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    Run up to Walmart

    Honey I have to run up to Walmart.

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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Some fabulous curves, which, by the way its former owner, British blonde bombshell Diana Dors also sported:

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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Yikes! (to both)
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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Looks like either one would take a LOT of maintenance.
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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Nice headlights
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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    How long is that?? Walmart has nice parking, even for trailers and RVs; that car would need that!

    Beautiful car! What is it?

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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    How long is that?? Walmart has nice parking, even for trailers and RVs; that car would need that!

    Beautiful car! What is it?
    1949 Delahaye 175S

    And you could have one for under $600!

    1949 Delahaye 175S
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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Thanks!!

    If $600 gets the 1/18 version, does $11k get the full-size one??

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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    True story. Working at Allied Foreign cars in Boston in 1957, customer brought in a Delahaye to have its oil changed. Bobby, the apprentice mechanic, volunteered for the oil change. He then took the car out for a test run and came back white as a sheet. No oil pressure. He had forgotten to put in the new oil. Apparently no damage done.

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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Looks to be the aforementioned Delahaye 175S with body by Fagoni and Falashi (the car NOT the woman!). F&F were French coachbuilders of the 20s and 30s. Their motto: "We have French curves, skilled panel beaters, a corner on the chrome market and we're not afraid to use them." Refered to by some as Phoney & Flashy.
    Think what the turning radius must have been with those spats! See also: Boulevardier. A car to see and be seen in, but not necessarily to drive any distance.
    A different era for sure. Buy a chassis, have a custom coachbuilder put a body on it, pay $$$$$, and awaaaay you go. Brewster, Fisher and others did this in the U.S.
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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by 18kperhr View Post
    Looks to be the aforementioned Delahaye 175S with body by Fagoni and Falashi (the car NOT the woman!). F&F were French coachbuilders of the 20s and 30s. Their motto: "We have French curves, skilled panel beaters, a corner on the chrome market and we're not afraid to use them." Refered to by some as Phoney & Flashy.
    Think what the turning radius must have been with those spats! See also: Boulevardier. A car to see and be seen in, but not necessarily to drive any distance.
    A different era for sure. Buy a chassis, have a custom coachbuilder put a body on it, pay $$$$$, and awaaaay you go. Brewster, Fisher and others did this in the U.S.
    Enjoy,
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    Turning radius? You mean it could turn?
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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Turn any old dude into a silver fox.

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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by 18kperhr View Post
    Turn any old dude into a silver fox.

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    Re: Run up to Walmart

    The one that came into the shop was a plain convertible, not one of the flashy (Falaschi) ones. As I recall from 60 years later, it had a very plain lumpy engine - maybe a straight six or 8? I'll look it up.

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