ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
5/7/19 3:20 p.m.

Some are not terrible but some are absolutely hideous!

https://www.carthrottle.com/post/10-iconic-old-cars-with-modern-front-end-swaps/

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
5/7/19 3:25 p.m.

Funny. 

glueguy
glueguy Dork
5/7/19 3:54 p.m.

Great find.  I also looked at the link at the bottom - new cars with old noses.  I suspect a few Mopar guys would dig the Charger with the old nose.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/7/19 4:02 p.m.

Well, that shows me two things.  One, you can't really mix eras successfully, and Wow, do new designs have bulbous noses.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
5/7/19 4:04 p.m.

Oof. The W201 Benz made my soul hurt.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/7/19 5:26 p.m.

The 911 works because...it's the same car. 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr UberDork
5/7/19 6:37 p.m.

I kinda like that corvette....  err ferrari.

chada75
chada75 Reader
5/7/19 6:44 p.m.

All but the Mustang and BMW didn't look too bad.

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
5/7/19 6:45 p.m.

Ooof. That Mustang is hideous.

 

Now someone will feel the need to make it happen, thanks Internet.

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
5/7/19 7:01 p.m.

It really drives home how unattractive the front ends of many modern cars are compared to older stuff. 

The Porsche one looks decent. 

The fact that a Diablo is considered an "old car" makes me feel old. Should have at least done it on a Countach.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
5/7/19 7:09 p.m.

The BMW 8 series from the other link looks pretty awesome!

Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
5/9/19 1:32 p.m.

The new noses cars are universally terrible, and the old noses on new cars are... workable! I think the Land Rover looked like it could be made to work especially well! 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
5/9/19 3:56 p.m.

the aventadiablo was OK.  the rest, not so OK.

MulletTruck
MulletTruck HalfDork
5/9/19 4:37 p.m.

 

 

 

Then there are those that actually do it.

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/9/19 4:59 p.m.

In reply to MulletTruck :

There should be a law, or an angry mod or something!

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
5/10/19 10:01 a.m.

Given how they'd just put the front clip on there with minimal work to line up body lines and no attempt to make the rest of the vehicle match, some are less disastrous than they could be. The Diablo / Aventador and Quattro / R8 almost worked. I suspect there would be some '90s cars that would take a 2019 nose cone reasonably well, too.

MulletTruck
MulletTruck HalfDork
5/10/19 2:50 p.m.
Justjim75 said:

In reply to MulletTruck :

There should be a law, or an angry mod or something!

Kid said he got it cheap. Already had a different nose in the garage for it. Whoever did the work did a good job but still had to go. Personally I would keep it on just to piss off the purists, probably put a ford engine in it too.

 

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