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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. urizen

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    You were fortunate. I envy you the experience. I remember when I was 16, we had a local dealership that had a Saab Sonnett V4 on the floor, and Dad (who'd been an airplane mechanic in the Navy during WWII) and I were both fascinated by that... he came close to talking himself into buying it several times over the next month---but the body material (a fiberglass/polymer that actually felt a bit like rubber) bothered him...then he got the bug for a used XKE which led him to finding and helping me buy a lightly-used '68 Triumph GT6 ("The poor man's Jag") in late '69.
     
  2. Larry F

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    Yeah! We're getting into Bruce McCall territory.
     
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    I think it's hideous in a menacing, cool way

    The Citroen DS is maybe this design, but done "humanely" :)
     
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    That prototype was based on a Cord 810 that was ahead of it's time with front wheel drive and independent suspension. Citroen DS came along much later.
     
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    Seriously? Body style? Number of windows? Hood coming to a point? Fenders?
     
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    I'm sorry, I've heard good things about that car, but it doesn't look as good as those early cars. The PT Cruiser looks a little closer.

    Edit: When I said modern, I meant the tech underneath, not the look of current cars.
     
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    Was that a sneer?
     
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    ZZ Top wants their car back.

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    :lol: no.
     
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    best thing about these old girls.. you can park where ever you want in the grocery store shopping lot.. and you will not have to worry about door dings.. the metal used on my dads 48 ford is thick.. compared to my 1960 chev. hhe. you look at that and it gets a door ding.. not my dads 48.. that thing is built like a tank.
    chris.
     
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    " The back seats could only hold two passengers, however, in large part because of space limitations posed by on-board beverage cabinets" :eek::cool:
     
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    I remember the first time I saw photos of the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, many years ago. It was a Road & Track "Salon" article. I was probably 14 or 15 and I was floored.

    As I recall, that particular car was French racing blue, this one isn't that color but it's still absolutely stunning.

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    Another stunner from that era and also French. To my eye, even prettier than the Bugatti.

    This is a Talbot-Lago T150C SS. If I recall correctly, there was also a R&T Salon piece on one of these as well. If my memory is correct, Rob Walker wrote about it and described one a friend had. The thing that sticks in my mind is that it had a Wilson preselector gearbox. I spent many hours "air shifting" the gearbox as Mr. Walker described how to use it.

    Anyway, the one at the bottom IS in the proper color!

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    The Auburn Boattail Speedster is a fine example of an American Art Deco/Streamlined design. This is James Hetfield of Metallicas hot rod Auburn..... image-2831164809.jpg
     
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    That ZZ Top car is very cool.
     
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    Agreed - some beautiful machines came out of that era!

    I enjoy Cord's designs - the top image is Brooks Stevens' custom 1930 L29 (love those headlights!).

    The lower image is a "coffin nose" 1937 812. The Phantom Corsair was built on a Cord 810 chassis, same as the 812 but without the supercharger.
     
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