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Old 01-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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In 1952, Popular Mechanics Magazine released a series of postcards that were made available at gas stations across the country. Each pictured a novelty of one sort or another based around the rapidly growing automotive culture in the US. A few years ...

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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She certainly has the legs for it!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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Great snap, interesting car, beautiful lady. What's to not like?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:10 AM   #5
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
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God will strike you blind if you look up! I'll risk one eye.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
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I didn't look in this thread just because of the thread title!

The story says "...using a standard Mercury frame shortened 18-inches and a stock 1949 Mercury engine..." but when I tried to search what kind of Mercury frame they used I didn't find more about it.

Anybody here able to point me to more information about this roadster? When I searched "Plannette roadster" I got pics of a different but very interesting car that is a "1939 Coachcraft Mercury Roadster", link: http://www.kimballstock.com/pr/55445...-BK0005-01.jpg

ps: as a young boy I had recurring dreams of getting lost in the 50 ft. woman's soft folds. I'll try to revisit those dreams tonight.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:12 AM   #8
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Love the stance of this "Jalopy" and the" Tomato" as well. Seems back in the day,more than one person was attempting to replicate what Europe had to offer.
Being a "Sporty-Car-Guy" ,this is what Buddy Palumbo would have built, at Finzio's Sinclair, in Posaic N.J.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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I have a 1946 Mercury plus a 1947 Mercury running gear. I don't remember the measurements but am thinking a Ford frame is 18" shorter so why wouldn't they used a Ford frame? Kinda wonder.
I've seen this article before.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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She was hot in the 50's
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #11
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her legs definately make that car look lower
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #12
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Linda, Are you on the HAMB??? You were really hot back in 1952. So was your car......Great story Ryan
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #14
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Looking is one thing, touching would be a whole new ballgame.
Man, you'd have your work cut out for you there.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:07 PM   #15
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i'm guessing that women hot rodders where pretty rare then. wonder what became of her?
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #16
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Where are her tattoo's? Haha........Just like the 50's bro.......Cool shot.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #17
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I just googled her. I like this leggy 1 too.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:28 PM   #18
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One can imagine a mechanically inclined young couple deciding to build their own "sports car" in the early 50's after pricing the offerings from Europe and seeing what others had done in photos in Popular Mechanics or Mechanics Illustrated. The quality of workmanship looks pretty high too. Being that it was in a Mechanics Illustrated photo it may have earned them a Golden Hammer award at the time.
It looks like Mr Plannette pretty well had it made with a classy looking car and a long legged classy looking wife.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #19
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This card is great! Now I have one more thing to collect!
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #20
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Love the car and the cutie. At first I thought it was actress Geena Davis ... or her mom! A six inch ride height (or lowest dangling part, anyway) is also as low as I'd go on an all purpose street car. Gary
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