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Old 06-07-22, 02:17 AM
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Old 06-22-22, 08:14 AM
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Had a child hood crush on anything in that Gulf livery since what was it- '66ish Lemans, Ford GT 40?
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Old 06-22-22, 08:54 AM
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Porsche logo didn't give it away?

Here's the Fords:



and an Alfa



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Old 06-22-22, 11:17 AM
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"50 years of Porsche 917" -- a short video documentary of the 917 @ Youtube:

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Old 06-22-22, 11:55 AM
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Had a child hood crush on anything in that Gulf livery since what was it- '66ish Lemans, Ford GT 40?
I think this livery is great in another way too. "Der Sau", the sow with all the cuts named.


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Old 06-22-22, 12:46 PM
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Porsche logo didn't give it away?
Sure. Saw the logo straight away, meh.

All I'm interested in personally is the powder blue and orange with the dark blue hairline border between the two that perfectly complement each other and has a history all it's own. Sprayed on who knows how many thousands of cars by now.
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Old 06-22-22, 05:18 PM
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Dan Gurney cools off near A.J.Foyt during a pit stop of the Shelby American team (Ford Mk IV), Le Mans, 1967.


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Ferrari Dino:
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I remember in the early 1980s when a few 246GT's were hanging around in the classifieds ... for ~$15K. Thought about it (then came to my senses.) They're about 20x that price now, on the market. Beautiful cars.
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Old 06-28-22, 08:27 AM
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That's a restore for sure.
$2.1 Million Dollar Barn Find: A 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder
https://silodrome.com/barn-find-porsche-550-spyder/


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Old 06-28-22, 09:06 AM
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Omg!
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That's a restore for sure.
$2.1 Million Dollar Barn Find: A 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder
https://silodrome.com/barn-find-porsche-550-spyder/
Dang. One would think if it's to be stored in a barn that, at the very least, it'd be wrapped up tightly in order to seal out as much moisture as possible. I'm sure there are stored-vehicle "bags" for putting decent items like that away for a few years.

Am surprised it's only in the $2M neighborhood, even if a bit ratty from a barn. Haven't been tracking prices, the past decade or so, but I'd have thought the 550's would be commanding higher prices than that.
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Yeah I've always liked the Dino. In fact the only more expensive Ferrari I liked better was the 365 GTB Daytona
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Ferrari Dino:
Ever heard of the buried Dino?

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Old 07-06-22, 02:48 PM
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Some of the wonderful cars in the Henley Royal Regatta carpark.
Quite a few Bentleys, a lovely SS Jaguar, and a few others. I didn't bother to photograph the more modern exotics.












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Old 07-06-22, 05:33 PM
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This guy David Lee is building 25 of these handcrafted Dinos powered by a Ferrari V8.
For fatter wallets than mine.


Jay Leno shows off that sound. BTW Jay has more Ferrari fan bait, a De Tomaso Pantera and enough stuff to keep you for awhile.
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Not a Dino but a V12 3-seater.
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Old 07-07-22, 02:36 PM
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1971 Porsche 908



1968 Porsche 908

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I'm unofficially declaring "Diamond T" day and including one of their cool pickups to brush the thread's topic.
Diamond T was advertised as the "Cadillac of Trucks". I always liked Diamond Ts, Diamond Reo (merged in 1967) and "Autocar" trucks because they were just a little more rare.


1937 Model-80-Deluxe Diamond T pickup. That would've had a 320 cu. in. Hercules flathead gasoline motor and probably a single 5 speed in it. Probably rated for a ton. I believe they made these Pickups right up until they merged with Reo in '67 but you don't see too many if any. I would've bought a later model used one once if I'd of had the money. A tire store beat me to it and it made for some eye catching advertising for them.

This little single axle 1952 Diamond T came with the same size Hercules gasoline motor or a Hercules diesel not much bigger but lots and lots of gears in a 3x5 or a 4x5 and twin sticks for guys with 3 arms or two arms off the steering wheel when you had to use both simultaneously on an uphill grade. Just reach your left through the steering wheel with your upper arm against it and "hold that line" lol. I've had to stop and start over more times than I want to admit with twin sticks but that's not my career. And no power steering.. But if you wanted to go fast enough to kill bugs on the windshield you could get a Cummins in it.

This mid '50s Diamond T probably had a Huge and slow turning 895 ci in Hercules Diesel topping out at 1600 RPM. That's a commercial fishing boat motor is what that is. Same Browning or similar twin stick transmission setup. But you could get a Cummins. I'm not sure about a Detroit because they seem to have had some sort of partnership with Cummins and I've never seen a Detroit Diesel in a Diamond T . . . correct me if I'm wrong. No power steering.

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Not a Dino but a V12 3-seater.
I like that better than the later "boxer." i guess I'm old fashioned and like outdated auto styling, friction shifters and bands that played music.
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Old 07-09-22, 08:52 PM
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I like that better than the later "boxer." i guess I'm old fashioned and like outdated auto styling, friction shifters and bands that played music.
Allthough I got a bit of a soft spot for the strangely proportioned 512BB, I like form to follow function. Above is a big V12 with the gearbox behind the rear axle, so you got a very long rear. It's a proper lay out for speed. The BB was the first mid engined Ferrari, mid engined was a pretty drastic way to achieve optimal handling, but then they put the flat 12, not a boxer btw, on top of the gearbox raising the centre of gravity. Either you go for the optimal handling layout or you don't.

But there are only a few Ferrari's I like anyway, most of them are not pretty at all.
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I've shown this owner's Moss Grey Jaguar E-Type before, but he turned up in this the other day.

Mid-40s Bentley. It's almost a daily driver for him. Modern radiator with electric fan, but otherwise pretty much stock.








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