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Classic Cars

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

  1. keesj

    keesj New Member

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    this message is corrected
     
  2. keesj

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    The yellow/black one is a T57, i'm not sure whether it's a Atalante or a Ventoux. As far as I know it's a straight 6 engine. So one tailpipe for each cylinder seems to be a correct assumption.

    The Bugatti with the 6 tail pipes is a 57 Atalante 'Toit Ouvrant' built by the factory itself (Most Bugattis were built by coach builders on a rolling chassis) on a design of Jean Bugatti personally! It is a 8 cylinder in line, 3.3 liter with a double overhead camshaft. The 6 tailpipes do not refer to the number of cylinders but are related to ground clearance: if it would be one pipe the diameter would have to be much larger and the pipe would stick out much lower. There is one large pipe from the exhaust manifold to the silencer and six pipes from there.

    Thought you'd like to know.

    Kees
     
  3. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    I love the lines of the Ferrari Dino
    The only Ferrari to leave the factory senza the prancing horse, I've been informed...

    (bad phone camera pic)
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Oldboy

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    There's only two cars I've ever really wanted: Datsun 240Z I have a 1970 Datsun 240Z sitting in the garage that's waiting for a new paint job and engine rebuild. Here's what it will look like someday: [​IMG] Jaguar E-type convertible The E-type convertible is, in my humble opinion, the sexiest and sleekest car ever made. Beautiful, elegant, charismatic and powerful. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Jaguar E-type convertible
    The E-type convertible is, in my humble opinion, the sexiest and sleekest car ever made. Beautiful, elegant, charismatic and powerful.
    [​IMG]


    You probably won't hear much argument on that point, though for my part I prefer earlier models to the one you have pictured.
     
  6. LabelKing

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    [​IMG] 1954 Cadillac Pininfarina Cabriolet I've always loved the short-lived Continental Mark II as well, especially in a duo-tone: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    The Allard J2X was equipped with a Cadillac engine.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. acidboy

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    1954 Cadillac Pininfarina Cabriolet


    labelking,

    that is probably the sweetest pininfarina design i've ever seen! beautiful!!
     
  9. Huntsman

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    True, that is a heck of a Caddy. I would like to have one of these in the stable someday: [​IMG] '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk Sweet E-Type above, too! I am very partial to the Series III E's with the 5.3L V-12. Funny thing is that I generally do not like convertibles, but I only like that car as a convertible. Regards, Huntsman
     
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    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Studebaker was originally a company that made horse buggies and coaches, and then made the transition to automobile manufacturer. During the time they were in business, they must have put out a great many models.

    The two cars the name Studebaker always brings to mind for me are the Hawk series and the Avanti.
     
  11. Huntsman

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    Coachbuilders have a unique stylistic soul, don't they?

    Funny you should mention the Avanti, as I nearly bought one 3-4 years ago, but I couldn't decide if I liked it for being stylish or for being an ugly duckling. Presumably I concluded it was the latter as I didn't get it -- good move as I wouldn't have wound up with the Jag if I'd gotten it.
     
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    I knew your grandparents, Sylvia and Bob, they were fantastic people! In fact, this '32 Packard spent time in my dads shop while getting the upholstery done.

    Always wondered who has it along with the Armleder truck

    Rodger Craig
     
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