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Coupe Simone set to become reality after almost 3 decades

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  • #74105
    Gregory Martin
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    Many have seen and read the storylines of Coupe Simone “The Midnight Ghost”, maybe even collected one of the fifteen hundred 1:24th scale diecast models produced by the Franklin Mint!
    The car itself was a vision of two designers in the mid 1990’s that would take them back to the 1930’s at the start of the “art deco” era. Simone was based on the basic styling lines of another automobile, the Phantom Corsair. But Simone was taken much further with the design changes that not only gave it a more elegant appeal but, also a storyline that was created that made it so realistic, many believed it to be true.
    After almost three decades since the design of Coupe Simone and almost a year of working with the original designers, the car is slated to come to life starting in 2023.
    If you’ve read the story, two immigrants had set up a coach builders’ shop in Green Briar Pennsylvania and commissioned by a French cosmetics guru to build the biggest and most beautiful car that existed. It was said to be the last Duesenberg ever built! Well, we know now that is false information but, still such a luxurious and romantic story.
    A small private shop in Pennsylvania (very near to where the said immigrants resided) and even closer to (2miles) where the Duesenberg engines were built at Lycoming Engines.
    The facility will be taking the design of the scaled down model and bring it to the full-size masterpiece it should be. The body will be fabricated from Aluminum contoured over a buck/wire form to bring the sleek art deco flow to life.
    The plan is to finish Simone in about the same timeframe as was said in the story… but with modern equipment it may be sooner!
    The complete process will be documented, and video recorded as Simone comes to life!
    Yes, you will be able to watch and enjoy this journey with the team at Iconic Rod & Custom.
    3D scanning Coupe Simone for body fabrication – YouTube

    #74255
    John allen
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    This car always made me angry. I felt like it was a scam, but now with a real car coming it adds some legitimacy to the story. Is there a choice of drivetrain / running gear yet ?

    #74256
    Tony
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    Looks like a plumb bob.

    Or one of these lead sinkers for snapper fishing.

    snapper-sinker-2-600x600

     

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    #74259
    ARTMAN
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCSvFCW1d48

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    GoOd TiMeS !

    #74263
    ARTMAN
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    GoOd TiMeS !

    #74264
    Quentin Hall
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    I like a bit of Corporate mischief …. Not like they haven’t lied to us about everything else….

    I get it… but I don’t love it.

    #74265
    Quentin Hall
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    This is more my speed….

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    #74267
    Tony
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    Hudson64

    #74268
    Larry Pointer
    Participant

    Ahhhh! Streamline Moderne.

    Merry Christmas, everyone.  And here’s a toast to Torchie!

    #74269
    Mild Mitch
    Participant

    Hmmm not much trunk space. Or is it the Boot?

    #74273
    Tony
    Participant

    Hmmm not much trunk space

    For a newspaper.

    #74276
    Mild Mitch
    Participant

    I like the car Q posted. Someone needs to restore it 😉

    #74283
    Gregory Martin
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    We haven’t completely decided on the driveline as of yet. Although we are leaning towards a modern setup such as late model v8, v10 or even 12 cylinder power plant.

     

    #74290
    Quentin Hall
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>It will be a fun project to undertake.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Given that it’s likely an original Duesenberg driveline would soak up 90% of the budget I think the logical solution is a modern driveline.
    I’d keep an eye out for a BMW or Mercedes’v12 which are surprisingly available at reasonable cost…. As long as all the computer monitoring can be sorted….???</p>
     My mate has two Duesenberg chassis and engines but they are both earmarked for disappearing top roadsters…. (Which they once both were.) They are probably 150 plus inch wheelbase. Look like truck chassis…
    I’d be interested in what the wheelbase scale is.
    my 39 Packard and Cadillac are both 126 inches.
    Actually a 59/60 Cadillac driveline is a very good choice. Coil  springs all around. Dependable and simple, no stupid electronics….

    #74291
    James D
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    I feel like theres probably a decent looking design in there, but it’s been so exagerated, it looks like a cartoon version of itself. Amp it down a bit and see what you get.

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