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This is not an example of an ugly car.

It’s always a special treat when a trip to the grocery store or dentist turns into a rare car-spotting experience.  A forgotten classic or exotic is seen prowling the streets or, even better, appears in the parking lot next to your car.  Cue daydream starring you in that exotic car.  Maybe you’re in Monaco, driving into the sunset when…

Then you see it.  Your daydream starring your gorgeous, oil-drinking darling is shattered as one of the many eye-sores on wheels pulls into the parking lot. Tragedy.

Why oh why can’t everything be as glamorous as the Alfa Romeo Touring Berlinetta or as muscular as the Shelby Cobra?

Yes, sometimes the most misunderstood of car designs become iconic classics; but sometimes, they don’t.  This is a list of the latter.