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  1. J.Ukrop
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    A Straight Axle Street Scene

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  2. Judging by the signage, storefronts and what little you can see in the store I'd say it's an old photo... at least the background. As to the rearend, the wheels have an odd offset. They aren't "deep", that helps tuck them some.....

    I wonder what's under the hood. I see what looks like tow-bar mounts.....
     
  3. squirrel
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    I'm guessing mid to late 60s photo. The early 60s Porsche in front, indicates it might be in a well to do neighborhood? :)
     
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  4. Looks like a California Black plate. Might be Beverly Hills.
     
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  5. Dream car!
     
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  6. Looks like a PhotoShop to me.
     
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  7. dirty old man
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    I sure hope it's a photoshop:eek: I'm not a member of the "Baby Bird Fan Club", but as far as styling goes, I've always admired them, jsut not a fan of the Y block or the way they drove and handled.
    IMO, this modification would destroy the only positive aspect of this beautifully styled car.
     
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  8. X-cpe
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    I vote photoshop. The car just seems a little too large for its surroundings,especially the car sitting behind it, even if you take perspective into consideration.
     
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  11. blowby
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    I know, it's killin' me.
     
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  12. quick85
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    If I saw this going past in the opposite direction I'd pull a Jim Rockford turn and
    chase this down to get a photo. I dig the look and if it's in southern Cali it makes
    perfect sense. That looks like a Ford Fairmont behind it giving me the impression
    that this is a '70s photograph.
     
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  14. .............With all due respect for my elders;), it looks like a Buick Special circa '61 or '62 to me.:D......If Jim can identify the Porsche in front of it, maybe he can tell us what's parked behind it.:)
     
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  15. squirrel
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    it's obviously not a fairmont (the hood overlaps the grille on the mystery car), but I haven't identified it yet....
     
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    It was one of those "first thing that comes to mind" cases...Wait a second, who you calling an elder!?
     
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  17. misigis
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    Very impressed that you picked out that Porsche. Super sleuth.
     
  18. ...................Thought you might get a kick outta that.:D;)
     
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  19. s55mercury66
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    It looks like a '66 Chevelle behind it
     
  20. squirrel
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    sort of, but it doesn't have the holes in the bumper that we'd expect to see if it were.
     
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    My next best guess would be a 1962 Fairlane
     
  22. slowmotion
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    That was my first thought too. Interesting, now I'm leaning towards a later Valiant. :confused:o_O
    Now that it was mentioned, the thing looks huge in perspective to it's surroundings. These were pretty small cars remember. I'm votin' a decent p'shop...but I still think it's cool beans.
     
  23. We had a club member in the late 70's that had a baby bird that was on a 4x4 frame, he screwed a very nice car. HRP
     
  24. s55mercury66
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    There was a small website that belonged to a fellow from Georgia, that detailed a Late Model T-Bird that his dad had built from a '55 and a '57. If memory serves me correctly, it was a '55 with a '57 rear clip. I also think he had a link in the stock car picture thread that is on here.
     
  25. Oldioron
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    What's behind it is a 67 or 68 Cougar...if your talking about the one for sale.
     
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  26. ..........What?:confused:o_O
     
  27. So, no one knows where James Anthony's Barbershop was or is?....Apparently it's right next door to a drapery shop.:)
     
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  28. squirrel
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    we need google street view, 1967 database
     
  29. s55mercury66
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    James Anthony's Barber Shop is in Babylon, New York. I fly in and out for a trim weekly.
     

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