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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2022, 07:17:59 AM »
Certainly not a modern vehicle, or even currently in business. But, Studebaker has many similarities to the venerable Moto Guzzi.
Studebaker, like Moto Guzzi, had always been challenged in financing. Unlike other manufacturers, Studebaker seemed to always be one step behind. All the while, they brought to market many innovative designs, like the early 60ís Wagonaire. Way ahead of its time, it utilized a sliding rear roof.

Similar to Moto Guzzi, Studebaker had great engineering, as well as notable designers, including Raymond Loewy. Like the Moto Guzzi Daytona, Studebaker also had flashes of brilliance, with the Starliner Coupe and timeless Avanti.

 Advertising and dealer network was always a challenge for Studebaker, which certainly didnít help their sales. I see this is an area, which mirrors Moto Guzzi.

Lastly, Studebaker owners are as faithful to the brand as any Guzzi rider,






Funny you should mention that. As I have been looking (when am I not) I have that itch and interest in a Packard or Studebaker.... lol

I've pretty much decided that the "Guzzi" feel is not going to come from a modern car, especially the high performance sports cars I have been looking at and considering.

I will say that the most likely 'comparison' would be the Subaru/Toyota BRZ twins, GTI, and Miata/Fiat 129. All have a unique feel, with character, middle of the road performance, great handling, and with the exception of the GTI and F129 relatively easy and cheap to maintain.

the hunt however goes on.............

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #91 on: November 18, 2022, 07:39:08 AM »
Always liked the classic lines of the Studebaker's...Cool cars!...I would drive one! :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool:





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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #92 on: November 18, 2022, 09:10:48 AM »
Always liked the classic lines of the Studebaker's...Cool cars!...I would drive one! :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool:





Thatís a beauty JJ. Btw, way back in 1957, Studies had performance in mind. Here is one with a period Paxton supercharger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_fJ_-mN8DA
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #93 on: November 21, 2022, 03:50:52 AM »
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2022, 08:29:22 AM »
Is the Yugo still being made?????????

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Re: What is the MODERN Moto Guzzi of Cars?
« Reply #95 on: November 26, 2022, 09:20:39 AM »
Is the Yugo still being made?????????

...and now...a few YUGO fun facts!! :laugh: :grin: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:











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