Automotive Pornography

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by BobbyFord, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I went to see some cars this morning.
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  2. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Love this Merc...
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    Small block Chevy in a 240...
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  3. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Some Mopars
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    This little truck had a 302 stuffed into it...
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  4. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Crazy 600HP roadster...
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  5. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    How many LS swaps? Yea they are cheap and easy, but it sucks seeing the big and small blocks going away.
     
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  6. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    This was a relatively small meet. Next Sunday will be the big one. Sometimes as many as 400 cars. A little bit of everything.
     
  7. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    How many are LS swapped in place of the factory big/small block though?
     
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  8. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    There's a lot but there are also a lot of purists that leave the iron in.
     
  9. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

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    I'll take this one for Christmas, Bobby. :D :D
     
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  10. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The 55, 56 and 57s are really bringing some big money these days, especially in this condition. Beautiful car!
     
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  11. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Yeh that's sweet.
     
  12. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Top one please!
     
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  13. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan


    I second that request! :booya: :punkrocke
     
  14. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    My favorite year, hard to find one in decent shape for under $50k these days.
     
  15. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Stop and think of all those beautiful 55, 56 and to some extent 57's Chevy's that ended up beatin' and bangin' on dirt and paved tracks throughout the country. Also all those wonderful 30's and 40's coupes too
     
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  16. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    bobby thanks ever so much!
     
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  17. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    Great cars, Thanks BF. My favorite.

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  18. gone

    gone Team Owner

    The '64 Dart GT is one of my favorites too. Liked them ever since I bought some parts off of one (a coupe) back around '79. I would have bought the whole car, but it was badly rusted out and I didn't have anywhere to store it. I still have the backup lights and their wires from it.

    Have had chances to buy others since then, but none that were as nice as the one in the picture. Wonder if it has a 273 V8 or a Slant 6? Came across an interesting Dart coupe a few years back that was for sale in Mt. Airy NC - claimed to be formerly owned by Frances Bavier ("Aunt Bee" of The Andy Griffith Show). But it too was badly rusted and the celebrity connection priced it too high to make sense to buy.

    When I was in school in the early 1980s I met a guy who loved the 1965 Darts (had several of them). He took me up to his dad's garage and showed me a project car that he claimed was a 1965 Dart convertible with a Hurst package. It did have gold paint and black stripes that could have been original, and a floor shifter, but it was so disassembled and had so much bodywork going on that I couldn't tell if it was authentic. He wanted to sell it to me, but typical for a college student I had no money or place to store it. I've lost contact with him and it, and I've tried to research this combination, but cannot find anything to verify it was ever produced. Has anybody ever heard of this, or was he trying to oversell me (as I suspected)?
     
  19. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Ford Hurst cars were black with a gold stripe. I’ve never heard of Dodge Dart Hurst cars but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.
     
  20. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

  21. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    My bad. I mistook Hurst for Hertz.
     
  22. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I go to the Back to the 50s car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, they get about 12,000 cars every year. Any car 1964 and older can register to enter the fairgrounds. I thought I add a few pictures.


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  23. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I had the day off and decided to take a small excursion to a Car Museum in Nelson on the top of the South Island of NZ.
    A 1 hour 25 min flight south of me.
    I was quite shocked to see so many beautiful American autos as they weren't sold down here.

    I hope @BobbyFord doesn't mind if I add a few of my own pics from today.
     
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  24. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Some of the Cadillacs on display. The room with my favourite cars was too dark for my liking so I hope they come out OK.
    53 Eldorado
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  25. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    59 Coupe de Ville
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  26. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I really liked this 57 Fleetwood
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  27. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I think is around 1950
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  28. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I'm quite possibly wrong with some of those dates...
    Here's a few randoms...
     
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  29. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

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  30. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    OLDS 88
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  31. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    A few more.....
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  32. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Getting a little older with the Auburn and Cord
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  33. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Now these newt cars really looked amazing!!
    Packards..... Especially the white 33 coupe
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  34. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Here is the 33..... Look at that chrome and that hood ornament!
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  35. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    There were more but you get the picture..... I really enjoyed the day. Spent 6 hours in Nelson and then flew home
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  36. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I did miss this old Cadillac...
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  37. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Great cars.
     
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  38. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Fantastic pics, Clutch. And such beautiful cars --- car porn to the max.
     
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  39. Whizzer

    Whizzer Retired entrepreneur

    Love those older autos. I think back to when I was a kid and the local Chevrolet and Ford dealers were two blocks apart. We tried to sneak in to see the new models as that was a topic of much great discussion at the time. The Chevrolet dealer had a large and deep garage, and very small showroom with room for possibly two cars. The new models were brought in and placed at the rear of the garage then covered.

    It was a badge of honor for the dealer to keep them hidden in order to keep townspeople guessing rather than give them a "sneak peek." The Ford dealer had less room and his new cars sat in an alleyway behind cramped quarters and a showroom that held perhaps three cars but he managed to keep them covered as at that time, dealers only got in one or two new models. It was a time when you could pre-order a car with the things you wanted in it, unlike today where it is almost a choice between two, select between what we got.

    The dealers were all friendly rivals in a town of 900, one sold International Trucks and Pontiacs, another had Dodge and Plymouth, and the third had Diamond T trucks, Hudson cars plus Case farm tractors. A lot of activity for a small town when it came to piston driven mechanized products. And lest I forget to mention, we also had John Deere and Farmall tractor dealers as the area was predominately dairy farming.
    Kind of got on a lengthy thingy there but to bring it all back to the original comment of things, "back in the day" with the arrival of new models was really an exciting time. The Ford versus Chevrolet argument was in full bloom and the ugly car discussion a hoot mostly depending on which was the favored brand more than actual appearance.
    Oh well, this is what happens when you get to be 82 and have nothing better to do with your time but reminisce over old cars and the fun of the new model arrival. :)
     
  40. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    Great pictures, I love looking at old cars. The crystal radiator cap on the Packard is awesome. I go to local car shows often during the summer.
     
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