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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by indy88, Sep 28, 2010.
I think the scrubline needs to be investigated.
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.
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...
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.
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:
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".
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.
The designer musta been listening to Strange days by the Doors when he drew out this ride ...........scrubba
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?
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.. http://www.transmissionadapters.com/Installation_instructions.htm
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.
Put it back in the water, the squids will probably mate with it!!!
that thing is bad ass!!!
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.
That's sick man.
Put a flattie in her and go salt flat racing but alas no cage ....that can be fixed!! Rob
That was in the swap area at the Indianapolis Goodguys maybe 15 years ago Maybe 12 Does anybody else remember seeing it?
Fritz is cringing Lol
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
I dig it.
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??
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.
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.
I think you are getting confused with this car.
It's funny you say that since I just had a client just try to pay me for my "art" with her product.
Don't feel bad, I thought the same thing.
that thing is crazy...keep us posted on the rebuild
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.
They tripped on some good sh*t in the 60"s. Great buy good luck on the restoration .
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