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  1. Ryan
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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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    He did a great job with that, the car has great visual balance and looks positively evil!
    I want one...........
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    My favorite.

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    The '59 Caddie grill never looked so good.
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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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    I dont care what kind of cars you are into....a Ferrari is just plain sexy!
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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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    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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    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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    I dig it. I love the Italian stuff... err Italian-inspired stuff too. :D
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    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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    I'm a sucker for H-mod class italian stuff. 750cc or less screamin like wildcat :bc:

    bandini's make me horny!

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    notice how tall the car is compared to the gentleman standing behind it!
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    not only are these cool cars, but many of them ran crosley engines
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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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    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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    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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    Really good to see one of those Kellison's finished! Always was a 10 on my what if meter....
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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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    /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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    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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    So,you're not sure how Ralph Lauren made his money? Seriously?
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    I think that's a joke aimed at what he was wearing that day. You know those creative types. They like to mix it up.

    Lauren started with nothing but a good family. They had no money. He built his own financial empire.

    None of this has anything to do with Kellisons though.
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    I've allways thought a Kellison would look right on the salt.
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    What DOESN'T look right on the salt!

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    Yep, T-Bird frame
    H-mod class italian stuff = Fun
    Yellow - Caution
    Red - Full Stop
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    Hes the guy that invented Rust-Eze Bumper Ointment, right?
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    A little O.T. but any time the Prancing Pony comes up I recommend to the hard core fanatic to go out and purchase:

    Ferrari Catalogue Raisonne, Automobilia Opera Omnia - Ferrari History.

    Make sure you get the three book set. This is the greatest compelation to date of the history of Ferrari in both racing and public sales. I own one and it has been my greatest read and resource when getting my Ferrari fix.
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    Thanks!!! I'll check it out.
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    No prob! Just note they can get spendy. There is the original three book set that covers 1946 to 1990. There is a new book that covers everything from 1990 to 1995 and I am sure there will be another release covering 1995 to current.
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    Not Kellison, but another Ferrari inspired car from a later era.

    This one has a ferrari v-12


    Now, inspired they might be, but I don't think either of these cars really hit the mark. I think both are kinda awkward looking.

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