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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by indy88, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    I think the scrubline needs to be investigated.
  2. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Proof positive of the adage that "just because something
    can be done, doesn't mean that it should be done". I can
    believe it when you say you think the thing was never run.
    It probably belongs in an abstract art museum somewhere,
    (I'll give it that much) or as movie prop for a sci-fi flick -
    but to my mind, just being different and weird for the sake
    of being weird, hardly qualifies it as a cool....or really in this
    case, considering that it was probably never even drivable,
    let along in anyway practical for anything, even as a car.
    Sorry, but that's my opinion.

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  3. Is this the same colani?

    I saw a special on TV couple years back about his automotive and truck designs,,,
    he has future vision, makes everyone thing WAY outside the box for sure...
  4. storm king
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,991

    storm king

    His web site is about a counter intuitive sucky piece if I do say so myself, and I never did find the damned thing...
    Cool anyway. Not that your short on composites guys up in Indy, but if you need something special for that, let me know.
  5. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Man, if you think those Miura wheels look better backwards, I'm thinking you need some serious design education. These cars and the wheels they came with are flat out badass. That missing Lamb. V12 would be one amazing motor to have laying around. I'd almost kill to have that thing just to have the wheels, let alone the rest of it.

    some day in a different life maybe:
  6. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,012


    Be careful when working with them, too. Artist just do.

    Sometimes that means they don't pay their bills, or try to pay them with "art".
  7. alsancle
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 1,559


    My all time favorite car when I was a kid. I almost bought one 10 years ago but the prices have gone completely insane.

    Btw, I'm not sure how I feel about the topic of the thread. Cool in a very weird sort of way, but the high heel shoe comment stuck that in my mind. Worth saving for sure, just not sure if it's my cup of tea.
  8. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    The designer musta been listening to Strange days by the Doors when he drew out this ride ...........scrubba
  9. hotwired
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 56


    Googling that guy's name, it looks like he's still around. Maybe you can get ahold of him directly & get some info on it?
  10. Dragon Wagons
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 122

    Dragon Wagons
    from SLC, Utah

    Looks like he meant to have them on backwards from this photo....

    You could call Bendtsen's to make you an adapter for a more economical engine like a 572..

    Nice find!! now get to work restoring it

    Also looks like a different paint job in this B&W notice the contrast on the tail and along the bubble top or what ever you call it.

    Attached Files:

  11. pa1nter2
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
    Posts: 23


    Put it back in the water, the squids will probably mate with it!!!
  12. NOTCH
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 663


    that thing is bad ass!!!
  13. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Yeah, me too. I came real close to pulling the trigger on a pretty decent one in late 1999 for about $80K but couldn't convince myself to try to make it happen. It was way more money than I should have ever thought about spending on a car, particularly at the time. Dumb, dumb, dumb.....ahhh, I hate remembering that.
  14. That's sick man.
  15. Stone
    Joined: Nov 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,279


  16. Put a flattie in her and go salt flat racing but alas no cage ....that can be fixed!! Rob
  17. guffey
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 830


    That was in the swap area at the Indianapolis Goodguys maybe 15 years ago Maybe 12 Does anybody else remember seeing it?
  18. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Fritz is cringing Lol
  19. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    60's early 70's thing..? wow the builder mmm, but would like to know where his stash is..wonder if he was hangin out with Willy Nelson
  20. loco_gringo
    Joined: Sep 2, 2009
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  21. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Just a thought, but wasn't that car - or one
    that looked very similar to it - used in one
    of the Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" movies??


  22. I did work for an artist, pie in the sky dreams and no concept of how to back it up. Said he paying me was no big deal, he had a rich uncle that would take care of us.

    NEA grant, Uncle Sam. Checks started bouncing after the firs 8 weeks.
  23. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,738

    Tech Editor

    I was at a HAMBer's shop a year or so ago ( maybe longer... Time flies...), who had an early Lambo V12 sitting in a corner.

    No idea if it was/is for sale, or if he still has it.

    But I can try to get in touch with him, if you want me to.

    P/M me if you do.
  24. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,291


    I think you are getting confused with this car.
  25. KK Hickey Designs
    Joined: Sep 10, 2008
    Posts: 277

    KK Hickey Designs

    It's funny you say that since I just had a client just try to pay me for my "art" with her product. :rolleyes:
  26. 41woodie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,062


    Don't feel bad, I thought the same thing.
  27. scrape53
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 139

    from iowa

    that thing is crazy...keep us posted on the rebuild
  28. jonathan
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 390

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Speaking of Chuck? I "think" it's a Maserati. Probably close to the same thing though? He was selling a bunch of stuff at the LARS swap, so maybe he's looking to clean house.
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,254


    wtf......acid ????
  30. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,171

    Okie Pete

    They tripped on some good sh*t in the 60"s. Great buy good luck on the restoration .
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