1 (edited by Scud.Ig 2010-11-09 01:06 PM)

Topic: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

What could *possibly* go wrong?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Costum-m … 43a30ca78f


This is a car that is hard to describe. It is design to be a sports car with 8 wheels. the body is custom made of fiberglass the frame is steel tubing. there is no interior in it. the detentions are 204in long x 81in wide x 40in tall I don't know the weight of it. This car is all black.  This would make a great one off car to drive around town or just buy it for its parts and scrap the rest of it. It has no title and can be titled as an kit car style title. I have not tried to start or drive this car, it does need to be towed.  Here is a list of the Items it has in it.

(2 sets) GM style front suspension
(2sets) Jaguar rear suspension
Holley fuel pump (GPH110)
(2) Mazda Twin rotary engines put together
(4) MSD ignitions (S200)
(2) Gas Tanks
Plexiglas windows
Corvette Steering Column
full set of led gauges
Custom made aluminum seat pans
Carbs (Dellorto 5388)
Racing Beat intake manifold
single rack-en pinion steering

This car is sold as is were is

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

What has been seen cannot be unseen.  We have been to the top of the mountain, and it is ugly!  I don't know that that wonderful piece of engineering could be driven on track, but I know a couple of mustached, rob wearing, free booze swilling drivers that would fit right into it, and would happily drive it at whatever paddock you would bring it to.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

OMG .. can you imagine trying to keep two rotaries running at the same time? And two sets of inboard brakes? All it needs to make it perfect are some Lucas electrics..

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

OMG does not begin to do this justice. Jay should require the P&M guys to buy this and race it as penance for the Gingerman motor, if they install the Gingerman motor in it. Holy crap.

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5 (edited by Crab Spirits 2010-11-09 02:11 PM)

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Things like this deserve budget exemption, or use it as a "This is your new racecar" penalty.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I am in awe.
Length of a long-wheelbase minivan, height of a Lotus, mechanical complexity of Willy Wonka's entire factory.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Batman would crap in his batsuit if he saw that thing.

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

BlackIronRacing_V wrote:

Batman would crap in his batsuit if he saw that thing.

I think he'd be more likely to piss himself laughing.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I can hear the penalty box conversation now:

Driver One: That black car tried to dive bomb me, and when I turned in, we made contact ..."

Driver Two: "How could I dive bomb you, I was still on the back straight..."

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Crab Spirits wrote:

Things like this deserve budget exemption, or use it as a "This is your new racecar" penalty.

I think that budget exemption goes without saying for a monstrosity like this. What a nightmare this would be to drive -- but what a blast to see on the track. It really needs a nasty V-8 in it though.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

How do I get it on my trailer?

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

My wife, and I quote:" That's messed up. So sounds like a fabulous idea."

She's a keeper.

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I want to know what sick, twisted genius made this monstrosity, and why is he not one someone's team yet.  That thing is awful from every angle.  It almost looks like it started as a bradley gt perhaps.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Me: "look at this car."
Wife: "Good heavens, what is that thing?"
Me: "Yeah, who knows why, there's no real reason to build that thing."
Wife: "And when has that ever stopped you?"
Me: "Fair point."

Of course, she doesn't know about the projects that almost happened because of this forum but that I passed up...

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I had to look away to prevent a bid.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Mulry wrote:

Of course, she doesn't know about the projects that almost happened because of this forum but that I passed up...

Triumph Stag?

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Where does one park such a vehicle?


Wherever the hell one pleases.



I seriously wonder what I could sell quickly to buy this beast, so full of win.

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No seriously, what could go wrong?

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

YesIFit wrote:
Mulry wrote:

Of course, she doesn't know about the projects that almost happened because of this forum but that I passed up...

Triumph Stag?

Yeah, and even more seriously that Alfa Giulia Veloce down in Austin a month or so ago that Scud.Ig posted. I just barely managed to talk some sense into myself before pulling the trigger on that one. I'm still surprised I passed on it, to be honest. I had the outlines of an engine swap figured out, etc., but I really didn't want to put a crappy 4AGE into an Alfa, and everything else was not exotic enough (rotary power -- would have worked great, but meh) or too expensive/difficult (Maserati Quattroporte in Denver anyone?) smile

One of these days the planets will align and I'll pick up an orphan car for a song and find a way to make a real hoon out of it. Someday...

Pat Mulry, TARP Racing #67
https://youtu.be/qmf9JkedPR8

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

PunisherBass wrote:
BlackIronRacing_V wrote:

Batman would crap in his batsuit if he saw that thing.

I think he'd be more likely to piss himself laughing.

Say what you will, but it's a damned good thing I'm not in charge of our little enterprise, because if I were we'd have a new "asset".



The twin-rotaries sound like a positively BRILLIANT idea, though. Have to file that one away for future utilization.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

WTF Mate?

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

EyeMWing wrote:

Say what you will, but it's a damned good thing I'm not in charge of our little enterprise, because if I were we'd have a new "asset".



The twin-rotaries sound like a positively BRILLIANT idea, though. Have to file that one away for future utilization.

I knew you were crazy, but I didn't know you were a masochist.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Oh my...  I'm in love!  I got so excited when I saw this, I kinda had to go change my pants!  Maybe thats a bit too much info!  Who on earth would want to put more than 2 axles on a car anyways though...  Yep, I'm guilty as charged.  Just wish this thing was a little closer to Tejas!

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I want to know who put the bid in on it.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Damn it, I was planning on hunting the car down since Des plaines isn't to far from me and offering him $10 after it failed to sell.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I have the guy's number.
Might check this thing out maybe tomorrow. Anyone else want to go?

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