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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Aug 7, 2015.
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A Mystery "A"
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Memorable, but it sure is ugly.
For the record, the gold coupe is NOT a ratrod
If we only had a brief film of it running. With that mill, setback and stance (w/ solid mounted rear axle?) I bet it ran like mad and was a handful.
Ugly? Not to these eyes. I think it's outstanding ( or wheel standing). Looks like it might have East Coast roots?? Deep channel, no chop ( kind of odd for a race car , especially a Model A with the big flat windshield to push). Cool stuff, thanks for posting- someone knows about it!
Actually decked out pretty handsomely to my taste, bet it ran like a bat out of hell in typical altered fashion.
Definitely set up to go fast. Man o Man! Keep digging them up Joey, the little known ones are always interesting. Thanks, Carp
i like it.
i get the impression that body was not what it originally had on it, when it was first built to race. interesting frame, it is tapered but looks too big for an A, maybe AA? do we know for sure it is a small block chevy?
Perfect look for the time it was in! Hopefully someone knows more.
big dollar car for the day....looking for a pair of those fronts
Short on looks,long on whoop ass.
what is that inside the left front wheel? gold and white vertical stuff..
and dig that giant fuel tank behind the empty grill shell
Fuel tank looks aluminum, maybe a keg, size tells me it had to go more than 1/4 mile at a time, must have seen street action too.
Reminds me of a local car in the Milwaukee area around the late 60's.
It seems that when the Pony and Muscle cars hit the streets the old Racers became more cobbled up and later disposed of in backyards and sheds not to grace the garages where they were originally altered for their race purposes.
My neighbor had a 394 Olds in a 31 Model A Roadster that was abandoned for a Brand new 69 Camaro SS. I think the Roadster was later sold to a scrapyard after all the obsolete performance parts were canibalized from it.
I think the white is a mount/bracket coming down from frame for panhard bar as I think there may be coil springs some wheres ? Gold is the steering arm attached to the spindle...And It being unusual for body to be cut for tire clearence I feel it had a T bucket/turtle deck body in the beginning thus the narrow rear tread width..I don't think the blower is chain drive but sure looks like an east coast car..MA running in LI, NY..Maybe Ed Prout...
I've been in love with that Coupe since I came across this picture some 15 years ago. And, the Jack Shaw Altered Coupe is one of my many favorites.
I to would love to find out more about both Coupes.
They are great inspiration for a street version today!
I dig it!! Love the wheels and engine setback
Very cool. Hope someone recognizes it and can give a little history.
Ugly? It has every right ingredient in both looks and performance to make a badass ride!
badass is the word that comes to mind..total 60's vibe!!...
I think that this is an excellent example of Function over Form. I wonder if the passenger door was tack welded closed.
I wish someone could identify this guy and his Coupe .....
All business....and back in it's time I bet it rocked..
And yes I like it a lot...
Tuff car. And I like those front wheels too. Perfect old race car.
Hey Joey ..... have you ever found anymore information on this Coupe?
I'm not sure why; I really like it???? (HaHa - current project mocked up)
Not yet, but mark my words, something will show up eventually!
@AHotRod ... Check this out. Here's the coupe at Indy.
The print's available on that online auction site as we speak.
Nice Hotrod...even if no info comes to light the pics are Golden...what's that saying again "You know it when you see it"...thanks for sharing one of your faves @J.Ukrop ...I was weaning off the breast when it was ripping down the strip...so a pic is as close as I'll ever get to seeing this one and I'm good for that.
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