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Hot Rods 1929 Whippet sea container find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41hemi, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. 41hemi
    Joined: Jul 2, 2007
    Posts: 951


    Just bought a 29 Whippet 4 door sedan today. It's all original and has been in a container for years. Plans are to get it running and enjoy it.

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  2. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,078


    With an opening story like that, we're going to need to hear more of the backstory. Nice looking car BTW
  3. Sakke
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 224

    from Finland

    Great looking Whippet !
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  4. Nice score!
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  5. You ought to be able to "whippet" into shape in no time.
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  6. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,708

    from Nicasio Ca

    Whippet good.
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    Posts: 2,442



    Cool car! What’s the rest of the story ?
  8. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,652

    rusty valley

    cool car! i believe the front bumper could be aftermarket accessory.
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  9. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,363


    lol at the Devo Reference ,
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  10. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,695


    Al, let me know if you would like some help with it. Just on the other side of the tunnel
  11. Liking this container find . Been wondering, on road behind my house, there is a shed with 3 or 4 50- 54 Chevy trucks and couple of containers, no house within a mile or more though.
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  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,737


    Solid blast from the past and as noted that is certainly unusual front and rear Bumpers...Great capsule...have fun with it...metal many times outlasts us...;)
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  13. Don't see many Whippets, and that looks like very solid survivor.
  14. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,420


    I just knew someone was going to mention Devo.
  15. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 728


    Bumpers look original. Cool cars. Have some fun with it.
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  16. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,234


    Baby Willys huh???
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  17. 41hemi
    Joined: Jul 2, 2007
    Posts: 951


    The fellow I bought it from has had it for about 15 years. He bought it locally here in the Baltimore area from a guy that had it about 20-25 years. It supposedly ran 12 years ago so time will tell on that. Appears to have been repainted many years ago as the firewall and parts of the door jambs are green. I'll update when it fires up!
  18. Bumpers are the correct type.
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  19. Classic find for sure,congrats.
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  20. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,737


    I guess it is just one of those things that makes Brands different...and those differences aren't a guarantee your Company will survive the test of time...

    Thanks to you and the others for clarifying the detail...;)
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  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,133


    Cool find, it looks like there were more than one model of 29 Whippet and the other may have had a bumper that looked a lot like Model A bumpers.
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  22. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,124


    The picture of the back of the car shows the difference between wheels and rims.
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  23. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,656

    Bandit Billy

    Damn it all to heck! Here I take the better portion of a day off to get some shit done, git a break, log on to the HAMB, see a perfect thread to impart some wiseassery and you already gone and done wiseassed it beforein I got there...I am depressed.
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  24. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,284


    ^^^^ Spoken like Slim Pickens in Blazing Saddles.... lol
    But seriously, what a great find. I hope it fires right up and runs good. It’s always kind of exciting to see such early cars come out of hiding.

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  25. Cool find for sure. Look forward to seeing it in person. Keep us posted on the progress.
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  26. LMAO!! You beat me to the punch
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  27. This might be how it appeared in its' youth...... Whippet1.jpg
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  28. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,341

    Barn Hunter

    Great find. I know where a guy has a bunch of containers with old cars in them. One is supposedly a 34 5 window. They are still out there!
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  29. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,573

    from PNW

    Cool find. Much better built car than a Ford in it's day. And the purchase price reflected that. But it seems most cars produced back in that era were better built, and had more style than a Ford. Ford didn't survive because he built better cars, he survived because he produced cheaper cars. And like today, the public responded with their wallets. Back then Ford was just an early form of what we'd call an "off shore" product today.
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  30. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,619


    Ford was the Walmart or speedway motors of the day.

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