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Old 10-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default The Dick Flint Pictorial



I gotta wild hair up my ass this morning and decided to collect every known historical photograph of the Dick Flint roadster. Give or take a photo or two, I just might have found 'em all. And in doing so, I was actually sort of amazed at how seldom ...

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #2
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I love this car!! I've had the June '53 HOP-UP for years and always detested the looks of the wire-wheel hubcaps on it though.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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I love this car!! I've had the June '53 HOP-UP for years and always detested the looks of the wire-wheel hubcaps on it though.
The car was never actually driven with those. They were put on the car just to add "pop" to the magazine cover.
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Default Re: The Dick Flint Pictorial

Few are as recognizable at the DF roadster. Such a cool car and another fine example of of Valley Custom's great design and craftsmanship.

Really I'm a sucker for any car with the Ascot type rear tires. Love those things.

Side note, the engine bay is about as crammed full of stuff as it can possibly be. Reminds me of Thunderbirdesq's new "t" roadster as seen at Race of Gents last weekend. 10 pounds of shit....
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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Makes me think of the story about Dick and Dean brainstorming the shape of the nose on the driveway with chalk and welding rod...those were the days !
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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These are awesome photos.
We are offering the famous DF Roadster next month at our exclusive Art Of the Automobile sale in NY! Check it out here http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1063777
I'm stoked because this may be record setting when its comes to traditional hot rod value.
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I've always been amazed that it never won the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award. Was it REALLY that bad under the skin? Or did Flint just never enter it?
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #8
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These are awesome photos.
We are offering the famous DF Roadster next month at our exclusive Art Of the Automobile sale in NY! Check it out here http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1063777
I'm stoked because this may be record setting when its comes to traditional hot rod value.
I can't even imagine... Are they saying what they think it might bring?

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I've always been amazed that it never won the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award. Was it REALLY that bad under the skin? Or did Flint just never enter it?
From what I've read, you couldn't see any of it due to the belly pan... and I've read articles about the restoration process that say Valley Custom's work was really well done - which is typical of their stuff from the period.

I have crawled all over the restored car. If it was hacked up at one time, you certainly can't tell now. The detail work of what you can see is absolutely amazing. People say this car is a great example of how we over restore historical cars now. And I don't know if they mean it this way or not - but I totally agree. This is one car that was deserving of being over restored.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:59 PM   #9
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One of my favorites... I wonder why its on the block?
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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There was a story a while back in Street Rodder about the restoration. The original frame was scrapped as it was too weak and cut up to keep. A new A frame was then refitted to the car, but some of the original running gear also was kept for the restored version.

I dimly remember the car with an SBC after Flint sold it, pictured at an LA Roadster Club run, 60s maybe? Anyone else??
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I hope to put up a couple more once I find them.
Here's an ad that Kofoed ran to sell it in the early 60s, mentions the Chev engine:
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #12
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Okay, found my other file. A couple proof sheets that include some of the pics Ryan put up, but some others probably from the same photo session. And then a set of shots during the restoration showing the new frame.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:40 PM   #13
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Okay, found my other file. A couple proof sheets that include some of the pics Ryan put up, but some others probably from the same photo session. And then a set of shots during the restoration showing the new frame.
Excellent work Bob!
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #14
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A beautiful roadster indeed and one of my all time favorites. Ryan I hope you do a little followup story after it sells to let us know who bought it and for how much.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #15
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F People say this car is a great example of how we over restore historical cars now. And I don't know if they mean it this way or not - but I totally agree. This is one car that was deserving of being over restored.
Some cars call for an over restoration,this is one of them.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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A most outstanding example of a fertile and creative mind(s). This car is outasite even today! Now jump in the wayback machine and imagine what people thought of it when it was done up to show standards. Great post and thanks, Carp
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:45 PM   #17
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Yep!,---Duane Kofoed owned it for many years, & wouldn't part with it.
As many know, Duane did finally let it go to (?).---I think it was 30 yrs. ago----Don
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Here's a couple old pics i've "borrowed" off the internet somewhere.
Some early photos of Dick in the roadster.

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:24 PM   #19
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Yes! Those are the best kinds of photos... casual...
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Surprised to see the car for sale. Don Orosco is the current owner.
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