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2014-03-15 07:27:33 PM
Eleanor?
 
2014-03-15 07:47:35 PM
If you ever get the chance, listen to Bill Cosby's 200 MPH.
 
2014-03-15 08:00:46 PM

slapmastered: Eleanor?


Eleanor was a gold 1971 Mustang (rebodied as a 1973), not some silver, body-kitted crapmobile in the remake.
 
2014-03-15 08:02:49 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: slapmastered: Eleanor?

Eleanor was a gold 1971 Mustang (rebodied as a 1973), not some silver, body-kitted crapmobile in the remake.


Agreed.
 
2014-03-15 08:14:28 PM
Put tires on a guy's 1969 Ferrari 365GTC Coupe a couple years ago. Only had 12,500 miles on it. Arrived to the shop on a flatbed and left the shop after the new tires were installed on a flatbed. 

one of the sweetest sounding cars i've have ever heard.
 
2014-03-15 08:17:13 PM
Hmm, wanna bet it got garaged in, oh lets just say, the arab oil embargo of 1973.
 
2014-03-15 08:19:21 PM

enry: If you ever get the chance, listen to Bill Cosby's 200 MPH.


One of my favourites!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YotlNRCrFbQ
 
2014-03-15 08:45:53 PM

Waldo Pepper: Put tires on a guy's 1969 Ferrari 365GTC Coupe a couple years ago. Only had 12,500 miles on it. Arrived to the shop on a flatbed and left the shop after the new tires were installed on a flatbed. 

one of the sweetest sounding cars i've have ever heard.


One of the sweetest sounding "V8"'s I ever heard was a Ducati (966 maybe?) back in the 1990's on the 91fwy  in SoCal.  I heard that motor approaching for a while, and could not pinpoint what was making that noise.  Then the bike passed me at about 50mph or so (traffic was busy, but not too heavy), and it was such a wonderful sound.
 
2014-03-15 08:48:04 PM

Waldo Pepper: Put tires on a guy's 1969 Ferrari 365GTC Coupe a couple years ago. Only had 12,500 miles on it. Arrived to the shop on a flatbed and left the shop after the new tires were installed on a flatbed. 

one of the sweetest sounding cars i've have ever heard.


imageshack.com

That's one of the most beautiful cars... in the world.
 
2014-03-15 08:48:19 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Waldo Pepper: Put tires on a guy's 1969 Ferrari 365GTC Coupe a couple years ago. Only had 12,500 miles on it. Arrived to the shop on a flatbed and left the shop after the new tires were installed on a flatbed. 

one of the sweetest sounding cars i've have ever heard.

One of the sweetest sounding "V8"'s I ever heard was a Ducati (966 maybe?) back in the 1990's on the 91fwy  in SoCal.  I heard that motor approaching for a while, and could not pinpoint what was making that noise.  Then the bike passed me at about 50mph or so (traffic was busy, but not too heavy), and it was such a wonderful sound.


P.S. I know it's a V-twin, but man that thing sounded like the smoothest V8 I ever heard.
 
2014-03-15 09:17:39 PM
 
2014-03-15 09:43:00 PM

AtlanticCoast63: Shelby Mustang?

Meh:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/1966-ford-gt40-barn-find-surfaces- in -california-77366.html


Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together.
 
2014-03-15 09:47:18 PM
Holy shiat I know that guy! I grew up in Penns Valley (which is where Centre Hall PA is). Finding the original mechanic isn't all that surprising either. Picture Mayberry but without law enforcement, It's been frozen in time since the 1960s. Hell my parents don't even get cell service or cable.
 
2014-03-15 09:48:39 PM
wildcardjack

Hmm, wanna bet it got garaged in, oh lets just say, the arab oil embargo of 1973.

[i_bet_the_jews_did_this.jpg]
 
2014-03-15 10:22:50 PM
Is it too late to call dibs?
 
2014-03-15 10:27:55 PM

enry: If you ever get the chance, listen to Bill Cosby's 200 MPH.


It's got a fire extinguisher!
 
2014-03-15 10:49:45 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: AtlanticCoast63: Shelby Mustang?

Meh:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/1966-ford-gt40-barn-find-surfaces- in -california-77366.html

Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together.


3.bp.blogspot.com
"I like the way you think. YEE-HAW"!
 
2014-03-15 11:10:06 PM
I thought I totaled a shelby last monday. That was scary as all fark since my insurance will only cover like half of one.

but it turned out to be a PoS 20 yr mustang slutted up with a body kit. WOOO!!
 
2014-03-15 11:27:05 PM
It's a strange way to get pleasure out of owning a car, to just visit it in the garage. I wonder if he would sit in it and make vroom vroom sounds?
 
2014-03-15 11:56:58 PM
Is the diaper separate?
 
2014-03-16 12:02:16 AM

EJ25T: Dr Jack Badofsky: AtlanticCoast63: Shelby Mustang?

Meh:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/1966-ford-gt40-barn-find-surfaces- in -california-77366.html

Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x235]
"I like the way you think. YEE-HAW"!


Lol, not sure if serious or sarcastic.  I do remember a few years ago reading in C&D or R&T or whatever, these guys went to Russia to check out a supposed WW2 Benz and found one in pieces (or pieces of one), but could not figure out how to get it out of the country.  Never did hear how it turned out.  Supposedly there was one taken east of Germany, and I would not be surprised if it was, but I would be surprised if it lasted beyond a few joyrides fom Russian high command and/or maybe some target practice...,you know, payback for the Amber Room.
 
2014-03-16 12:04:18 AM
Right up the road from me. Might have to check it out for funzies
 
2014-03-16 12:06:32 AM

HammerMill: Right up the road from me. Might have to check it out for funzies


*sees Fark handle*

Hmm, are you near a paper mill at all?....  Is this place close to Johnsonburg?
 
2014-03-16 12:42:27 AM

If I were to have a 1969 or 1970 Mustang, this would be more like it:

mustangsdaily.com


Matt Lazich's 69 Anvil Mustang

And I'd drive the hell out of it.
 
2014-03-16 12:57:02 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: EJ25T: Dr Jack Badofsky: AtlanticCoast63: Shelby Mustang?

Meh:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/1966-ford-gt40-barn-find-surfaces- in -california-77366.html

Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x235]
"I like the way you think. YEE-HAW"!

Lol, not sure if serious or sarcastic.  I do remember a few years ago reading in C&D or R&T or whatever, these guys went to Russia to check out a supposed WW2 Benz and found one in pieces (or pieces of one), but could not figure out how to get it out of the country.  Never did hear how it turned out.  Supposedly there was one taken east of Germany, and I would not be surprised if it was, but I would be surprised if it lasted beyond a few joyrides fom Russian high command and/or maybe some target practice...,you know, payback for the Amber Room.


Little bit of both. I love hearing about awesome/historic barn finds, but am never above a Simpsons reference.
 
2014-03-16 01:17:47 AM
If you like this story, you might want to check out this book:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Cobra-Barn-Automotive-Archaeology/dp/07603 36 61X

"The Cobra in the Barn" -- it's a freaking great compendium of stories of automotive archaeology. If you're also a bike nut (as I am), there's a companion book, "The Vincent in the Barn."

They're both fantastic reads.
 
2014-03-16 01:22:43 AM
Did this car used to be a cab?

No, that's yellow primer.
 
2014-03-16 01:25:44 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: HammerMill: Right up the road from me. Might have to check it out for funzies

*sees Fark handle*

Hmm, are you near a paper mill at all?....  Is this place close to Johnsonburg?


You could call my day job a paper mill.

Looks like it's about 2hrs away.
 
2014-03-16 01:30:27 AM

wildcardjack: Hmm, wanna bet it got garaged in, oh lets just say, the arab oil embargo of 1973.


Actually, he garaged it because he was terrified of "damaging" it.  So it just sat there, pristine and unused, until he died, with no one to pass it to.

The state, and whoever they auction it to, will be happy that it ended that way, but that shiat is pretty much just mental illness.
 
2014-03-16 02:52:28 AM
Very nice, but I think I'd prefer a 1st gen Mustang, Barracuda or Camaro, six banger, 3 speed manual.
Then I'd just putt around in it, listening to the guys who want to buy it and stuff some big engine in it.
/been there, done that.
//back when they were a lot cheaper.
///wouldn't turn that Shelby down though...if I could afford it.
 
2014-03-16 03:27:54 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: I do remember a few years ago reading in C&D or R&T or whatever, these guys went to Russia to check out a supposed WW2 Benz and found one in pieces (or pieces of one), but could not figure out how to get it out of the country.


I don't know about a Benz, but there's this story in C/D about Auto Union racers from behind the Iron Curtain.
 
2014-03-16 03:40:55 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Dr Jack Badofsky: Waldo Pepper: Put tires on a guy's 1969 Ferrari 365GTC Coupe a couple years ago. Only had 12,500 miles on it. Arrived to the shop on a flatbed and left the shop after the new tires were installed on a flatbed. 

one of the sweetest sounding cars i've have ever heard.

One of the sweetest sounding "V8"'s I ever heard was a Ducati (966 maybe?) back in the 1990's on the 91fwy  in SoCal.  I heard that motor approaching for a while, and could not pinpoint what was making that noise.  Then the bike passed me at about 50mph or so (traffic was busy, but not too heavy), and it was such a wonderful sound.

P.S. I know it's a V-twin, but man that thing sounded like the smoothest V8 I ever heard.


They sound wonderful till you pull in the clutch...

Then you'd think someone threw a handful of nuts and bolts in a Vitamix blender.
 
2014-03-16 04:46:42 AM

enry: If you ever get the chance, listen to Bill Cosby's 200 MPH.


Pass. That jerk is a rapist.
 
2014-03-16 05:04:38 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Amber Room


Thanks for that! I had never heard of that before, interesting looking it up.
 
2014-03-16 05:13:49 AM

Repo Man: It's a strange way to get pleasure out of owning a car, to just visit it in the garage. I wonder if he would sit in it and make vroom vroom sounds?


This.  I can't imagine owning a beautiful, powerful car, just to look at it.
 
2014-03-16 07:10:06 AM

Hollie Maea: Actually, he garaged it because he was terrified of "damaging" it.  So it just sat there, pristine and unused, until he died, with no one to pass it to.

The state, and whoever they auction it to, will be happy that it ended that way, but that shiat is pretty much just mental illness.


While I dig the car aspect of the story (who the fark wouldn't want a '69 GT500!) what I find sad, disturbing and maddening is this guy didn't have ANYONE, not even a wayward niece or nephew, to hand this thing down to. While we men dream about banging random women, at a certain point in your life you gotta find somebody to grow old with and maybe, just maybe, spawn some crotchfruit. I suspect he may have been an asshole of the first order, an awkward soul or just couldn't give a fark to be bothered by a woman's bullshait. But usually most of the guys like this aren't avowed bachelor cocksmen. More like creepy awkward male spinsters. Either way, what a hell of a way to live and die.

/worked with a guy like this, minus the GT500
//kinda creepy little Asian dude.
///retired with a pile of money like Scrooge McDuck
 
2014-03-16 08:06:41 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: AtlanticCoast63: Shelby Mustang?

Meh:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/1966-ford-gt40-barn-find-surfaces- in -california-77366.html

Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together.

;)

It's in Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/war-museum-keeps-hitler-s-car-1.242852

Some US airborne guys shot it up though. ;)
 
2014-03-16 09:20:16 AM

Repo Man: It's a strange way to get pleasure out of owning a car, to just visit it in the garage. I wonder if he would sit in it and make vroom vroom sounds?


I don't know why people do this with a lot of things. There are plenty of examples, my favorite tends to be with guns though. Buy them but never shoot them.
 
2014-03-16 09:26:20 AM

Skunkwolf: Dr Jack Badofsky: AtlanticCoast63: Shelby Mustang?

Meh:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/1966-ford-gt40-barn-find-surfaces- in -california-77366.html

Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together. ;)

It's in Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/war-museum-keeps-hitler-s-car-1.242852

Some US airborne guys shot it up though. ;)


There was a big Mercedes staff car at the CIWM when I visited there in the early 70s, my Dad still has pics of it.  That thing even looked evil.

/One of the places you HAVE to go if you visit Ottawa
 
2014-03-16 10:40:03 AM

wildcardjack: Hmm, wanna bet it got garaged in, oh lets just say, the arab oil embargo of 1973.


Unlikely.  If you could afford a Shelby Mustang, the cost of gas was/is not a major concern.

Also: you should probably read TFA.
 
2014-03-16 11:46:09 AM
Dr Jack Badofsky:

Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together.

It pops up every once in a while...

dvdmedia.ign.com
 
2014-03-16 11:53:25 AM

AtlanticCoast63: Skunkwolf: Dr Jack Badofsky: AtlanticCoast63: Shelby Mustang?

Meh:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/1966-ford-gt40-barn-find-surfaces- in -california-77366.html

Damn.  Amazing these rare cars keep popping up like this.  Makes me think that Hitler Benz limo might just be still sitting somewhere in Russia just waiting to be put back together. ;)

It's in Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/war-museum-keeps-hitler-s-car-1.242852

Some US airborne guys shot it up though. ;)

There was a big Mercedes staff car at the CIWM when I visited there in the early 70s, my Dad still has pics of it.  That thing even looked evil.

/One of the places you HAVE to go if you visit Ottawa


They thought it was Goring's car until fairly recently. They found the paperwork (typical Germans, documenting everything.) and it matched up to one of Hitler's. Thing's freaking HUGE, like International Truck or Dodge Power Wagon huge, with a pop over armoured canopy.
 
2014-03-16 12:34:06 PM
My '65 fastback isn't unlike that: 52,000 original miles, although I keep it under a cover and raised off the floor to keep the tires round. It's about that time of the year to fire her up and drain some of the gas.

It only gets more rare and valuable by the day.
 
2014-03-16 02:31:47 PM

moike: Dr Jack Badofsky: Dr Jack Badofsky: Waldo Pepper: Put tires on a guy's 1969 Ferrari 365GTC Coupe a couple years ago. Only had 12,500 miles on it. Arrived to the shop on a flatbed and left the shop after the new tires were installed on a flatbed. 

one of the sweetest sounding cars i've have ever heard.

One of the sweetest sounding "V8"'s I ever heard was a Ducati (966 maybe?) back in the 1990's on the 91fwy  in SoCal.  I heard that motor approaching for a while, and could not pinpoint what was making that noise.  Then the bike passed me at about 50mph or so (traffic was busy, but not too heavy), and it was such a wonderful sound.

P.S. I know it's a V-twin, but man that thing sounded like the smoothest V8 I ever heard.

They sound wonderful till you pull in the clutch...

Then you'd think someone threw a handful of nuts and bolts in a Vitamix blender.


Damn.  Typical Italian craftsmanship.  The thing looks and sounds like sex on wheels, but has the durability of  Humpty Dumpty.

...Except the Monster.  It's not all that attractive, but I still wouldn't mind riding one.
 
2014-03-16 02:39:14 PM

Victoly: Dr Jack Badofsky: I do remember a few years ago reading in C&D or R&T or whatever, these guys went to Russia to check out a supposed WW2 Benz and found one in pieces (or pieces of one), but could not figure out how to get it out of the country.

I don't know about a Benz, but there's this story in C/D about Auto Union racers from behind the Iron Curtain.


Ahh, those may be the cars I'm thinking of.  I swear I remember hearing about a missing Hitler Benz, too.  I'm going to read that article.  Thanks for posting it..
 
2014-03-16 02:44:41 PM

Repo Man: It's a strange way to get pleasure out of owning a car, to just visit it in the garage. I wonder if he would sit in it and make vroom vroom sounds?


I'd kill for a Lamborghini Countach, but wouldn't drive it much.  They are as reliable as the life span of a live hand grenade.  The Countach is the most awesome looking car ever, along with the Gt40, Cobra (427), and Aventador.
 
2014-03-16 03:12:44 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Repo Man: It's a strange way to get pleasure out of owning a car, to just visit it in the garage. I wonder if he would sit in it and make vroom vroom sounds?

I'd kill for a Lamborghini Countach, but wouldn't drive it much.  They are as reliable as the life span of a live hand grenade.  The Countach is the most awesome looking car ever, along with the Gt40, Cobra (427), and Aventador.




My landlord is the owner/partner in owning a number of very rare and valuable cars. An old Ferrari, a 1960s Italian tube chassis/aluminum body car powered by a small block Chevrolet called a Bizzarini, and a few others. He has his own shop, and has done some very extensive rebuilds, including a Mercedes gullwing that was pretty much a hulk when they started with it. His favorite car? It's a AC Cobra replica that he built himself. He regularly drives it, and since it isn't some ultra rare museum piece, he can actually relax and enjoy it. Feeling the rush from the G forces stuffing you back in the seat when you press down on the gas pedal, and needing a seat with good lateral support because you take corners so fast - that's why I enjoy having a fast car and/or motorcycle. A car that I drive into a Plexiglas cube, then seal it up and purge it with Argon? That holds no appeal for me at all.
 
2014-03-16 03:29:51 PM

Repo Man: Dr Jack Badofsky: Repo Man: It's a strange way to get pleasure out of owning a car, to just visit it in the garage. I wonder if he would sit in it and make vroom vroom sounds?

I'd kill for a Lamborghini Countach, but wouldn't drive it much.  They are as reliable as the life span of a live hand grenade.  The Countach is the most awesome looking car ever, along with the Gt40, Cobra (427), and Aventador.

My landlord is the owner/partner in owning a number of very rare and valuable cars. An old Ferrari, a 1960s Italian tube chassis/aluminum body car powered by a small block Chevrolet called a Bizzarini, and a few others. He has his own shop, and has done some very extensive rebuilds, including a Mercedes gullwing that was pretty much a hulk when they started with it. His favorite car? It's a AC Cobra replica that he built himself. He regularly drives it, and since it isn't some ultra rare museum piece, he can actually relax and enjoy it. Feeling the rush from the G forces stuffing you back in the seat when you press down on the gas pedal, and needing a seat with good lateral support because you take corners so fast - that's why I enjoy having a fast car and/or motorcycle. A car that I drive into a Plexiglas cube, then seal it up and purge it with Argon? That holds no appeal for me at all.


A friend has a Factory Five cobra replica powered by a built 5.0 engine.  That thing is so goddamn quick it's incredible.  As a practical car, it's horrible.  More so for the Countach.  Stiff as hell clutch, crappy ergonomics, impossible to see rearward, awful mileage, and iffy electronics make it like a test of one's fortitude.  But I'd still take one, and drive it when possible.
 
2014-03-16 08:55:05 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: moike: Dr Jack Badofsky: Dr Jack Badofsky: Waldo Pepper: Put tires on a guy's 1969 Ferrari 365GTC Coupe a couple years ago. Only had 12,500 miles on it. Arrived to the shop on a flatbed and left the shop after the new tires were installed on a flatbed. 

one of the sweetest sounding cars i've have ever heard.

One of the sweetest sounding "V8"'s I ever heard was a Ducati (966 maybe?) back in the 1990's on the 91fwy  in SoCal.  I heard that motor approaching for a while, and could not pinpoint what was making that noise.  Then the bike passed me at about 50mph or so (traffic was busy, but not too heavy), and it was such a wonderful sound.

P.S. I know it's a V-twin, but man that thing sounded like the smoothest V8 I ever heard.

They sound wonderful till you pull in the clutch...

Then you'd think someone threw a handful of nuts and bolts in a Vitamix blender.

Damn.  Typical Italian craftsmanship.  The thing looks and sounds like sex on wheels, but has the durability of  Humpty Dumpty.

...Except the Monster.  It's not all that attractive, but I still wouldn't mind riding one.


I've had many Ducatis, and a 1996 M900 the longest...  The two valve air/oil cooled twins are dead reliable.  And there were days I'd ride the Ducati to work because my supposedly-reliable BMW or Suzuki wouldn't fire up for one reason or another.

Nearly 20 years old, over 40k hard miles, trackdays, stuntriding, and she's still going strong...

gallery.moike.net
 
2014-03-16 10:13:12 PM

MrSteve007: My '65 fastback isn't unlike that: 52,000 original miles, although I keep it under a cover and raised off the floor to keep the tires round. It's about that time of the year to fire her up and drain some of the gas.

It only gets more rare and valuable by the day.


I can only imagine the amazement that the beneficiaries of the Lambrecht family went through with that auction last fall.  Brand-goddamn-new cars with 3 miles on them from the last 5 decades?  HO. LY.  shiat.
 
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