Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Leggy Linda

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    She certainly has the legs for it!
  3. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,414


    Great snap, interesting car, beautiful lady. What's to not like?
  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,183

    from California

    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 12,292

    from Michigan

  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 6,994

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    God will strike you blind if you look up! I'll risk one eye.
  7. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    from S.E. PA

    I didn't look in this thread just because of the thread title!

    The story says "...using a standard Mercury frame shortened 18-inches and a stock 1949 Mercury engine..." but when I tried to search what kind of Mercury frame they used I didn't find more about it.

    Anybody here able to point me to more information about this roadster? When I searched "Plannette roadster" I got pics of a different but very interesting car that is a "1939 Coachcraft Mercury Roadster", link:

    ps: as a young boy I had recurring dreams of getting lost in the 50 ft. woman's soft folds. I'll try to revisit those dreams tonight.
  8. Love the stance of this "Jalopy" and the" Tomato" as well. Seems back in the day,more than one person was attempting to replicate what Europe had to offer.
    Being a "Sporty-Car-Guy" ,this is what Buddy Palumbo would have built, at Finzio's Sinclair, in Posaic N.J.
  9. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    I have a 1946 Mercury plus a 1947 Mercury running gear. I don't remember the measurements but am thinking a Ford frame is 18" shorter so why wouldn't they used a Ford frame? Kinda wonder.
    I've seen this article before.
  10. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 678


    She was hot in the 50's
  11. her legs definately make that car look lower :cool:
  12. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,081


    Linda, Are you on the HAMB??? You were really hot back in 1952. So was your car......Great story Ryan
  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 12,292

    from Michigan

    Can't blame a guy for lookin'....:):D:)
  14. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,888


    Looking is one thing, touching would be a whole new ballgame.
    Man, you'd have your work cut out for you there.
  15. i'm guessing that women hot rodders where pretty rare then. wonder what became of her?
  16. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,936

    from Kansas

    Where are her tattoo's? Haha........Just like the 50's bro.......Cool shot.
  17. bostonhemi
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 541


    I just googled her. I like this leggy 1 too.

    Attached Files:

  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 21,467


    One can imagine a mechanically inclined young couple deciding to build their own "sports car" in the early 50's after pricing the offerings from Europe and seeing what others had done in photos in Popular Mechanics or Mechanics Illustrated. The quality of workmanship looks pretty high too. Being that it was in a Mechanics Illustrated photo it may have earned them a Golden Hammer award at the time.
    It looks like Mr Plannette pretty well had it made with a classy looking car and a long legged classy looking wife.
  19. This card is great! Now I have one more thing to collect!
  20. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 9,811

    from Tampa, FL

    Love the car and the cutie. At first I thought it was actress Geena Davis ... or her mom! A six inch ride height (or lowest dangling part, anyway) is also as low as I'd go on an all purpose street car. Gary
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
  21. Wow! Where is "Linda" today??
  22. Dreamweaver
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 920


    She's prolly 80 and in a nursing home in SOCAL.

    Both her and the car certainly had the look back then.

    Would be awesome to find out more about the car.
  23. She would be 80 if she was 19 when the pic was taken. It would be nice to hear " the rest of the story " on whatever happened to the car and Linda. Now that would be a Barnfind!!!
  24. Drunk Man
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 832

    Drunk Man
    from NB Canada

    I recall quite a few years back walking down a hallway at the tech school where I was taking an alignment course there was a fine looking long legged lady coming toward us and a buddy gives me the elbow and says. "Man, check out the ride height on that". Wish I had a picture.
  25. I would love to know what life brought her and the rod
  26. 55chevy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 276


    Lucky dawg Mr Plannette, two bitchin rides, and one of them helps you work on the other? I bet he still has a big smile on his face. That car would be so sweet to replicate. I'm sort of lucky too, my sweet, long legged bride loves my cars.

    There's a spare mounted out back, was it a stock type trunk? I'm thinking a boat tail would look cool too, but the spare wouldn't work.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
  27. 55chevy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 276


    More from Google, too cool, 1951 Motor mag, I love the way that car looks, a Model T roadster body, what does it look like from the rear? Love those cycle fenders..

    Motor - Volume 95 - Page 49
    1951 - Snippet view - More editions
    Here is Linda Plannette and the low slung four-passenger 1 10-mph speedster which she and her husband took three years to build Dirt track type of hot rod shown in Detroit. It was made up from a Model T roadster body, a V-8 engine and
    No more info, looks like you may have to buy the mag to read it. Custom/Derby Ahlstone/Coachcraft Write-Up 6-15-12.pdf
  28. Love these stories and pictures from the era. In the post WW-2 yrs. I'm sure there were quite a few women with great skills acquired during the conflict. Would be nice if someone did the research and wrote a book about those ladies, like Linda, who went on to automotive related jobs or hobbies.
  29. lahti35
    Joined: May 23, 2004
    Posts: 127


    Hotdog down a hallway, hotdog down a hallway....
  30. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,077


    Apparently she was married to Paul Plannette,an early Hollywood playboy who ran with Gable and the likes.He was also the original owner of the Coachcraft #1.Paul had great taste in women.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.