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Need help with mystery car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by eddytheb, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. eddytheb
    Joined: Sep 2, 2008
    Posts: 125


    Need help with mystery car I have been asked to help a widow sell of a collection of cars, tools and you could not imagine what else. I have been doing ok so far and she is getting the property and taxes under control one piece at a time. I have this car that's nothing I have ever seen before its a kit from way back in the day. There's nothing on it to tell me what or were it come from, I was hoping maybe just maybe someone on here would have some info. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  2. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
    Posts: 1,793

    from DETROIT

    Well, the tail lights look like '58 Chevy...
  3. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    if it was a kit car, what is the drive train. can you tell? etc, looks kinda cool.. good luck.
  4. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,086


    I would guess Home Made

    is it fiberglass?

  5. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,351

    from ma

    is it just me or does the roof look like it's from a nash metropolitan??
  6. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,086


    VW wheel and column
  7. 69f100
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 734

    from So-Cal

    yes it does! at first i thought a corvette roof, but nash is dead on

    bumpers are chevy, lights are chevy, this whole thing is just someones custom!
  8. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,598

    Atwater Mike

    It's a "Custom"! It says so in script on the decklid...
  9. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,298


    Wow that thing is different. Cobra-Nash-Vette-Wagon....
  10. That Johnny Cash song comes to mind. Rags
  11. uc4me
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
    Posts: 516


    ford automatic trans floor shifter
  12. I like it. How do I buy it?
  13. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    Looks like a Karmann Ghia with a metropolitan roof.
  14. Front end kinda has a Kaiser-Darrin look to it, but I think you're on the right track with some sort of kit. Maybe look through some old Popular Mechanix mags, seems like there used to be small ads for something similar.
  15. That's very cool. When is the sale?
  16. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,048


    That's one of the more insane early sports car cut-down customs I've seen, would really like to see it sitting outside.
  17. door hinges look like ford shoe box trunk hings and seats are vw bug
  18. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

    brad chevy

    58Chevy tail lites,Mustang hubcaps and shifter,Nash top,VW steering wheel and column,somebody spent alot of time on that thing.Does it have the Mustang drivetrain too?
  19. Look up Lawrence Beeskow, and a car called the "Romestch"... If that is, in fact, on of those, even in it's present condition it's probably worth $10-15k...
    PM me for any more details, I can put you in touch with the former head Honcho of the Romestch Registry here in the US...
  20. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,768


    It's way uglier than that........

  21. Thats a later, "Banana" or "Beeskow" Romestch.
    Try to find a photo of Phil and Maribeath Leadley's car (Google it, I am fairly certain it will show up) and you'll see what I mean.

    Here's one that my friend Lenny Copp owned, he has had up to 3 of them in his shop at one time, and they are one of the rarest of VWs...
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  22. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,682


    the rear trunk area is saying "ghia nose" to me..
  23. Tequila Bob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 156

    Tequila Bob
    from Michigan

    It looks to me like a very rare Kurtis probably one of the 500 series from the mid fifties.. It has all the tell tales of it. I'd love to see more of it.
  24. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    whatever it is I'm grateful it didn't catch on.

  25. Looks like the offspring of a '58 corvette and a kharmanghia
  26. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    I assure you....there is absolutely NOTHING Kurtis on that car. It is a homebuilt, however the OP has not yet (or I missed it) advised us whether it is fiberglass body or something else. If somebody were to roll that outside after removing all the crap sitting on it, hosed it off, you'd see "Ugly Incarnate" for sure.
  27. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,968

    seb fontana
    from ct

    I think its fiberglass and fenders from a 40's bulbous fendered car were used as molds, maybe cadallac?
  28. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    It says right there on the trunk, Custom.

  29. eddytheb
    Joined: Sep 2, 2008
    Posts: 125


    Ok been googling the hell out of all the leads still don't see a match. the car is fiberglass on a steal frame it has a ford v8 looks 302 ish. Its going to be eBay bound soon would really like to know what it is. Thanks for the help.
  30. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,333


    It looks like a corvette that took a real deep breath and held it too long.
    Or a Charlie Parker car.

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