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  1. Raiman1959
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    Hakro....I agree it looks like a Saab Sonett II, but it doesn't have that wrap-around windshield, and the rear fenders don't have that Sunbeam styled elongated elongated rear fender look that the photograph has...the rear of the door design near the door handle isn't the same either.....I'm wondering if they made the car ''earlier'' and used those aspects in earlier years instead of the usual shown in this photo???
     
  2. indyrjc
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    Thanks, Rootie, for a great photo of Lloyd Ruby in 1962. And notice that he is wearing tall lace up boxer/wrestler type shoes. Before Nomex came out those were the preferred shoe for racing for many drivers.
     
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    Isn't this car number 4 also the same as the "mystery" car you are trying to identify in that previous post?
     
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  4. Down South Racer
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    A short time back a picture of Central Chevrolet in Atlanta was posted on this thread.For the life of me I cant find it.Would the person that did post it please repost same or send me a P.M. as to the page its on.Thanks
     
  5. The37Kid
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    upload_2017-2-17_13-50-2.png Mart, That is a Chalmers-Detroit "Bluebird" most likely driven by Matson. Bob
     
  6. jroberts
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    Yes, this is like the Dailmer P250 that was discussed earlier. These had a 2 1/2 liter V-8 which evidently was designed to be attractive to the American market. Evidently it was a fairly quick automobile.
     
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    No, then mystery car ain't a Daimler. It's much more clumsy and low numbers production about it.
     
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    That was the one that had John Glenn as a passenger.
     
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    Testing "vertical transitions" prior to permanent installation of the track? Just a WAG. Gary
     
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    The Diamler didn't have a good reputation. Sort of like you are saying. It was very flexible, even to the point that doors came open while driving. The fins were an addition after the first design came out. Again for the U.S. market, or so they thought.
     
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    After starting the Indy 500 the driver came down pit road and crashed. They practiced several times and had made a mark on the pit wall where he was to start braking so as to get stopped by the end of pit road. Well someone removed the mark on race day and he braked too late and lost control of the car.
     
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    Len Freebern archives. 16707272_10154951490167208_5393197345316376294_o.jpg
     
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    Dammit Mart, Love the pics...I love the '64.

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  19. Speedwrench
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    Interesting. I live less than a mile from that street address.
     
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    IMG_9118.JPG IMG_9119.JPG IMG_9120.JPG IMG_9121.JPG IMG_9123.JPG Good day sir, do you need a wheel alignment? IMG_9125.JPG
     
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    Early Seattle "regraded" many of the city's hills by fire hosing the soil down into Elliot Bay
    Don't think this would fly today
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regrading_in_Seattle
     
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    4th picture, sign on door says "driver training car" IMG_9134.JPG IMG_9136.JPG IMG_9148.JPG IMG_9149.JPG IMG_9150.JPG IMG_9156.JPG
     
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  28. That's my way of dropping a "bomb". Get it? The more bizarre the better.
     
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