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Street Legal Streamliners?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 60 Plymouth, May 3, 2012.

  1. Yeah it was a new addition to the Mercedes Museum, the last time I was there. Not sure where they'd been hiding it, or if it was a recent aquisition.
     
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  2. Jalopy Joker
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    Eagle Field Hot Rod Gathering 10-09-10 020 (Small).jpg Eagle Field Hot Rod Gathering 10-09-10 019 (Small).jpg Eagle Field Hot Rod Gathering 10-09-10 021 (Small).jpg Eagle Field Hot Rod Gathering 10-09-10 022 (Small).jpg Eagle Field Hot Rod Gathering 10-09-10 023 (Small).jpg The Meteor Built in late 30's for dry lakes, street driven in 40's (hidden headlights), see article in issue #10 of Rod&Kulture and others.
     
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  3. Ned Ludd
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    DB2-Citroën, courtesy of Marc Hendrix:
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    Edit due to broken link. Here's another pic:
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  4. Ari Lea
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    Great subject from my point of view.
    Below is how I'm dealing with the issue of street-streamliners. Yes a tadpole autocycle.
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  5. Ned Ludd
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    Welcome Ari. Though I suspect many of us here would want to see your project with little flat-glass windows and covered in flush rivets :)
     
  6. 64 DODGE 440
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    Maybe even button head rivets. :)
     
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  7. Zandoz
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    Every time I see a belly tank o the bay I wish I still had the health and fabrication skills to tackle doing a street legal one passenger interpretation.

    I'm surprised someone has not brought up the teardrop cars from the 30s. This Talbot Lago Talbot Lago Teardrop.jpg I feel is the most beautiful car ever made...
     
  8. Ned Ludd
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    On Facebook today:
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    "Fiat 500 Testa Siata 1938"
     
  9. Ned Ludd
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    Found today, again on FB:
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    1935 Škoda Dynamic concept.
     
  10. James426
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    Here is one that I had found in a back yard in Southfield Michigan. It is pictured in a previous post restored. 1937 Adler Rennlimousine Lemans Competition Coupe. I don't know what the numbers are on the design, but it looks pretty slippery. 10440868_700568570059766_5923023097674947410_n.jpg 11063928_700568730059750_4536351266239610752_n.jpg 10987417_700568673393089_682159742063441417_n.jpg
     
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  11. James426
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    This is one I own now. It is a 1931 Pierce Arrow land speed car. If I can get this one restored I would like to drive it on the street and return it to Daytona Beach.
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  12. Doctorterry
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    I've got a friend with a belly tank just sitting in his field. Ran when he bought it off of Egay
     
  13. blowby
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    Looks like you've got the bodywork done. ;)

    There is thread just on that car here somewhere. Hope to see it completed.
     
  14. Tucker Talisman prototype: Tucker Talisman prototype.jpg
     
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  15. Ned Ludd
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    The image I posted in November 2015 seems to have disappeared. No matter, here is another, posted on FB today:

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    (I image-searched for a non-FB web address, so hopefully this one won't disappear quite as quickly.)

    It raises all kinds of possibilities. The above approach was used on a lot of factory speed record attempts in the era after WWII. I think also of the Peugeot 404 diesel record car of 1965:

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    The practicality of the single-seat arrangement is, of course, an issue in a street-driven car. But what about a '50s American convertible with tandem seating on one side only, an integrated rigid tonneau cover like the ones in these pics, all kinds of aerodynamic detail tweaks, and something like a Messerschmitt microcar canopy?
     
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  16. Ned Ludd
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  17. Rusty O'Toole
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    Grandaddy of them all, the Golden Submarine built by Harry Miller for Barney Oldfield in 1917. No glass in the windows just black wire mesh. Oldfield said he could smoke a cigar inside at 100 MPH.

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  18. What's the story on this? Anyone? Nice concept. And Thanks Ron...
     

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