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'Tobacco King' Rocket Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,969

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,240

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Fly me to the moon........
    damn..thats killer
    I saw a flip top turbonique cougar funny car last summer at the lancaster drags....
    Killer read....
  3. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,969

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Yeah... pretty cool. To be honest, the turbonique stuff doesn't interest me all that much past just being kooky cool, but I love the story behind this one. Really neat read.
  4. that is one bad azz car!!!
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  5. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,240

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    I guess the term "smok'em if ya got them" applies here.
  6. MP&C
    Joined: Jan 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,632


    A true timepeice in history. Awesome!
  7. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 4,672

    from Phoenix,AZ

    So did it ever run down the 1320? And what did it turn?
  8. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,805


    WOW. Can you imagine the adrenaline this would send coursing through your veins? The balls to strap something like that to the back of a car .... America's politicians pussed us out.
    That is BEAUTIFUL in a SCARY looking way.
    I wonder what that will go for at auction.
  9. BigRed390
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 484


    Wow! Love to see that one in person!
  10. Gregg Pellicer
    Joined: Aug 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,111

    Gregg Pellicer

    Talk about a visual punch in the nose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That car look's stunning.I agree with you Ryan the rocket dont do it for me me either, but still the idea of it is over the top. Someone was smoking some good shit when they came up with that idea GREGG
  11. my dad had a yellow one in the sixty's but it wasnt nothing like this one .. thats a bad ass car..
  12. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,212


    I want this car

    completely bitchin man
  13. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,432

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Brings a whole new meaning to..." Get in , sit down, Hold on and Shut Up!
  14. northerndave
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 349

    from Badger MN

    This suddenly has influence on my own 64 500XL project.....

    minus the rocket axle of course.

    the high stance is just dirty, dirty mean.

    "Ma! I'm headed into town to look fer trouble! I left some bail money on the table. Don't drink all my beer whilst I'm gone!!"
  15. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,805


  16. PsychoBandito
    Joined: Oct 9, 2006
    Posts: 216

    from Montreal

    It was probably an auto, because if it was a standard, i have a feeling pushing in the clutch with a rocket strapped to the axle would be interesting.
  17. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,103

    from DFW USA

    There's a local guy with a '64 Ford sedan (Custom 300??), bright red and well detailed with a 427 SOHC / 4spd drivetrain. Real bitchin car!
  18. I think I'll go buy me a Galaxy!! No shit I'm gonna>>>>.
  19. northerndave
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 349

    from Badger MN

    I've got an idea.

    I know were i can get a 64 4 dr with good floors. my 500XL 2 dr needs floors, & it's an original 390/4spd top loader car... which I'd like to keep in that car & just lower the whole car a bit & make a respectable cruiser out of.

    But the 4 door, I could make my own floor for that old bugger, tub it while I'm at it. Give it that "I'm gonna kill you" stance like the rocket car above.... then.... the secret ingredient..... why a 4 door?

    shhhhhh, come closer so I can whisper........

    Psssst, Mayberry PD on steriods.....

    (evil laugh)
  20. That car looks so perfect it almost makes the story unbelievable. Coolest musclecar story I've read in a while.
  21. Numbers anyone?
    I've seen this car mentioned in a few places yet no one seems to have any performance numbers...quarter mile, 0-60 etc etc...
    I love the story, the car's special features, Galaxies, the Ford 427 and the outrageous Turbonique story and all that jazz, but how about some numbers? Can anyone produce a 1/4 mile slip for this monster?

    All the best-W.S.
  22. Theo Douglas
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 804

    Theo Douglas

    Hells yeah!
    That's a gasser-stance I can relate to.
    Reminds me of that episode of "CHiPs" with the bank robber who put J.A.T.O. bottles on his second-gen Camaro.
    I usually don't like '64 Galaxies (my old man rocked a '61 Custom two-door post) but this one rules.
  23. Sticks
    Joined: Dec 2, 2005
    Posts: 344


    This car looks bad ass. Numbers would be cool.

  24. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,756


    I don't hold much love for tobacco companies or the people that made tons of money getting people addicted to their poison, but I have admit this is a very cool car.
  25. If this were your car back in the day who, other than yourself, would you put behind the wheel? I'd like Bud Faubel of the "Honker" Dodges since he flew Sabre Jets in Korea and ran a turbocharged Dodge.
  26. Yeah...I was wondering what it will go for, as well. Something as unique as this, no never know. Sure like to have it setting in my garage. Scratch that. It's spent enough time setting. Better yet taking it on a road trip across the country. Smokinnnnnnnnnn
    I'll take a wild ass guess. $225M
  27. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,497

    from Hypocrisy

    $225,000,000, naw, it'll go for more than that.
  28. J3W3L$
    Joined: Feb 19, 2008
    Posts: 153


    Quote from my friend Dan, who hates Ford's. He Emails me today and Say's "I want that FORD I thought I would never say that, but the one on JJ is just right. WOW!" It doesn't matter what Rods you like. That's just a SICK ride. I would love to hear that baby start up. I say it sells for about 31,819 Packs of Pall Malls. :D
  29. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,464

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange, CA

    Love those Galaxies. Had a 427XL yrs ago. What a ride. He proly bought
    the 390 car to get the auto trans. Couldn't get an auto w/427. Can't imagine
    kik'n in an extra 850 hp.
  30. Iceberg460
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 880


    BAD ASS!!!. I get shivers just looking at it.

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