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Great cars that are underrated or over shadowed?

I was just thinking about some cars that I think are underrated or overshadowed and wondered what others have on that list?

C4 ZR1 and LT4 I think these are very handsome and both have great engines in very different ways.

300ZX such cool cars, that performed very well and have aged very well.

Porsche 944S2, I think these were a bit overshadowed by the Turbo, and only lately have begun to get the due they deserve, along with 944's in general.
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If I knew about it, it wouldn't qualify.

I would say first gen Mazda Miata, first gen Porsche Boxster.

Both great cars but some folks will make jokes about them being girly cars.

My other observation, the C5 Z06 is a stripped C5 with brake cooling ducts, brake upgrade, and cam upgrade.

People tend to look to the C5 Z06 and ignore the C5 Coupe.

The C5 Coupe was intended to be the top premium model.

What became the C5 Z06 was the lowest cost version of the C5.

Now the Z06 that is a hotshot and something truly special is the C6 Z06.

It has special lighter frame, dry sump engine, a serious exotic package over the standard C6.

in comparison the C5 Z06 is a less expensive to manufacture body, with upgrades that are not overly expensive bolt ons.

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1973/74 Capri. For the day, there was nothing to touch it, until this: 1977 BMW 320i.

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1973/74 Capri. For the day, there was nothing to touch it, until this: 1977 BMW 320i.

Next?

1999/2000 Ford Focus...for the time, a really neat little car.
I had a 73 v6 Capri. It was nice. Should have stuck with the car I traded in which is my suggested underrated car.

1971 Datsun 510. I put minilite wheels, radials, konis, headers, and reworked carb on it. It was rock solid reliable and a ton of fun. It would smoke a BMW 2002.
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I had a 73 v6 Capri. It was nice. Should have stuck with the car I traded in which is my suggested underrated car.

1971 Datsun 510. I put minilite wheels, radials, konis, headers, and reworked carb on it. It was rock solid reliable and a ton of fun. It would smoke a BMW 2002.
I also had a Capri with the v6 and manual transmission , car was red with black interior . One of the few cars I regret letting go .
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I also had a Capri with the v6 and manual transmission , car was red with black interior . One of the few cars I regret letting go .
Same color as mine.
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1973/74 Capri. For the day, there was nothing to touch it, until this: 1977 BMW 320i.

Next?

1999/2000 Ford Focus...for the time, a really neat little car.
The Capri is a hidden gem.

The 68-73 Opel GT is another one IMO.
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