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GraemeCR
03-22-2008, 11:42 PM
In Australia this vehicle type has continued to be popular over time. Commonly know as the "ute", short for utility vehicle it has survived because of it's - well - utility.

So retro rises again in the US with the introduction of this vehicle made by GM's Australia division!



http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g18/GraemeCR/GMsute.jpg
Rapper 50 Cent helps introduce Pontiac's half-pickup, half-muscle car at
the New York International Auto Show. It is likely to be a "niche product"
because of its unusual design, an industry analyst said.


From Down Under, GM brings a retro 'coupe utility' vehicle to New York auto show that looks a lot like a long-lost classic.

NEW YORK -- It's a car. No, it's a truck. Whatever it is, it's back.

General Motors Corp. has jumped into the auto industry's retro trend, unveiling a half-pickup, half-muscle car amalgamation bearing a striking resemblance to a long-lost classic: the Chevy El Camino

More from the LA Times article... (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garage22mar22,1,727736.story?track=rss)

Zwayne
03-22-2008, 11:50 PM
A look back in time....hehehe
http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/48314/2004765530776960787_rs.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004765530776960787) http://aycu20.webshots.com/image/46699/2004720985423921285_rs.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004720985423921285)

maXimus
03-22-2008, 11:50 PM
Looks like the compact version of an El Camino! :cool:

Prolevelz
03-23-2008, 12:59 AM
cool stuff...........very nice:D

overjjrk
03-23-2008, 08:49 AM
Well if 50 cent says its cool to drive then I'll take 3! :D

mzkaye729
03-23-2008, 09:12 AM
I'm not really a fan of American cars but this one is really nice ! I'd rock it :-) But I'd get myself a Lancer Evo first since Canada is getting them soon !! YAY !!

maXimus
03-23-2008, 11:28 AM
Well if 50 cent says its cool to drive then I'll take 3! :D
That's what Pontiac is banking on! That's why I'm sure they paid a big sum of money to him to promote it!

Does anyone remember the Chrysler/Snoop Dogg deal over the 300C?? :cool:

vermsky
03-24-2008, 01:55 PM
A look back in time....hehehe
http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/48314/2004765530776960787_rs.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004765530776960787) http://aycu20.webshots.com/image/46699/2004720985423921285_rs.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004720985423921285)

Redneck Cars!!!

mzkaye729
03-24-2008, 02:44 PM
That's what Pontiac is banking on! That's why I'm sure they paid a big sum of money to him to promote it!

Does anyone remember the Chrysler/Snoop Dogg deal over the 300C?? :cool:

OMG that 300C was gorgeous ... pimp car though LOL I've driven one (my friend's) and it's such a guy magnet LOL