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that 47 lasabre looks like a collussion between gm and edsel
The Edsel looks a lot like some of the design proposals for the '57 Packard
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And it was copied, there was a British version of it too.
And don't forget Bob Metz's LaRocket

The front end was completely different, but it looked like LeSabre from behind, or from the side
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More information!!

BMW got onto Veritas's case about using their name in the description of the auto's Veritas was building. They may have been re-bodied BMW but BMW didn't build the car. Veritas stopped using BMW in their naming and started building their own chassis.
Here's where it get interesting.
Herman Spohn was a very well know and established coach builder. He built many bodies for the like of Mercedes, Maybach Bugatti and Steyr. That being said he re-bodied or customized a lot of different autos styled after ------ wait for it -------- Harley Earl's 1951 Motorama LeSabre!
A lot of the cars Spohn did pre-dated the 1951 show car.
So it may be a 1949 BMW Veritas bodied by Spohn but we don't know when it was built.
I hope this slows your heart rate down a little Brian and you can breath again, Harley didn't swipe Hermann's design.

Check out some of Spohn's cars.

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Yep, all copies AFTER the Lesabre. Thank goodness this is cleared up, I wouldn't have been able to sleep tonight! Not only that, I would have had to go out in the garage and tear his pictures off the wall and burn then as a cleansing ritual.

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And don't forget Bob Metz's LaRocket

The front end was completely different, but it looked like LeSabre from behind, or from the side
Holy cow, I had seen that before and just thought it was the LeSabre, man if imitation is the best form of flattery Earl must have been gushing!

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The Edsel looks a lot like some of the design proposals for the '57 Packard
I like that design proposal for a '57 Packard - combines modern (for '57" with classic Packard grille elements to reflect heritage. (and is WAY better than what actually happened!)

Yes- looks Edsel-ish, but then I'm weird - I sorta liked the Horsecollar Edsel!
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Listed as a Morgan ,but looks like a Buick or a --Cyclopse
I think it is a Buick LeSaber

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I like that design proposal for a '57 Packard - combines modern (for '57" with classic Packard grille elements to reflect heritage.
What If Cars
Check out the '58 Edsel Predictor on the third page of the gallery
It's not perfect, but it has nicer lines than what Packard was planning at the time
Give it the prototype grill and a wrap-around back window, thin out the front bumpers, and do something completely different with the back end; and it would be an interesting car

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The Packardbaker design, more like the glaring lack thereof, was an unqualified disaster

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Yes- looks Edsel-ish, but then I'm weird - I sorta liked the Horsecollar Edsel!
I always wanted to graft Edsel panels onto an early Ranchero
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I like that design proposal for a '57 Packard - combines modern (for '57) with classic Packard grille elements to reflect heritage.
I always thought the Panther grill was a pretty good descendant of the classic Packard design; and the car had good potential overall if they had left off the lip above the grill and shortened the wheelbase a couple feet

This one place that I think Studebaker really dropped the ball: mid-50's Studebakers already had most of the right lines to flow into the Panther design, so it wouldn't have cost any more to produce than the monstrosity that ended up rolling out the door
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Took some time to do this build , must deliver car parts.
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Here's another one for you.
How to Check Your Blinker Fluid
All well and good ...
But, can you show me how to adjust my muffler belt?
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I have a picture somewhere of a Nissan muffler "gasket" you know one of those hard "ball" shaped ones like GM used for years , they have right on the package "Muffler bearing" no kidding!

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All well and good ...
But, can you show me how to adjust my muffler belt?
Simple. Loosen up all the clinch bolts on the muffler bearing and simply adjust for skim. And there you have it.

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I have a picture somewhere of a Nissan muffler "gasket" you know one of those hard "ball" shaped ones like GM used for years , they have right on the package "Muffler bearing" no kidding!
Sometimes, it loses something in translation
I've seen some very literally translated Chinese menus with dishes like "Sixi Roasted Husband" and "F**k the Duck until Exploded"
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