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Old 01-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default The Ingalls Special



I'm lucky enough to work within walking distance of a place called Fantasy Junction. No, it's not the adult bookstore that you might be imagining, but rather an understated brick building that contains the nicest folks and most amazing sports cars in...

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Awsome way to start my morning, thanks for sharing that.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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What is not to love about that? Great way to start the day! Thanks
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing the story and photos of the Ingalls Special. Seems there was more than one privately built and campaigned sports car built around Ford components in the Bay Area in those days. I used to visit Fantasy Junction when living in Walnut Creek. Always an interesting collection of cars for sale. I also like to visit the speciality vehicle sellers in Pleasanton and Livermore.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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Unlike a lot of the homely looking cars made in that era, that is a great looking little car! I'd love to take it out for a spin.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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And, it is for sale;
The Ingalls Special was restored in 2003 to the way it was raced in 1953. Over the years the Ingalls Special was powered by a variety of motors. Chrysler, GMC, Ford and small block Chevy were all part of its history. There have been 5 owners of the car and about 8 different drivers.
Price: $149,500
1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, CA 94608
P: 510-653-7555

No, I am not affiliated with this car in any fashion. Found it on the Hemmings blog.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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That thing is killer!! I love the nose piece and the way the radiator hoses come straight out.....and that it's flathead powered!!!! So awesome!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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Looks like a HOT ROD to me!
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #9
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Love it, of course. And all the other "sports rods" threads here. Gary
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #10
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A cool blend of hot rod, sports car and "special".
Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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about the ugliest thing i've ever seen . but as ive always said theres an ass for every seat
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #12
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Personally,I think it's pretty sharp.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:50 PM   #13
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I love it. Get it in the twistys and have some fun.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:38 AM   #14
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Having a sports car background I really love this post and the pictures. I really wonder how hard would be to wrench this thing around corners at speed. I bet it was thrilling.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:55 AM   #15
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I'd love to see the suspension.

Also curious as to when it got those brakes, since finned drums didn't come out until '58...plus they're clearly NOT "30-'40 Ford" pieces.

I'd also be very, very surprised if those wheel covers, or anything like them, were on the car originally... makes it a little difficult to check air pressure without access to the valve stem, let alone change tires.

It is a cool car though. I just always wonder about the actual history when I see things that jump out like that on really expensive cars.

I LOVE the shifter arrangement.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #16
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And, it is for sale;
The Ingalls Special was restored in 2003 to the way it was raced in 1953. Over the years the Ingalls Special was powered by a variety of motors. Chrysler, GMC, Ford and small block Chevy were all part of its history. There have been 5 owners of the car and about 8 different drivers.
Price: $149,500
1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, CA 94608
P: 510-653-7555

No, I am not affiliated with this car in any fashion. Found it on the Hemmings blog.

All the best,
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #17
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Cool little hot rod. Thanks Jay!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:28 PM   #18
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Cool little car. I like how they sealed the bellhousing/firewall.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:20 PM   #19
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Wow... Awesome car.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #20
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I was lucky enough to know Ed during my career, and not only was this a super car but he was a wonderful individual. Quite an artist and photographer also. Nice to see his legacy living on.
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