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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I don't recollect if I posted this Bugatti. Sorry, don't recollect the specifics.

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    And, with respect to feet out in front:

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    No, I have no idea why it's sideways.
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    XK-120 (Be still oh beating heart).

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    An evening get-together very close to where The Plastic Pig was first turned loose in Massachusetts.


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    Bullit's Mustang
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    Random web pic...

    Thunderbirds are go

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Bullit's Mustang
    558 or 559?
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    More Americana.

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    Awww...that's what my Mom learned to drive in

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale: 2.0 V8 Engine Sound, Warm Up & Driving!
    Oh I like EVERYTHING about this one Peter.

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    In 1951you could build this 100 mph sports car from a kit for round $500

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    There were some great "kit" cars out there! I always lusted after a Jabro/Crossley that one of the volunteer firemen in our town had parked out behind the station.
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    Years ago, a friend had a Fiberfab Avenger (sorta copy of the GT40) on a 1300 VW chassis. I did a lot of the work on it with him & had the use of it for a year while he was @ college in downtown Boston. It was "fondly" named "the abortion". It was Avenger kit # 2 or 3 off their assembly line & they hadn't quite gotten it all figured out. Minor details like attaching the entire front end to the chassis, wipers, etc.

    It did get looks everywhere I took it - including the cops. Got stopped in NH once for 70 in a 40MPH zone, no parking lights, no taillights, no wipers, a brake light out, loud exhaust, and an oddball one that can't be true any more (due to rental cars): the "3 state rule": it was illegal to drive in NH in a car registered in another state on a driver's license from a 3rd state. We were on our way to an autocross (it was good at those) @ Waterville Valley in Maine. As I sat in their jail cell, my girlfriend gave them a sob story about how we were on our way to her grsndmother's funeral & they bought it. Fined me $75 (1971 dollars!) & let us go.

    This is sorta what it looked like. This is a later model that had doors. The early ones had a tilt up cab: what would've been the doors + the top & windshield all tilted forward for ingress & egress. Our paint job wasn't far off from this though (Krylon spray can at it's finest):

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    Morgan type 3 wheel kit cars were popular back in the '80's and are becoming all the rage these days. This is a JZR that I built 4 years ago. I never thought I would be able to buy a real Morgan. This is a great driving car; I've had it up to 95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredvv44 View Post
    Morgan type 3 wheel kit cars were popular back in the '80's and are becoming all the rage these days. This is a JZR that I built 4 years ago. I never thought I would be able to buy a real Morgan. This is a great driving car; I've had it up to 95.
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    Dude.

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    Ahhh...I recall the Avengers Used a Pinto rear window for a windscreen as I recall. A friend was going to sponsor me in one with Corvair power for SCCA C/SR, but it never got finished...so I raced my Triumph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Ahhh...I recall the Avengers Used a Pinto rear window for a windscreen as I recall. A friend was going to sponsor me in one with Corvair power for SCCA C/SR, but it never got finished...so I raced my Triumph
    Even with a 1300 VW motor, they'd do 80+ surprisingly quickly. I think you're right on the Pinto rear window.
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    About 50 years ago I was hired by the hour to finish one of these Bradley GT VW conversions. I was not impressed, such a lot of work for a VW.
    It did use a Corvette windshield.

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    The type of Alfa that inspired the Marlin kit car.

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    Sports car engine/transaxle...



    and driving it...

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    I don't recall seeing a 1950 Martin Stationette before



    James V. Martin was a prolific inventor who spent years designing cars that he hoped someone would be willing to produce. The Stationette is his last attempt. Produced by Commonwealth Research Corp. in New York City, NY, this car is an all-wooden monocoque construction. It features no axles, shock absorbers, or propeller shaft which Martin claimed made it cheaper to build. It was designed to fit the needs of the suburban commuter – as popular acceptance would greatly ease traffic congestion. The Stationette was shown at the 1954 World Motor Sports Show and offered as “America’s economy car of the future.” Martin failed to convince anyone to produce this car. Like the two cars he had previously designed (the Martin Aerodynamic and Martin Martinette), the Stationette remained a one-off prototype.

    Specifications:

    Manufacturer: Martin Development Company
    Country of Origin: U.S.A.
    Drivetrain Configuration: Rear engine, rear wheel drive
    Engine: 4 cylinder, Hercules, 65 cubic inch, water cooled
    Transmission: 3 speed manual
    Top Speed: 60 mph
    Years of Production: 1950
    Number Produced: 1
    Original Cost: Proposed to sell for $995.00
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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    That Martin Stationette has some resemblance to both a Morris J1 van and the Voiture Minimum by Le Corbusier.

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    Since none of that selection are remotely sporty I'll include a couple more Alfas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I don't recall seeing a 1950 Martin Stationette before



    James V. Martin was a prolific inventor who spent years designing cars that he hoped someone would be willing to produce. The Stationette is his last attempt. Produced by Commonwealth Research Corp. in New York City, NY, this car is an all-wooden monocoque construction. It features no axles, shock absorbers, or propeller shaft which Martin claimed made it cheaper to build. It was designed to fit the needs of the suburban commuter – as popular acceptance would greatly ease traffic congestion. The Stationette was shown at the 1954 World Motor Sports Show and offered as “America’s economy car of the future.” Martin failed to convince anyone to produce this car. Like the two cars he had previously designed (the Martin Aerodynamic and Martin Martinette), the Stationette remained a one-off prototype.

    Specifications:

    Manufacturer: Martin Development Company
    Country of Origin: U.S.A.
    Drivetrain Configuration: Rear engine, rear wheel drive
    Engine: 4 cylinder, Hercules, 65 cubic inch, water cooled
    Transmission: 3 speed manual
    Top Speed: 60 mph
    Years of Production: 1950
    Number Produced: 1
    Original Cost: Proposed to sell for $995.00
    The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tn. has the Stationette and two other Martin's. I love this car.

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    Shades of Henry Mannings "Cyclops" stories

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    I found this thread had slipped to page 8, which is a bit disappointing.As it happens I spent a few days this week in northern France and on a wet afternoon found myself just outside Le Mans.After the irresistible urge to cruise along the Mulsanne Straight had been indulged I spent an hour or two in the museum and my camera got a bit of use.This Salmson was just one of the exhibits.

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    Nice! You going to make it over ti Mulhouse for the Schlumpf Museum? http://www.schlumpf-collection.com/3...ollection.html Not to be missed if you can possibly get there!

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    Been there,seen it...

    A Delahaye that raced in 1949.

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    It's on my Bucket list.

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    It is going to be interesting to see what happens to Morgan after the recent sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I found this thread had slipped to page 8, which is a bit disappointing.As it happens I spent a few days this week in northern France and on a wet afternoon found myself just outside Le Mans.After the irresistible urge to cruise along the Mulsanne Straight had been indulged I spent an hour or two in the museum and my camera got a bit of use.This Salmson was just one of the exhibits.

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    Mulsanne straight? I know how that feels, I've driven a camper RV around Bathhurst. Did three laps. Gosh it was hard to keep myself from throwing that cumbersome thing into the corners over the mountain part of the course.

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    From another link way back. I ws only going to post two cars, but they are such an interesting collection….


    1950 CROSLEY CD - $9,995










    1947 CROSLEY CROSMOBILE - AUCTION




    1950 CROSLEY DELUXE - $13,900







    1951 CROSLEY SUPER SPORT - $14,500




    1950 CROSLEY HOTSHOT - $31,900


























































    Top right, google Lightburn cars, but the two bottom ones are closer to the threads intentions. Hotshot reminds me of an Austin Atlantic.

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    I like the Atlantic but it did do well here. Too goofy looking, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    It is going to be interesting to see what happens to Morgan after the recent sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredvv44 View Post
    I am in mourning.
    Oh dear- the last real British car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredvv44 View Post
    I like the Atlantic
    me too

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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