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    Five Best Automotive Backsides

    Over at Retro Scene, there's an interesting article in which the editor lists his five favorite automobile rear ends.
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    His list includes the KPGC110 Skyline GT-R. The others are a Japanese hotrod called the Galaxian, the boat-tailed Riviera, Cadzilla and the CitroŽn DS. So what do you think are the five best auto rear ends?

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    meh, all of those were hideous with the exception of the kenmary, lol. Especially the nasty nasty riviera :P

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    K/Custom cars shouldn't count... especially that Galaxian. Hideous.

    I couldn't agree more with the kenmeri.

    I'd also pick the 2000GT (note the line that flows from the rear fenders to the trailing edge of the hatch)


    Mazda Cosmo Sports


    Pigbutt


    A20 Celica coupe


    Z32 300ZX


    FD RX-7



    Some non-Japanese:

    1963 Corvette (love that split window)


    1969 Corvette


    1960 Pontiac


    I'm sure I've missed some but theser are the first that popped to mind.

    Also, as far as Citroens go, I prefer the SM to the DS. Not sayin it's one of the top 5, but it's cool.

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    ben, I cannot argue with you on the '60 Pontiac! that was a gorgeous, clean design in a year of bizarre fins and too much chrome.

    my two favorite Chevy rears end were the previous and following years:



    1959^



    ^1961

    I catch hell for liking two such very different rears but to me both are very clean. NOTE: both of these are Biscaynes. The Bel-Airs and Impalas of these vintage have a bit too much "gingerbread" and "golly gee" chrome bits for my taste.

    On j-tin I love the early 1970s Toyota Crown wagons.



    They are a bit "busy" but everything ties in well, the lines flow and it's henie can be mistaken for no other car in the world.

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    This shouldn't count as it's a blatant rip-off of the Mopars of the time. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    Pigbutt

    The FD3S RX-7 is hands down, the sexiest thing to ever come out of Japan, possibly the world. 8)

    Even nearly 20 years after it was designed, it still holds up and doesn't look dated. :tu:

    FD RX-7

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    This shouldn't count as it's a blatant rip-off of the Mopars of the time. :P
    if that is the case, name a mopar that looks better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    if that is the case, name a mopar that looks better
    Didn't say "better"... :P

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    in no particular order...












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    1971 Volvo P1800. Beautiful lines with just enough detailing to make it stand out.


    1966 Lancia Fulvia Zagato. Simple, elegant and sporty.


    1968 Datsun 411 Bluebird. Despite the GM styling influences, it stands out on it's own.


    1971 Jaguar E-Type. Is there another car that looks this beautiful from any angle?


    1970 AMC Javelin. The forgotten pony car. Beautiful clean lines.

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    Personally I love the rear end on a 67 charger.
    That and a 69 bluebird.

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