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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, May 11, 2015.
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The Sylva Roadster
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My favorite,time worn phrase applies to this beauty, too."Less is more".
Always loved that car! Didn't it sell for like $60k auction??? This is my favorite era of hot rodding and this car includes just about everything that I really like about that era. Those flames....
Very cool hot rod
I was lucky enough to see this car in real life. If I remember right all the striping was done by Dutch. And at some time in it's life the frame was streached for the Ardun to fit, Ill have to check I know at least when you look in the motor compartment you can see the extensions. If I come across the photos today I'll add.
I absolutely love this car and have high hopes of building a similar street/strip version someday...
Gotta love the "Dr. Demento" striping.....................Relax, Ryan. Have a bottle of Leinenkugels, some braunshweiger and some Hennings cheese, and you can fart your way home! (NO open flames!)
3 5/8" bore?
Hard to see on my phone but is it mechanical injection?
Love the short wheel base and the stripes that instead of feeling like to much lend it some great personality. Too cool
I love that car ... quite the fan. SUHRsc has a close proximity racer on his threads. That style is just killer. It never goes away.
Extremely Well Proportioned T-Ster! Those guys were just ahead of the game!!!!!!!!
Jeffrey - I'm guessing Ryan was quoting the $55k "Hammer Price" (i.e., what Ferguson got for it) ... vice the $60.5K that the buyer (@Legendary Lars Mapstead) paid (i.e., RM typically gets a 10% commission).
RM Auctions - Monterey 2011 - Lot #116
Here's a couple videos of the car running (shot just days after @Legendary Lars bought it at the August 19, 2011 auction):
... and another video from just last month:
Stunningly beautiful, hard to beat a well-done tracknose T.
Oh damn! Those videos!!
That's one pissed little sucker right there!! Great videos, thanks. Are you stuck with someone or by your lonesome?
A couple two photos of the car from 2013:
2013-09-21_solidsspokes_041 by IVAN810, on Flickr
2013-09-21_solidsspokes_043 by IVAN810, on Flickr
A very cool roadster, here it is in '54, dig the axle fairings
Thanks for the video's! Rowdy lil bastard!
Thanks ! Love the history !
This car most likely inspired the 2013 and 2012 A.M.B.R. winners.
Still sitting in My Garage , next to the Morris Bros So Cal roadster. Also featured in hot rod Magazine in 53.
Oh man ........... wOw. That's magnificent.
Did anyone save the the link to when it was listed on Ebay? It had an awesome collection of photos that I forget to save.
Fucker sounds good..... Angry little bastard!
Yes the engine is very Pissed off
The car was bought by Tommy Traylor, owner of Specialized Auto Parts in Houston, Texas, sometime in the mid-late 60s. It was displayed in the counter area along with a few other cars in the old Specialized location at 301 Adams in Houston. At that time it had no engine or transmission or magnesium wheels. The exhaust pipe holes in the body for the original Ardun were welded up and holes for the Chrysler hemi drag motor were open. The pin striping on the car at that time was far less ornate and was signed "Jeffries" with a date of 57 or 58. Tommy sold it to one of his employees, Trip Parr, who kept for several years. He had several timing plates and a trophy that the car had won. (I don't know what happened to them.)
The car was then sold to Don Ferguson in the late 70s.
What are the specs of the engine?
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