Pics from F40 motorsports open house

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  1. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    This is the shop featured in the TV show chasing classic cars. They had an open house today and I shot some pics. There were plenty of late muscle and exotic cars but I found the more unusual cars more interesting. Even the parking lot had lots of interesting rides. Here are some of the pictures.

    I'm pretty sure this is an original GPW (Jeep)
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    Davis motor car http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Motor_Car
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    1940 Packard Darrin
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    The original Amphibicar. "A better boat than a car".
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    The underside was completely flat, great for those 180 mph runs!
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    Woody, I forget which type, but it was perfect.
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    I talked with the owner but I forgot the name of the car. It has something to do with shark which is why the front plate has a picture of a shark. It's a very rare American car.
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    Classic Jaguar

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    The original Audi quattro http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_Quattro

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    MB Gullwing, below is a pic from the NYC auto show of the new Gullwing
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    The interior of the classic Gullwing
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    A Buggati, not sure what model but I believe it's a type 57. The license plate hints at it as well.
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    A pair of Dinos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_(car)

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    An Alfa Romeo. I believe it's a variant of the GTA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_GTA
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    A 1970 Monteverdi 375L. I have never heard of it but the asking price was 130k. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monteverdi_High_Speed
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    1933 Morgan sports. It started in the Scotland, ended up in Japan, then CA, and finally CT. The owner drives it often locally (and often has to do roadside repairs)! He did a full frame and wood restoration. There is no documentation on how to work on these cars other than through clubs so the restorer just has to figure it out and make spare parts. The aft silver cap on the hood is the fuel gauge - it's just a rod which is attached to a float inside the fuel tank. The higher the rod, the more fuel you have. Accurate +/- who cares! The piece of wood on the front crank snub of the engine is a plug for the manual starter (meaning you put in a crank and crank it yourself). It also has electric start (an exposed starter on the flywheel on the back of the engine) but following the reputation of British electric components and seeing how exposed it is, I'm surprised the car doesn't catch fire when he activates the turn signal. Luckily, I didn't see any turn signals other than his arm.
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    Absolutely wonderful and nutty. The black rod is the torque tube containing the driveshaft. It only had 1 rear wheel. Amazingly enough, they also made a 4 seater!
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    Ferrari Enzo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_Enzo 1 million per car!
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    The brakes were absolutely massive. They are carbon ceramic. http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/brake_FAQ.htm
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    classic porsche
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    Porsche Panamera. It's as bad looking in person as in photos and now that Porsche is owned by VW, it's rumored to be a lame duck. The car just came out and it will probably not be continued after the current generation is done.
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    Thanks for sharing.
  4. chittychittybangbang

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    No problem.

    The blue shark car is a 1938 Graham Sharknose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham-Paige The exact blue car is actually in the wikipedia listing. Thanks Gonzo from planet9 (if you see this) for reminding me. I spoke with the owner and that's definitely the name. Another pic of it linked from Gonzo's photobucket:

    According to wikipedia, this company stopped building cars and started buying real estate. They later went on to form the Madison Square Garden Corporation.
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    Cool pics, FYI the link at the top doesn't work.
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    That Gullwing looks like a true classic. I can see why they are so desirable. It looks like a bear to climb in and out though.
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    Good show. Thanks for the pics. I would like to drive by that shop someday.
    It looks like he repainted that Davis he picked up in Cali.
    That Davis has a flathead V8 in it if a remeber that episode right.

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