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Old 04-24-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default 'Tobacco King' Rocket Car

We've talked about Turbonique more than a few times here on The Jalopy Journal as well as on the H.A.M.B., but a user tipped us off on this one (thanks John!) and I had to post it. Zachary Reynolds (of R.J. Reynolds fame) had this car built in the 6...

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Old 04-24-2008, 09:49 AM   #2
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Fly me to the moon........
damn..thats killer
I saw a flip top turbonique cougar funny car last summer at the lancaster drags....
Killer read....
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:53 AM   #3
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that is one bad azz car!!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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Yeah... pretty cool. To be honest, the turbonique stuff doesn't interest me all that much past just being kooky cool, but I love the story behind this one. Really neat read.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:53 AM   #5
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I guess the term "smok'em if ya got them" applies here.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:00 AM   #6
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A true timepeice in history. Awesome!
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:02 AM   #7
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So did it ever run down the 1320? And what did it turn?
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:04 AM   #8
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WOW. Can you imagine the adrenaline this would send coursing through your veins? The balls to strap something like that to the back of a car .... America's politicians pussed us out.
That is BEAUTIFUL in a SCARY looking way.
I wonder what that will go for at auction.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:11 PM   #9
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WOW. Can you imagine the adrenaline this would send coursing through your veins? The balls to strap something like that to the back of a car .... America's politicians pussed us out.
That is BEAUTIFUL in a SCARY looking way.
I wonder what that will go for at auction.
Yeah...I was wondering what it will go for, as well. Something as unique as this, no never know. Sure like to have it setting in my garage. Scratch that. It's spent enough time setting. Better yet taking it on a road trip across the country. Smokinnnnnnnnnn
I'll take a wild ass guess. $225M
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:38 PM   #10
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Yeah...I was wondering what it will go for, as well. Something as unique as this, no never know. Sure like to have it setting in my garage. Scratch that. It's spent enough time setting. Better yet taking it on a road trip across the country. Smokinnnnnnnnnn
I'll take a wild ass guess. $225M
$225,000,000, naw, it'll go for more than that.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #11
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Wow! Love to see that one in person!
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:11 AM   #12
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Talk about a visual punch in the nose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That car look's stunning.I agree with you Ryan the rocket dont do it for me me either, but still the idea of it is over the top. Someone was smoking some good shit when they came up with that idea GREGG
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my dad had a yellow one in the sixty's but it wasnt nothing like this one .. thats a bad ass car..
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I want this car

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Old 04-24-2008, 10:22 AM   #15
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Brings a whole new meaning to..." Get in , sit down, Hold on and Shut Up!
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:25 AM   #16
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This suddenly has influence on my own 64 500XL project.....

minus the rocket axle of course.

the high stance is just dirty, dirty mean.

"Ma! I'm headed into town to look fer trouble! I left some bail money on the table. Don't drink all my beer whilst I'm gone!!"
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:06 AM   #17
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This suddenly has influence on my own 64 500XL project.....

minus the rocket axle of course.

the high stance is just dirty, dirty mean.

"Ma! I'm headed into town to look fer trouble! I left some bail money on the table. Don't drink all my beer whilst I'm gone!!"
There's a local guy with a '64 Ford sedan (Custom 300??), bright red and well detailed with a 427 SOHC / 4spd drivetrain. Real bitchin car!
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For those too lazy to read ... makes a good bedtime story I imagine...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ebbzZUa40
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:42 AM   #19
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It was probably an auto, because if it was a standard, i have a feeling pushing in the clutch with a rocket strapped to the axle would be interesting.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:52 AM   #20
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I think I'll go buy me a Galaxy!! No shit I'm gonna>>>>.
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