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#41 Harry P.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Anything coachbuilt by Figoni et Falaschi, as are some of the Delahayes above...

 

 

Also Saoutchik (not sure on the spelling but I know there are a lot of vowels in there!  :lol: )



#42 James2

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

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#43 maltsr

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:55 PM

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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love Delahayes, Delages too (even the Boyd version)


Edited by maltsr, 17 August 2013 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:55 PM

Ok, when you guys start quoting yourselves, it makes my head hurt...  :P

 

My "duh". I handled the quote wrong. Duh huh. Me moron. :)



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

I'd love to see one of those as a 1/8 scale model kit. I'd pay some serious money for one if it existed.

 

I think that I'd be with you on that one Harry.

 

 

HARRY......  CHECK THIS OUT......!!!!!!

 

Minichamps 1:18 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet - Diecast Zone


Edited by Ramfins59, 17 August 2013 - 02:39 PM.


#46 Joe Handley

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

I read earlier that "swoopy" as a car term can mean "smooth". Anyone ever hear that before? 

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Haven't heard of "swoopy" being used to describe "smooth". Although that Porsche I wouldn't refer to as "swoopy" so much s I would "bar of soap". Now the style that James Dean was killed in would be a different story ;)

#47 Greg Myers

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

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Wooosh :lol:

 

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

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All these cars shown are gorgeous, and snoopy. but this just swoops all!



#50 Bernard Kron

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

A small tribute to Frank Costin, the king of 50's aero-swoop (and designer of the plywood chassied Marcos GT shown above):

 

His most famous car, the Le Mans fairing Lotus Eleven in it's most elaborated form - the special Monza bubble-top package piloted by Stirling Moss:

 

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The fabulous Costin Maserati 450S:

 

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The beautful brute - The Lister Jaguar "Knobbly":

 

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And the final elaboration for Le Mans:

 

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:43 PM

Haven't heard of "swoopy" being used to describe "smooth". Although that Porsche I wouldn't refer to as "swoopy" so much s I would "bar of soap". Now the style that James Dean was killed in would be a different story ;)

It's basically one big swoop with a few little swoops, swoopy headlights and a swoopy windshield !!  :lol:  :P



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

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Phantom Corsair. Also has a bit of a spooky past. I saw this in Reno back in 74. It was in the Harris collection.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:21 PM

It's basically one big swoop with a few little swoops, swoopy headlights and a swoopy windshield !!  :lol:  :P

 

The same can be said about a bar of Dial soap ;)

 

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Minus the headlights and windshield though :lol:



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:38 PM

If you want to see some serious swoop, do a google image search for Delahaye...

 

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Is it me, or does that hood and grill protrusion remind anybody else of this guy?

 

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:45 PM

If you want to see some serious swoop, do a google image search for Delahaye...

 

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These will do quite nicely. Frankly, any of the archetypical Art Deco cars (Sharknose Graham, Airflow, Cord, Lincoln Zephyr, etc.), are what meet my definition.

 

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

Porsche's 917LH(long tail) is one of the swoopiest race cars ever made. The long tail was for low drag on the famous 3.5 mile Mulsane straight at Lemans. It reached about 240 mph on that straight in 1971.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Tom Meade's Thomassima III

 

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I've always thought the T-Mead TIII would make a great resin kit build, there is a die cast scale out in the market, cool subject!!



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:36 AM

 

The same can be said about a bar of Dial soap ;)

 

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Minus the headlights and windshield though :lol:

This one has SWOOPY wriiten all over it, the flash should have been removed from the side though!!!  :lol: 



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:52 AM

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:03 AM

Bugatti Atlantic - all time number one swoopy car.

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Serious textbook swoop if not pretty

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Semi- swoopy?

 

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I've always thought the T-Mead TIII would make a great resin kit build, there is a die cast scale out in the market, cool subject!!

I think there is a little Hot Wheels of it, too!