3 thoughts on “Which one of these is not like the other, which one of these just doesn’t belong…”

  1. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. (These are pretty horrible but my most hated of these things are the fake MG TDs, usually complete with Pep Boys-sourced “wire wheel” hubcaps.)

    I like how they have wide whites but relatively low-profile tires. And things like not having anywhere near enough fake exhaust pipes (the original car had two, on one side, here there are four per side!), a larger than life hood ornament, trailer lights, and the usual hideous details… Ugh.

  2. You posted this, just to getta rise outta me, dintcha?..;)
    Well, let me step in here:
    Roger, the originals had *four* pipes, all on the driver’s side. One the 851s (1935) they didn’t have the halved “Flying Lady” on the flanks: only the 852s (1936) had that.
    Now, as ‘fakey-dos’ go, this aint NEARLY as bad as the Lindberg Bug-based repop..it was…absolutely revolting. At *least* this one, whoever made it, attempted to be as true to the original as possible, which AIN’T possible on a 88 inch wheelbase (the original was 120 inches).
    I’ve yet to see many ‘fakey-dos” (I LOVE that term, chuck!) look good of this car; the notale exception was the Glenn Pray ones, which other than being 2 inches lower, were nearly indistinguishale from the original.
    Also, there were only 125originals produced. you think the XKE has handbuilt foibles? OMG…the left and right SIDES of each speedster was different from each other! My Dad always likened the Auburn to Marilyn Monroe: Beautiful body, sorta fun to drive, but severely lacking in any sophistication!
    Ask me sometime about the accident the car caused…;)

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