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1954 Shark

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by James427, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. James427
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    Saw this in my travels today. First time in a long long time that I was stumped and had no idea what a car was so I had to stop and look. Owner offered to let my daughter sit in it for a picture.
     

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  2. pasadenahotrod
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    I swear I have seen that car in an old magazine before.
     
  3. aircap
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    That was just displayed at a recent Concours D'Elegance... anyone know which one?
     
  4. James427
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    He said it was just at Amelia Island.....
     
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  5. You stopped, talked to the owner, took a pic of your daughter sitting in it and you didn't ask, "Whatizzit?"
     
  6. Looks rather like a fiberglass home built item to me.
    It IS different.
     
  7. Rusty O'Toole
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    At first I thought it was an AMT Piranha but it isn't. I've seen pictures of it before but can't place it.

    AMT Piranha, Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy car

    http://www.c-we.com/piranha/
     
  8. "All Shark Roadsters were initially Renault based cars, but one was later converted to a Corvair drivetrain – probably influenced by the wonderful “build” by Les Weber and his coupe in Sacramento, California which utilized a supercharged Corvair / Corsa engine. Only one coupe was built on Henry Covington’s originally intended platform – a 356 Porsche, and that’s the one built and customized by Gene Winfield – the one we recently shared on the field at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance.

    So….three or four missing Shark Roadsters exist out there gang – and four coupe bodies remain unaccounted. Find them if you can – I’ll be cheering you all the way. After 30+ years, I’m ready to relinquish the reins and my title of “President of the Tiburon (Shark) Coupe and Roadster Club"

    Copied from forgotten fiberglass, Sept. 29th 2011

    And that one pictured for sure has the Gene Winfield paint trademark.
     
  9. G. Hacker
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    Hi Gang...

    That's my 1962 Shark. I showed it last week at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and brought it over to show my mom who put up with me and my car for decades. That is....I've had the car for nearly 33 years. Here's a photo of myself and the car at the same house I was visiting about 30 years ago. Warning....I'm much older now!

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    And here are some recent stories about the Shark in the press:

    1: Our website:

    http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/?p=23691

    2: Autoweek:

    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130228/CARNEWS01/130229795

    Hope you enjoy and thanks for the interest.

    Geoff Hacker
    Forgotten Fiberglass
     
  10. Yeah,,you are a little older but the car is still cool.

    Did you build it? HRP

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  11. manyolcars
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    No windshield. Do you wear goggles when you drive it?
     
  12. G. Hacker
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    @ Manyolcars....
    The cars originally had either a full windshield or a windscreen. We're in the process of fitting a windscreen to the car. Click on the link below to checkout our work in progress - you'll see where we are as of this month:

    http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/?p=23619

    Thanks for the question :)

    Geoff
     
  13. G. Hacker
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  14. Great information Geoff, thanks for sharing.
     
  15. G. Hacker
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    @Firengine103...

    Thanks for your interest :)

    Geoff
     
  16. raengines
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    Hey Geoff, car looks really good
     
  17. G. Hacker
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    @raengines..

    Thanks :)
     
  18. Snarl
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    check out the May issue of Hot Rod Deluxe. Mr. Hackers cars are featured. The Comet is awesome. I would think if someone were to make body kits available like it, that they would sell fairly well....
     
  19. daddio211
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    Needs a ski pylon sticking out of the back! :D

    No disrespect meant, it just reminds me of a bad ass ski boat like you'd see in a late 60's James Bond movie!

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  20. Slick Willy
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  21. jimstro16
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    Does that thing float?
     
  22. G. Hacker
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    @Snarl....Always "Geoff" :)

    @daddio211...all comments are good :)
     
  23. G. Hacker
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    Hi Guys...it's actually a 1962 Shark Roadster. A coupe came out in 1961 followed by the roadster in 1962.
     
  24. Nads
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    It looked great at Amelia, Geoff.
     

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