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If you could own one of the "untouchable" cars what would it be?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flamingo_57, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. I don't know.... (so many cars... so little time (or money):confused:
  2. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    miura (lamborghini) 69-71. i would sit on richard simmons lap for one.
  3. 33mopower
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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  4. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,112

    51 mercules

    "Hirohata" or Mercury Charlies "Nadine".
  5. To me, one of the most beautiful cars built is the 1936 Rolls Royce Sedanca drophead coupe. I got to see one years ago in the old Harrah's collection, and that car really stayed with me in its beauty, style, and elegance. Yeah, I'd own one!

    Another one of the cars that strikes me from the pre-war era are the 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolts. Only six built. Way ahead of their time in every way!

    The 1970 Plymouth Superbird has always been on my want list - especially a 426 Hemi 4-speed car in Black with black or white interior. I've always loved the 1961 and 1962 Chrysler 300G/H convertibles. Nearly the same car, but the '61 had the huge fins, while the '62 had none. Striking when parked side-by-side!


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  6. tommy v
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,974

    tommy v

  7. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 607


    The Doyle Gammel Coupe would be nice.

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  9. MrModelT
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,659


    The New York - Paris Thomas-Flyer...

  10. ToddJ
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,408

    from Marion, IA

    The Matranga Merc, hands down!!!!
  11. BlueOvalCertified
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
    Posts: 99

    from Minnesota

    I didn't read through all these, Put me down for the "Bass Coupe" with lifetime polishing of course!
  12. #1 Kawboy
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 189

    #1 Kawboy
    from Fl

    Penske Grand Sport Corvette -BABY !
  13. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,599

    from east , tn.

    Hirohata MERC

  14. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,700

    from Canada

    The Frank Lockhart LSR Miller powered Stutz BlackHawk. Both rest in peace.

    Beautiful car, a miniature in a land of giants.
  15. The most important American racing car in existence. The front wheel drive Miller 91, the “Packard Cable Special” at the National Museum of American History.

    When Harry Miller went bankrupt his design and rights were purchased by Fred Offenhauser, who eventually sold out to Meyer and Drake. From the 20s to the middle 60s almost all Indy 500 were won by Miller/Offy based engines.

    No he is not the same Fred Offenhauser who is familiar to hot rodders. The younger man, who designed and sold aftermarket intake manifolds, was the nephew of the Offenhauser who took control of the Miller engine technology.

    Below is a brief history I found at:


    Leon Duray drove his Miller 91 Packard Cable Special to a world close-coursed speed record, recording an astonishing top speed of 148.173mph, at the Packard Proving Ground in Utica, Michigan. Two weeks earlier, Duray had posted a record lap of 124mph at the Indy 500, a record that stood for 10 years until the track was banked. From a mere 91 cubic inches or 1500cc, the Miller's supercharged engine produced 230hp while weighing in at a svelte 290 pounds. The front-wheel-drive Miller Special never won an Indy 500, but its 1928-1929 results there prompted track officials to ban supercharged engines from the contest for over a decade. The 91 was engineer Harry Miller's crowning achievement. Today, one of Miller's masterpieces sits in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian. After the 91s were forced out of Indy, owner Leon Duray took his two Miller cars to Europe and proceeded to set international speed records for cars of similar engine displacement. He drove the 91 at 143mph over one kilometer and 139mph over five kilometers. Ettore Bugatti was so impressed with both the Miller's front-wheel drive and its engine design that he bought the cars form Duray in order to study them. Bugatti's later engines borrowed heavily from Miller's innovations to the designs of the combustion-chamber, port, valve, and head. Miller built only 11 of his front-wheel-drive superchargers, and today they are prized antiques. The two cars that Bugatti purchased were discovered, dusty but intact, by a Danish diplomat in a Bugatti warehouse in France in 1954. Auto historian Griffith Borgeson bought the two cars in 1959 and had them shipped to his home in Los Angeles, the city in which the cars had been built. One of those cars sits in the museum at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harry Miller was, simply put, a legendary genius in the history of American racing. The technology he pioneered with his Miller 91s is still in use today. Miller went bankrupt in 1929 and all of his assets, including his drawings and designs, were sold at auction. One of his associates, Fred Offenhauser, struggled to purchase enough of the drawings and patent rights to carry on what Miller started. From 1922 to 1965, Miller and Offenhauser engines won all but six Indy 500s.

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  16. twisted sister
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
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    twisted sister
    from chicago

    moonglow or grapevine for me please!!!!!
  17. RatsAss32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 19

    from SE Mich

    Falfas 55. Then I would be neat.

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  18. Manest
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 4


    1963 Chrysler Turbine Car

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  19. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
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    Stan Back
    from California

    This would be nice -- wish I had the balls to drive it.

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  20. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    A Duesy [​IMG]SJ, the Niekamp car, the Spencer roadster, the Gammel coupe...
  21. D.R.Smith
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 294


    I would take the first shellby cobra.Shellby still has it .it has a 260 v8 and three of the tires are still on it from the start.Same motor,trans,rear,and all other parts are original,He has turned down 5 mill.
  22. SuddenDeath
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 186

    from Florida

    A real 64 Thunderbolt, not a clone, but one of the few survivors or even better, a barn find unrestored car....if there are any left.
  23. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,687


    In the original vein of this thread, I think it would be the ‘54 Corvair (Corvette fastback) or the Buick Y Job.

    In the vein of the “Doane Spencer roadster” answers, it would either be the Multy Aldrich T or the Isky T.

  24. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,433


    "untouchable" well, an original 427 Shelby Cobra would be nice..a relatively stock 33-34 Ford roadster with a slightly lowered top..a fuel-injected 57 Nomad..and if you would, please throw in a nice warmed over 62 Corvette and I,ll stop bothering you...
  25. GT-40 MkII, I wouldn't even need to own it, just drive it once. Maybe Laguna Seca or Watkins Glen?

  26. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    from Austin TX

  27. Flamingo_57
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 146

    from Rolla mo.

    I guess I'll chime in since I was the one that originally posed the question. Here are mine:

    57 chevy black widow

    57 El morroco

    Phantom Corsair

    or a "battle Bird"

    Put all these names in a hat and I'd be happy with which ever one fell out!

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  28. duce dreamer
    Joined: Sep 8, 2008
    Posts: 55

    duce dreamer

    The `40 Merc Rudy built is it for me.

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  29. Flamingo_57
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 146

    from Rolla mo.

    I dig all those matranga and westerguard style kustoms too, I'd be happy with any one of 'em!

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