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August 28, 2009

Car Photo of the Day: Still Life with Bonnet Prop

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Still Life with... — chuck goolsbee @ 10:01 am

As a “Car Guy” I love looking under hoods and bonnets. It is always fun to see something unusual, which here in America means something OTHER than a pushrod V-8. Or these days, ANYTHING other than a plastic engine cover. I delight in finding straight sixes, vee-fours, and flat-anythings. Bonus points accrue for side-draft carbs, dual overhead cams, slanted engines, and wild manifolds. This car is a dog’s breakfast of almost all the above (the less said about the bonnet prop the better however!) I could spend an hour staring at it, and in fact did so when I snapped this photo.

This car belongs to an occasional commentator of on this website, so he’s ineligible to ID it, but do any of you other reprobates know what car this is?

2 Comments

  1. Wild guess — Jensen Healey?

    Comment by drooartz — August 28, 2009 @ 11:09 am

  2. Good guess drooartz. It’s a 73 Jensen-Healey.

    Here’s a link to an image that shows the current state of this engine. One of my exhaust valves burned out so I’m having some work done on the head.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/smenzel/3865392443/

    Comment by Sandro — August 28, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

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