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Old 05-13-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Yes, they are still out there...

I brought this one home yesterday. 36 Club Cabriolet. Pretty obvious it was an old drag car from the late 50's. Been sittin' for 30+ years. Solid as a rock. '49 merc under the hood with all the 50's stuff to boot.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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Nice score!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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kube you lucky man does the club cabrolet have a rear seat as well as rumble
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Kube, that's a very nice find. I like the stainless stone guards. Are those small turn signal lights mounted on top of the headlights? Steve
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Back seat and a trunk. Pretty rare even when new.
yep, turn signals. 1950's all the way...
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Two carbs, a Judson Electronic Magneto and magnesium wheels! Hot damn!
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Now that s a great find!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
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Good for you!! I can't think of a better owner for that car. Was it close to your place or did you have to travel to get it? Will this get the "concourse treatment" or are you keeping it as a 50s car?
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #9
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Kube,Good Score. How did you manage to sneak that away from some of those other Wis. Ford guys we know? Wis. always was good hunting for old Fords. All of mine over the years have come from there.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #10
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Very, nice find.what are you going to do with it?Restore,drive as is,sell?
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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That's 2 nice 36's found in Wisconsin in the last 6 months, both sitting for a long time with Merc's under the hood.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #12
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Beautiful Car! Good luck with it!
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That car is killer! Get it running and drive the wheels of it. I wouldn't even wash it, they're only barn fresh once.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:39 PM   #14
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Seems like an odd choice for a drag car........but what a find!
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:54 PM   #15
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Killer find!!! Was it a Wis car?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:30 PM   #16
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Seems like an odd choice for a drag car........but what a find!
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I kind of agree. looks like a resto-rod from the 60s to me. Greyhound, grill guard, mags. Such a rare car and seems in decent condition.
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very nice score....Mike
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That is a nice find, hope you enjoy it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:09 AM   #19
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Car was from Tennessee. Came to Illinois about 35 years ago as it now appears.
I am certain it will stay pretty much as is.
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Kool car!
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