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    Here is a pretty cool concept car from the '50's



    It's hardly what I would call beautiful, but interesting anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    Here is a pretty cool concept car from the '50's



    It's hardly what I would call beautiful, but interesting anyway.
    I'd call it beautiful, but it was made in 1933. So think of it as the contemporary of a deuce coupe. It looks like Anne Morrow Lindberg in the back seat.
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    I always liked this one. The 1959 GM Firebird 3. I had a toy of it when I was a kid.



    It had a 225 hp Whirlfire GT-305 gas turbine engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I'd call it beautiful, but it was made in 1933. So think of it as the contemporary of a deuce coupe.
    My bad I thought it was '50's. Anyway there have been some cool concept cars over the decades, too bad most of them were just that, concept.
    How about the Chrysler Turbine? They did actually build more than one of them, but most were destroyed when Chrysler gave up on the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    My bad I thought it was '50's.
    Don't feel bad, Buckminster Fuller was way ahead of his time.
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    Yea he was, taught at my former university, Southern IL, IIRC. Not to mention the geodesic dome, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I always liked this one. The 1959 GM Firebird 3. I had a toy of it when I was a kid.



    It had a 225 hp Whirlfire GT-305 gas turbine engine.
    I saw that and this started playing in my head:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I saw that and this started playing in my head:
    what, how can you not think of Batman when you see that car??
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Looks like something from iRobot.
    I was thinking Brazil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    what, how can you not think of Batman when you see that car??
    Batman was a Ford guy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Batman was a Ford guy.



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    Yeah I know that, was just saying the double-bubble type of roof with the fins makes me think of the old Batmobile.
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    If you are ever down on your luck, this photo should give you inspiration. It's the Futura, after its glory days and before its Batmobile days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Batman was a Ford guy.



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    "AhHa" so now I know what the Bat Mobile was. Then I was thinking it would be cool driving in a rain storm, but I don't see windscreen wipers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    "AhHa" so now I know what the Bat Mobile was. Then I was thinking it would be cool driving in a rain storm, but I don't see windscreen wipers!
    It never rains in Gotham City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    It never rains in Gotham City.
    It always rains in Gotham. You are thinking of the Boy Scout's town, Metropolis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    If you are ever down on your luck, this photo should give you inspiration. It's the Futura, after its glory days and before its Batmobile days.

    Did you see the episode of American Pickers when they visited George Barris? He talked about building the Batmobile and the cars for the Munsters - very interesting.

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    That will not just buff out ...

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    At the Nissan dealership recently and this were there. Nissan GT-R. Only $108,000, but BAD-A##.


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    Last edited by FlatSix911; 10-31-13 at 09:49 AM.
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    I think I've posted this one before... But it's back on the market, or never left.







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    Last edited by Artkansas; 10-31-13 at 09:25 PM.
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    Last edited by FlatSix911; 11-01-13 at 02:07 PM.
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