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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Useless info... The design for the 911 was actually one with a zero in the middle. BUT, since Peugeot had a lock on all production model numbers with a zero in the middle, Porsche had to use the next number with out one. Hence the 911, and a legend.

    Don't actually remember which number was the original? Not 904, 908 or 910, which would have passed. Maybe 909?
    901...this is #54 0f the 75 that were built before the suit. A guy found it with big IMSA flares and monster tires in a chicken coop near Reno and restored it once he checked the casting numbers. This was from the vintage races at PIR in '88. Sorry about the photo, but I was too lazy to hook up my scanner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    1936 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Spécial Sport

    There seems a deal of Bugatti design influence there, or maybe it's just the Art Deco influence in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    1936 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Spécial Sport

    A more extreme version of what Americans called the Businessman's Coupe, favored by traveling salesmen and bootleggers.


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    A Bugatti with a similar theme.In some ways I prefer the look of the Peugeot.

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    these don't look so extreme

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Yup- look pretty ace to me.

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    An older,distant,relative.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    #12398
    I've got a large copy of that, a photograph picked up in a junk shop decades ago.
    I still don't know what car it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    #12398
    I've got a large copy of that, a photograph picked up in a junk shop decades ago.
    I still don't know what car it is.
    It has something like a 1950 Ford hood ornament...

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    It's much earlier than that I think, 1920's, and is there a shadow of a sliding pillar front suspension?
    Of course it could be someones wartime patch-up………..
    Or this one perhaps. "old unidentified French car'.

    Last edited by skuthorp; 12-24-2022 at 08:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    It's much earlier than that I think, 1920's, and is there a shadow of a sliding pillar front suspension?
    Of course it could be someones wartime patch-up………..
    but it has (I think) a jet powered hood emblem, which may date the image but knot the car

    And yes sliding pillar, friction shocks and maybe a glimpse of an air cooled V-twin behind that grille...
    The windshield pillar brackets are distinctive

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    It's much earlier than that I think, 1920's, and is there a shadow of a sliding pillar front suspension?
    Of course it could be someones wartime patch-up………..
    Or this one perhaps. "old unidentified French car'.

    I would think late 40s or early 50s, from the pedal cat and the van at the rear.
    Car is definitely French, and hacked around a bit, with a later grille- I would guess originally from around 1930?
    Could be a three wheeler Darmont Morgan- that gear lever looks familiar.

    PS: A bit of later Googling confirms it is indeed a Darmont Morgan, with later modifications, and that the pic was taken in 1947 by Robert Doisneau.
    But to confuse things further, another source has the pic from 1956.
    It appears in a book about Darmont Morgan by Frederic Viginies.
    Last edited by birlinn; 12-24-2022 at 01:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Do you have any more info about this photo?

    I have some good friends that have an MG TC with cycle fenders and the missing side engine cowling. Their car looks very similar.

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    Shirley "Cha cha" Muldowney, "First Lady of Drag Racing", early 1970's. Queen Mary in background.
    3 time National Top Fuel Champion

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    I would think late 40s or early 50s, from the pedal cat and the van at the rear.
    Car is definitely French, and hacked around a bit, with a later grille- I would guess originally from around 1930?
    Could be a three wheeler Darmont Morgan- that gear lever looks familiar.

    PS: A bit of later Googling confirms it is indeed a Darmont Morgan, with later modifications, and that the pic was taken in 1947 by Robert Doisneau.
    But to confuse things further, another source has the pic from 1956.
    It appears in a book about Darmont Morgan by Frederic Viginies.
    Great find!


    early 50's would work with the jet powered hood emblem
    Maybe it's from a Simca

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichW View Post
    Do you have any more info about this photo?

    I have some good friends that have an MG TC with cycle fenders and the missing side engine cowling. Their car looks very similar.
    It's a pretty famous car in the collector world.
    see:

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2014/1...ack-to-auction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Shirley "Cha cha" Muldowney, "First Lady of Drag Racing", early 1970's. Queen Mary in background.
    3 time National Top Fuel Champion

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    A notable racer.Linda Vaughn didn't race and would have obscured more of the background.....

    From the same era,a car that a Belgian caravan manufacturer thought would be a leap forward.


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    three time top fuel world champion in a very tough sport against some very very tough competition
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Wasn't the film "Heart Like A Wheel" about Muldowney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Wasn't the film "Heart Like A Wheel" about Muldowney?
    Yes

    edit: Just noticed the movie is on Youtube.

    Last edited by Jimmy W; 12-24-2022 at 11:45 PM.

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    Shirley Muldowney on Johnny Carson


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    Going back to the Ginetta G4 in #12325? I was chatting with the friend who owns the one I helped with. Seems the red car might be one of two or three with the same chassis no. ......

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    airline

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    One I hadn't seen before- click on pic for the answer.

    Zagato-Rover-2000-TCZ-1.jpg

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    I linked a friend to this thread. He is a longtime MG enthusiast, along with restorations on Astons and Delahayes (used to race one of those)
    Well, he came straight back with the info that the green PB Airline in post 18 was his car at one time.
    He has a stock TD now.
    A2

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    One I hadn't seen before- click on pic for the answer.

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    Yet another lost opportunity.We had to endure the Allegro and Marina instead...

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    here's a fun one, bill mitchell's personal 1956 corvette racecar
    a stock corvette weighed 2900 pounds and made 225 horsepower
    this one weighed 2200 and billy mitchell had smokey yunich build him a 283 motor that made 325 horsepower
    he personally drove it in time trials at daytona (went 152mph in the flying mile) and raced it at 12 hours of sebring and nassau finishing tenth and sixteenth

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That was a time when bold concepts popped up all over the place.This one has a more, um subdued,paint job.


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    cerv?
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    CERV 2,a novel and advanced series of cars that sadly petered out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    I linked a friend to this thread. He is a longtime MG enthusiast, along with restorations on Astons and Delahayes (used to race one of those)
    Well, he came straight back with the info that the green PB Airline in post 18 was his car at one time.
    He has a stock TD now.
    A2
    I have dreamed about doing this to a Citroen. I think it would look great.
    citroen traction avant airline.jpg

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