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Roku35
03-01-2012, 08:37 AM
Just wondering about the E24 reference to "the shark". Does BMW have any other nicknames or references to other BMW E-models? With the E24s limited production and notoriety, shark terminology was born. Are there any models with such a following that a special nickname or class of car owners was born?

BoldUlysses
03-01-2012, 08:48 AM
You probably already know this, but the Porsche 928 is nicknamed "shark" as well:

http://www.spannerhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/928_1.jpg

Off the top of my head, the Z3 Coupe is nicknamed the Clownshoe.

Freshbread
03-01-2012, 12:24 PM
From my experience early 02's (73 and earlier iirc) are often referred to as "roundies" or "roundtails".



Off the top of my head, the Z3 Coupe is nicknamed the Clownshoe.

Yup or bread van, thus my user title:)

Flash635
03-01-2012, 03:09 PM
You probably already know this, but the Porsche 928 is nicknamed "shark" as well:


Actually, the 928 is the mullet.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m136/Flash635/928mullet.jpg

Bert Poliakoff
03-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Very early 60's Ferrari formula one car also called a shark nose and looked very close to the real deal.

Flash635
03-02-2012, 12:39 AM
Wasn't there an early prototype of the Corvette called the Mako?
Or maybe it was a concept car.

M6csi
03-02-2012, 01:52 AM
You probably already know this, but the Porsche 928 is nicknamed "shark" as well:

http://www.spannerhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/928_1.jpg

Off the top of my head, the Z3 Coupe is nicknamed the Clownshoe.

As once described by Classic and Sports Cars..."A big butt, a mouth of a shark and frog-eyes, thatís how the Porsche 928 looks".

BoldUlysses
03-02-2012, 08:11 AM
As once described by Classic and Sports Cars..."A big butt, a mouth of a shark and frog-eyes, thatís how the Porsche 928 looks".

And yet I want one. Badly.

Quantumleap
03-03-2012, 08:28 PM
As once described by Classic and Sports Cars..."A big butt, a mouth of a shark and frog-eyes, thatís how the Porsche 928 looks".

Mabye she's got a big butt...but my, what a beautiful one it is at that...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d83/g60runner/3759_3-2.jpg

Flash635
03-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Mabye she's got a big butt...but my, what a beautiful one it is at that...

When the 928 first came I thought the back of it looked like the back of a Hyster forklift.

anthony duane
03-04-2012, 11:16 PM
Ever since I saw Scarface I wanted a 928