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#1 M.E.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:32 AM

I've never seen a car like this before.  

I like it! :D

Does anyone know what make & model it is?

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:10 PM

I *think* it's a Lotus 7. There have been a huge number of different Lotus 7 kits sold, and the shape of the car's right, along with the headlight placement and design. The wheel coverings are strange, but there certainly were a lot of different version of wheel coverings on 7s, from totally open wheeled to half covered, so a 3/4 cover like that's not out of the question.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:04 PM

I'm no car buff, but that looks like a Boattail Speedstar by Deco Rides (scroll down)

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

Thanks.

You must admit, that is one cool looking little car! :D

I wonder how much it costs.  Where I live, it would only be good for driving 2 months out of the year. But it would be a fun 2 months. :D

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:29 PM

Impressive Orpheus. I doubt I'd have ever found that.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:03 PM

I completely love that the chassis is sheathed in hand-rubbed mahoghany-stained oak veneer, not just flashy paint over metal and fiberglass.

That kind of brilliance would make those "custom car/bike" shows worth watching -- and yet, tehy are almost entirely "catalog shopping for parts". fancy paint, and a little bit of modification. Rarer still is any attempt to extract the most performance and unique custom features from a given bike design. That's what distinguishes a vehicle designer from a sculptor

#7 Captain Jack

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:37 AM

View PostOrpheus, on 05 July 2011 - 06:04 PM, said:

I'm no car buff...

That's not what I heard.  Rumor has it you have two of those stashed in your massive underground, temperature-controlled garage. ;)

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:15 AM

View Postmichael elizabeth, on 05 July 2011 - 06:15 PM, said:


I wonder how much it costs.  Where I live, it would only be good for driving 2 months out of the year. But it would be a fun 2 months. :D

the last car they sold went for $203,500... :crazy: that's kind of expensive if you're only going to use it for 2 months a year ;)


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

Mark:  (appears holding a car buffer)  Am I late? I just love to buff cars until they're shiny. :look:
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:50 PM

Anyone ever seen one of these?  What is it? (and please don't say - it's a car :rolleyes: )

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:04 AM

View Postmichael elizabeth, on 26 July 2011 - 01:50 PM, said:

Anyone ever seen one of these?  What is it? (and please don't say - it's a car :rolleyes: )

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Mark: I don't know, but it looks like a 21st century PIMP MOBILE! I saw an old 1970's Monte Carlo yesterday, and it was tricked out to look like a pimp mobile from the 70's. I laughed so hard as it rolled by, I nearly cried.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:43 PM

That looks like a squashed Corvette (early 70s), and it's hard to believe it isn't a Photoshop job -- but I've seen a photo of a similarly squashed early 80s Corvette, so maybe that's some sort of market sector or one particular hotrodder.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:54 AM

stained veneer?
like a 50s chris craft ski boat?
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:42 PM

Yup. Isn't wood so much more elegant than enameled metal?

Though I don't know what you mean by "50s Chris Craft ski boat"

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:05 AM

http://www.classicbo...7-deluxe-7k.htm

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http://www.classicboat.com/boats.htm

Edited by offworlder, 29 July 2011 - 02:18 AM.

"(Do you read what they say online?) I check out all these scandalous rumours about me and Elijah Wood having beautiful sex with each other ... (are they true?) About Elijah and me being boyfriend and boyfriend? Absolutely true. We've been together for about nine years. I wooed him. No I just like a lot of stuff - I like that someone says one thing and it becomes fact. It's kind of fun." --Dominic Monaghan in a phone interview with Newsweek while buying DVDs at the store. :D

#16 Captain Jack

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:13 AM

View Postmichael elizabeth, on 26 July 2011 - 01:50 PM, said:

Anyone ever seen one of these?  What is it? (and please don't say - it's a car :rolleyes: )

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It's an automobile. :)

Edit:  That looks like a photoshop job there of an older model Corvette.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:29 AM

It is a photoshop job

here's the original pic

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:31 AM

View PostRaeven, on 30 July 2011 - 05:29 AM, said:

It is a photoshop job

here's the original pic

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I think that ones prettier than the newer models. :D

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

I like this one too. :D  Although, I do like the mahogany look better.  

Anyone know what make and model of automobile/car(the bolded is for Captain Jack because last time I said "Please don't say it's a car" he replied with "It's an automobile." :D ) this is?

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:00 PM

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