David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/15/20 8:18 a.m.
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The name almost sounds Japanese, but it’s German. Styling Garage gave the world the 1000SGS sedan–said to be twice as good as the Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL that it was based upon. 

A 1000SGS could feature things like custom paint, custom interior, custom bumpers, custom wheels, c…

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Campbelljj
Campbelljj New Reader
1/15/20 5:32 p.m.

Good grief. I remember these from the "day".  They were horrible then and as "horrible" today.   Conspicuous consumption at it's worst.  

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
1/15/20 5:53 p.m.

It's actually impressive how seemingly everything they made was hideous. You'd think every once in a while they'd have accidentally made something that looks cool.....

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
1/15/20 6:01 p.m.

Take a $70,000 car, then make it worth $20,000 by spending an additional 10 grand.

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
1/15/20 6:12 p.m.

I want one of those SEC gullwings.  I missed out on one 8-10 years ago and haven't seen one actively for sale since.

BlindPirate
BlindPirate Reader
1/15/20 6:16 p.m.

I love these Words of the Day. Even with these nasty looking things.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/15/20 6:39 p.m.
BlindPirate said:

I love these Words of the Day. Even with these nasty looking things.

Thank you. Another one to come tomorrow.

Robbie
Robbie MegaDork
1/15/20 10:05 p.m.

I want a sunroof and gullwings.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/15/20 10:06 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

How about a convertible top and gullwings? 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
1/16/20 5:28 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to Robbie :

How about a convertible top and gullwings? 

I was actually contemplating it on my Miata after you posted this David. I think it could be possible, but I certainly don't have the ambition to do it!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/16/20 8:04 p.m.

Not suprised at the responses. Half think they are hideous.  The other would gladly have one in the garage.

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
1/16/20 8:15 p.m.

How about a gullwing four-door?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/16/20 9:38 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Some of us lived through the ’80s, some of us read about them on Wikipedia. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/16/20 9:39 p.m.

And next week's are just about finished. I need to button up the last one and then organize photos. 

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