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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #1975 on: October 30, 2019, 06:46:21 PM »
You love that...don't ya.

You know you only live once.... yeah?

Do it, you know you want to.
Im only $250,000 short :(
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What sets this highly customized Mercury apart from other custom cars is the pedigree that this vehicle has earned in only six years since its completion. The 'Ruggiero Mercury' has won first place in every show that it has entered, from its debut in 2013 at the Grand National Roadster show, to the 2018 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. The car earned invitations to Pebble Beach, The Good Guys Top 8 in Scottsdale Arizona, and the Carmel Concours on the Avenue.
Among many others, some of the notable awards include:
‘Custom of the Year’ at 2013 Good Guys in Scottsdale Arizona.
'1st Place in class' at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show.
1st Place 'Best body & paint work execution' at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show.
1st Place 'Custom D’Elegance Award' at the 2013 Sacramento Autorama.
1st Place 'Hot Rod Class' at 2015 Carmel Concours on the Avenue.
'1st Place overall' at the 2015 Pacific Grove Concours.
1st Place 'Heavy Hitter Award' 2016 & 2017 Gambino Customs (First & only repeat winner).
‘Best in Class’ 2018 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.
‘Perpetual Award Winner for Excellence in Design’ 2018 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

It has been featured side-by-side with The Barris Mercury, one of the most iconic and valuable Mercurys in the world. This pairing occurred by invitation at the 2015 Pebble Beach Custom Car Forum which featured legendary builders and historians Sam Barris, Pat Ganahl, and others.
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« Reply #1976 on: October 30, 2019, 07:37:35 PM »
Turns out the car in the video was custom built by the legendary Rick Dore.





Any chance he has a brother by the name of Commo ??    ;D ;D
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« Reply #1977 on: October 30, 2019, 09:13:00 PM »
Any chance he has a brother by the name of Commo ??    ;D ;D

Commo was the black sheep of the family. Went bogan and moved to Australia

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« Reply #1978 on: October 31, 2019, 09:56:03 AM »
Hi all,
I have been enjoying this topic for a while now and thought I would add in my toy also. Its a 1973 XB Fairmont, 351 Cleveland, 3 speed auto, limited slip diff. We are the second owner and the car has a genuine 52,000 miles on it. Also fitted with one of the earliest Hayman Rheece tow bars so I guess it can classify as a tow rig....
We are just going to keep it original, keep the rust out and enjoy it - its great for a sunday cruise with the kids.
Hopefully the photos work this time.
Cheers
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« Reply #1979 on: October 31, 2019, 10:44:35 AM »
It needs a full size number plate.  :cup:  :cheers:
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« Reply #1980 on: October 31, 2019, 11:34:38 AM »
This sound track just needs to go with that photo .....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFk0Cks9mxU&t=4s  ;D
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« Reply #1981 on: November 06, 2019, 01:53:21 PM »
Remember the world's longest limo from the late 80's.
 Looking a bit sad today...

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« Reply #1982 on: November 10, 2019, 04:37:27 PM »
I want one...
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« Reply #1983 on: November 10, 2019, 05:51:30 PM »
Harold Scruby wouldn't like the pointy nose....

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« Reply #1984 on: November 10, 2019, 10:05:19 PM »
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Harold Scruby wouldn't like the pointy nose....
I want one even more now...
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« Reply #1985 on: November 10, 2019, 10:49:44 PM »
 ;D ;D
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« Reply #1986 on: November 11, 2019, 07:06:21 AM »
That looks to be more than a 2” lift ;D
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« Reply #1987 on: November 11, 2019, 08:46:35 AM »
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« Reply #1988 on: November 11, 2019, 03:15:03 PM »
FB/EK ute with an XD Falcon wheel on the front. BAH HA HA HA
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« Reply #1989 on: November 11, 2019, 10:02:52 PM »
Bloody lot of work in that, wonder if he laid it all over a ute then lifted it off the top or built it up from scratch ..
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« Reply #1990 on: November 12, 2019, 02:54:19 AM »
cut away panels as you go then fill in the gaps.
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« Reply #1992 on: November 13, 2019, 11:56:46 AM »
Sort of liked this one,  as a kid back in the 70's ..
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« Reply #1993 on: November 13, 2019, 05:00:32 PM »
Sort of liked this one,  as a kid back in the 70's ..
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« Reply #1994 on: November 13, 2019, 09:57:14 PM »
Hated the flames / color / speed boat metal flake paint job and interior though .
The Concord nose cones were a big thing in the Van scene back then ..
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« Reply #1996 on: November 13, 2019, 10:51:35 PM »
Hated the flames / color / speed boat metal flake paint job and interior though .
The Concord nose cones were a big thing in the Van scene back then ..
so what was left to like? LMAO
I thought it was an escort or capri with the front end... took me 4 buckets of vomit to see it had 2% HR in it
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« Reply #1997 on: November 14, 2019, 04:43:30 AM »
I could use the mag wheel centre caps.... just bin the rest.
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« Reply #1998 on: November 14, 2019, 04:45:06 AM »
now, this is cool.  ;D
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« Reply #1999 on: November 14, 2019, 06:34:02 AM »
Did you buy that hat in the window ..it would look the goods sitting on the rear window parcel shelf .. Or find a mens bowlers hat ..
Bit like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuC9E3H6FH8
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