The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flamingo_57, Oct 10, 2011.
I don't know.... (so many cars... so little time (or money)
miura (lamborghini) 69-71. i would sit on richard simmons lap for one.
This one is easy for me. The Maharajah Duesenberg of course!
No-brainer guys, the 554 coupe!
"Hirohata" or Mercury Charlies "Nadine".
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!
The Doyle Gammel Coupe would be nice.
The New York - Paris Thomas-Flyer...
The Matranga Merc, hands down!!!!
I didn't read through all these, Put me down for the "Bass Coupe" with lifetime polishing of course!
Penske Grand Sport Corvette -BABY !
OR ONE OF THE GRAN SPORT CORVETTE RACING COUPES
The Frank Lockhart LSR Miller powered Stutz BlackHawk. Both rest in peace.
Beautiful car, a miniature in a land of giants.
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.
moonglow or grapevine for me please!!!!!
Falfas 55. Then I would be neat.
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1963 Chrysler Turbine Car
This would be nice -- wish I had the balls to drive it.
A Duesy SJ, the Niekamp car, the Spencer roadster, the Gammel coupe...
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.
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.
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.
"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...
GT-40 MkII, I wouldn't even need to own it, just drive it once. Maybe Laguna Seca or Watkins Glen?
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
or a "battle Bird"
Put all these names in a hat and I'd be happy with which ever one fell out!
The `40 Merc Rudy built is it for me.
I dig all those matranga and westerguard style kustoms too, I'd be happy with any one of 'em!
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