Guilty as charged. Stepnose are by far the best of the Tipo 105/115.Oh, so we're scalino snobs now?? :grin2: (me too:wink2
I chalk it up to the era: in general, the 1970s was the beginning of the end of great car design for a number of reasons, many of which engineers and designers were forced to deal with. I like the 1750 GTV and 2000 GTV, but the longer these cars stayed in production, the chintzier they got.
The ugly U.S.-mandated side markers, raised ride height, flimsy bumpers with overriders, cheap looking enlarged taillights, ugly factory wheels, and worst of all: the interior! After the 1750, the interiors really took a plunge for the worse. Silly door panel design for the sake of 1970s relevance, cheap looking veneer, ugly dashboard/instruments, bulky center console, wonky steering wheel and shift knob, goofy emblem script, etcetera. The early (Stepnose) cars are absolutely beautiful, simple, and clean, and while the 1750 was a nice update (albeit in no way aesthetically improved upon over Giorgetto Giugiaro's original design), the later cars were simply ruined with tacked on extras.
While you can certainly tweak a 2000 GTV to look good, it still can't hold a candle to a Scalino.
Stepnose or GTFO.