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That beats the shit out of some of those gaudy 70's vintage rolling living rooms you've offered up before.

If only it were a convertible, it'd be about perfect.
I'm with cigar on this. Nice ride.
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The car I am in negotiations with is not the car in the picture. The picture is there only for recognition.
So, does yours have the deep, shiny, red paint and the pink rubber nipples on the chrome breasts?

By the way, while I agree this is a large step ahead of the usual Caddy and other Detroit Iron fare you pitch here, there is no need to fear anyone on this board will steal it out from under you no matter what the state of its condition might be. This crowd likes to sound like they can afford to be Republicans, but in truth they are all just wannabees. Jim
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I haven't yet risen to the point where I could afford to be a democrat...not that I'd want to be, but just sayin'. I'm probably the poorest sumbitch in all of BWOTdom.

That car's impressive precisely 'cause it's aesthetically and technologically interesting, which is the exact opposite of that other shit he peddles 'round here.
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I haven't yet risen to the point where I could afford to be a democrat...not that I'd want to be, but just sayin'. I'm probably the poorest sumbitch in all of BWOTdom.

That car's impressive precisely 'cause it's aesthetically and technologically interesting, which is the exact opposite of that other shit he peddles 'round here.
Poor is a state of mind. You seem to enjoy your situation, what ever it actually is, which gives you an advantage over those who want to be something other than what they are. Might even qualify you for being "rich" since you seem to be able to afford your lifestyle and to enjoy your socialist outlook.

Yeah, there was a time when the US was producing machinery that set the standards for the industry. I think aircraft were the last big machines we gave up, along with gas turbine engines that drive them. Too many greedy Americans in it for themselves these days to keep the country inventing and building new industries. All too busy trying to get something without earning it and squealing about the government taxing them to be genuinely concerned with national security and self sufficiency. Like I said before, if I got "filty" dirty rich I would build a place to keep a Duesenberg SJ. And then go out and get one. There were some other remarkable vehicles built, but collecting a lot of them is another man's pursuit. I would be happy with a Duesenberg - an SJ if I could find one. Let Leno (1932 Duesenberg Model SJ - AOL Video) collect other cars too.

Here is a write up on the marque - Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: The Last Duesenberg

and a photo of an SJ boat tail.



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^If I had the funds a Duesy SJ on an aesthetic body would be in the garage right now. I peddle nothing on here. I am trying to convert no one who can intelligently defend their choices. Mercedes still builds a better car.
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^If I had the funds a Duesy SJ on an aesthetic body would be in the garage right now. I peddle nothing on here. I am trying to convert no one who can intelligently defend their choices. Mercedes still builds a better car.
Yeah, the machine was great but there were some with pretty huge and cumbersome looking coachwork that detracted from a 340 hp plus supercharged in-line 8 of something like 420 cubic inches, 4 valves per cylinder and double overhead cams. With mercury filled vibration damping vessels. All designed in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The boat tails were some of the more agile looking of the breed. Jim
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^If I had the funds a Duesy SJ on an aesthetic body would be in the garage right now. I peddle nothing on here. I am trying to convert no one who can intelligently defend their choices. Mercedes still builds a better car.
sheesh dude, peddle is a figure of speech. subjective opinions are worth what you paid for them. my cars represent an odd matrix of aesthetics, engineering, efficiency, utility and fun.
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