View Full Version : OK here's one you don't see every day...

04-23-2018, 12:15 PM
Not mine....


04-23-2018, 01:00 PM
It's actually not bad looking for what it is. Sort of reminds me of a TVR sports car from the early '70's.

04-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Reminds me of a Gremlin.


04-23-2018, 03:02 PM
That for sure would've sold in the days!

04-23-2018, 03:05 PM
The original styling, Certainly wasn't improved on!


04-23-2018, 03:39 PM
$25,000.00? Is that what they're paying you for taking it of their hands?

04-23-2018, 04:14 PM
Does it still have back seat, a spare tire, a bumper jack? Ok, it wouldn't be any use, without bumpers! An 18 gallon gas tank? What chassis is used and what's its wheel base?


04-23-2018, 04:51 PM
Shades of Mr. Lowey's many near misses?

Stude Shoo-wop!
04-23-2018, 05:02 PM
I see both MGB-GT and 1959-60 Continental design influences in this kustom, as well as others. Is this simply an alphabet soup of design cues with little in the way of rhyme or reason? At least the workmanship appears to be well done.

04-23-2018, 06:55 PM
I showered, so I can't offer him the BO. :lol:

04-23-2018, 07:08 PM
Whether you like the looks of it or not, it is interesting to compare it with this one - which do you think is more attractive?


04-23-2018, 07:53 PM
Whether you like the looks of it or not, it is interesting to compare it with this one - which do you think is more attractive?

Definitely the yellow one! I don't particularly care for the hood scoop, the way it's tacked on, or the styling of the headlights grafted on, even if they are aerodynamicly superior, but it still doesn't seem near as severely mutelated as the one originally referred to in this thread.


04-23-2018, 08:56 PM
It is cute, but I don't care for the front end treatment. It might be fun to drive and would certainly get looks.

04-23-2018, 09:20 PM
Could be the women in the background holding her noise says it all.

04-23-2018, 09:44 PM
Could be the women in the background holding her noise says it all.

I didn't even notice that, interestingly amusing speculation! Maybe she's not just trying to styfull a sneeze?


04-23-2018, 11:27 PM
The concept is nice but the front is hideous!

04-24-2018, 05:45 AM
Reminds me of a Gremlin.Craig

:D That was my first impression, too, Craig. it's either a Gremhawk or a Hawklin. :cool: BP

04-24-2018, 06:13 AM
Wow!...I think I checked this out as soon as it was posted. I had to use some unusual restraint to keep from commenting first. The forum sure jumped on this one with both feet!

But before you think I'm on my "self-righteous High Horse," most of your remarks cover my thoughts (good & bad). My thoughts are I will be happy to enjoy this car as long as I'm not the one paying property taxes on it. To complete the effect, the owner should always show up in a pastel-colored leisure suit with Sonny & Cher's "The Beat Goes On" & "I Got You Babe" playing in the background!:cool:

t walgamuth
04-24-2018, 06:34 AM
The body work on the purple car looks pretty good. I'd like it better if it had the nose from the yellow car on it.

Of course neither matches the original 53 design for class.

04-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Two more possibly salvageable C/K models bite the dust. How long until they become as rare as unmolested Henry J cars?

04-24-2018, 12:07 PM
I'd take the purple car over the yellow one. The former uses C/K parts, but is far enough removed from the C/K profile to be legitimately an unique design. The yellow car is is just a C/K with a bunch of inappropriate latter-day gadgets glommed onto it. I like a nice custom C/K, but that isn't one.

04-24-2018, 06:00 PM
Is this a recent build or a old custom from the late 50s? That front end with canted headlights looks like something you'd see in late 50s period custom car magazines....

The side view looks quite similar to a mid '00s Chrysler crossfire IMO.

I think something more imaginative for the interior & dash would help it out. Whatever one thinks of the looks, it appears to be well made.

04-25-2018, 02:46 PM
I agree with Gord & I'd drive it too! On the roadrace track... ;)
NOT the yellow one.

Steve T
04-25-2018, 06:33 PM
I actually like the view of the purple "bobtail" kustom from dead astern in the ad. Somewhat reminiscent of some early-50s Ferrari designs from that angle. From the side...yep, Gremlin-like proportions, but rounder contours. From head-on...klassic kustom kar styling kues (using all the Ks on purpose). I like the yellow car somewhat better, because of its truer-to-1954 nose...but of course nothing touches the original Bourke Coupe.