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  • There seems to be a lot of disagreement over the real world version of the Samson Drifter, as it's been changed numerous times over the last week, so it's time to take a community vote on the issue and settle it.

    The choices are between:

    • 1969 Buick Gran Sport.
    • 1970-1971 Ford Torino.
    • 1969 Pontiac GTO.
    • 1970 Dodge Charger.

    The best way to determine this is to do a Google image search on all the listed vehicles and compare ALL of the Drifter's features to them. Front, back and sides. Look at the over body lines, grill, headlight, taillights, shape of the windows, wheel wells etc. and find the one you think best matches. There will always be discrepancies, they design them on a conglomeration of many real world vehicles, but our goal is to chose the ONE that the Drfter looks like overall.

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    • I think it's a dodge charger

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    • I say it looks like a '69 Pontiac GTO the most.

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    • SeanB3an1189 : I think it's a dodge charger

      The 70 charger had a much longer front end and the front grill is completely different. The Chargers tail lights are nothing like the Drifters. The overall side contours look different.


      Vapid Motors wrote: I say it looks like a '69 Pontiac GTO the most.

      The 69 GOT's front grill looks nothing it. The GTO had no front bumper, the Drifter does. The GTO's rear bumper and tail light looks totally different. The only similarity I see to a GTO is the overall contour when viewed from the side.

      Are you guys even doing a comparison to images of the actual cars? I'll be honest, I see elements of all those cars but it doesn't actually look like any of them.

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    • Perhaps it's based on more than one car

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    • The grill and front end is definitely most like the 70 Torino, but the rest looks a lot more like the 69' GTO to me, or possibly a 70' Chevelle(either way I'd say it's mainly based off a GM in body shape). There's no Charger in there at all, the Chargers were a lot longer and more rigid with their body lines.

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    • ReapTheChaos wrote:

      SeanB3an1189 : I think it's a dodge charger

      The 70 charger had a much longer front end and the front grill is completely different. The Chargers tail lights are nothing like the Drifters. The overall side contours look different.


      Vapid Motors wrote: I say it looks like a '69 Pontiac GTO the most.

      The 69 GOT's front grill looks nothing it. The GTO had no front bumper, the Drifter does. The GTO's rear bumper and tail light looks totally different. The only similarity I see to a GTO is the overall contour when viewed from the side.

      Are you guys even doing a comparison to images of the actual cars? I'll be honest, I see elements of all those cars but it doesn't actually look like any of them.

      I actually do find that it looks the most like the GTO. Even though the grill has a metal divider, it still looks a lot like the one on the drifter, and the closed headlights are also present. The body style is what I find looks the most like the Drifter, in my opinion. I understand that the GTO doesn't have much alike to the Drifter, but its the closest car I see to the Drifter, the others look hardly anything like it.

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    • Why give us choices to choose from and then tell us we're wrong when we choose an option

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    • SeanB3an1189 wrote: Why give us choices to choose from and then tell us we're wrong when we choose an option

      Well, typically one would not only list their choice, but list why they think that as well. For example, what part of the Dodge Charger do you think it resembles?

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    • 68 dodge charger front, buick gran sport around the back windows to the end of the car, pontiac along the side and gran torino shape. Quiet obvious its al of them i like to think its more 68 charger

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    • I honestly don't see where you guys are getting the dodge charger from, the front grill is vaguely similar to the 68, and I emphasize vaguely, but that's about it.

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    • 1970 torino. definitely. although it does have shades of the gto. but the shape definitely resembles a 1970 torino. whoever thinks its a charger or a buick must be high or has never seen a muscle car in their life or is 11.

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    • It's definitely a strong blend of GM Muscle and the Ford Torino, about 1970 because of the hideaway headlights.

      The grille and the greenhouse/window designs are very reminiscent of the 1969 Pontiac GTO, with the side window coming to a round shape rather than a point. All of these proposed cars have a long hood and short trunk/ass end.

      The rear roofline - and the fact that it has a long hood and short trunk - vaguely resembles the Charger.

      At first glance, the 1970 Ford Torino comes to mind, in the general shape of the vehicle. The grille doesn't have a split in the center like the '71 does, and the '70 had hideaway headlights (I believe vacuum operated like dodge's)

      The only hint of the Buick GS (Gran Sport) is that the roof is higher than the other vehicles, and when i say higher I mean taller.

      Basically what I see is a mix of GM and Ford Muscle, if you believe Ford made muscle. Mostly what the Drifter is composed of is the 1967-72-ish GM A Platform and the 1970 Ford Torino fascia.

      My friend from work said the Drifter looks a lot like his 1970 Galaxie XL Sportsroof, in the front grille, roofline, and all around. But because so many people see GM parts on it, it makes sense to reference two or three vehicles, like most other wikis (GTA in particular) do.

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