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What kind of car is this?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pro Stock John, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Friend snapped some pics of this car on the highway:


  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,056


    It's a custom car.
  3. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,438

    from Michigan

    I agree. Totally hand-made body.
  4. Looks like a "Special" a sports rod made from bits and pieces. Notice the back fenders look like pickup units?
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  5. Wow,thats cool!Waiting for the "Henway" joke.
  6. Cutlassboy68
    Joined: Dec 3, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Boone, Nc

    Possibly started off as a triumph... Notice headlight with portions of front and rear fenders...

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  7. The tail lights are '59 Pontiac

    Steering wheel is a Grant
  8. I'd say that there is somebody's project.....yep!
  9. '59 Star Chief or Bonneville at that. Could be anything underneath that tinwork.
  10. impalamark
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 78


    modified Muntz?
  11. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 899


    Must be pretty rare with that V5 engine in it. check out the tail pipes...
  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,102


    Dog Bone radiator cap used as a gas cap.
  13. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,857


    It may be a 50 something hand built sports racer that someone (customized) in the early 60's It could be pretty interesting if it was put back in the trim it was originally built with.

    I wish he had taken a couple of shots from the front.
  14. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    I'll bet the fins are in the trunk for transport...

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  15. WAY too big to be any Triumph.
  16. Damn! I'm in love....:p
  17. ka-zoo
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
    Posts: 509


    Duh, it's a Cadillac Escalade.
    or, were you lookingat the Pontiac GrandAm?

  18. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,599


    from the looks of the exhaust pipes it was powered by one of those experimental NASA V-5's
  19. Where the hell are you guys counting exhaust tips???
  20. snelson57
    Joined: Jun 3, 2008
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  21. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    on the back of the car. You have to scroll to the right to see them, because someone forgot to crop the pictures.

    btw if you look just above the rightmost exhaust tip, you can see the top of the hole for the missing sixth tip.

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  22. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack

  23. I would guess an Audi it has 5 tail pipes and I think that they are the only company making a 5 cylinder. :D

    A custom sports car of some sort, the workmanship looks pretty good from here.
  24. I hate to correct 'ya Beaner but GM has a 5 banger too. But not back then.
  25. Yeah, after seeing the better picture right above, you can see the hole (barely) for the sixth pipe. Very cool ride, whatever it is!

    Someone says the steering wheel is a Grant??? No way. It looks more like it's off an old late '50s Chevy, if anything, assuming it's a production and not an aftermarket wheel.

    Wheel pattern looks like a Ford 5-on-5", perhaps 5-on-5-1/2"???
  26. Yes

    You can correct me all ya want just don't text me. :D

    I wasn't aware that GM was building a 5 cylinder, I knew that Audi did and I have also heard of a mercedes with an odd ball as well ( 5 ot 7 ). But I was not aware that GM was building one.

    I don't know if it is an allusion because of the angle of the pics but it looks to be a pretty big car for a 2 seater.
  27. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,056


    late model mini SUV motor. I've never seen one in real life, but I've heard they exist.
  28. twenty gallons
    Joined: Jun 7, 2010
    Posts: 443

    twenty gallons

    would be fun to play with.
  29. This car looks VERY familiar somehow, but I can not place it. Seems it was in an old kustom magazine way back, with a red body and a red & white interior. Engine was a GMC 261. I'll be damned if i can remember where I know this car from, though!

    Several modern vehicles with five cylinders - Audi, Mercedes-Benz (Diesel and gas), Dodge, M-B and Freightliner Sprinter vans, GM's Colorado pickup and others, Hummer H3; all too modern for his application. There are six exhaust holes on this car,anyway.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012

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