: What kind of car is this?

06-15-11, 08:33 AM
Was sitting in a restaurant eating ice cream when I noticed this picture on the wall. First, there's dogs driving. Second, the car looks very familiar, especially because of the distinctive kink in the belt line. Is that a Kaiser?


And bonus escalator pics:

06-15-11, 10:17 AM
what language do they speak in singapore? i wanna know so i can go and say "howw youuu doin?" to a bunch of ladies

06-15-11, 12:36 PM
I think it's a bastardized rendering of a 53-56 Buick Skylark, or possibly a 55-56 Olds 98.

06-15-11, 01:28 PM
Actually I think it was someone's idea of a late fifties update of a Jeep Jeepster from the early fifties. The door treatment is definitely reminiscent of the Jeepster, as is the rear quarter section. The wheel opening treatments are straight from a '57 Olds, the chrome "strike spear" from a '57 Buick (sort of) and the windshield from a mid-fifties Chrysler product. The hubcaps are pretty generic, but look more like sixties style than fifties.

The dog theme is from the "famous" series of paintings, the painter's name escapes me at th moment, who did all those dogs playing pool or poker that you used to see in reproductions of in kitschy gift shops!

All in all I'd have to identify the cars as a 1959 Polyglot Super Roadster!

06-15-11, 01:49 PM
check out this cadillac concept i stumbled across. Supercharged V32 cadillac setting new standards and new trends...

5 inch wheels anyone?

06-15-11, 02:24 PM
Looks like a Morgan Aero with an engine transplant. I favor this design.

06-15-11, 02:43 PM
it looks so aggressive with a front tire larger than the rear tire

also, look at all that trunk cargo space!

06-15-11, 02:46 PM
That's called the squishback.

06-15-11, 03:55 PM
I also like how the valve cover is shaped like a trumpet. Its as if the car is trumpeting is road-dominating awesomeness.

06-15-11, 04:03 PM
I love the design, but I think interior room would be a bit....lacking.

06-15-11, 04:23 PM
I suspect there's a jump seat that pops out of the rear.


06-15-11, 05:03 PM
I have a confession to make guys. Its not really a concept car, just a drawing i stumbled across...

and i didnt really stumble across it, i drew it.

i know it looked so good it could pass for a concept but it is what it is

for the record jesda thats not a valve cover, its a blower intake scoop whatever you wanna call it

06-16-11, 01:43 AM
I would use it to scoop up and discard the filthy commoners.

johnny kannapo
06-16-11, 02:10 AM
This artists rendition of a mid 50's convertible is totally generic but the artist has the Buick style chrome treatment embedded in his mind.

06-16-11, 05:56 PM
Yeah, I don't think it's one car in particular. I can certainly see some Kaiser and Buick resemblance, though.

06-18-11, 10:11 AM
ok guys this is a serious coincidence.
a couple of days after i posed my drawing i posted it to facebook. my brother called the next day saying he had been driving by a pawn shop where a car like that is for sale. so he put up that picture on facebook.

The car reminds me of those excalibur roadsters, but the door and mirror definitely screams camaro or firebird. anyone know what kind of car this is?
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263900_210445022325036_100000786203666_559309_3817 842_n.jpg


06-18-11, 10:55 AM
Not 100%, but fairly certain that's a Johnson Phantom. But you called it, they were built on a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

There's only a few neoclassic car companies that popped up in the 80s. Zimmer and Excaliber were the only two I knew of off top. Learn something new every day.

06-18-11, 11:09 AM
thats it thanks.