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General BS and Laughs => General Mopar Discussions => Topic started by: Stan Paralikis on November 12, 2009, 07:45:27 AM

Title: Plymouth Showcar
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 12, 2009, 07:45:27 AM
I checked out this eBay auction to see what it was all about.
It's for a "restored" Plymouth showcar.  I have so many issues about this car I don't know where to begin.
 
First of all: the current price.  One off show cars fetch a million dolaars, don't they?  Something wrong here.
 
Next: The "restoration".  I put it in quote because it's not a resto.  It's a repair job.  The pics show things that are not correct.  If I had one of these, I's spend the couple of hundred thousand dolarrs getting this to January auction condition.
 
Also:  mags and white letter tires?  WTF.  T
 
The restoration was done by "Moses Lunden. Lunden, a Chrysler-Plymouth authority who has authored more than 20 books on the company and its many collectible models, set out to complete a ground up, frame-off restoration with no aftermarket parts being used"
 
link (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-PLYMOUTH-TORNADO-SHOW-CAR_W0QQitemZ270483790617QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item3efa171b19)
 
(http://i.ebayimg.com/10/!BewbUJgBWk~$%28KGrHqMOKjkErzFR1EC%28BK-hs-dIMg~~_3.JPG)
 
 
Another WTF:  LINK (http://jalopnik.com/210351/1958-plymouth-tornado-concept-up-for-auction)
 
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Yet another: This whole thing stinks (http://www.carpictures.com/vehicle/07H6B231313981.html)
 
One more: Hemmings - Part i (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2006/10/27/not-a-concept-more-an-abomination/)
 
last one:  Hemmings - Part II (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/07/25/tornado-crossing-the-block-again/comment-page-1/#comment-311486)
 
Commando12009-11-12 12:54:02
Title: Plymouth Showcar
Post by: Snotty on November 12, 2009, 08:50:01 AM
What's a matter Stan, you don't think they had those high-flow air filters in '58?  Sheesh!!!