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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by spiritof67, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. spiritof67
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    I have been looking for a thread on "lost" custom cars. A lot has been said about Roth cars, but I wonder about some of the well-known-in-their-time ones that seemingly disappeared. This all started with a discussion about ALAZAN the Mystery Car. Anyone know about this cars' history or want to search for others, like maybe the Tognotti Brothers Big T?
     
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  2. Moriarity
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    is this the Tognotti T you are talking about? sold at barrett jackson just a couple years ago...
    tognotti.jpg
     
  3. 'Mo
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    Current status of the "Alazan" Model A.
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/anyone-know-what-happend-to-the-alazan.262699/

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  4. spiritof67
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    No, this one was a bigger car than that and I think it was bright red.....
     
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  6. You're thinking of the Monogram 1/8 scale 'Big T' model. Monogram had Darryl Starbird build a full-size version for promotional purposes which I think he still owns.
     
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  7. 'Mo
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    Sadly, the original Lincoln Y-Block mill was replaced with a small-block Chevy V-8 when the car was renovated in the Eighties.

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  8. Darryl's Big T, as far as I know no one knows what happened to it...
    Monogram-Big-T-fullsize-Daryl-Starbird-1.jpg
    Here is the "reproduction" he did more recently. I believe it is currently in his museum.
    big_T_560x317.jpg
     
  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    I read that the original (steel bodied) 1/1 was given away in a contest, and essentially never seen again.
    Imagine finding that stashed away in a garage, squirreled away for 50 years!?
     
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    from so cal

  11. spiritof67
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    No, actually I'm not thinking of that. I may recall this incorrectly, but after the Tognottis won AMBR they had another car, a 4 seat one, full fendered, with running boards. That one.
     
  12. spiritof67
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    Is there any record of the answer to the biggest question back then: "Doe it REALLY run?"
     
  13. spiritof67
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    I didn't mean "bigger" that way...I mean bigger as in a rear seat.
     
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  15. brokedownbiker
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    In answer to your original question about a thread on lost customs, try this one- tons of info on lots of cars, maybe you will find what you're looking for there:

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/what-ever-happened-to.1016572/page-105#post-12848840
     
  16. 41rodderz
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    Nice but some obvious differences.
     
  17. Never2old
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    Hot rods....
    I think the original version is “lost” because it was really a classic compared to what it is now.


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  18. It seems to me that Monogram gave away at least 3 cars after kits were made and the cars had run the course at shows - Big T, Big Deuce and Orange Hauler. Memory serves (or doesn't) Darryl retrieved a couple of these.. (perhaps still has them)?

    Dave
     

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