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Is this a known car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pro Stock John, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Last edited: Mar 3, 2013
  2. i visit the bullet ...from time to time

    thats an interesting little coupe i dont have any info though it doesnt look out there enough to be a barris car to me though
  3. John, just a couple of quick observations (I know nothing about the car). It looks like the car may have never been "finished", at least to show standards; and it kinda seems like the grille shell may have originally been built for a different car.
  4. Not familiar with the car, it doesn't look like a "Famous" or "known" car.
    Either the builder still had a lot to do with the body or had severe lack of vision. It is a VERY unbalanced car that needs something done with the body to match the front, or get rid of the front!!

    Honestly,:eek: that front end is so ugly it hurts my eyes but it wouldn't be a big job to fix. Get rid if that independent front and ugly grille, put in an 'I' beam front end, put in a grille of choice (Like a sectioned 35 ford truck grille) and that would be a fantastic car!!


  5. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,254


    is very crazy car, but still like a little. ~sololobo~
  6. A guy posted the pics in a thread on Yelllowbullet, his friend owns the car. I don't know anything about it, but I know my eyes light up when I see a thread on here that says "Anyone know this car?" :)

    Looks a little raw, but look at the console, looks pretty finished. Maybe a done car that was getting restored, or someone was making it more conventional looking? Or maybe the grille is from another car. That grille seems pretty interesting.
  7. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    t bird console isn't it ?
  8. Grille looks like a drawer pull special with a Pontiac type V in the center.

    Kind of an old timey touch.
  9. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,472


    It's known to be ugly.
  10. I love you too.

    Dunno, on the right wheels with the right paint, I could see it at a car show. It's not wild per se but I bet that grille has some history.
  11. Looks to me like another take on 'Lil Duece Coupe' ideaology. Mid 60's build is my guess.
  12. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    I've seen worse. Has some good elements, like the nailhead. Even the grille shell isn't butt ugly, just different.( And it does hide some of that IFS a little)

  13. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,609

    Rusty O'Toole

    Grille squares 58 Buick. Everything looks like a late 60s build by an amateur. The kind of car that seemed like a good idea but doesn't quite come together to put it diplomatically. Or, the guy had a lot of ideas but no theme and made an ugly looking hodge podge.

    Get rid of the ugly ass grille and IFS and you might be able to make a half decent car out of it.
  14. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,897

    from 06492 ct

    look lijke a 65 riv shifter ..nice valve covers too.maybe an original buick intake and afb carbs $$$
  15. Close......Little Deuce Coupe

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  16. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 6,031


    A little time & know how and you're stylin.
  17. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    The molded fenders and funky nose positively SCREAM early sixties to me. Love to see the tail-lights, bet they point in the same direction, probably molded in to the panel under the decklid. Gonna go out on a limb here, and guess that the build started in the early sixties, and took close to a decade to complete, hence the somewhat strange mix with the ifs. The headers have a late sixties/early seventies look, later style afb's and mid sixties Riv console point in this direction as well.
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  18. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,297


    Would it be wrong to call it the ...Little Douche Coupe?

    It's not terrible, but looks more like a homemade custom rod that never got finished. Would need the rear of the car to be done in the same theme to at least be consistent.
  19. Studely
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 62

    from Pueblo, CO

    I laughed so hard at this I feel guilty now. I wonder why the YellowBullet OP's friend is so convinced this is a Barris car. Nifty engine...
  20. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    because he harbours secret fantasies about ebaying it for $50,000,000. :rolleyes: Its not a Barris car.
  21. Buick Riviera console and shifter. '65 or so?
  22. What is that front end out of?

  23. I saw the first cousin to the car in the orig post tonite on tv---on the
    Chasing Classic Cars show. The host and a friend went together and
    bought this coupe built in the 60s and not run since then. It was
    called the Starlite Coupe, built by a Bill Leslie on the E coast. It
    ended up in the host's shop in Connecticut, then sold ultimately at
    an auction for 30K.

    They had to do pretty minor work to make it run. It was really in
    pretty good condition. It, too, had a space age grille. Took these
    pictures of the car while on the tv. Seemed kinda weird taking car
    pics on the set---but I wasn't going to see it anyplace else.


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