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What were cars with rusted-out floors referred to as before <span style="font-style: italic">The Flintstones</span> came along?
 
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You asked: "What were cars with rusted-out floors referred to as before The Flintstones came along?" What are they called now? Rusted cars? POS? Here's my question: Had you ever been near a car with a rusted floor and overheard someone refer to it as a .....Flintstones car? Seriously: I seem to recall Hanna-Barberra studios refer to the car as a "Floord". Trivia: Was more than one car ever depicted in a Flintstones episode? ....a traffic jam? ......did Barney own a car? I suppose they all had leather.
 
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Originally Posted By: Kira
You asked: "What were cars with rusted-out floors referred to as before The Flintstones came along?" What are they called now? Rusted cars? POS? Here's my question: Had you ever been near a car with a rusted floor and overheard someone refer to it as a .....Flintstones car?
Yes.
Originally Posted By: Kira
Seriously: I seem to recall Hanna-Barberra studios refer to the car as a "Floord".
I've Heard it called the "FlintMobile" but this drawing just calls it "Fred's Car"
Originally Posted By: Kira
Trivia: Was more than one car ever depicted in a Flintstones episode? ....a traffic jam? ......did Barney own a car?
Yes, I don't Know, Yes. Looked Like a hollowed out log with a pointy nose
Originally Posted By: Kira
I suppose they all had leather.
Funny...
 
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Never knew they ever sold or built Austins here? My old man told me they came out the showroom rusty in the UK and barely lasted a year or two with all the salt on the roads in winter haha He had a 1986 Ford Cortina as his first car in 1990 over there and that was the same, went through a small puddle and your feet would get a drenching! He scrapped it because the sills were rotted through a couple years later. All this in a 4 year old car and it had probably been going on well before he bought it! Same with Great Walls now, seen some shockers! Knew someone with one that was a year old and the whole thing was rusting to bits EVERYWHERE! Not just surface rust but deep rust
 

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What prompted my Deep Thought was an episode of Wheeler Dealers I had just watched. Edd China referred to the Jensen Interceptor he was working on as a "Flintstones car" on account of the big hole in its floor after he cut out some rust. And I thought it was interesting that The Flintstones is well-known even in England.
 
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Originally Posted By: Tegger
What were cars with rusted-out floors referred to as before The Flintstones came along?
"Chevrolet"
 
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