the place in ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010. Among vehicles available are the [=McLaren=] F1 (106 produced), the Aston Martin One-77 (77 produced), the Lamborghini Reventon (twenty-one produced), and the Pagani Zonda Cinque ('''five''' produced).produced, also featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Forza}}'' series starting with ''Horizon''). The [=McLaren=], Aston Martin, and Pagani are also available as police cars.
1st Apr '17 3:01:13 AM DeepRed
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** 'Prose also released a sim for the F-19 stealth fighter before its designation was known. Once the plane's existence and use in the Gulf War was...er, "acknowledged" by Quale on CNN, [=MicroProse=] released a sequel featuring both the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (and its official characteristics) and the F-19's speculated characteristics. The real plane featured only two air-to-ground hardpoints and had no air-to-air capabilities at all, but was almost completely invisible to the enemy's radar net and units, making for a very easy mission. The better armed, less hidden F-19 made for a more exciting game.

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** 'Prose also released a sim for the F-19 stealth fighter before its designation was known. Once the plane's existence and use in the Gulf War was...er, "acknowledged" by Quale then-US Vice President Dan Quayle on CNN, [=MicroProse=] released a sequel featuring both the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (and its official characteristics) and the F-19's speculated characteristics. The real plane featured only two air-to-ground hardpoints and had no air-to-air capabilities at all, but was almost completely invisible to the enemy's radar net and units, making for a very easy mission. The better armed, less hidden F-19 made for a more exciting game.
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