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

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  1. mart3406
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    Hmmm?? About that "old school" version.
    It looks rather "cobbled"! Also, I seem to
    vaguely remember reading about that one
    (or more likely, having it read to me)when
    I was really little, back in the 1950's. Wasn't
    it originally owned by an old woman who
    had a whole lot of kids, some housing issues
    and some sort of shoe fetish???:eek::eek::D

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  2. Nverdone
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    definetly want to see more pics. Could really see my self driving something like that....
     
  3. ha ha ha ha ha .....

     
  4. redhawk74
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    what you should probably do is a SBC...hahaha
     
  5. chopo
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    :rolleyes: always one
     
  6. OK I just gotta know was it made to be driven on the frozen tundra or is there a wheel in there somewhere?

    Kinda cute.
     
  7. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    Has a steering mechanism, kinda of like a joy stick or tiller wheel.
     
  8. indy88
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    We bought it at an estate auction in Indy, trailer came with it and we paid just about what you would expect to pay for the trailer. No one including the auction company knew anything about it.
    The reality is we have no idea what it is worth.
     
  9. 36couper
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    This is beyond cool. I'd love to see you get it restored and drive it! Great find!
     
  10. LANCE-SPEED
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    two words........ E bay?? It is probly worth a bunch to the rite people??
     
  11. Lazer5000
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    The passenger cabin is a lot wider than I originally thought looking at the profile shot. That three quarter picture with the woman is awesome.
     
  12. Lazer5000
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    That's true. My grandfather had a weird fiberglass concept car from the sixties sitting in a orchard that he never finished. After he died a friend of his finished it and now it is in the Peterson museum in L.A.!
     
  13. BLAKE
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    I think this thing is cool as hell, and the fact that it was found at a estate sale for cheap makes it even cooler.

    Nice work, guys - congrats, and keep us in the loop on progress.
     
  14. henry29
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    What type of frame is under it, any other Lamborghini parts?
     
  15. plym49
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    The wheels are backwards because the offset was needed to get the car wider.

    That is a piece of history. Well bought.
     
  16. stude_trucks
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    Wow, that trailer doesn't look like it is any top of the line model either. I'm guessing pretty damn cheap then. Those wheels alone would probably get you a sweet profit assuming they haven't been messed up on the front sides. But, that needs to be saved and restored with those wheels. Very cool score on this.
     
  17. THE SPEED ADDICT
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    It's different! Looks like a sixties Indy car that got ran over by a tank!
     
  18. htweelz
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    Man that thing is cool! It'll make a great conversation piece...even better if you could make it a working driving car.
     
  19. THE SPEED ADDICT
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    After looking at the pictures and reading the articles, it would be cool to see on a show circuit or in a museum somewhere!

    If ya have the engine and most of the mechanicals, your in buisness. Probibly worth some good change to the right person!

    Keep us informed...
     
  20. indy88
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    Here is another picture we were sent of Coloni sculpting the car.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. metalshapes
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    Colani.



    Edit.

    Makes no difference to me.
    But you posted earlyer that you want to talk to him.

    From what I've seen, he seems like he is a tireless selfpromotor and extemely full off himself.

    Spelling his name wrong is probably a way to get the door slammed in your face...
     
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  22. metalshapes
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    No... I know some super gifted people who aren't. :)


    Who knows...

    Maybe its just his gameface, when he's in front of a camera being interviewed.
     
  23. choke
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    Wow!!!! What a fantastic score. I've been facinated by Coloni's work ever since I saw his concept vehicles. Remeber he's in his 80's now. He won't be around for ever. Once he's gone that's the end of an era. Your lucky to have one of his progressive creations. Cherish it and give it the proper restoration it deserves.
     
  24. stude_trucks
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    Looks like they are working on that inside a sitting room of an old castle.
     
  25. indy88
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    Your right, it's Colani, must have been all that PBR I drank before I posted.
     
  26. fiat128
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    Wheels are Chromodoras and worth quite a bit. That's pretty cool. Look for a trashed Espada to get the engine.
     
  27. ZRODZ
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    What's with all the badmouthing of artists in this post? Some body find shit their coloring box today?
     
  28. nefareous
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    Thats a very nice sculpture...now make it run & you`ll be "The Man" !
     
  29. X2

    Still, has a good thing going, designing these flights of fancy, that don´t need to function.
     
  30. Richard/SIA
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
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    An engine will not be that hard to find, particularly if it does not have to run.

    Check with the Cigaret Boat guys, lots of these engines in boats.

    They even turn up on feeBay and go unsold.

    Won't be cheap, maybe if it's a non-runner and you give credit to the seller when you show the car/sculpture you can get a deal?
     
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