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Money and good taste are not mutually INCLUSIVE.
It’s also an insult to the English heraldic lion that it used as a symbol.
Incidentally, the Car Spotter section of the latest Collectible Auto features a Grandeur rampant, seen in Ft Meade, Maryland.
It’s like the leisure suit of cars. Just something to lounge around in when you no longer have any urgency to do anything or be taken too seriously or be anywhere in particular. It’s wonderful and appalling at the same time. Thank you for reminding me of when these things were new.
This thing is the platform shoes of cars. Awful piece of design someone threw together. The Lear Jet is saying, please, move that thing out of my line of sight.
Mopar Lee is correct. YUK! YUK then and YUK now! And some people actually bought these!
I blame cocaine.
Immortalized in Bruce McCall’s Zany Afternoons! Sadly couldn’t find an image on the interwebs and my copy is buried in a box in the garage.
Is that lion doing a “heil Grandeur”?
Now there is a car that I would not cry over if it was used by by a car chase scene in a movie.
Here I was about to go off about perpetuating April Fools jokes and then realized this monstrosity was for real!
They should have done the same thing with the Lear Jet
Thanks, I needed that.
This is the extra cargo space version I see.
“Alright, who left the box of Viagra on the hood as it was raining?”
Ach, I’d have that.
Not the Lear jet.
I tried putting my thumb over the side mount, making it much less horrible but even more phallic.
He he he. If the windshield were more upright it wouldn’t look too bad! Like a ’56 Continental. 😉
Oddly enough, Grandeur Motor Car Co. had other products that weren’t flashy at all — they made convertible conversions that were actually well-designed. They converted Celicas into convertibles, and also converted Plymouth Reliant 2-doors into convertibles and sold them through dealers throughout the South. The Reliants were rather popular, despite costing more than twice that of a regular Reliant — I guess that line of business ended when Chrysler themselves began marketing K-car convertibles.
Ah, yes…Pimpano Beeotch. The not-quite Lauderdale, not north enough for Boca.
What a Lovely Chevy Nova Coupe, with an Oldsmobile engine and Caddilac Drag…
That Grandeur looks about like the 1970’s Caddy Seville around here that was shortened from a 4 door to a 2 door…
Saw a gorgeous private personal jet at the airport the other day… no idea what brand it was, but just looked perfectly proportioned… I’ll try and get the info and/or a picture in a few days when we go out that way to get the show cars out of storage… if it’s still parked outside there…
Went to a combined car show/private plane fly in a couple years ago across town but heard a neighbor complained about the cars and the car part of it may be cancelled from now on…
When mocking this self propelled box of pretentiousness, remember that;s a malaise era Chevy Nova underpinning that hacked about Seville.
I assumed it was some kind of frame and fibreglas body… is it really metal unibody?
Didn’t they misspell “Grandiose”?
It’s actually not that bad, design-wise. Proportions are mostly okay, though the too-high position of the side-mount is frankly ridiculous, like an overstuffed codpiece. And the windshield is set about 8″ too far back, much too obviously a ploy to make the hood look even longer than it ought to be (see previous sentence). Any intelligent woman I know of, if shown such a vehicle by a husband or suitor, would say, “Okay, that’s funny. Now show me your REAL car.”
Okay, a mental exercise: Let’s say you’re a big-shot movie producer. For complicated contractual reasons you have one of these on the lot, and you MUST include it in a film. Any film. What character would you put in this and have it work?
A teenage kid who begs his parents to buy him a car; they buy him an old Grandeur Seville.
Back when LSD was the drug of choice and inspiration
Oh and … Spunge Bob Square Pants
The Milan butcheries were horrible too.
I think the San Remo Sevilles were quite nice.
I’m that commenter that tries to find something genuinely nice to say about a car like this. It’s not my favorite. Someone tried. That’s about all I can come up with right now.
“I’d buy that…for a DOLLAR!” NOT!! LOL!! 🙂
Here are more pics of one of these than you probably ever wanted to see.
Delusions of Grandeur?
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