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  1. The story on how this exact car inspired the 1963 split window Corvette http://www.superchevy.com/features/1812-origins-iconic-1963-corvette-sting-ray-split-window/?fbclid=IwAR0JCyQC7GsPwpXPAvFwCXTul44Gq9Lv7fDcOmzESQD-xiiJ0t-7kpe4QQo
  2. I agree. They only needed a futuristic roof to put on the XP-87 and they went back in time to get one. I am sure that they did their homework as David Holls was very familiar with the Adler car, the designer and the history, Including being designed by Paul Jaray with the use of the Messerschmidt wind tunnel. Jaray's designs were also pirated for the Chrysler Airflow. Having a roof design that had already been wind tunnel tested may have appealed to them too. I had emailed you the GM Tech center photos because I thought you would get a kick out of them.
  3. I know this is an old thread, but the topic of this Adler being the inspiration for the 1963 Split Window Corvette has been revived. I recently saw the attached article by noted author and illustrator K. Scott Teeters. After reading his article and knowing that he had come to this conclusion all on his own without knowing anything about my story, I reached out to him to offer him what I knew. He was excited about the prospect of having been right all along and is now in the process of publishing a new story about the connection. In doing his research, he reached out to GM Heritage and they were actually able to locate some of the actual photos of my old Adler AT the GM Tech center from 7-28-1959, at the same acknowledged starting point of the Split Window project. The photos are fascinating. Especially the one from the rear with the photographer's feet showing because he is laying on his back on the ground and shooting the photo from between his feet. Clearly he was trying to capture the design of the rear of this car. So this is actual proof that this Adler WAS at the GM Tech center where the 1963 Split Window was developed and it was there at the exact same time as the Corvette Split Window development was started. It is not really plausible that the Adler was literally out in the parking lot of the GM tech center on 7-28-1959 and that staff was taking multiple photos of the car and that this Adler had no influence on the design being sketched and clayed literally behind the same office windows looking down on this car. Enjoy! Teeter Article http://www.corvettereport.com/corvette-odd-ball-was-the-1938-adler-trumpf-rennlimousine-the-genesis-of-the-iconic-sting-rays-roof/
  4. The problem with the market is GREED. Last edited by bubba; 1 Day Ago at 10:49. I agree 100%. I bought my first car, a 1966 Plymouth Belvedere convertible for $90 and drove it home! So EVERY single car out there will sell to someone if the price is reasonable enough. When they DO get cheap enough, people will buy them and become interested in the hobby. When their friends drive in it or look at it, they will become interested. The only thing holding back the hobby is stogy old hoarders that think that their 1952 Plymouth 4 door sedan needing full restoration is worth a fortune.
  5. It's just that all of the electricity in the battery keeps Lincoln out of it.
  6. Well it could have been worse.. they could have made rat rods out of them! lol
  7. These types of conversions have been around forever and if done properly are not frowned upon by the majority of car lovers. The car below is one such recreation. It started as a very rare open front V-16 round back town car and was converted into the New York auto show razor back cane sided town car. I worked for Herb Brown during this car's construction and did some of the work on this car. It was minor work such as sanding and filing as the major work was being done by some of the finest craftsmen on the planet and I was there to learn. I was at the 1996 Meadowbrook Concours when it was announced on the podium as "the only one left in existence". I "outed" the car as a recreation on the Cadillac V-16 registry shortly thereafter and since that time it has been properly described as a recreation. http://www.cadillacdatabase.org/Dbas_txt/V6srv30.htm Even though it is a recreation of a car that no longer exists,it was featured at and won the following awards: 1994 Eyes on Classic Design: Best of Show, interior; 1996 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance: Most Elegant trophy; 1998 Eyes on Design: Honored Coach Builder Class, Designer’s Choice Award; 2001 Eyes on Design: The Salon Experience, Designer’s Choice Award, interior; 2002 Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States, Best Closed Award: pre 1940 and Anniversary Marquis Award; Cadillac. 2004 Cranbrook Concours d’Elegance: Sweet 16 Group. This car also sold recently for close to $1,000,000. So basically the car community at large voted it's acceptance in all of these shows and voted with a bid of a million dollars. I would say that if done properly and with full disclosure there are no ethical concerns.
  8. Looking for one to do a full restoration on....
  9. A US driver's license provides all of the indentification anyone would need to verify that the account belongs to the seller. Skip the passport, but don't be surprised if the buyer vanishes.
  10. If this company had actually built these bodies themselves, Ford may have taken action. However, since they are Dynacorn bodies, Dynacorn has already paid Ford a sizable licensing fee. So Ford's "tax" has already been paid on each body. If you built one of these Dynacorn bodies into a factory looking Mustang you would be able to put the Ford and Mustang emblems all over it.
  11. Here is a great article about how these case bodies were made.... http://www.pierce-arrow.org/features/feature26/index.php
  12. You have to identify how the water got in in the first place. Cracked block? Head gasket? Flood or rain from having the hood off? If you haven't run the engine a lot with the water in there is may be possible to save the lower end. If the lower end could use a rebuild, then just do them both if you can.
  13. Interesting side note on 1960 Fords... The headlight buckets used in these cars are the same ones used by Carrol Shelby for the inboard lights (the ones in the grille) on 1967 Shelby Mustangs. I've picked up many a pair over the years in junkyards for $10-$15 each and sold them for $150 a pair to people building Shelby clones or restoring one.
  14. I would say it depends on the venue and the mark being judged. As an example I know that in Vette circles it is normal to have certain waves in specific areas just like it is expected to have overspray all over exhaust manifolds on concourse restorations. When you are at Pebble Beach, your panels better be perfect. In most cases photos will not show waves in body panels very well.
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