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Old 11-22-2012, 05:31 PM
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What's the question about the Bug Eye Sprite?

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What's the question about the Bug Eye Sprite?

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I don't know, but it ain't gonna be "What car is this?". At least not anymore!
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The name suggests it was targeted for the US market. Skirts were pretty common on late 50s/early 60s US cars...
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Gearhead, you "thanked" me, does that mean I'm right?

I have a great question so tell me I'm right. You could have asked me to describe how where the pinch welds where and how those fenders are attached or anything else about that car, I restored one once.

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The name suggests it was targeted for the US market. Skirts were pretty common on late 50s/early 60s US cars...
Yeah I hear ya but I was just blown away when I saw it, a Ferrari with fender skirts, HUH?

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Interesting. I couldn't put that gas door with the wire wheels let alone Rudge type KO's. I didn't remember having ever seen that type door on a car that wasn't a whole lot newer. The last wires went on a production car in the early 80's.
I figured it was from the Black Hawk and thought Ferrari but dismissed it because of the door.
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Gearhead, you "thanked" me, does that mean I'm right?

I have a great question so tell me I'm right. You could have asked me to describe how where the pinch welds where and how those fenders are attached or anything else about that car, I restored one once.

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What sixties car did this independent rear end come from? I painted one of these cars years ago and was blown away when I saw this setup.

Now some of you may be able to cheat, don't cheat just guess.



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Interesting. I couldn't put that gas door with the wire wheels let alone Rudge type KO's. I didn't remember having ever seen that type door on a car that wasn't a whole lot newer. The last wires went on a production car in the early 80's.
I figured it was from the Black Hawk and thought Ferrari but dismissed it because of the door.
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Being I am not a Ferrari or a wire wheel expert I have no idea the vintage of those wheels. I had to assume being this place has pretty much the best of the best cars they are correct restorations, I could be wrong in that.

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follow the leader he rides,um, drives a honda
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You sucker, what model?

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I am disqualified because I searched, based on Gearheads reply. This is a cool Utube video that shows a running bare chassis. Just remember if you watch the video you have disqualified yourself too

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Being I am not a Ferrari or a wire wheel expert I have no idea the vintage of those wheels. I had to assume being this place has pretty much the best of the best cars they are correct restorations, I could be wrong in that.

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I wasn't questioning whether the wheels were appropriate for the car. They more than likely are although with a vehicle produced by Ferrari most are made to order and you pretty much you can get what ever you want ( production of only 47). I was just griping that I apparently don't know everything ( although I thought I did) and couldn't put the wheels, hubs and gas door shape together in the same time era!
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What sixties car did this independent rear end come from? I painted one of these cars years ago and was blown away when I saw this setup.

Now some of you may be able to cheat, don't cheat just guess.



I can't remember the model name but I believe it was Honda first Automobile introduced in America. It had a 650 or 750 cc motor. It may have been called the Civic but I'm not sure. As I remember you could see the back side of the door skin as you sat in the car. Introduced in the late sixties early seventies. Haven't seen one in years !
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