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Steve Stube
08-18-2001, 02:46 AM
Leigh, do you mean a Tucker?

Tuckerfan
03-01-2006, 12:46 AM
When I first saw Mad Max, I thought there were some cool looking cars Down Under. This new Holden concept car proves that the Aussie's haven't lost their touch! http://www.drive.com.au/editorial/article.aspx?id=10484
http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2005/10/12/13fj_leadimage.jpg

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tattoomike68
03-01-2006, 12:53 AM
The steering wheel is on the wrong side http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

no realy thats a fine car, I like the face in the front.

Swarf&Sparks
03-01-2006, 01:59 AM
Holden's concept car, the 'Efijy'
Check out http://www.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_105700/article.html
Rgds, Lin

MikeyR
03-01-2006, 02:04 AM
Seems like I saw one of those at a roadster show in '68????
Seriously, good looking car!

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johnhurd
03-01-2006, 05:54 AM
Looks like a old Packard, guess they couldn't come up with anything new so copy the old.

wato
03-01-2006, 06:16 AM
Its actually based on the FJ holden from around 1953.Hence they play on words name. Bit of a top chop and stretching of the guards. Originals aren't uncommon down here.
Cheers.

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torker
03-01-2006, 07:23 AM
I like that car!
When I turned MSN on this morning there was a flash of a new Chrysler concept car. Was a copy of an old Cuda or Challenger. I can't find it right now but it is a good looking car. Much better IMO than the new Charger...that thing is fugly!

so ga sailor
03-01-2006, 07:23 AM
Ain't that a "Henry J" without the fins?

malbenbut
03-01-2006, 08:03 AM
(The steering wheel is on the wrong side)
ITS on the right (right)for us Brits.
MBB

BillH
03-01-2006, 08:41 AM
If you ask me, its ugly as can be. Looks like a guinea pig with that long ugly rear end.

Wirecutter
03-01-2006, 11:57 AM
Cars like that are pretty slick until everyone owns one. I can think of a few cars that I thought were pretty neat looking until they were everywhere. Like the new Beetle.

J Tiers
03-01-2006, 11:59 AM
Packard? mebbe.

I was thinking a Chevy from around 1953 or so. Might have the brand wrong, but my then best friend's family had one.

VERY much the same look, only that "toothy" grille is a bit more "Buick" (IIRC) than the car I am thinking of.

That's OK, the young guys that adapted their design into that may not have realized that they had seen one before. Maybe they only saw a picture once......

That's how all this author's plagiarism occurs.

That is very much a mix of two or three 50's vehicles that were commonly seen when I was a kid. Kinda done up like a hot rod / car show version of them, with modified "moon" hubcaps, but still very recognizable.

HTRN
03-01-2006, 12:12 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by torker:
I like that car!
When I turned MSN on this morning there was a flash of a new Chrysler concept car. Was a copy of an old Cuda or Challenger. I can't find it right now but it is a good looking car.</font>

You're thinking of the 2008 Hemi Challenger - it's rumored to offer a 6.4L(392CID, what a coincidence http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif)500+ HP "hemi" engine as an option. Base price is supposedly going to be 28K.
http://www.leftlanenews.com/wp-images/media/dec21chal_2.jpg


HTRN


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Carl
03-01-2006, 12:36 PM
Did it here 53 years ago. My aunt had one only it was a convertible. I used to ride standing on the seat next to her (It was around 1957 and I was 4 years old). Times have really changed. Looks like they even copied the hood emblem shape and color.

http://photos.velocityjournal.com/images/full/2005/183/bk1953super1837472.jpg

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LG
03-01-2006, 02:28 PM
This is the original 1953 Holden
http://i2.tinypic.com/otggg5.jpg

tonydacrow
03-01-2006, 02:41 PM
Geez,

I want three of every car I've seen so far...

Leigh
03-01-2006, 04:59 PM
That Holden concept car is a Turner without the middle headlight http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

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Leigh W3NLB

CCWKen
03-01-2006, 06:06 PM
Packard? Chevy? Buick? You gotta be kidding.

49 Mercury! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Even Hudson had that front design in 48.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/CCWKen/Autos/49Merc-1.jpg

torker
03-01-2006, 06:13 PM
HTRN...That's the one! Out of all the retro vehicles lately (T-Bird, Charger, 300, Mustang etc) I think that one is the nicest job so far. Course the 392 won't hurt either http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Russ

J Tiers
03-01-2006, 11:23 PM
Yeah, CCW.... that's another one. Don't think its "THE" one I am remenmbering, but it's mighty close.

A litle custom work and moon hubcaps and you are about there....

Ain't nothin new.......

Even Enron..... that's been done before, even way back in the 1800s, when they didn't even need to fudge the accounting....... what accounting? Accounting was whatever JP and the boys said it was.

Evan
03-06-2006, 11:19 AM
bump