Amazing hot rod auction

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I’m building a replica of the Dodge Deora, and it’s coming along nicely.
    The comment about making a Deora an electric vehicle is a really insightful one.
    I’ve toyed with that very idea….and may well put it into practice!!
    Robin

  2. nixiebunny says:

    The Deora would be the ultimate ride to the hardware store to pick up some 2x4s and a couple bags of concrete mix.

    For that matter, it would be the ultimate ride to do just about anything.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The funeral hearse looks like a CG image, and, based on the close-ups on the website, I’m inclined to think it is.

  4. hoffmanbike says:

    i’m enjoying the high number of car themed posts lately. my dad has an orignal series deora hot wheels (red line rims) that he played with as a kid; it’s beaten up but still looks pretty cool.

  5. dr.hypercube says:

    And if you want to split the Hot Wheels/Detroit difference, a 2/3 scale ’57 Chevy is part of the auction.

  6. StCredZero says:

    Perhaps the Deora would make a good basis for an electric vehicle? A pickup chassis can hold a lot of weight. Raise the bed to increase battery space, and use Nickel-Iron batteries for extremely long life. The low current capabilities of NiFe could be overcome by allocating very large amounts of space. Further streamline the chassis and put a top on the bed to increase aerodynamic efficiency.

  7. emilydickinsonridesabmx says:

    I remember building and being obsessed with a Monogram model kit of the ‘Boothill Express’ when I was a kid. It even came with some fake tombstones for atmosphere. Very cool to see the real thing.

  8. dr.hypercube says:

    @StCredZero – or a VW Transporter? That door betw the wheels gives access to a storage area – perfect for a RORO battery tray!

  9. Beanolini says:

    …and if you like your cars stripped down and functional, the auction includes a beautiful archetypal early hot rod.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Petersen needs food badly!

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