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  1. mjgermane

    mjgermane Formula Junior

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    I know there are some American cars that have some italian design cues, but I am drawing a blank. Can someone please post a few American cars that have an Italian feel to them?
     
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    Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for.
     
  4. tvrfreak

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    Buick Reatta springs to mind...that was a Maserati design, I believe.
     
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    You know, that was exactly the first thing I thought of, too. Just love those things... as do the owners I've talked to...
     
  8. El Wayne

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    The Reatta wasn't designed by Maserati. In fact, Maseratis aren't even designed by Maserati. Maybe you're thinking of the Cadillac Allante, designed by Pininfarina? Anyway, Pinin Farina (and Pininfarina) have bodied several Cadillacs over the years. One of my personal favorites is this 1931 V16:
     
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    I was curious, so I looked it up. The Reatta was actually an original GM design, created during the reign of design chief Chuck Jordan.
     
  10. Chevarri

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    Haha, the late 70s to early 80s Chevrolet Monza is a blatant rip off of the Daytona GTB, but then again thats what GM was going for, and even admitted to doing. :) Its not "Italian design" just "borrowed Italian design"

    http://www.qv500.com/Ferrari%20Daytona%20P1%201.jpg

    http://monza.homestead.com/hatch.html
     
  11. writerguy

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    Don't forget the Mid 80's Chrysler / Maserati POS
     

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