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    George Orwell
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    America doesn't make sports cars. A sports car is like the MG-TD or even
    an Austin Healey. A long time ago, we made some cars that you might call
    sports cars, but we don't anymore. The Corvette is not a sports car and
    has never been, though the '53 comes closest.




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    Joe
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    "George Orwell" <nobody@mixmaster.it> wrote in message
    news:4bf6289ce871241cbfb6d9c130f1c8b7@mixmaster.it ...
    > America doesn't make sports cars. A sports car is like the MG-TD or even
    > an Austin Healey. A long time ago, we made some cars that you might call
    > sports cars, but we don't anymore. The Corvette is not a sports car and
    > has never been, though the '53 comes closest.


    We certainly didn't make 10. That's for darn sure. You could argue about
    one or two cars Americans have built, but not 10.

    I didn't click the link, so I have no idea how stupid it is. Aren't BMW
    Z-cars made in the USA? That's one, maybe. That's how desperate we'd be.



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    Just Facts
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    In article <4bf6289ce871241cbfb6d9c130f1c8b7@mixmaster.it>,
    George Orwell <nobody@mixmaster.it> wrote:

    > America doesn't make sports cars. A sports car is like the MG-TD or even
    > an Austin Healey. A long time ago, we made some cars that you might call
    > sports cars, but we don't anymore. The Corvette is not a sports car and
    > has never been, though the '53 comes closest.


    Sure the USA makes sports cars.

    IMO a sports car is:
    -a 2 dr convertible.
    -very good handling.
    -hard ride.
    -low ground clearance.
    -inadequate or no spare tire.
    -hard to get in the drivers seat.
    -high price.
    -unsuitable for winter snow driving for several reasons.

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    Bill Putney
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    Just Facts wrote:

    > In article <4bf6289ce871241cbfb6d9c130f1c8b7@mixmaster.it>,
    > George Orwell <nobody@mixmaster.it> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>America doesn't make sports cars. A sports car is like the MG-TD or even
    >>an Austin Healey. A long time ago, we made some cars that you might call
    >>sports cars, but we don't anymore. The Corvette is not a sports car and
    >>has never been, though the '53 comes closest.

    >
    >
    > Sure the USA makes sports cars.
    >
    > IMO a sports car is:
    > -a 2 dr convertible.
    > -very good handling.
    > -hard ride.
    > -low ground clearance.
    > -inadequate or no spare tire.
    > -hard to get in the drivers seat.
    > -high price.
    > -unsuitable for winter snow driving for several reasons.


    Is it required that they break down a lot?

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with the letter 'x')

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    Steve
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    Joe wrote:

    >
    > We certainly didn't make 10. That's for darn sure. You could argue about
    > one or two cars Americans have built, but not 10.
    >
    > I didn't click the link, so I have no idea how stupid it is.


    Please don't click it, it'll just justify that goober's continued
    spamming by boosting his hit counts.

    Aren't BMW
    > Z-cars made in the USA? That's one, maybe. That's how desperate we'd be.


    Pontiac Solstice, Viper, and Corvette are all the ones I can come up
    with in current production. And of course the 55-57 T-bird qualifies as
    does the Plymouth Prowler. If you allow fixed-top vehicles, then you can
    add enough 2-seaters to *maybe* come up with 10 postwar models that
    could qualify, because that allows the AMX, Fiero, DeLorean, and a few
    other very limited production cars.



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    Steve
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    Bill Putney wrote:

    > Just Facts wrote:
    >
    >> In article <4bf6289ce871241cbfb6d9c130f1c8b7@mixmaster.it>,
    >> George Orwell <nobody@mixmaster.it> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> America doesn't make sports cars. A sports car is like the MG-TD or
    >>> even
    >>> an Austin Healey. A long time ago, we made some cars that you might
    >>> call
    >>> sports cars, but we don't anymore. The Corvette is not a sports car and
    >>> has never been, though the '53 comes closest.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Sure the USA makes sports cars.
    >>
    >> IMO a sports car is:
    >> -a 2 dr convertible.
    >> -very good handling.
    >> -hard ride.
    >> -low ground clearance.
    >> -inadequate or no spare tire.
    >> -hard to get in the drivers seat.
    >> -high price.
    >> -unsuitable for winter snow driving for several reasons.

    >
    >
    > Is it required that they break down a lot?


    If so, only the 70s Corvette would qualify ;-)

    And definitely the Delorean if we allow fixed tops


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    Joe Pfeiffer
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    Steve <no@spam.thanks> writes:
    >
    > And definitely the Delorean if we allow fixed tops


    Why is a car built in Ireland considered an American sports car?

    And why is a Panoz not a sports car?

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    Steve
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    Joe Pfeiffer wrote:

    > Steve <no@spam.thanks> writes:
    >
    >>And definitely the Delorean if we allow fixed tops

    >
    >
    > Why is a car built in Ireland considered an American sports car?


    Probably that disqualifies it on two points. As if the French engine
    didn't already. I didn't actually remember where the thing was assembled.

    >
    > And why is a Panoz not a sports car?


    I would say it is, I just didn't comment in the positive when I quoted
    that section.


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