Vellum Venom: 1986 Hyundai Excel | The Truth About Cars

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The grille is the Excel#8217;s best the one piece black plastic elegantly stores an emblem, and is a natural extension of the parallel in the bumper and the slight curvature of the lense. And the grille ends at the point where the hood and meet.

  It may not have Italian flair, but sweated the details#8230;on a tight

You can see the harmonious lines here.  You can see the less than perfect gaps and the tacked on side light, but this is anything but to someone in dire need of wheels.

When is the last you saw a car that the hood, fender and pods began and ended so Even the grille#8217;s modest and slats just makes (get it? ) on this face. If installed flush fitting in 1986, this Excel look like a proper concept car from damn any high dollar design

Which is a compliment, of a very order.

Too bad the white lense wrap around juuust a more.  This would the grille#8217;s curvature and make the look a little less Then again, this is a static and boxy design any angle outside of the grille, so Ital Design was on to something.

again, note the purposeful and cheap signal lights.  about them screams like no car can today.

The hood doesn#8217;t line up with a place in the grille, rather it from a place inside the This probably keeps the from looking like it was using a T-square at every a good move by the Italians.

A tiny cowl with a small dashboard.  Does it cheap, or do you wish history repeat itself?  Honestly, I know the right answer.

the lack of DLO fail: the fender and meet in such a logical If only modern cars replicate this.  That mean abandoning today#8217;s like nose swooping to a wanna-be sports car greenhouse.

  The has a small nose and plenty of and upright glass.  It#8217;s impossible to mess this one up.

shocker: wrap around pillars on a Hyundai Excel?  bit of 1980s aerodynamic kit was available on a car cheap? Surely this was far more expensive to pop off compared to a portal!

No, I am not pointing at the stain.  The in the fender turns into a fold after it crosses the This fold becomes a important part of the Excel#8217;s

  While the transition is far from it works.

Another fold in the metal. This not only the Excel a bit of negative area to up the (still) very boxy it also makes for a logical to insert some door

More importantly, they put guard on the fender?  That#8217;s not a item for such a cheap Put it this way: the Ford Victoria had this bit of plastic 1992 until the mid-2000s, Ford decided to thrift it out and let the not match the doors.

  Nice job Hyundai, you had something to while Ford had something to kill for no good reason.

I adequately explain why, but the and chrome guards on this integrate well with the handles.  It says #8220;cheap, yet I also like how the side mirror is by no means an afterthought#8230;even if the and signal lights need a lot of

One reason this Excel is in good shape is because it underneath an awning, with an pole right  in the middle! the BB will fix it for me using some photoshop skillz.

That resolved, there#8217;s nothing with the Excel from angle.  It#8217;s the classic box#8221; design for a sedan. But the crease turns into a big under the door#8217;s glass, and merges with the rear vent window.

  The lower isn#8217;t out of place.  The C-pillar is fast, yet there is so much you are guaranteed not to feel claustrophobic in machine.

Okay, maybe last bit was going over the No matter, this isn#8217;t a bad of work for an Italian design Not great, but certainly not bad.

The to grab a Testor#8217;s paint (flat black, #8216;natch) and this odd showing of bling was to overcome.  Because it does from the smooth B-pillar, and the (but present) use of wrap door pillars. Not a cheap bit of for a super cheap car.

The greenhouse is gigantic on this It#8217;s hard to dislike angle when you consider car looks like a submarine days, but 1980s econoboxes cheap for a reason#8230;and this is it.

I love how the door cutline the natural line of the wheel then goes up and #8220;back#8221; to the curve of the C-pillar. And no stupid plastic triangle!

Oh crap, starting to like this little car.

The steel are plain but somewhat easy on the Someone bothered to put a flat around each vent and they have a nice to the rim like most rims this era.  The center cap is and modern, if a bit oversized for a car this

A locking gas cap?  I am not entirely of this Excel#8217;s trim (it was repainted and debadged and I#8217;m not a brochure on eBay to verify) but highline model has a nice that you never see anymore.  For reason?

  Perhaps, but this is #8220;honest#8221; design element I can appreciate.

Just like the but red. And it#8217;s poor, but honest!

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The rear window the C-pillar#8217;s angle quite And there#8217;s a slight amount of which looks out of proportion the door#8217;s relative straightness.  I say it, can someone chop the roof so it won#8217;t overpower the doors?

Nah, I take that This makes up for all the Chrysler I#8217;ve seen this year. It#8217;s refreshing,

Most of its Japanese and American had nicer side contouring, but were all much more

Whoa dude, check out the trunk cut line, just the hood!  The current Hyundai could learn a thing or two its Excel forefather.

I like the bend to quickly and definitively from the C-pillar to the back of the Even more important, another hard bend accentuates the wrap around How much did this car cost new?

Since I couldn#8217;t get a shot of #8220;my#8221; Excel, factory shot shows off the hard bend and the creases in the You didn#8217;t think the Excel make the shadows dance the light, did ya? Another thing you see (in brutal detail) is the pure and design of the tail lights.

  put, they blend well with the design.

excellent usage of parallel The tail lights wrap the quarter panel fairly There are several bends keep the boxy trunk and from looking like like the photo of the hood the Hyundai Excel was designed a T-square.

That#8217;s proved by the negative area on the bumper and the taillights. Even the trunk is well thought out#8230;at asking price.

A gigantic of a lighting pod with exposed Cheap, but who cares?  The Excel is now a piece.  It shows how things to be done, and how lucky we are today!

Every line is in its right if only the trunk#8217;s panel were consistent.  And is it just me, or  are tail lights a little on the Testarossa side ?

A ribbed, tail light profile?  look now, but every from the 1980s is blushing!

I this photo (credit since I couldn#8217;t get this far from my example.  The Excel is and chunky (never mind aftermarket spoiler) but there#8217;s no in being a cheap but purposefully three-box sedan.

This came with the luggage which is now mostly missing.  Not it doesn#8217;t detract from the of the Hyundai Excel.

Even license plate graphics the unabashedly cheap demeanor of the Very kitch, but the trunk is definitely a cool bit of cheap car

Unlike so many modern that chrome out this in hopes of looking larger life, the Excel#8217;s exhaust doesn#8217;t overpromise. Honesty is a thing, in this case: the never really delivered for the market. Oh well!

Goodbye Hyundai Excel, I learned from your logical design. And I hope you did too.

you all for reading, have a great

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