Tag: luxury cars

QOTD: Worst Standard Car Design of the 2010s?

<img data-attachment-id="1562978" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/05/qotd-still-want-bmw/2011-bmw-535i-gt/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT.jpg" data-orig-size="4173,2832" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D3S","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1272993229","copyright":"","focal_length":"135","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2011 BMW 535i GT" data-image-description=" Image: BMW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-450×305.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-610×414.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1562978 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-610×414.jpg” alt=”2011 BMW 535i GT – Image: BMW” width=”610″ height=”414″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-610×414.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-450×305.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-768×521.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2011-BMW-535i-GT-120×81.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>On Wednesday last week we looked back on the recently ended […]

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Rare Rides: The 1971 Tatra 2-603 II, East Germany’s Stasi Transport

<img data-attachment-id="1708472" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/02/rare-rides-the-1971-tatra-2-603-ii-east-germanys-stasi-transport/32700169-770-02x/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,794" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1971 Tatra 2-603 II" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/tatra/2-603/2338873.html?refer=home&fbclid=IwAR3M79fHlpU_VwwV63HtteDQbC8WxXBZ1NRzu5OSgHxdBUiU_V-l-PmCWzw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-450×298.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-610×404.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1708472 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-610×404.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”404″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-610×404.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-450×298.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-768×508.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/32700169-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride has a checkered history, as it served as quiet shuttle for secret police and […]

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QOTD: Best Standard Car Design of the 2010s?

As we’ve entered a new decade, I thought it might be time to take a look back at the 2010s and see if, among the largely nondescript egg-shaped crossovers, there were some design gems. The sort of cars that’ll be looked back upon fondly down the road. Got one in mind? Before we begin, I’ll […]

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Rare Rides: The Singular 1960 BMW 3200 Cabriolet Sedan

Today’s Rare Ride is a coachbuilt one-of-one BMW. A rebodied conversion of the very luxurious 3200 sedan, it’s the only convertible BMW with four doors in existence. What became the 502 (and subsequently 3200) started out in life as the 501. When it entered production in the fourth quarter of 1952, it carried a number […]

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Rare Rides: The Luxurious 1972 Fiat 130 Coupe

<img data-attachment-id="1706534" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/rare-rides-the-luxurious-1972-fiat-130-coupe/fiat-130-002/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002.jpg" data-orig-size="800,533" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1972 Fiat 130" data-image-description=" https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/listing/fiat/130/130-coupe/1972/111688 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1706534 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiat-130-002.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured a couple of Fiat coupes lately, their special, swoopy bodies representing redesign work carried […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Jaguar XJ6

<img data-attachment-id="1706466" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/junkyard-find-1987-jaguar-xj6/00-1987-jaguar-xj6-in-california-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/00-1987-Jaguar-XJ6-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1987 Jaguar XJ6 in California junkyard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1987 Jaguar XJ6 in California junkyard, LH front view – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/00-1987-Jaguar-XJ6-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/00-1987-Jaguar-XJ6-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1706466″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/00-1987-Jaguar-XJ6-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1987 Jaguar XJ6 in California junkyard, LH front view – ©2020 Murilee Martin […]

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Rare Rides: A 2002 Ronart Lightning, Euro Mustang Relative

<img data-attachment-id="1706060" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/rare-rides-a-2002-ronart-lightning-euro-mustang-relative/attachment/12346478/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478.jpg" data-orig-size="500,375" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2002 Ronart Lightning" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1175524?fbclid=IwAR2A880HFv9xOTNuqNzmCV4uEbsGIV_jomN7ugsOJxd6nNPaGRHlChqY4qw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1706060 size-full” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478.jpg” alt width=”500″ height=”375″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478.jpg 500w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/12346478-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px”>What sports car has Aston Martin and TVR-adjacent looks, but is neither of those things? Why, it’s a Ronart! Let’s find out […]

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Rare Rides: A First-generation Maserati Quattroporte From 1967

<img data-attachment-id="1705438" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/rare-rides-a-first-generation-maserati-quattroporte-from-1967/mas00003-3_1/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1.jpg" data-orig-size="1712,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1967 Maserati Quattroporte" data-image-description=" https://www.ruotedasogno.com/en_gb/cars/maserati/1967-maserati-quattroporte.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-450×284.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-610×385.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1705438 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-610×385.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”385″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-610×385.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-450×284.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-768×484.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mas00003-3_1-120×76.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Maserati’s Quattroporte has always been a large, sports-oriented luxury sedan, though the sports part occasionally waned in its influence. Through six […]

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QOTD: The Best All-round Large Luxury Sedan in 2020?

<img data-attachment-id="1579337" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/07/2019-audi-a8-might-trump-s-class/audi-a8-4/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869.jpg" data-orig-size="3315,1990" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Dynamic photo\nColour: Volcano Red","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Audi A8","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Audi A8" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-450×270.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-610×366.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1579337 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-610×366.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”366″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-610×366.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-450×270.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-768×461.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-120×72.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We’ve finally made it to the top. Today marks the last entry in the QOTD sedan […]

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