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Perhaps a friend should intervene before someone finishes a build like this!


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We've all seen some pretty tasteless creations that somehow even got to the finished stage. Well, here is the latest selection. You have to wonder what eventually happens to something like this. My guess is outside under a tarp until it looks like the Packard under the bargains thread, then someone finally pulls the life support. 

It would be nice if at some point a friend would take you by the shoulders back you up and say,  look at that thing.  

 

Does that actually look good to you? Looks like the prototype for the Pontiac Aztec. Looks like a Plymouth fell off an overpass and landed on a Ford Tempo.

 

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2 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

I am attracted to those little things extending from the tips of the fenders. Just can't put my finger on why. Made me smile.

Bernie

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Only feature that I found pleasing, reminded me of 1939 Willys headlights. Bob

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Maybe he has no friends. He obviously didn't make any new friends from this post.

 

In rat rod livery maybe, but it looks like this was a waste of a good paint job. I don't often get caught up in criticizing a person's artistic license, but I just get frustrated that so much talent gets wasted on deadened projects like this one.  

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I don’t think they slapped on a front and back bumper. I think the bottom half is all mustang, note the wheels, bumpers and rockers. Instead of discussing this mashup how about we discuss the 1929 Peerless that’s for for sale @22k. That is a car worthy of a multi page thread. 

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2 hours ago, richasco said:

I don’t think they slapped on a front and back bumper. I think the bottom half is all mustang, note the wheels, bumpers and rockers. Instead of discussing this mashup how about we discuss the 1929 Peerless that’s for for sale @22k. That is a car worthy of a multi page thread. 

I think we did discuss it already.  So why did no one buy it?  Not much to discuss nice car at a good price. 

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5 hours ago, richasco said:

I don’t think they slapped on a front and back bumper. I think the bottom half is all mustang, note the wheels, bumpers and rockers. Instead of discussing this mashup how about we discuss the 1929 Peerless that’s for for sale @22k. That is a car worthy of a multi page thread. 

Thank you for the comment about the 8-125. I study Peerless quite a bit. Of the 300 versions of model & body style Peerless built from 1900 to 1931, I think this is one of the best 10.* A luxury car of exceptional power and looks, first venture for the firm into straight eight cars after 13 years of V-8s. As rare today as a Bugatti Royale, with only two shown in public in twenty years. Meaning very few people can claim to have seen a Peerless 8-125. None of the motoring magazines are going to compare the collectibility of a Packard or a Cadillac to one of these, or ask people if they remember one in "The Untouchables" television show. They were made in 5-P Sedan, 7-P Sedan, 2-P Coupe, 2-P Roadster, 4-P Victoria, and 7-P Limousine form on 130" & 138" chassis'. Their prices ranged from $2,195-$2,495.

 

If one goes to fineartamerica.com they can get a number of items with imprints of a new 1929 8-125(mis-titled "1925 Peerless Straight 8"): Large Print on canvas, paper, or metal, Mafia Greeting Card, Shower Curtain, Zippered Money Pouch, Tee-Shirt, etc. I got a money bag, tee-shirt and greeting card.

 

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*One of the other ones just came up for sale in St. Louis, a 1909 offered by Hyman's Ltd., but that is one of those "Inquire For Price" cars.

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Half of the thread on the Peerless is about the aborted purchase of a Packard limo. But let’s not derail this thread, let’s keep this thread on track and talk about the wonderful blending of a rolled 90’s mustang and rotted Plymouth.

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Hey anyone can sail off into the sunset how they want.  Best part is,  if they are already dead they won't get to hear all the hoots and hollars of the people as they point and stare.  Now if you are still alive,  then it might be more difficult since everyone seems to be offended by even the suggestion that what they have done is proven to be a fail.  You are welcome to design and build anything you want.  It's when you try to sell it,  that it becomes open for public critique and most obviously stated with the wallet. 

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I'd like to see a photo of the owner.  It's commonly known that some dogs look like their owners (or is it the other way around?).  I'm wondering if the same thing is true about cars?

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Ok, let's note some positives!  I looks well grafted together.  A lot of thought went into this mash-up.  The body work and paint looks well done.  The worst thing for me is those hideous wheels!  Anything with three or four "spokes" just looks wrong...

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Now, I’m not advocating this and I do think it’s hideous. But if the front was done as thorough as the back, it might flow a little better. That front end is just many different types of wrong. 

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On ‎7‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 11:40 AM, 63RedBrier said:

Ok, let's note some positives!  I looks well grafted together.  A lot of thought went into this mash-up.  The body work and paint looks well done.  The worst thing for me is those hideous wheels!  Anything with three or four "spokes" just looks wrong...

 

I agree about 3 spokes; unless you have one of those funny little French cars , however 4 spokes on the right car work fine for me.

Greg in Canada

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