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Beautifully Weird Cars

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by homesick345, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    The infamous Morgan three wheeler: IMG_3113.JPG
     

  2. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Brisbane
    There's the Austin Special 'Salamanda', a unique custom build in the spirit of the Austin 7 specials. As much art as engineering.

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  3. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin

    Here's a crosley front wheel drive racer I saw at an event at the Milwaukee mile.

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  4. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Absolutely! My favorite automobiles are (chronologically):

    1953 Studebaker StarLiner Coupe
    1957 Ford Thunderbird
    1958 Austin-Healey Sprite, Mark I
    1961 Jaguar XKE Coupe
    1962 AC Ace/Shelby Cobra
    1963 Studebaker Avanti
    1964 Chevrolet Corvette spit window
    1968 Opel GT (baby Corvette)
    1981 DeLorean DMC-12
     
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  5. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Here's a three wheeled french propeller car, powered by an indian powerplus engine, at a museum in nashville.

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  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Morgan_3_Wheeler_Rally_Yellow_John_Brinkmann_000.jpg How about a '34 Morgan where your first line of defense in a head-on is a killer JA Prestwich OHV v-twin?!
    THAT'S a RIDE, baby!!!

    Edit: I first used only the 3 initials for JA Prestwich, a it was automatically changed to MIJ!!
     
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  7. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 12, 2016
    Virginia Beach, Va

    I actually saw one today
     
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  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I had a yellow and white '57.
    The best part was the mechanical solenoid...turn on the key and pull the starter.
    And...of course...TUBE radio!
     
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  9. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
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    My grandfather had a 1950 Nash Ambassador almost exactly like this example, though his had the flying naked 'jet lady' hood ornament.

    I learned to drive in it when I was 15.
     
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  10. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Another Nash shot. I found this very nice 1951 in Hill City, South Dakota a couple weeks ago, and took a photo of it's chubby face...which I've heard referred to as 'The Grimacing Chipmunk'.
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  11. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I just love the distinctive exhaust note on those Nashes. Nothing else sounds quite like it.
     
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  12. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    I like many weird old cars, especially from the 60’s

    One I read about in my dad’s car magazines was the 1962 Ford Mustang prototype. Cosworth V4, Tiny care and I think the top of the windscreen was at 24” or something bizarre. Radiators in the vents behind doors in the rear quarters.


     
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  13. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    U.S.A.
    I used to have one of these. I'm a dummy for selling it. Really strangely gorgeous car. 4DHT with Full-Vue roof/rear windshield; it was like driving in a fish tank. Nothing but glass all the way around.

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  14. voskarp

    voskarp Tele-Meister

    180
    Feb 12, 2017
    Uppsala, Sweden
    This can't be a car, it's a zeppelin!
     

  15. suthol

    suthol Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2010
    Sydney - Australia
    From memory it was called the Mustang I
     
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  16. suthol

    suthol Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2010
    Sydney - Australia
    One of my mates is a Subaru tragic and races one of these, goes like sh1t off a Teflon shovel and sounds incredible.

    A few years ago bought three Subaru F1 engines and a heap of spares and now owns one of the very few remaining Subaru/Coloni chassis to put an engine in
     
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  17. dogmeat

    dogmeat Tele-Holic

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    546
    Oct 12, 2017
    Alaska

  18. pdmartin

    pdmartin Tele-Meister

    190
    Oct 29, 2012
    Cars like that prove the automakers no longer employ stylists.:(
     
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  19. pdmartin

    pdmartin Tele-Meister

    190
    Oct 29, 2012
    My grandmother had one of those. Back in the 60’s someone covered one in something like ureafoam and shaped it into a phallus. I can’t remember if it was Roth or Barris but as I recall it didn’t go over so well.
     

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