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Both the exhaust and the horn reminded me of a '37 LaSalle convertible I had. It was completely, beautifully, professionally restored, but for some reason it had a one-off muffler on it. It looked like a piece of 4 inch pipe with caps and adapters welded on the ends. I don't think it had any stuffing or baffles. It had the same sort of rumbley bark that Bluto's car has. Flathead V8s seem to have a distinctive sound anyway. I replaced it with a proper muffler.

 

And the horn had that deep, melodic tone that makes other motorists know it's not a Ford that's coming around to pass.

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Sounds like a flathead six with no muffler. If you have a "vintage" car you could try a straight thru muffler aka "Hollywood" muffler or even a Thrush muffler. The speedster in Topper had a similar sound, so did a lot of 30s cars if you put a loud muffler on them or no muffler.

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