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Old 09-27-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Despite the spacious rear tire to fender gap, the oddly bobbed rear fenders, and the showy upholstered body panels, I've always loved this car. To me, it screams what an early 1960's era car should scream - LOOK OVER HERE! But it does this in a way t...

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
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I dig the color picture. I think I could I actually fit in that coupe
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:57 AM   #3
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I think I could I actually fit in that coupe
haha

I was thinking the same thing. Beautiful little coupe.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:58 AM   #4
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great choice for a subject today, ryan. love the powertrain combo.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:59 AM   #5
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Perfect
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:19 AM   #6
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Definitely a nice coupe and I am digging those exhaust manifolds....are those stock?
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:23 AM   #7
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Definitely a nice coupe and I am digging those exhaust manifolds....are those stock?
Look to be a one off set of custom headers. Nifty little A coupe.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:27 AM   #8
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Wish there was a dash shot, from the one interior shot it almost looks chromed. Shifter looks like something from a Roth monster cartoon. Overall perfect barn find dream car for any of us today.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:35 AM   #9
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i am diggin this car, ive always loved the chromed and shiny cars of the late 50's early sixties, and its nice to see one without a 32 grill shell.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:38 AM   #10
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nothing wrong with that 60's " hey look at me " style.........I kind of like that look....

thanks for the memories !
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #11
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I wonder if that's the same Larry Ready from the LA Roadsters. His 32 hiboy is pretty trick, and was featured in the same issue of Street Rod Quarterly that my 38 was in.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:19 AM   #12
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i have larry's phone number and i talk to him regularly. I also have kept in touch with jeff tann the previous editor of rod and custom who currently own the car.
I am building my model a coupe to his specs.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:20 AM   #13
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i have larry's phone number and i talk to him regularly. I also have kept in touch with jeff tann the previous editor of rod and custom who currently own the car.
I am building my model a coupe to his specs.
No shit? Any chance we can get a shot of the car now?
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Wish there was a dash shot, from the one interior shot it almost looks chromed. Shifter looks like something from a Roth monster cartoon. Overall perfect barn find dream car for any of us today.


Looks like a 33-34 dash! I have always loved that car and engine choice!
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:06 PM   #15
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I too have always loved the look of that car. It would be great to see a lot more cars built with that kind of restraint today. While I often like chopped cars, I don't agree that they always need to be. Henry got it right to begin with.

I hope we can get a chance to see what it looks like now.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:12 PM   #16
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Heres the shot of the car today. It sucks he has a small block, independent front suspension the car was sold to jeff by larry in 67 with out a motor. The motor was used in larry's friends pick up and the dash is a 34 ford that he said he pulled out of a car in a washed up valley. The frame is stock rails with a 33/34 x member the motor was painted gloss black and it was in prime all through high school. If anyone would like any more info on the car i would be happy to inform you because its is my favorite model a coupe ever built.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:21 PM   #17
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I like the stance even better now! Completely agree, that is a badass ride then AND now. That pearlescent blue sure was sharp...
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:24 PM   #18
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I like the stance even better now! Completely agree, that is a badass ride then AND now. That pearlescent blue sure was sharp...
The independent front is a bummer, but really that car has survived pretty intact. Nothing that couldn't be changed. Your buddy has done a good job keeping it under the roof so to speak.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:28 PM   #19
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The independent front is a bummer, but really that car has survived pretty intact. Nothing that couldn't be changed. Your buddy has done a good job keeping it under the roof so to speak.
at least it has fenders!
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When Jeff was at the helm of R&C, the car was used in several tech articles. He has rebuilt it many times during his ownership. His writings about the car make it sound like he has a real love for the car, and its history.
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