Friday, July 29, 2016

Off Center: Asymmetry Game

DT faithful, here is the name of the game:  Simply find cars that have asymmetrical (off-center) bulges or ducts on them.  These are generally for cooling, air intake or clearance, but they could be ornamental. No after-market parts, please. Provide the make & model and post a sample pic in the comments. Below is an example of each:


Studebaker Avanti with an off-center hood bulge


Ford Mustang SVO with an off-center intercooler duct

Ready? Go!

29 comments:

  1. Datsun 280ZX Turbo
    [image src="http://downtownmotorcarsales.com/pics/1982-datsun-280zx-turbo-jim-wolf-tech-350hp-kit-two-owner-vehicle-since-1982-2.jpg" width="300px"/]

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  2. MGC
    [image src="http://13252-presscdn-0-94.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/1968-MGC-GT-Front.jpg" width="300px"/]

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  3. [image src="http://www.conceptcarz.com/images/Pontiac/69-Pontiac-GTO_Coupe-DV-08_RMM-03.jpg" width="400px"/]

    '69 GTO, Offset Tach housing in hood.

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  4. [image src="http://www.opelclub.com/assets/images/autogen/a_1972_Opel_GT.jpg" width="400px"/]

    Opel GT, Bump in Hood for Air Cleaner

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  6. Plucked from DT's own history.
    [image src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T1z8_U-XwgY/U184wRx0d3I/AAAAAAAAZEU/J9vK_u88yQs/s1600/2b.jpgm" width="400px"/]

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  7. 924 Carrera GT

    [image src="http://www.924.org/models/modelpics/CarreraGT/81_924_1024.jpg" width="400px"/]

    Apologies if script did not work

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  9. My favorite; the 1961 Plymouth Asimmetrica

    [image src="http://www.carstyling.ru/en/car/1961_plymouth_asimmetrica/images/27798/" width="400px"/]

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  10. It would be rude not to mention the fist-gen DSM and its 4G63 clearance hump. Rather than choose the more obvious Mitsubishi Eclipse or Eagle Talon versions, I'll go with the oddball Plymouth Laser RS Turbo.

    [image src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/z/ML4AAOSwXj5XG~gI/$_1.JPG"/]

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  11. I suppose the Isetta's door qualifies:

    [image src="http://myautoworld.com/BMW/history/1950/isetta/1956_Isetta_300_Export.jpg" width="400px"/]

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    1. At some point we're all going to start posting pics of left side and right side gas fillers...

      But I think the engine cooling duct on the right side DEFINITELY qualifies.

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    2. Like this?

      https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-haHwxNFyBq4/VxB2SbuAdyI/AAAAAAAAvvo/aq-UnrEiLPY6WrzuucN7rnu5radyAk0kACLcB/s1600/1.jpg

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    3. Like this?

      https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-haHwxNFyBq4/VxB2SbuAdyI/AAAAAAAAvvo/aq-UnrEiLPY6WrzuucN7rnu5radyAk0kACLcB/s1600/1.jpg

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  12. First-generation Fiat Panda

    [image src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Fiat_panda_1_v_sst.jpg" width="400px"/]

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    1. Oh gawd Adam, you just caused a flashback for me. One of these used to be my vacation ride, when I would visit my in-laws in France. What a truly dismal excuse for an automobile (except for the unburstable engine, maybe). Asymmetry was the least of its sins.

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    2. The 4WD Pandas are apparently pretty highly sought after.

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    3. Wheeler Dealers did one up recently - not my favorite one I'm afraid - Edd painted it olive green, textured with rubbery bits like a non-slip stair tread, using a *roller*! - ugh

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  13. I can't figure out your image link,, but your list needs to include the Turbo Trans Am.

    http://www.yenko.net/attachments/usergals/2013/01/full-887-2295-cst_and_rally_sport_and_trans_am_004.jpg

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  14. Gen 3 Pontiac Firebird Formula

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  15. Chevy Nova. Not actually asymmetric, it's just that body by Fisher meant it was bolted to the frame crooked.

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  17. Mercedes W124 diesel with the slotted right front fender:

    [image src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8AbdkSfU9wk/maxresdefault.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  19. Triumph Italia 2000 Coupé.

    [image src="http://assets.hemmings.com/story_image/41871-500-0@2x.jpg?rev=1" width="400px"/]

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  20. And it's elder sister, the TR5PI

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  21. 1980's Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo:

    [image src="http://www.turbododge.com/forums/attachments/cars-sale/49654d1340408770-1985-dodge-shelby-charger-5000-dsc_0146.jpg" width="400px"/] Shelby Turbo

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  22. SAAB 900! This one's mine and it's a 1989.
    [image src="http://danish-flower.com/saab.jpg" width="400px"/]

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