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Classic car time
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 22, 2022 06:43PM
1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe


The 1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe first began as a challenge that the French automaker decided to embark on. The company wanted to know if it could actually compete with and beat its Italian sports car rivals. Delahaye was one of the first automakers in the world to figure out that you can supercharge an engine. It managed to fit a 3.5-liter V6 engine into the 145 Chapron Coupe, making it one of the most powerful cars in the world at the time. Only two of these were ever made, and they were ready to race. Unfortunately, come World War II, plans were put on hold and the car never got its chance to compete against its Italian competitors.



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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 22, 2022 07:08PM
**THAT** definitely qualifies as a Classic Car!
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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 22, 2022 07:17PM
argh! makes me think like a pirate.
an awesome beast!
Might even trade in the 246 Dino for that .... plus a couple $.



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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: davester
Date: September 22, 2022 08:25PM
That is wonderfully...swoopy! Makes me sad about the current state of car styling, which seems to be dominated by teenagers determined to mimic star wars characters.



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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: September 22, 2022 10:34PM
Hmmm, my classic cars are mid 70's.



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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 22, 2022 11:36PM



Holy Moly, that is gorgeous.

I've never seen that before.

And it's a gorgeous color, too.

Very swoopy.

I've always liked the long hood, short rear deck design of many cars.

The steering wheel is on the wrong side, but I could live with that.






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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 23, 2022 07:51AM
very Art Deco...love the design.

but can you LS-swap it?
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Actually...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 23, 2022 07:59PM
...This is a 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet

(V-12, 4 valve covers and triple carburetors)

Rather than an LS, I'd like to see a more studly V-12, and maybe a supercharger.

It's truly gorgeous.

One of the very few ragtops I'd consider owning.

LOL






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All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

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Re: Those old Dela's are sweeeet......
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 24, 2022 05:23PM
Pick-a-Dela.... Any Dela....















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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 24, 2022 08:33PM
thumbs downOverwrought and ostentatious. A baroque caricature lacking any stylistic restraint.
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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: davester
Date: September 24, 2022 10:24PM
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DeusxMac
thumbs downOverwrought and ostentatious. A baroque caricature lacking any stylistic restraint.

Translation: Inspired and amazingly beautiful design, but may not be appealing to those with pedestrian tastes.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Classic car time
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 25, 2022 09:10AM
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davester
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DeusxMac
thumbs downOverwrought and ostentatious. A baroque caricature lacking any stylistic restraint.

Translation: Inspired and amazingly beautiful design, but may not be appealing to those with pedestrian tastes.

There's no accounting for personal taste.

baroque
- mannerism characterized by ornate detail
- highly ornate and extravagant in style

rocco
- extravagantly or excessively ornate

mannerism
- ordinary gesture or expression that becomes abnormal through exaggeration or repetition
- excessive or self-conscious use of a distinctive style

THIS is beautiful; most of those above are too much (from the school of "If one swoopy line is good, 20 swoopy lines must be great".

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Re: Those old Dela's are sweeeet......
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 25, 2022 12:12PM
if any of you come into one of the above and don't want it, lemme know.



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