Found more info on it. It's a 1953 Siata 208CS Balbo Berlinetta.
There's another pic of it on the first page in this article, as well as 10+ more pages of car pics from the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Lots of 911's within, I'm talking to you FlatSix.
This actually looks like it'd be a weird looking car, but that's an awesome angle. 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe
1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato Coupe, from above mentioned article
F-40LM Ferrari. Old school raw power and aerodynamics in a carbon firer, no roll up windows no door interior liners package. Purported to be almost as fast as the Ferrari F1 car of the same era.
Brutal and beautiful in a very hard edged way.
^Yea, it's kind of goofy. Batman-esque. Edit:The batmobile I speak of actually was a Lincoln as well. Cool nonetheless.
'33 Volvo Venus Bilo. Purportedly the first concept car. I dig. Full article about it below.
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But since the 55 Lincoln had a V8 engine, and there are only 6 exhaust pipes, either they are fake or the final two were routed to the back in the usual fashion.
The rust issue is why the first thing I did was take it to Ziebart.
Bring back the Sig Test!
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oh man, a martini porsche... mmmm....
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Jealous FlatSix... I got to watch them set-up part of Amelia Island once, but I missed the bulk of the show. I definitely need to get to one of the two asap.
This thread is another datum in the dataset that shows most Anglosphere cyclists are really MOTORISTS since they almost always avail of a car to get anywhere they have to go(with few exceptions, try for example find a decent stock of panniers in Local Bike Store). The amount of gearhead-dom in this thread is epicly disgusting...
The car is a menace to society in every facet that could be mentioned. If I woke up tomorrow and learned that government subsidies for roads for private automobiles were ending, I would be ecstatic.
Hey !! don't tar everyone here with the same brush. I don't own a car and I don't drive. I know what comes out of the tail end may not be good for the planet, but that doesn't mean that I cannot appreciate the classics and the modern engineering marvels created by Lamboghini, Porsche, Ferrari and other supercars. Even everyday cars like Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Lexus to name a few, have tried to make a cleaner and greener engine. Every year they are improving the performanance, safety, comfort and features of the car. Today's cars have come a long way since Model T....
This thread is for us to share and admire classics that have disappeared and oggle at supercars that we cannot afford. BTW, depending on how he drives on the roads, the Driver is the menace to society, the car is just the tool he uses. So why blame the car.
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Admiring cars and "engineering marvels" is just pure wanton consumerism and escapism. Cars cannot be green. The average United States car weighs 4000 lbs! And for what to mostly haul around one person, in a nation where the average male person even despite all the obesity weighs 200 lbs... In the realm of relative truth, go-karts would be more efficient, but absolutely the bicycle is the king of truly efficient transport when you don't subsidize the most expensive and least attractive option with massive taxpayer subsidized roadways, highways, bridges, etc.
The car is the enemy of all those who are not motorists. But since most cyclists in my country are really motorists in their "DNA", it is not surprising that this topic would span 100 pages of replies.
Stick with the trolls in "living car free." Why would you come to a thread with people who obviously have a passion for something, and bash it?
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BenzFanatic is right. If you want a good discussion of the merits of car culture, trundle on over to Living Car Free. Or if you want to discuss it in Foo, why not start your own thread instead of hijacking this one.
The Buddhist concept of yin and yang acknowledges that in bad there is good and in good there is bad. This thread is a celebration of the good in cars. Yes, they are not a good idea for mass transportation. But they can be beautiful. They can be exciting. That is what this thread is about.
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For the record, screw any elitist arrogant jackass who thinks he or she is superior to others because of commuting in one way or another. I have no problem with lobbying for tighter emissions laws, better bicycle routes and encouraging people to drive smaller vehicles and bicycle commute (all but one of my cars at least a couple hundred pounds shy of 2500) but you seriously need to learn to appreciate equality and the passions that others have which you don't.
Bring back the Sig Test!
Saw a lot of nice looking cars on the Woodard cruise this last weekend. Was driving a 1966 Olds convert. If you get a chance check out the web site. There are very few really bad looking cars. I think it would be easier to list all the ugly cars. Some of the Citrones and the Ugos are the top of the that list.
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