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by John Staddon » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:38 pm

Hi James

I don't know what the answer is as Tony, who posted the photo on Facebook and is driving the car in the photo (which must be 20 or more years old as Tony is much greyer now), hasn't told us. But following up your lead I have actually found another photo of the car, in a Google images result for the Denver Post, but maddeningly clicking on the thumbnail takes me to a more recent article about a Lexus car, but the photos file name is Crosley-Super-Sports-LF. But googling Crosley Super Sports LF doesn't give me any results. Here's the photo.

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by VFK44 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:27 pm

Looks like a copy of a Connaught based on a Crossley chassis!
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by felixkk » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:53 am

Another one, from the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville

https://www.lanemotormuseum.org/collect ... ports-1951

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by John Staddon » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 am

I suggested to Tony, who originally posted the photo, that the car is a Crosley Super Sports with a special body and a bigger engine (because the engine obviously needs a lot of cooling and the bonnet line is higher than a standard car) and he said I was correct. Originally built and raced in the 1950s the car has a Ford Flathead 60 engine, it is owned by a friend of Tony's who lives in the Denver area and who restored the car from a rolling shell. Well done to James for identifying it, I had a feeling that if anyone knew what it was it would be James (and I did give James the credit in my reply to Tony).

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by Wallace » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:06 am

John Staddon wrote:Hi James

I don't know what the answer is as Tony, who posted the photo on Facebook and is driving the car in the photo (which must be 20 or more years old as Tony is much greyer now), hasn't told us. But following up your lead I have actually found another photo of the car, in a Google images result for the Denver Post, but maddeningly clicking on the thumbnail takes me to a more recent article about a Lexus car, but the photos file name is Crosley-Super-Sports-LF. But googling Crosley Super Sports LF doesn't give me any results. Here's the photo.

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It reminds me of the cars you would see on the front cover of Popular Mechanics with a heading “Build This Sports Car For $200!”. Great to see it restored.
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by JamesE » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:51 pm

John Staddon wrote:I suggested to Tony, who originally posted the photo, that the car is a Crosley Super Sports with a special body and a bigger engine (because the engine obviously needs a lot of cooling and the bonnet line is higher than a standard car) and he said I was correct. Originally built and raced in the 1950s the car has a Ford Flathead 60 engine, it is owned by a friend of Tony's who lives in the Denver area and who restored the car from a rolling shell. Well done to James for identifying it, I had a feeling that if anyone knew what it was it would be James (and I did give James the credit in my reply to Tony).

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by RockyUSA » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm

Here's a rough one in Arizona... But it's on the road. Different model.

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by AH1951 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:24 am

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by kees » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:12 pm

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Nice car, but what is it?
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by felixkk » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:10 pm

The front reminds me of a Marcos GT
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by Steve Payne » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:57 pm

It is an Austin Healey 100/4 Ward Special. Mid 50's I think?

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by Andi Kreis » Sun May 03, 2020 8:18 am

Now - what's this!? We've been asked if it was a Jensen :D
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by jjmclure75 » Sun May 03, 2020 8:44 am

Andi Kreis wrote:Now - what's this!? We've been asked if it was a Jensen :D


I was going to say Citroen XM but door handles and lack of swage line say no to that idea
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by felixkk » Sun May 03, 2020 9:00 am

A Staubsauger?

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by hhkjames » Sun May 03, 2020 9:09 am

You were right, can't hide those XM window shapes...

That'll be the XM by Danish designer Jacob Jensen... honestly, I'm not making that up.

A lesson in how to make something that is already a challenging design statement into something altogether more challenging :)

https://citroenvie.com/the-jensen-one-look-familiar/

https://youtu.be/Hp7pAzdnH7k

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