Supposedly from Wisconsin.
Neat car, but I'd call it a "torpedo tail" not a boat tail.
BRRR!! too cold fer me!
Is that an oversized steering wheel?
Hafta' kinda' wonder what sort of event brought that particular group together? Logical thoughts would be a wedding or a funeral, however, a speedster is not the type vehicle you'd connect with a wedding or a funeral! And they're dressed entirely too well for a union meeting! Trees and snow suggest upper midwest,.....Chicago maybe or suburbs? Maybe 'da boss brought in a few a 'da boys 'ta take care a somebody mov'n in on our action, huh? :^)
MG - I think you're right! I just now noticed the three words under the photo,...."Supposedly from Wisconsin"
Looks like it may be a Faultless body.
College group .???? Most look fairly young except the 2 or three on right side.
Derek - It may no longer be "faultless" after that bunch has been climbing all over it, huh?
I don't think it is a Faultless. It looks a lot like the Champion I used to have.
The Faultless tail begins taller, goes more straight back, then kinks down (difficult to see through all those people). The Champion cowl and tail start lower, then the tail slopes down to a point in the back.
The body side seam visible in the top photo also looks how I recall mine to have been.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wayne, was that Champion body of yours all just single curves? Looks like one wouldn't be rocket science to replicate. You know, for when the day comes that I build a speedster...
Am I the only on thinking that's a lot of weight on the hood support rod?
"Get off my hood!"
That's a typically Faultless style body apron.
Here is a boat tail, it slows down as we pass a fish market ;~)
Where's the anchor?
In the driver's seat
Tim E, et al,
The curves are not flat, are compound, but not very deep.
That car, when I bought the remains of it, was considered unrestorable. It had been wrecked decades before, then junked, and mostly parted out. When I first walked over to it, it was lying on the ground, and I came upon it from its "good" side. I leaned over the tail and looked down to see the original floor/body wood. Figuring that half the tail was missing, I walked away. I walked around, looking at other things, thinking about the car. I really wanted a boat-tail. I figured that maybe I could make the missing side. So I went back and looked closer.
I discovered that the side was not missing!. In the wreck, nearly the entire left side of the tail was torn loose from the wood and shoved inside the right side of the tail! I straightened the whole thing.
That car is the one that first caused me to say the words "I would rather have a wrinkled original than a perfect copy any day". I still say that. But unfortunately, I had to sell that car about twenty years ago. I really wish I still had it.
Good tails can be built out of steel by a variety of methods.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Jerry V O,
Yes, it could be Faultless. As I said, difficult to see through all those people.
Great photo! Thank you Herb!
Here is another boat tail, complete with fish tail exhaust !!! My kids also made up s short rod and foam fish to hang out of the trunk.
Hope you like it.
Allan from down under