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Old 10-28-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default Ferrari Fascination



Last night, a member on the forums brought up an old article that I wrote on Kellison sports cars. As a result, I wound up re-reading the piece, studying the accompanying gallery, and finding myself i...

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Old 10-28-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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It's utterly killer, the Caddy bullet grille is stunning. The whole car's design is well thought out.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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He did a great job with that, the car has great visual balance and looks positively evil!
I want one...........
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #4
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My favorite.

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Old 10-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #5
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The '59 Caddie grill never looked so good.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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1959 Ferrari Testarossa. I believe that one is owned by Ralph Lauren.

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And yeah, that Cad grille is pretty genius.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:15 AM   #7
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I dont care what kind of cars you are into....a Ferrari is just plain sexy!
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:22 AM   #8
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I am a total sucker for Italian sports cars. I do not know a ton about the Kellison kit cars and really only read a few things on them. I do know however that what I have read on them has prompted me to search on eBay every once in a while looking for one. Love them!!!

I think the one above is pretty cool but I think it's a bit too much and not enough at the same time. First of all, the powerplant is a weak choice is far as shooting for a Ferrari feel. The chrome wire wheels with think line whites just shows that he was not shooting for a Ferrari only but more influenced by the time as well.

Paint that car black with some purposeful wheels and throw in a 331 Chrysler with a inline four carb intake mated to a 5spd out of a indy car and then you'll have something really moving. Perhaps Kinmont brake setup or something indy inspired too all on a chassis based upon Kurtis type cars maybe using a torsion bar setup and I think your are starting to reach closer towards the sophistication that a real deal Ferrari holds.

Definitely a start though!!!
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:25 AM   #9
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1959 Ferrari Testarossa. I believe that one is owned by Ralph Lauren.

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And yeah, that Cad grille is pretty genius.

Lauren's collection of vehicles is simply amazing, he is a true automotive fanatic! If I recall they had a special about his collection on TV not too long ago.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:29 AM   #10
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Might I ass a scoop like on that '59 Testerossa showing off the four '97's on top of the Chrysler???? I am getting excited.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:31 AM   #11
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I dig it. I love the Italian stuff... err Italian-inspired stuff too.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:36 AM   #12
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1959 Ferrari Testarossa. I believe that one is owned by Ralph Lauren.
Not his, but interesting you mention that.

Not to hijack this great thread, but there was a show on TV recently documenting his car collection, the cars were being exhibited at the Boston museum of fine art (Speed, Style, and Beauty).

He has a magnificent collection of some of the most iconic sports cars ever built, including;

29 Blower Bentley
30 Mercedes SSK
62 Ferrari 250 GTO
37 Bugatti drophead coupe
54 Ferrari 375 Plus
55 Mercedes gullwing
55 Jaguar XKD
55 Porsche spyder
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:37 AM   #13
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I'm a sucker for H-mod class italian stuff. 750cc or less screamin like wildcat :bc:

bandini's make me horny!



notice how tall the car is compared to the gentleman standing behind it!


not only are these cool cars, but many of them ran crosley engines
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:38 AM   #14
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I will build a Kellison or something in that same vein one day. My list is short, and that is at the top.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:48 AM   #15
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Seeing as how I'm wearing Ralph Lauren boxers and cologne I should have an itty bitty share in his car collection.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:50 AM   #16
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since you brought up the Kellison... i scoped this at our annual "Graffitti Weekend" show 'n' shine.. it definately stood out.. the lines on these are just a thing of beauty..
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:54 AM   #17
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since you brought up the Kellison... i scoped this at our annual "Graffitti Weekend" show 'n' shine.. it definately stood out.. the lines on these are just a thing of beauty..
Really good to see one of those Kellison's finished! Always was a 10 on my what if meter....
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:55 AM   #18
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That's a kickass car.....but I wonder how it is to drive? Looks like a bitch to see out of and uncomfortable for us taller guys....
The roofline reminds me of my favorite Ferrari model....only chopped. haha.

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:18 AM   #19
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/hijack

I was talking to a guy at Pebble Beach this year, and after a couple of minutes, he said he was one of 2 full time caretakers for RL's collection.


'You mean you get to drive, wrench-on, and take his cars to shows all over the world?' Yes, was the answer. He sorta looked down, like it wasn't quite all momma had expected from him. I suggested that there were a lot of out here who, if we had known, would have made some very different life choices, and would love to do what he does.

Saw RL later - yellow turleneck and sweater and red shorts. not sure how he made his $$, but my wife will tell ya' that even I know you don't wear yellow and red together.

Got to see one of my favorite Bentleys ever, in person.

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:19 AM   #20
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T-Bird motor...that's because they were intended for T-bird frames. At least initially. WHo's really serious about one? There was one to be had "...I'll make you a good deal on it..." was all I was told price-wise and the people are quite reputable. Zakira in or near Cincinnati, OH. They specialize in exotics and they wer doing a Miller in there as well (ok Ryan go ahead and cry, it's probably still there).
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