: What are the world's most patriotic cars?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-10, 01:35 PM
OK, so it's the 4th of July. So what are the most american/patriotic cars out there?

Here are what I see as being the four most patriotic types of cars:
-Muscle cars. We invented them. Nobody else does them.
- Full sized pickup trucks. We invented the segment with the and until recently, monopolized upon
-Full sized SUV's. We invented the segment with the Tahoe & Suburban.
-Full sized RWD luxury cars. Nobody else did them like we did, especially the convertibles.

So, now to narrow it down more:
Muscle cars: 1969 Camaro SS & Z28/ 1967 Corvette Sting Ray/ 1969 Mustang Boss/Mach 1

Pickup trucks: 1973-87 GM C/K trucks/1988-98 GM C/K Trucks, 1980-96 Ford F-Series

SUV's: 1992-99 Suburban/Tahoe, 1996 Bronco, 2010 Escalade.

Full sized RWD luxury cars: 1963 Lincoln Continental, 1959 Cadillac, 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible.

Stingroo
07-04-10, 01:48 PM
Well....

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8783/corvettesatcarlisleamer.jpg

orconn
07-04-10, 03:10 PM
Like Roo I'd put the Corvette at the top of the list for most iconic American car.

Bro-Ham
07-04-10, 03:21 PM
1976 Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Edition Convertible. The one and only All-American car that could ever be. White exterior, red and blue accent striping, white interior with red piping, carpets, and dash. The last of the breed American convertible in the grand size and tradition. We will know America is great again when new cars like this are built for us to drive as we should be able to do. Down with political correctness - let's go get 'em America!!! :)

http://www.bicentennialeldorado.com/

HAZZARDJOHN
07-04-10, 04:33 PM
http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2008/07/The-Most-Patriotic-Brat.jpg

Rodya234
07-04-10, 05:01 PM
I mean, it had the flag in it's logo! :highfive:

http://www.corvette-world.com/images/corvette_logo/the%20original%20corvette%20logo.jpg

96Fleetwood
07-04-10, 06:07 PM
The Corvette and... the A-team Van!

http://www.theateamvan.com/images/atv_06.jpg

77CDV
07-04-10, 07:34 PM
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll108/PurrsNWoofsVillage/Purrs%20N%20Woofs%20Classic%20Cars/1959PinkCadillacConvertable.jpg

93DevilleUSMC
07-04-10, 08:22 PM
I nominate the Corvette, the Charger, the Wrangler, the Silverado, the Camaro, the Challenger, the Trans Am, the Brougham, the Eldorado, the V series, and the Viper.

93DevilleUSMC
07-04-10, 08:27 PM
I'd also like to add the great intermediate coupes with timeless names: Chevelle, Cutlass 442, GTO, Monte Carlo, Riveria, and Torino.

ben.gators
07-04-10, 08:32 PM
"patriotic"

Hum, when I hear the word "patriotic" it is very hard for me to imagine an elegant luxury coupe, or a high end muscle car, or other expensive cars that people drive in safe roads. Instead a patriotic car remind me a car that brave patriotic people have been using to defend this country and the people. This is my patriotic car:

http://i48.tinypic.com/33dzgc6.jpg

Jesda
07-04-10, 11:06 PM
http://2011fordmustang.us/images/2011_ford_mustang.jpg

Men in the service typically came home and bought Mustangs. They still do.

93DevilleUSMC
07-04-10, 11:22 PM
http://2011fordmustang.us/images/2011_ford_mustang.jpg

Men in the service typically came home and bought Mustangs. They still do.

YouTube- Best Ford Commercial Ever www.NoBull.com

orconn
07-05-10, 12:37 AM
Thinking back to that time (for me the late sixties early seventies) no one I served with in Vietnam or in Cold War assignments bought a Mustang. The guys in Vietnam all ordered BMW 1600s to be delivered when they got home. Some ordered Mercedes, the only American car that I remember being ordered was a 1972 Chevelle with a big engine! No Mustangs! Oh yeah, a very good friend of mine got a 1972 Dodge Daytona(?) with a big engine.

Aron9000
07-05-10, 02:59 AM
I'd have to say the big Cadillac sedans and limos. Doesn't matter if its a Sedan Deville, Fleetwood Sixty Special, Fleetwood 75, or a custom built stretched coach. These are the cars that our captains of industry drove and were driven in. Our Presidents ride around in Cadillac limos.

I'd also nominate the Camaro, any year in any guise.

Submariner409
07-05-10, 01:27 PM
The Oscar Meyer WienerMobile.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-05-10, 01:29 PM
Oooh, I forgot about my favorite AMC product and my favorite Jeep product.
http://www.dreamcars.com/jeep/wagoneer/1987/1000000051/photos/1000000010_main_lg.jpg

Sandy
07-05-10, 03:25 PM
Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet
Lincoln, Mercury, Ford
Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep.

Those are the current most patriotic American cars & trucks.

All else ? Foreign

EcSTSatic
07-06-10, 11:55 AM
Henry Ford's Model T has to be the most American car ever made. It revolutionized our culture, allowing more Americans to see our nation's natural treasures than ever before

"You can paint it any color, so long as it's black"

http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/showroom/1908/tbig.jpg

drewsdeville
07-06-10, 12:30 PM
http://www.dueckgm.com/marine/images/fun/cadillac/1959-Cadillac-Eldorado-1024.jpg

I'm gonna go ahead and say the '59 Caddy. It had a reputation for it's outrageous styling, over-the-top chrome everywhere and all around extravagance. Definitely filled with features that only we in the USA appreciate.

It was as big and bad as it got in the USA. It's definitely one of the cars where even a person from a foreign country who has never even driven a car before knows, on sight, that this car was built in the USA.

Stingroo
07-06-10, 12:56 PM
Hmm... to piggyback Drew's answer:

http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/da/danschmitt/cc10195.jpg

The Nineteen Hundred Fifty-Eight Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.

It IS sex on wheels.

MrBoffo
07-06-10, 01:57 PM
Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet
Lincoln, Mercury, Ford
Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep.

Those are the current most patriotic American cars & trucks.

All else ? Foreign

Well there is straight ownership lines, sure, but what about say a Pontiac Vibe versus a Crown Victoria? One is a rebadged toyota matrix and the other serves as the mainstay american police/taxi/limo/fleet platform. I'd say the crown vic is far more patriotic.

http://www.gtalegende.com/images/gta4/vehicules/vraies/police.jpg

HAZZARDJOHN
07-07-10, 10:39 AM
But the Crown Vic is made in Canadia!

I say any 1 ton dually Crew cab from the 80's is patriotic.

http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/565/421/images/2010/5/4/276/614/15878889690.276614675.IM1.MAIN.565x421_A.562x421.j pg

Ask your self this, What would George Strait Drive? LOL!

MrBoffo
07-07-10, 11:54 AM
But the Crown Vic is made in Canadia!

Canada is America's hat!

77CDV
07-07-10, 03:30 PM
The Canadians might counter that the US is Canada's drawers! :hide:

orconn
07-07-10, 03:34 PM
The Canadians might counter that the US is Canada's drawers! :hide:

Yes, and Louisiana is Canada's .......!

Stingroo
07-07-10, 03:36 PM
Craig that's 'cause we wear the pants in the relationship. :thumbsup:

V-Eight
07-07-10, 06:21 PM
Craig that's 'cause we wear the pants in the relationship. :thumbsup:

Which means, although you think you run things, without our 'goods' you've got nothing. :lildevil:

Jesda
07-07-10, 06:31 PM
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/vehicle-pictures/2000/saturn/s-series/00130021990004-480.jpg
Designed in America
Built in America
Killed in America

drewsdeville
07-07-10, 06:34 PM
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/vehicle-pictures/2000/saturn/s-series/00130021990004-480.jpg
Designed in America
Built in America
Killed in America

I guess that makes all Pontiac and Mercury cars patriotic?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-07-10, 06:48 PM
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/vehicle-pictures/2000/saturn/s-series/00130021990004-480.jpg
Designed in America
Built in America
Killed in America

As much as I hate to see a part of GM fail, I'm glad to see Saturn fail because Saturn was Roger Smith's brainchild, and considering what Roger Smith did to GM in the '80s, seeing Saturn go down like the the Hindenburg brings a sense of satisfaction, schadenfreude if you will. Now only if we could get all those out of work Saturn employees working for Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick or GMC, then it would be all good, and we would have come full circle and everything would be A-OK.

Jesda
07-07-10, 06:50 PM
Mercury was killed in Canada first. America was late to the game. :)

Bro-Ham
07-07-10, 07:52 PM
I nominate the Dodge Dynasty and Chrysler New Yorker of 1988-93 as runners up to the 76 Eldorado Bicentennial Edition. I would love to own a 93 Dynasty LE Brougham. Those classic boxy Iacoccamobiles are super all-American and intended to get everybody into fine upper class of luxury automobiles. :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-07-10, 08:02 PM
I would love to own a 93 Dynasty LE Brougham. Those classic boxy Iacoccamobiles are super all-American and intended to get everybody into fine upper class of luxury automobiles. :)

And you give me shit for owning a Regal GS..... :bonkers:

drewsdeville
07-07-10, 11:39 PM
Hmm, that reminds me, what about the 2nd gen Ford Escort? Yeah, yeah, it's an Escort, but this was really one of the best attempts at American manufacturers trying to compete in the compact market with the growing Jap competition.

4 wheel independent suspension was an excellent feature of this car that was almost non-existent anywhere else in it's category. Include distributorless ignition and an electronically controlled auto trans, the car was relatively advanced for it's day. It was all around better performing in every aspect to it's competition.

+1 for the lowly Ford Escort.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-07-10, 11:45 PM
Wait, do you mean the late '90s era Escort/ZX-2?

orconn
07-08-10, 12:18 AM
The most "Patriotic Car" wasn't even American; i.e. the car that captured all the patriotism and panache of it's country of origin was the Jaguar E-type painted as a large British flag in the "Austen Power" spoofs of James Bond!

77CDV
07-08-10, 12:41 AM
I nominate the Dodge Dynasty and Chrysler New Yorker of 1988-93 as runners up to the 76 Eldorado Bicentennial Edition. I would love to own a 93 Dynasty LE Brougham. Those classic boxy Iacoccamobiles are super all-American and intended to get everybody into fine upper class of luxury automobiles. :)

OK, Dave, time to switch from martoonis to coffee. You've definitely had enough! :lol:

Night Wolf
07-08-10, 12:44 AM
http://www.cargurus.com/images/2008/05/24/01/44/pic-46274.jpeg

Actually "patriotic" means:


of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot.

"Patriot":


a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.

Therefore, a patriotic car would be any car in which a patriot drives. Specific country was never specified in the thread title.

drewsdeville
07-08-10, 12:56 AM
Wait, do you mean the late '90s era Escort/ZX-2?

No, second gen, '91-'96

http://www.autocity.com/latam/reportajes/img/esccar.gif

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the domestic automakers weren't producing many successful vehicles in that class at that time.

drewsdeville
07-08-10, 12:57 AM
http://www.cargurus.com/images/2008/05/24/01/44/pic-46274.jpeg

Actually "patriotic" means:



"Patriot":



Therefore, a patriotic car would be any car in which a patriot drives. Specific country was never specified in the thread title.

NICE :thumbsup:

77CDV
07-08-10, 01:15 AM
http://www.cargurus.com/images/2008/05/24/01/44/pic-46274.jpeg

Actually "patriotic" means:



"Patriot":



Therefore, a patriotic car would be any car in which a patriot drives. Specific country was never specified in the thread title.

I love it when you get all pedantic, Rick! :D

Koooop
07-08-10, 01:26 AM
Hmm... to piggyback Drew's answer:

http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/da/danschmitt/cc10195.jpg

The Nineteen Hundred Fifty-Eight Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.

It IS sex on wheels.

An American car covered in Italian finger prints.

I think Harley Earl would approve of this choice.

gdwriter
07-08-10, 01:49 AM
I love it when you get all pedantic, Rick! :DIs that what it was? :suspect:

Aron9000
07-08-10, 02:16 AM
Can't believe the thread has made it this far without somebody stating the obvious:

http://www.tirekick.com/TK06-May/images/JeepPatriot-1.jpg

gdwriter
07-08-10, 02:32 AM
Oh, great. Another ****ing Jeep. Just what we need.

ga_etc
07-08-10, 02:49 AM
As far as recent cars I'm going to go with the Corvette ZR-1. Nothing says "Take that!" quite like that car. It will run with or out run just about anything anyone can throw at it, and do it for a whole lot less.

http://www.todayautonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/chevrolet-corvette.gif

Jesda
07-08-10, 06:28 AM
Hmm, that reminds me, what about the 2nd gen Ford Escort? Yeah, yeah, it's an Escort, but this was really one of the best attempts at American manufacturers trying to compete in the compact market with the growing Jap competition.

4 wheel independent suspension was an excellent feature of this car that was almost non-existent anywhere else in it's category. Include distributorless ignition and an electronically controlled auto trans, the car was relatively advanced for it's day. It was all around better performing in every aspect to it's competition.

+1 for the lowly Ford Escort.

Those are wonderful little gems in the used car market. The GT wagons and hatchbacks with manual transmissions are fun to throw around and have plenty of space for junk.

Jesda
07-08-10, 06:30 AM
Can't believe the thread has made it this far without somebody stating the obvious:

http://www.tirekick.com/TK06-May/images/JeepPatriot-1.jpg

LOL, it was pretty ballsy of them to call it the Patriot. It looks and feels so 90s Korean.

Jesda
07-08-10, 06:32 AM
The most "Patriotic Car" wasn't even American; i.e. the car that captured all the patriotism and panache of it's country of origin was the Jaguar E-type painted as a large British flag in the "Austen Power" spoofs of James Bond!

Internationally, I might say its the original Mini since it put so many Brits on the road for little money and has a massive international following. Possibly the Land Rover Defender.

Its interesting how much the UK has contributed to the automotive universe. For unemotional people, they sure put a lot of it into their cars. It really is a shame they didn't build them better.

77CDV
07-09-10, 03:03 AM
The Brits aren't unemotional, they just don't wear their emotions on their sleeve (or at least they didn't used to). Keep a stiff upper lip and carry on, chaps!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-09-10, 08:40 AM
The Brits aren't unemotional, they just don't wear their emotions on their sleeve (or at least they didn't used to). Keep a stiff upper lip and carry on, chaps!

Kinda like the Irish. Don't show emotion, but rather just get drunk. (I'm irish, so I can say that :D )


LOL, it was pretty ballsy of them to call it the Patriot. It looks and feels so 90s Korean.

I guess Jeep Patriot sounded a lot better than "Jeep Mutiny" or "Jeep Treason"

77CDV
07-10-10, 03:35 AM
Or just call it what it is: Jeep POS.

ben.gators
07-10-10, 05:29 AM
I am a big fan of Irish people, they are pretty warm people, at least the irish ladies....:rolleyes:

gdwriter
07-10-10, 04:49 PM
Or just call it what it is: Jeep POS.:histeric:

Kind of redundant in this case, isn't it?

noahsdad
07-13-10, 10:53 PM
Okay, so I'm ten days late to this thread, but I had to put in the two most patriotic cars ever..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/mindstage/Ramblers/1969-amc-hurst-sc-rambler-1.jpg
The '69 Hurst Scrambler

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/mindstage/Ramblers/one.jpg
The 1970 Rebel "The Machine"

Both built by AMERICAN MOTORS in Kenosha, WI. I've driven them both, and they were damn nice cars.

Aron9000
07-14-10, 03:49 AM
AMC built some pretty damn wild stuff back in the late 60's/early 70's. They give MOPAR a run for their flamboynce IMO.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-14-10, 08:27 AM
I like the fact they were built in Kenosha WI. Isn't that where "That '70s Show" was set?

Stingroo
07-14-10, 09:35 AM
I saw something on Speed channel a few years ago about The Machine. That thing looks awesome. I think it takes the cake for relatively-unknown patriotic car.

I still say overall the Corvette hands down though.

mitchjagger
07-14-10, 11:55 AM
I like the fact they were built in Kenosha WI. Isn't that where "That '70s Show" was set?

That is correct, I live about 30 mi. away.

drewsdeville
07-14-10, 02:57 PM
That is correct, I live about 30 mi. away.

Same here. Oak Creek area, what about you?

mitchjagger
07-14-10, 03:01 PM
Same here. Oak Creek area, what about you?

Ok, I over exaggerated a little bit, I am by Grafton, so probably about 45mi

EChas3
07-15-10, 12:33 AM
I owned a '64 Rambler American Convertible. A Kenosha Vibrator!

77CDV
07-15-10, 12:38 AM
Okay, so I'm ten days late to this thread, but I had to put in the two most patriotic cars ever..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/mindstage/Ramblers/1969-amc-hurst-sc-rambler-1.jpg
The '69 Hurst Scrambler

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/mindstage/Ramblers/one.jpg
The 1970 Rebel "The Machine"

Both built by AMERICAN MOTORS in Kenosha, WI. I've driven them both, and they were damn nice cars.

My parents owned a 1969 AMC Rebel coupe. It was a very handsome car, and completely unreliable.