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Life-size "Thomas the Tank Engine" being hauled on a flatbed.

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4 hours ago, sfhess said:

Looks like a Hebmueller.  Maybe a fiberglass replica?

Ya that sounds like the name of the VW. I remembered this morning the show was Bitchen Rides from last week. You may be correct about the fiberglass reproduction body, I don't think anybody in their right mind would do that to a real one. I know the '40 front end was once a popular thing on normal type 1's.  

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20 hours ago, espo said:

The VW looks like a very rare model, I can't remember what they're called. I was watching a show last week that was in SoCal and everyone was getting excited over what looks like the same car but with a stock frontend. They made it sound like this is a very valuable car. You might want to check it out and see if this isn't something special. You may want to buy it and restore it, the program made it sound like it could be a profitable venture.  

Hebmuller was the first thing I thought of, but the roof shape is all wrong, and the windshield is too cut down.  The real thing has a much more graceful and flowing lines. Well, with the roof down anyway.

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3 minutes ago, iamsuperdan said:

Hebmuller was the first thing I thought of, but the roof shape is all wrong, and the windshield is too cut down.  The real thing has a much more graceful and flowing lines. Well, with the roof down anyway.

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I see what your saying about the windshield. SFHESS also pointed out the possibility  of a fiberglass body as well as the hood. 

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Probably a Beetle convertible w/ a 40 Ford style kit..googling '40 Ford vw kit' turns up lots of pics of ones similar to that.

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Learn something new every day. The conversion on the rear section of the body is the most interesting to me. Rob Hall's picture sows just how much the rear would have been altered. I also would have left the stock front end just because it would look more like the more valuable car. 

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I know this thread is titled What did you see on the road today?. I spend a good bit of time on the road and have posted some cars I have come across. Most of them were not "on the road" at the time I came across them but I'd like to share at least a pic of what I do see, when I see them. As an example, I talked to this owner today. He does drive them both.

 

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These are all in a two block radius of each other. I bet none of them are for sale. Oh, there is a 67 mustang behind the 70. That is three gens in one driveway...

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Saw a black/gray 2-tone 2003 F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition, a new Pure White VW Beetle Dune Edition, and an early 90’s Ford Ranger with a stake bed.

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Couple of spots from around the neighborhood this week - the green one was for sale for 5500.  Looked nice and clean! 

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Was out today picking up supplies for house projects 

 

And came across a dark blue 1st generation Camaro.

I want to say it was a 68.....but was a little ahead of me when I saw it. So I can't say for sure 100% 

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I know it really isn't fair living in Southern California when it comes to car spotting, but this one caught my eye.  Ferrari 488 just cruising down the 5 in north county San Diego. We were headed down town to Monster Jam with my grandson and this was actually going with traffic.  No high speed pass, just a leisurely day out driving the new car. 

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I know it really isn't fair living in Southern California when it comes to car spotting, but this one caught my eye.  Ferrari 488 just cruising down the 5 in north county San Diego. We were headed down town to Monster Jam with my grandson and this was actually going with traffic.  No high speed pass, just a leisurely day out driving the new car. 

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This was in the parking lot at the Liars show on Long Island on Saturday. Nice clean and solid looking 

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My wife saw a 8 point gray mule buck.......but not in time to miss it. $4500 and we will get it back fixed.....I hate deer.

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23 minutes ago, Dave Van said:

My wife saw a 8 point gray mule buck.......but not in time to miss it. $4500 and we will get it back fixed.....I hate deer.

I have the local deer renderer's phone number saved.   I've told my wife if she hits and kills a deer to claim it.  At least we'll get some meat out of it.

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Saw this in my garage Sunday, tucked away for its too long winter nap 

2004 Corvette Convertible 

 

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13 minutes ago, tbill said:

Saw this in my garage Sunday, tucked away for its too long winter nap 

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40 -50 mph wind and 25 degrees with 8 degrees tonight. Time to put my 3 away. I do try and take out the 46 on really nice days all Winter...

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2 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

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This was in the parking lot at the Liars show on Long Island on Saturday. Nice clean and solid looking 

Cool, I'd like  to have that .

drop a modern hemi and auto in and drive the dog pants off of it

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1 minute ago, gtx6970 said:

Cool, I'd like  to have that .

drop a modern hemi and auto in and drive the dog pants off of it

Ha!  What I liked about it was that it was simply bone stock and original.  When he drove off the flathead six was near silent.  

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3 hours ago, Dave Van said:

40 -50 mph wind and 25 degrees with 8 degrees tonight. Time to put my 3 away. I do try and take out the 46 on really nice days all Winter...

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Nice looking ride! If it weren’t for all the salt around here in the winter, I’d take it out on dry days, but soon, the roads will be pure white......, and not from snow.

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Sitting next to a former “Tressler Comet” gas station in rural Campbell County, Kentucky, this past Saturday afternoon.

Hey Snake, now I can appreciate the “Torq Thrust” wheels....

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