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FOUND! Concept Showcar

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

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  1. It's a hot rod sperm, all it needs is white paint.
  2. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,405


    Good luck with the restoration. Build thread?
  3. neonloverrob
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
    Posts: 560

    from newton, ks

    That thing is just BAD-ASS!!! Lambo stuff??? Where the hell do you even get a donor car for motor or suspension? MORE PICS PLEASE!!!!!
  4. Front looks like a glider fuselage.

    +1 on the Muira loved those cars as a kid. Youtube Italian Job (1969) to see the one go over the cliff! AAARGH!
  5. Antny
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,071

    from Noo Yawk

    And some people think rat rods are ugly? Holy crap!
  6. FYI: Luigi Colani has been on the cutting edge of design for nearly 40 years....own a bio-shaped LSR camera? Colani designed the first ones for Canon...see 18-wheelers going down the road with very aero shapes, spats, airfoils etc? Colani did the first research into that. He's eccentric and a relentless self-promoter but no one can deny he is on the cutting edge.
  7. Cruel
    Joined: Sep 7, 2010
    Posts: 16

    from Seattle

    Well personally I think that thing is fugly, "cutting edge" or not. But have fun building it we all have different tastes. Im sure plenty of stuff I like others find hideous LOL
  8. Looks like he designed a bunch of very good looking cars as well as the odd ones.

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  9. 1939STREETROD
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 256


    what steers this creation... a single front wheel?...good save...NO ONE would believe it...quite bizarre
  10. I'm so interested in this sensationally odd beast. I would like to see this thing in person on day just to understand how things operate.
  11. wonder what Big Daddy would think?
  12. The Hank
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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    The Hank
    from CO

    looks like a glider front end.
  13. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    from Indiana

    car has two front wheels and steers with a joystick/tiller type design.
  14. That's all it needs to get in and out of the trailer, right?
  15. BigNick1959
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 639


    Very interesting guy this Colani, he should have hooked up with Jocko Johnson.
  16. I thought I was the only one that came up with weird shit when I been drink'n!
  17. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    51 Leadsled
    from NC

    Don't follow anyone to closely!
  18. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    Can you post some more pics of the car, maybe some of the interior and steering?

    Was it in Indiana?
  19. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    You know, it's only a little weirder than recent Bonneville streamliners.
    Perhaps a terrifying convergence of inspired/crazed/drugged/extraterrestrial art and logical mechanical evolution?
  20. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    from Indiana

    We found it in Indiana. Not sure how it got here. We are doing research and are supposed to tlak to the designer/builder Luigi Colani next week. We were sent a picture of him actually building/sculpting the car.
  21. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 86

    from Indiana

    This is a picture of the interior,with the canopy off.
  22. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 86

    from Indiana

    This a a drawing of the concept car before it was built. We were sent this from someone that said it is in a book of Coloni Cars.
  23. Did you get the canopy?
  24. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 86

    from Indiana

    Yes, it's broken into four pieces.
  25. Burny
    Joined: Dec 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,600


    Far out! The front view really clears up alot. Man, it looks way too confortable. I'd be a sleep in 10 minutes, especially with the whine of the V12 behind me! Unless the strain of "mind steering" it keeps you alert.

    The build pict looks like he did it just like Roth, with spitwads and plaster.

    Looking forward to seeing it get brought back to life.
  26. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,254


    Honey, Do these shoes make may ass look fat?

    Here is the "Ol Skool" or "Traditional" version of that car.

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  27. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    hombres ruin

    Ugly aint the word for that thing.
  28. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
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    The look is perhaps an aquired taste but just screams of the 70's outlook toward the future. Overall I like it a bunch. Not so much for it's looks, more for what it was and still is. Sounds a bit screwy and I can't quite put words to it and in all reality I'll bet that was the idea. I think of those movies like the original "Rollerball" and that movie where people went in to get killed when they hit a certain age. That was just kool shit back then, and now you have the real thing. I'd bet it has way more value to Europe than the US but I think it's bitchin. It really needs to be done and toured around all the shows. Congrats bro.
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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    That front shot gives it a whole new perspective! thanks
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