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Old 02-03-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Thats it all right as looking at the fourth row in this Google image search gives the exact picture .1913 Mercer 35R Raceabout - Google Search

Your turn to post a pic duster..
Whoa, I didn't know that was part of the deal! But here's a midwestern make that's pretty rare, I'll be impressed if anyone gets it.

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Old 02-03-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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looks like the sedan version of the previous Mercer

1910 burg SIACC - Auto-Biography - 1910 Burg Touring

Pic info kinda gave it away..
Pic of the car seems to have disappeared

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Old 02-04-2012, 03:59 AM
 
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Heres one to start off the day..
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Beaverton, OR
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^^ Isn't that a Kaiser-Darrin Roadster?
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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^^ Isn't that a Kaiser-Darrin Roadster?
Yup!
A Kaiser-Darrin it is!

Time for asubram to post a picture.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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^^ Isn't that a Kaiser-Darrin Roadster?
They thought they were going to rival the Corvette with that car but instead went out of business..
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Like Hudson, the probable reason why Kaiser's sales lagged and they went out of business, was their failure to develop or adopt a V-8.

In most cases, as the horsepower race got into full swing in the early '50s, manufacturers with only six-cylinder engines soon developed V-8s .
Those who were still using straight-8s, soon replaced them with more modern V-designs.

The companies that did not develop or adopt V-8s were the ones that went out of business in the '50s.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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They thought they were going to rival the Corvette with that car but instead went out of business..
Kinda sad too, Jambo . . . as with the Tucker, the Darrin was ahead of it's time in many ways.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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Speaking of long lost auto companies,i wonder what they'd be making today..eh

http://www.sialtv.com/images/2011/10/Worlds-oldest-car-sells-for-4.6-million.jpg (broken link)

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Old 02-04-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Hint? The world's oldest running car,
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