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RE: what is this car ?

To: Max Heim <>
Subject: RE: what is this car ?
From: Tab Julius <>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 23:52:27
I've always though the degradation that the RR hood suffers to be on a VW
is balanced out by the moment of a pride a VW has when it has a RR hood.

I will agree that a lot of travesties have been visited upon cars in search
of status.

(not to demean VW bugs - I used to have a VW bug and think it's a little
engineering marvel in its own right.  Well, mine wasn't, but that's another
story... Maybe one day I'll explain the unique danger of the '72 bug
heating system.)

- Tab

At 08:40 PM 12/30/99 -0800, Max Heim wrote:
>Tab Julius had this to say:
>>No, what I said was it looked like a Bentley hood strapped on a VW, though
>>where the hell the back came from I couldn't say.  I know it's way too
>>small for a Bentley, but if you look at the bonnet/front, it looks a lot
>>like a Bentley Mark VI (example is
>>).  Not to say it actually is, but people have strapped Rolls Royce hoods
>>on a VW before.
>Well, actually, those were fiberglass kits that "looked" like Rolls-Royce 
>bonnets. One company made a RR version and a 1940 Ford version, which was 
>slightly more plausible. Both must have been about 2/3 actual size, 
>Didn't mean to misquote you -- I was just trying to be brief.
>Max Heim
>'66 MGB GHN3L76149
>If you're near Mountain View, CA,
>it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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