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  • How Well Do You Know Your Classic Cars?

    Here are some pix of a really classy looking car. Who knows what it is and when it was made?
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    Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
    '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
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    http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

  • #2
    Have to pass-My searches have drawn a blank.
    E.G. enormous blue convertible at Pebble Beach and what hubcap logo is that?

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    • #3
      I see that a couple of dozen people have viewed this thread so far. Here is a clue.... It has a modified 1948 Mercury flathead V-8 under that 7 foot long hood....

      Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
      '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
      "It's Hip To Be Square"
      Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

      Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

      http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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      • #4
        Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
        I see that a couple of dozen people have viewed this thread so far. Here is a clue.... It has a modified 1948 Mercury flathead V-8 under that 7 foot long hood....
        That hood emblem looks like mid 50's Buick .

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        • #5
          It is a one-off 1950 Templeton Saturn

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          • #6
            How Well Do You Know Your Classic Cars?

            Bingo! How did you find it? I happened to find it while looking for some other cars and ran across some pix and an article about it. It is still alive, and was fairly recently sold at auction for $100K+. It has been fully restored and still running the original '48 Mercury engine. Because of that '48 engine, she has been called the 1948 Templeton Saturn Roadtser, and the 1950 Templeton Saturn Roadster. Because he made it in 1950, and then did some refinements to it in 1951 and showed it again in 1952 across the country. It is a ONE OFF car, the only one like it ever built. Rather than tell you more about her, I will post some links regarding her for ya'll to enjoy. On this first link, clicking on the Small pix will enlarge them for better viewing.

            https://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/...e-Special.aspx

            https://www.cars-on-line.com/newslet...14/sep-11.html

            https://www.motortrend.com/news/12q4...pleton-saturn/
            Last edited by YellowRose; September 10th, 2018, 03:35 PM.

            Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
            '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
            "It's Hip To Be Square"
            Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

            Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

            http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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            • #7
              The only thing I like about it is the rear, preferably with the Faux wheel a little lower. The finish is not to par, side-view, front, or interior. The hood doesn't sit well & doesn't look good. Not for me.

              Chris....From OZ.

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              • #8
                How Well Do You Know Your Classic Cars?

                Hi Chris, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder! One of the articles I read said that the rear end came from a boat! Part of the front end was from a Packard, I think it said. It went on to detail what other parts came from other cars, as I recall. We are lucky to still have it with us, regardless of what one might think of her. After they got her back from loaning her to Bob Hope for awhile (he was gonna use it in a movie, but they never did), it was shown around the country for quite some year. Then one of the builders son's bought it and kept it for years until his death. The Father had passed on and now both the sons have also. Then someone else got it, and eventually it was restored to it's former glory and it is still alive today.

                Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
                "It's Hip To Be Square"
                Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

                Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

                http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                • #9
                  Ray

                  I ran an image search for a blue convertible with a modified 1948 Mercury flathead V-8 and was lucky!

                  I don't know if it has a roof of any type.Would that make it a roadster?

                  https://www.cars-on-line.com/newslet...14/sep-11.html

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                  • #10
                    How Well Do You Know Your Classic Cars?

                    Peter, I see the clue I gave about the engine is what gave it away. lol.. Well, I hope people had fun trying to determine what the mystery car was. I never saw any mention of it having a top to it, or pix with a top on it.

                    Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                    '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
                    "It's Hip To Be Square"
                    Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

                    Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

                    http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                    • #11
                      The side on photos sort of show a blend between E type and D type Jaguars, pity the rest of it doesn't share the beauty of a mix of those two, but hey, each to their own!
                      sigpicBill
                      Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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                      • #12
                        Huh,

                        I was going to say that engine had to be a Zephyr 12 given the length of the hood.

                        The 8 probably meant a blisteringly past acceleration of zero to sixty in about an hour and a half or so. Give or take 10 minutes.

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