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what is the rarest car you have come across

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by davesville, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,384

    from New York

  2. a 1950's or early 60 Cunningham
  3. davesville
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 364


    i learned to drive in a paddock car .a simca aronde a chrysler the age of fifteen i needed more power so i located a simca vedette v8 with what i remember as having a v8 60 motor.being young and silly i couldnt get it going so i trashed it .not rare cars then but i have not seen one since
  4. yoyodyne
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 866


    Has anyone mentioned the Ruger Touring cars? Bill (firearms) Ruger was going to go into production, but only built 2. They looked like a Bentley Van den Plas touring car, had a 427 side oiler and toploader for power, really looked like a late 20s car, not a replica. I saw both of them on display at the NY auto show about 68 or 69.

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  5. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 352

    OHV DeLuxe
    from Norway

    I visited a nice guy in his 60`s this saturday who has a one off 1924 Packard Town Car built for the Swedish prime minister in 1924 on a 154 inch chassis. That car is HUGE.. Huge eight.. all parts have big truck ish size to them and the body was made so the Prime minister could walk upright into the rear of the car with proper top hat on.. Pretty tall... :D
  6. Kona Cruisers
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,074

    Kona Cruisers

    67 rsr porsche...
  7. ago
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 2,200

    from pgh. pa.

    I Drove A.L. stainless steel 36 Ford in 1986, also saw Bugatti Royale in Cunningham museum in the 70s.

  8. Fordguy78
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
    Posts: 558


    My father used to talk about an old truck he owned in 1975. It was a 1972 International 1/2 ton pickup with a 345 and automatic transmission. I know what you're thinking, "I've seen a hundred of those." But this one was what they called a "Johnny Reb" edition. With a confederate flag painted on the hood and a painting of a little Johnny Reb soldier on the quarter panel it was probably the rarest International pickup w/only about 500 built. They were only built for the southeast states. My dad bought his in Arkansas then moved back to California where he sold it in 1975. It was last seen in the L.A. area where he sold it. Anyone have any pics of these old trucks?
  9. This one just about 'takes the cake' for me! An Auburn ambulance!!!
    It didn't say what year, but I'd guess early to mid '30's.
    It was posted either yesterday or today on the H.A.M.B. "Cool Pictures" thread.

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  10. hemiboy
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 249


    A Doble steam Roadster, about a 1924, in Emmet, Idaho, on the way back from the 10th Yellowstone run. The guy said it was a custom build for Howard Hughes. It was waaaay big and fast!
  11. checkedgoldtop
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 276


    How about a 1929 peerless 120 with a continental inline 8?
  12. checkedgoldtop
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 276


    I saw a Stevens-Duryea last summer at a local car dealer car show.
  13. the rarest 2 i know of are "split51"'s mazda 2 ton 3 wheeled truck, and "oldguard" once owned a 73 GTO 'vert that pontiac said they never made.
  14. TomWar
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 727


    in 1963, My buddy Pete and I were in the north central valley of California, in a wrecking yard we found a1935 Willys 4 door sedan,and bought it for $100.00. Later we ran across a guy that lived on the river and had Crosley engines running all kinds of stuff. pumps,generators, a cable car across the river and more. He gave me 8 Crosley bodies, coupes, sedans, p/u.
    At about the same time, my Mother wrecked her 1955 Chrysler New Yorker, so we put the engine in the Willys. It was featured on the cover of "Popular Hotrodding" in 1965. I have only seen 2 more of these, 1 with no fenders from Michigan or there abouts, and Harrahs collection in Reno had one.
  15. Dirtynails
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 844

    from garage

    I can understand the mangled rear frame,to get the diff head out often meant cutting away part of the Tube frame ..:eek:.
    I still think a 9" with watts link is going backwards,if I had the DeDion assembly I would be using a 9" center with axles etc to suit.
    I have a pic of the one we had here somewhere but it's lost among the files . It's an alloy bodied car with the 365/327. It will be raced in Europe in the next years historic season.
  16. paintslinger
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 39

    from Kemah, Tx

    2 of the rarest cars i have seen "1904 Autocar"
    and Steve McQueen's Porsche. I had the pleasure of pinstriping both of them. The Porsche was originally striped by "Von Dutch" Kenneth Howard.

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  17. FASI
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,131


    I had the all stainless steel '36 Ford Tudor stored in my garage for a weekend in 1972. Pretty neat car.
  18. Not so much HAMB related but here goes. A 1983 Corvette, Chevy built one. I saw it at the Bowling Greene Corvette Museum. There is an interesting story behind it as Chevrolet wanted it to be destroyed the employees at the plant disassembled it and hid the parts all over the plant. Chevy surrendered and the car was reassembled and put in the Corvette museum! It was the prototype to the 84 and looked very similar, back then they were ok, today I would have to pass even if one was given to me. I'll stick with C-1's.:cool::)
  19. zenndog
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 162

    from Santa Cruz

    I once went to look at a cord, I think a 1936, it was missing the front subframe. I wasn't into hot rods yet or I would have bought it and put a subframe in it with a non-lasalle powerplant. It was a beautiful car. I actually found it in the recycler!!!!! Boy, those were the days!
  20. 39 All Ford
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,531

    39 All Ford
    from Benton AR

    My 55 Lincoln is one of about 25,000 Lincolns made in 55 and one of about 11,500 Capris for that year. The few survivors will for sure the most rare car I have owned. (although I was pleasantly surprised to see another VERY NICE 55 Capri in Las Cruces at the last car show I attended, the only other I have ever seen in person)

    I have a buddy who has a 28 Chevy 4 door sedan. I am sure the production numbers for this car were much higher than my Lincoln's production numbers, but I doubt there are a lot of these cars left.

    A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of fixing the HEI and taking two leafs out of the back to soften it up a little. It is a VERY COOL and RARE car.

    Someday I will post up some pics... It should tickle the opposing edges of "traditional" and "street rod" well enough to be accepted by MOST folks here... :D
  21. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    1929 Jewitt. I cant even find a picture of one on the net
  22. I believe the last Jewett was built in 1926

  23. hep1966
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 287


    I recently saw the General Lee...
  24. here's some rare General Lee

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  25. Rdrokit
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 55


    Here's a few photos of my old 1940 Studebaker champion coupe. Don't see too many of those around especially on a tube frame running a LS-6 454.

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  26. flyinggoose
    Joined: Oct 10, 2008
    Posts: 45


    You could be talking about R. Buckminster Fuller's car from the 30's called the Dymaxion. It had an 85 HP Ford Flatty, carried 11 passengers and got 30 miles per gallon.
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  27. Rdrokit
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 55


    Saw this at a car show, think it was called a Helicon. Weird. If you ever hit a pedestrian they would be chop meat.:eek:

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  28. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

    I saw a 1924 Star at a farm auction in the seventies. I probably should have bought it.
  29. autofocus
    Joined: May 30, 2008
    Posts: 120

    from MASS

    Well, here they go again! (1) He didnt make it look like a ,34 Ford, it looks just as it is. (2) Its not a billet-digital gauged (he used Terraplane Gauges)Air ?? POS! (3) Who makes repo ,33 Essex bodies?? (4) This is what "Hot-Roddin" is all about! (5) I,ll just have to post pics of a ,33 Hupmobile Coupe next for all you to complain about. (6) Go to a Hot Rod show and bring your crying towel!
  30. Rusty Karz
    Joined: Feb 11, 2005
    Posts: 304

    Rusty Karz

    Saw this one last week end. It is a 1960 Lola Race Car. It was tiny but fast. That is an Austin Healey Sprite sitting next to it for size comparison.[​IMG][/IMG]

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