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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. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,234

    Model A Gomez

    how about a Jordan, never heard of it until I saw this one at Pate.

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  2. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,679


    Is Pate somewhere west of Laramie?

  3. jb39chev
    Joined: Mar 29, 2011
    Posts: 72

    from Conroe,TX.

    Not really sure if this qualifies, but its the only one I've seen on the road. I think it's a 1918 ford center door.

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  4. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    I forget the exact year ate 20's early 30's wipit, Im not sure if i spelled that right
  5. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,679


    Whippet. Like the breed of dog. Made by Willys-Overland. The radiator shells of certain year Whippets were intensely popular for Model Ts in the pre-war era. They were the Deuce grille for the three-springer guys.

  6. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,037

    from Hawaii

    Didn't Devo do a song about them? :rolleyes: :D
  7. chopitdano
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 102


    I believe the rarest FoMoCo product I have encountered was a 42 Mercury convertible... Thing is I have all the stuff including the vert title to turn a 46 Merc into a 42 in a few hours..
  8. When I was fresh out of the military and working on the farm back home, my dad and I bought a 65 Chevelle from a guy who used to be a part-time mechanic. The Chevelle belonged to a customer of his who never paid for the work, so he got a new title for it with a mechanic's lien.

    It sat for over 10 years when we bought it for $500. The old mechanic just assumed it was an ordinary Chevelle.

    It didn't run, the paint looked like hell and it was missing the front bumper, but the body was solid, so we trailered it home and started to tear into it when my dad noticed the 160 mph speedo and the big disk brakes.

    This was pre-internet, so we made a few phone calls and eventually ended up speaking to the president of the Chevelle owners club (can't remember the exact name of the club) and found out it was a factory Z16. This guy immediately offered $5K over the unseen....solely based on my dad's description.

    We took his offer and he showed up about a week later with an enclosed trailer to haul it back to the east coast. (I think the guy was from South Carolina)

    We took half of the money and gave it to the old mechanic....he was floored that someone would do that.
  9. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,086


    1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe. First year of the coupe body style. In the "collection" and for sale. I figured it would be my only chance to own one.

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  10. b-body-bob
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 414


    I noticed my cousin had a primered rusted up old (OT) Barracuda parked at his Dad's house. Checked it out closer and it turned out to be a 4-speed AAR 'Cuda, originally panther pink.
  11. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,123


    I am a firefighter and we responded to a garage fire in San Marino, CA. We opened the garage and there sat the nicest 1934 V-16 Packard limosine with a front drivers open air seat I have ever seen. As a matter of fact it was the only 1934 Packard limosine I have ever seen.
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  12. It'd be like spitting on the Mona Lisa, but I have this overwhelming urge to get in one of these and just put it through it's it real hard.
  13. godspeedbear
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 261

    from golden

    A 1916 Gardner.. Tall coupe. Built in St. Louis.
    Joined: Oct 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,144


    This is Edsel Fords '34 Ford Speedster. it has quite a history to it.
  15. igby
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
    Posts: 109


    friend has 2 of these stored in his tractor barns, on the second floor, won't sell, so there are 2 more around.
  16. When someone says they "HAVE" a certain car and don't produce an image of said car are full of do-do...........
    The rarest car I was in was a 1940 Lincoln Zephyr Continental Convertible (54 built ) and any of my race cars as they were one offs.....
  17. In the 1950's and 60's my uncle had what was called a Jordan Play Boy. There where only three in left. He had the entire car all wrapped up in storage. I left for the War in 65, and he died. Wouldn't you know it his wife sold it for scrap. I never talked to my aunt till the day she died.
  18. Jagman
    Joined: Mar 25, 2010
    Posts: 346


    I owned a 62 Nardi bodied Abarth coupe, one of a handful ever built by Vignale.

  19. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609


    My Avatar car, I own 2 of them. PA series Vauxhalls. I have pics of them in my albums. There's maybe 7 of them in America.
  20. I seen a 1939 Willys Californian this weekend. It might just be the only 1939 around as I heard they started in 1940.

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  21. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,045


    Not as exotic as some previous models. My:-

    1. all steel 35 Chevy phaeton is body # 507 of only 647 produced by GMH in Australia;
    2. 46 Olds sedanette is chassis # 713, and one of only 3,498 units produced between 15<sup>th</sup> October 1945 and 21<sup>st</sup> November 1945. A UAW s[FONT=&quot]trike prevented Olds production from 21<sup>st</sup> November 1945 to 1[/FONT][FONT=&quot]<sup>st </sup>[/FONT][FONT=&quot]April 1946. Dated August 1945 when WW2 finished.
  22. rickkane
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
    Posts: 255


    Here are some pics of a 29 Erskine just been chopped and is being readied for paint:



  23. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,010

    Slick Willy

    Ive got chunks and pieces of a 1932 Studebaker Model 91 President Roadster I pulled out of the woods!!:eek: There are only 9 complete ones known to exist.
  24. davesville
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 364


    the 29 erskine looks cool rikkane
  25. Years ago around 1952/53 I had a 1937 3/W hupmobile with Raymond Loewy designed body. The car came out of Rochester New York. Sure wish I had that today. Best pic I have is of the assend under the old oak tree. I used it as a driver while hotrodding the 50 chev vert.
  26. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,395

    from South Indy

    My fater in law once owned the Alexander Bros Tasca 505 mustang and as a teen I got to work on it all the time.{pics at} He later bought a 67 Shelby GT 500 that my brother in law still has. 42,000 mile car.
  27. gonzoengineer
    Joined: Dec 8, 2009
    Posts: 59


    I unfortunately don't have a picture of it; but an old neighbor of mine had a small collection of Desoto's (3 to be exact) and he noted that one was a very rare all black convertible with white top. I never validated his claim, but it was a gorgeous car none-the-less.
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  28. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    The 51' Mercury Woodie Wagon at Disneyland's Califorina Adventure. They pull a live band around the main strip with it.
  29. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,113


    this has since been restored to how edsel owned and drove it. it is now black.. there is a video of it after the restoration on jay leno garage webpage.. lots of entertain videos on his webpage.
  30. brut4s
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
    Posts: 56


    In the late 1980's I don't think I have pics anymore but a couple of Morgans and a 1964 Mustang station wagon,yes it was built by Ford.

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