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Old 11-14-2005, 07:46 PM   #1
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Just curious if anyone knew the story on this....thing. Looks like something out of a Dr Suess book.
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Cool, definatley suessistic
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:51 PM   #3
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'56 Oldsmofordillac....super rare
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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Was for sale a while back...............OLDBEET
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:55 PM   #5
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Very early Gran Torino prototype!
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:04 PM   #6
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Has that Barris look to it......


It started as a Plymouth cowl/windshield I believe.


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Old 11-14-2005, 08:25 PM   #7
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Slap some whitewalls on it
I'd drive it -
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:31 PM   #8
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Just curious if anyone knew the story on this....thing. Looks like something out of a Dr Suess book.
Is it one of the X cars of the 50's?, I have seen some of the other prototypes and they look similiar.
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:41 PM   #9
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Is it one of the X cars of the 50's?
Not even if I squint real hard .

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Dayum Sure Is One Ugly Sumbuck..................call It A 32 And Get Big Bucks For It
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Here's a story:

One time this guy built a really fugly custom, drove it once, became the joke of the neighborhood, and it's been sitting in the side yard ever since.

The end.
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:29 PM   #12
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Burn it.
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:07 PM   #14
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Rad. I'd drive it. Absolutely. How can you go wrong with a big ass single fin like that in the rear?
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:08 PM   #15
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:32 PM   #16
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Skoda?
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:35 PM   #17
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I wondered what ever happened to SPANK!/Harlan. Guess he's doing more custom work now.
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:51 PM   #18
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Just curious if anyone knew the story on this....thing. Looks like something out of a Dr Suess book.
Cut the weirdass grill extension thingy down so the grill meets up with the hood cut off the fin and fab up two new ones one for each side and it wouldn't look two bad.

then paint it flat black and call it a rat rod
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:21 AM   #19
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Looks like an oversized sized carnival/dodgem car.........poor thing. ......Bert
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:29 AM   #20
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The only thing I recognize is the vent windows, def Mopar '57 -,61 hood looks to be Ford F 1 maybe 47-51. The rest someone's attempt that went wrong
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:32 AM   #21
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It's a Dodgem car on acid.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:34 AM   #22
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Isn't that a Rare Catfish??
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:02 AM   #23
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Ya know, every once in a while somebody posts a car that they don't agree with.

All about fitting in with the peer group I guess.

Regardless of whether you like the car or not, you gotta give the guy credit for seeing the project through to completion.

Which is a lot more than you can say about some people on this board....
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:07 AM   #24
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There was already a big post on this car a while back. This thread reads just like that thread. If I recall right, it was never a show car or anything... just somebody's project.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:33 PM   #25
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all that talent with a torch and hammer , and absolutely zero sense of style! Even if it was any other color it would still be REALLY ugly! But it reminds me of that Johny Cash song about "one piece at a time,and it didnt cost me a dime"
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:45 AM   #26
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I would drive it. Can you deliver it to Alaska.

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Old 11-16-2005, 01:55 AM   #27
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that's SO Joe Bailon! hahhaah
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Old 11-16-2005, 03:53 AM   #28
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But it reminds me of that Johny Cash song about "one piece at a time,and it didnt cost me a dime"
Shit! Ya beat me to it! It's a '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56.....
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Old 11-16-2005, 06:51 AM   #29
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Sweet! Is it for sale?
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:36 AM   #30
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Interesting is all that comes to mind. Something like that should not be allowed to see the light of day. It is now your responsibility to hide so you don't give any of the little ones nightmares.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:16 AM   #31
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uhhh WOW.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:35 AM   #32
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i second this response. i looks different or odd , but it has alot more talent then most of the rat rod garbage on the road. gee lets see how fast we can toss to gether a bunch of crap and make it to a rod run

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Ya know, every once in a while somebody posts a car that they don't agree with.

All about fitting in with the peer group I guess.

Regardless of whether you like the car or not, you gotta give the guy credit for seeing the project through to completion.

Which is a lot more than you can say about some people on this board....
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:49 AM   #33
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While the Batmobile was getting repaired, so they took Robin's car...
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:11 AM   #34
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Looks like it should be bass boat flake & on some carnival ride with a motorcycle in front and a boat behind, where it goes up over the little humps and the kiddies can honk the horn....
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:22 AM   #35
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Just curious if anyone knew the story on this....thing. Looks like something out of a Dr Suess book.
Its not a Barris its an Emmbarris or a whiteshort skidmarkster, I think most would agree it must be driven!
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:44 AM   #36
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i second this response. i looks different or odd , but it has alot more talent then most of the rat rod garbage on the road. gee lets see how fast we can toss to gether a bunch of crap and make it to a rod run

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That much I agree. It took a lot of skill with the glass and other fabrication. It could be made to look presentable as some one suggested. Shorten that funky nose and go with some different kind of grill/headlight combo. Remove the central fin and create one on each side but a bit smaller. The side window on the doors look out of place. It does have potential. It was on ebay some months back. It would be cool to see someone buy it and turn it into something beautiful. That person has their work cut out for them.

I wonder if this was ever considered cool?

Here's another oddball.
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:18 AM   #37
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there is a car around philly thats at the hoe down ect , its just as odd. i think its all glass and has a flathead and is on a early V8 chassis.maybe its from the planet Bizzaro, superman
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:40 PM   #38
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http://www.desoto58.com/peoplezone/peopletornado58.html

I came across that website last week when looking at some 58 furys.
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:59 PM   #39
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http://www.desoto58.com/peoplezone/peopletornado58.html

I came across that website last week when looking at some 58 furys.
wow how did ya come up witgh that? yeah its ugly but wouldnt ya love to see it in person just to see how the guy did it all. i guess its like a train wreck when you cant look away...
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Ya know, every once in a while somebody posts a car that they don't agree with.

All about fitting in with the peer group I guess.

Regardless of whether you like the car or not, you gotta give the guy credit for seeing the project through to completion.

Which is a lot more than you can say about some people on this board....
Fitting in or not, that is one ugly car, I love it. It actually has pretty darn good lines from the back, and I bet it would look good with the roof off. But I do agree with you C9, I see these posts quite often.

Regardless of what you may think, there is some serious work put into that one. I'd love to have it and restore it to it's former glory. VonDutch, thanks for that link, it really gave a better look to the over all car seeing it from all the different angles. It is a very good representation of some of the gawdy customs from the late '50's and early '60's. It was all about excess, and that car has it. I truly dig the speedboat look on the rear end, classic '60's style.
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I can almost see a 48-50 F series truck in there.
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I'd drive it.
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I can almost see a 48-50 F series truck in there.
Yep, the hood kinda has that look. It actually looks familliar to me. Maybe I just remember another thread a long time ago. Different for sure. Not crazy about the front, or the back, but the side profile is kinda cool, less the fin, or maybe with some more conventional fins...
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That much I agree. It took a lot of skill with the glass and other fabrication. It could be made to look presentable as some one suggested. Shorten that funky nose and go with some different kind of grill/headlight combo. Remove the central fin and create one on each side but a bit smaller. The side window on the doors look out of place. It does have potential. It was on ebay some months back. It would be cool to see someone buy it and turn it into something beautiful. That person has their work cut out for them.

I wonder if this was ever considered cool?

Here's another oddball.
Herbie humping Christine!
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