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This 1933 Pontiac hot rod has been for sale. The seller says that only about seven of these still exist, and that Bonnie and Clyde famously stole one. Very complete hot rod, found it being cared for at Murphos in south Austin, one of my favorite shops. The do first-rate builds and modifications and have won national awards (they also have cool clothes thanks to Liana).
Here are details from the Hemmings advert: Modified original frame, “Fast Boy” front end, power disc brakes, rack & pinion steering, coil over adjustable shocks. Built GM 350 TPI bored .30 over w/competition heads, hot cam, balanced & blue printed making 425 hp. Modified 700 R4 automatic w/overdrive, GM 4:11 Positrac, 4 leaf springs & air shocks. Power steering, A/C, tilt wheel, Radio & CD w/ipod control. $35,000 obo. What’s not to like about that? Plus rare and handsome.
What’s that car tightly sandwiched between the 1969 Mercury Montego and pickup in a field of rusting cars near Manor? I think it’s possibly a rare 1934-36 DeSoto Airflow. Along with the Chrysler Airflow, these were incredibly advanced cars featuring significant safety and handling characteristics plus aerodynamic bodies. The cars were technical successes but market failures. To combat public questions about the safety of the new unibody construction, Chrysler demonstrated its strength with a number of stunts, including running one off a cliff, video below.