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post #31 of 91
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
When Delahaye had the chassis ready, I would have them send the swb to Chapron for a lithe coupe body to be fitted. The lwb would go to Figoni and Falaschi for them to design an endless roadster similar to what they made for the New York World's Fair in 1939 and pictured below.

Now it's time to go to the office in an ordinary car! Thanks again for the fantasia, Red.


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It's taken me a while to get around to commenting, but the lines on this are amazing.
post #32 of 91
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
It's taken me a while to get around to commenting, but the lines on this are amazing.
Yes - it's like late-blooming art nouveau.
post #33 of 91
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Full Canvas: By "endless roadster" do you mean boattail speedster? That appears to be the body style.

One of my favorite boattail designs is the Hispano Suiza Tulipwood Torpedo.
post #34 of 91
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike


My folks had a 250SL when I was a kid. I drove it to prom and when my car was in the shop... my younger sister drove it every day in high school until she totalled it

Also wish I'd kept my first car... A '65 Pontiac Tempest Convertible like this one... pretty cool car for a 16-year-old although I didn't appreciate it at the time.

post #35 of 91
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Originally Posted by Bradford
My folks had a 250SL when I was a kid. I drove it to prom and when my car was in the shop... my younger sister drove it every day in high school until she totalled it

I hope she got grounded for life!
post #36 of 91
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Full Canvas: By "endless roadster" do you mean boattail speedster?

Boattail? Any tail . . . preceded by a looooooooong bonnet.

Figoni et Falaschi

Saoutchik

Aerodynamic

Sensual

Chapron

Pourtout

Bespoke

Delahaye

Haute couture

Devil-may-care playboy careering along the calanches

Hispano-Suiza

Delage

Bugatti

Pegaso

Talbot-Lago

Avions Voisin

But . . . above all, French Curves in the Automotive Twilight Zone
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post #37 of 91
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
Chapron
When I think of Henri Chapron it's not his prewar work that sticks in my head, but this timeless beauty. Aren't those doorpanels so much more elegant than the tacky plastic crap we get stuck with today? Even with the tacked on (probably aftermarket) speakers. Speaking of which, don't those look like nice French (Focal/JM Labs or Audax/Polydax) Kevlar drivers? Though perhaps I'm a heretic for it, I do prefer the later DS nose to Bertoni's original. I don't think if I've ever seen a quad-lamp Decap before. I'm in love.
post #38 of 91
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
But . . . above all, French Curves in the Automotive Twilight Zone
You like it, the French tail?
post #39 of 91
Where's the Porsche love?








In descending order
356 Speedster
550 Spyder
917K
904
904 again
959
post #40 of 91
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
When I think of Henri Chapron it's not his prewar work that sticks in my head, but this timeless beauty.



I don't think if I've ever seen a quad-lamp Decap before. I'm in love.

Our neighbors in Cargese have one of these in balck with crimson leather. It's amazing to watch it float down the road. They ignore my hints and overtures for a little demonstration. But they do drink my wine!
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post #41 of 91
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
You like it, the French tail?

As a married man, I have "No Comment!" in a public forum.
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post #42 of 91
Good work from Caroll Shelby.
LL
post #43 of 91
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Originally Posted by Aureus
Where's the Porsche love?...


...959

There is something incredibly bizarre about the Paris-Dakar 959. Probably the combination of the sleek 959 body and the knobbly tyres and ground clearance...
post #44 of 91
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There is something incredibly bizarre about the Paris-Dakar 959. Probably the combination of the sleek 959 body and the knobbly tyres and ground clearance...

And, it won!

Jon.
post #45 of 91
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And, it won!

Jon.

Rotfl! True.
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