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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Nantucket Red, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    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.
     


  2. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    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.
     


  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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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.
     


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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    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 [​IMG]

    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.

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  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    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 [​IMG]

    I hope she got grounded for life!
     


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    Full Canvas Senior member

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    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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    SGladwell Senior member

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    Chapron
    When I think of Henri Chapron it's not his prewar work that sticks in my head, but this timeless beauty. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 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? [​IMG] Though perhaps I'm a heretic for it, I do prefer the later DS nose to Bertoni's original. [​IMG] I don't think if I've ever seen a quad-lamp Decap before. I'm in love.
     


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    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    But . . . above all, French Curves in the Automotive Twilight Zone
    You like it, the French tail?
     


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    Aureus Senior member

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    Where's the Porsche love?

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    In descending order
    356 Speedster
    550 Spyder
    917K
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    904 again
    959
     


  10. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Senior member

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    When I think of Henri Chapron it's not his prewar work that sticks in my head, but this timeless beauty.

    [​IMG]

    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! [​IMG]
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    Full Canvas Senior member

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    You like it, the French tail?

    As a married man, I have "No Comment!" in a public forum. [​IMG]
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    Good work from Caroll Shelby.
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  13. skalogre

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    Where's the Porsche love?...
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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...
     


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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.
     


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    And, it won!

    Jon.


    Rotfl! True.
     


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