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  1. Pew-Gee-Oughts are no longer available in the States. It looks inspired by the Volkswagen Rabbit. Well, it's not a PT Cruiser convertible, but it's a start!
  2. SUB-TITle: Worst Attempt To Fool People Into Thinking a Beach On the Detroit River, Michigan Is a Tropical Hawaiian Beach .........yes that's Detroit in the background. A one-off dream car/concept car promoting the 1967 Camaro called The Waikiki; with fake wood paneling, forced smiles and the smoggy haze of a grim northern town. Surf's not up yet -- but they got a hula-dancer goin'! Don't you wish you could be part of that scene? What say any of you? I think it's pretty boss myself...if only how it would piss-off Chevrolet fans if it showed up at a car show. To them it would be like a Corvette with a trailer hitch or Elvis in a kilt. Apparently it had Vauxhall Viva or Renault headlights and okra-colored shag carpeting. Curbside Classic did a story about the fotoshoot a few years ago.
  3. (Post No. 1 by Wilko220) I thought to reprise this great photo, numero uno on this thread. No idea what a Talbot Alpine is, but happy to learn what is dodgy about it. It does not look anything like the 1938 Talbot-Lago in the picture below. What happened? Good picture to assign captions to, tho: a. "The triumph of good marketing over bad engineering." b. "Ten men --- 5 escape hatches: every man for himself!" c. "None of us would be caught dead in this car, but you might!" I've been on here a few years, but never got around to this part of self-introducing yourself, for fear of being redundant.
  4. I looked again and found the sales results. Autobianchi........................2000 eurosRenault 4CV.......................19001967 Cadillac Eldo.............37001925 Stutz Limo(6).............85001955 Simca Coupe.............81001981 Chevrolet Corvette....80001924 Roland Pilain(4)............................178001953 Porsche 356.................................48,0001932 Panhard & Levassor Berline X69....46001933 Panhard & Levassor Limo X77.......43001968 Lamborghini Miura(12)..............560,000Jag E....................................................99,0001960 Citroen 2CV..............13001967 Trabant.......................1701974 Daimler Double Six...11001982 Talbot Tagora(6).........5001981 Trabant.......................500fake Ferrari plastic body....1500
  5. We should have heard back from someone by now if anyone bid on these fright pigs of the Pyrenees. I liked the two Panhard & Levassor sedans, the Autobiannchi, and the Stutz. All were beyond my ability to get. If all of us had chipped in to by the frumpy-looking red Miura, it would be cool to let one of the AS members who post on "Single & Sad" to troll it around behind their regular car on a trailer - park in various locations - and see if the girl situation improves: "Yeah........my old man stuffed this in his hanger and forgot, he did. Said she was runnin' fine, but carb No. 5 was acting up. Yeah, 20 years ago. Do you know anything about these cars, miss?" [fantasy conversation # 115] I tried to look at the site for results and found none.
  6. You could take it on those canals in the UK or Ireland and it would be a real speedboat by comparison.....if you could clear the bridges.
  7. 1984 Talbot VF ¨corrosion superficielle¨ https://thumbor.img.prod-indb.io/Qgkc4d07gYEuAyfh5gIWKQ0NNrI=/fit-in/400x400/2018/12/21/224003_474733184_ba720648cd477d81055c555a9d25889a
  8. https://thumbor.img.prod-indb.io/DCO1HRbxhmJQjaGGuKXmewpUy6w=/fit-in/400x400/2018/12/21/231135_747579047_85b38d8255053a19ad74f4b684948091 The 1969 Autobianchi 110, 500cc motor out-of-car
  9. There's a Packard straight-8 engine, 2 1940s Packard cars, a Renault 4CV, a Citroen 2CV, a Ford Consul Cortina 1200, and a Simca Coupe de Ville(foreground of above photo). They seem to all have their barn dust still on them except the ones that have been rained on for years. Fright pigs all of them, but I'm sure there's someone hankering after a Talbot Tagora or a Hotchkiss J.A.G Grégoire.
  10. The auction site has been updated with better descriptions of the cars. It turns out some are even French like Panhard & Levassor, Renault, Citroen, and Rolland Pillain. Yes, most of them are messed up, but only 19 shopping days left til they're all gone. If you feel like driving practically to Andorra to fetch a car. https://www.interencheres.com/vehicules/vente-de-voitures-de-collection-243124/ The weirdest thing I've noticed so far is that one of the Continental Mark IIs has the same estimated value as one of the Trabants, 100-200 euros.
  11. The first crossing of the United States in a car(CA to NY) took 63 days(Jackson & Crocker in a Winton in 1903). The first crossing from California to Hawaii in a kayak took the same amount of time(Ned Gillett in 1987). Therefore, the distances are the same.
  12. Reverend Bluejeans, http://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_12_2018/post-3069-0-32148300-1546087733.jpg Liked the picture & descriptions of the 61-63 Lincolns with the 430 Cu. In. engine. My Father bought a '61 Mercury with that same engine. It's hard to remember the story he told(me being young), but he had a run-in with a freight train just a few months later that ended its usefulness. He claimed the train was damaged much worse, though and he wasn't seriously injured.
  13. I don't see any of them that are French. The collector seems to have liked Yank Tanks & British cars better. They had themselves a grand time removing some of the cars from the shrubbery:
  14. The 1924-ish Sedan from the USA is a Stutz Speedway Six 7-Passenger Limo. I generally only like riding around in 1968 P400 Miuras that are that pukey yellowey-greenish chartreuse color they used, otherwise I'd click on the make-a-foolish-offer box and go in for a few hundred dollars hoping no one else noticed it. The Miura is almost certainly going to turn out to be a Fright Pig....a term my friend Keith Martin(talked to him 20 seconds at a car show) from Sports Car Market coined for a car you buy that looks good, but turns out to be a real can of worms when you try to sort it.
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