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It's unbelievable this car was made in 1959

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by homesick345, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon

  2. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Had to look his name up: James Frank Kellison, USAF.

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    Sorta looks like a Jaguar XKE crossed with a Dodge Viper!
     
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  3. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    New Jersey plates -- Gotta love it! :D
     
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  4. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    I'd enjoy and weekend with that thing.
     
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  5. don71

    don71 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2009
    Central Missouri
    I don't think I've ever heard of it. Great looking car and very stylish.
     

  6. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's

    Whoa. That car is speaking to me - and it's saying 'I am a speeding ticket waiting to happen.'

    - D
     
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  7. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 20, 2009
    Smyrna Ga.
    Are Spridle and Chim Chim in the trunk cause that thing looks like the Mach 5!
     

  8. 6stringcowboy

    6stringcowboy Tele-Afflicted

    A lot of amazing things came along in '59 ;););)

    OH, and the car's pretty badass too!
     
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  9. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
    It's unbelievable this car was made in 1959

    It’s not that unbelievable if you compare it to a Vette of the same year.

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  10. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Oct 11, 2016
    37804
    And just think... in 1957 ford had a nuclear powered car on the drawing board...


    Then by 1962... this was projected...

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    Wonder how long it took to realize it was a bad idea?
     
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  11. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    Lotta good stuff was conceived in/by the 1950's.
    We really haven't come that far since (despite whatever your smartphone tells ya.)
     

  12. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Are we just talking about body styling?

    1954

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  13. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC

  14. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    I much prefer what Ferrari was doing in 1959.

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  15. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006
    My MG was built in 1959 and came with disc brakes.
     
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  16. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    U.S.A.
    Pretty cool.

    Not unbelievable to me, though.

    What's unbelievable is this, in 1953/1954: https://www.allpar.com/history/plymouth/1946-1959/turbines.html. The car itself is not so unbelievable to me. What's unbelievable is that we are still relying on variants of the piston engine technology that this was trying to replace over 60 years ago.
     
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  17. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    89
    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    There were quite a few cars that were ahead of their time..
    Here's one from 1934.
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  18. WelshBluesMan

    WelshBluesMan TDPRI Member

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    Apr 2, 2018
    Wales, UK.
    Is it me or are car designs getting worse?

    Cars of the past...

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    Cars of the present...

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    Cars of the future...

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    I get the whole green energy, driverless technology thing... But why does it have to look like that?
     
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  19. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Talk about ahead of it's time, the 1954 unibody construction Nash Cosmopolitan:
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  20. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    There were all kinds of problems then, too, just like now, and I'd probably die without cell service... but if you handed me a time machine, guess where I'd go. And yes, I'd try to bring a guitar back for each of you. :lol:
     

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