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Blog entry by OldWrangler posted 12-09-2014 12:16 PM 1635 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Are you tired of making Band Saw boxes and Cutting Boards? Want a wood project a little more challenging?

Why not build a 1939 Lagonda Rapide Tulipwood Tourer? Actually 9 were built in a British factory taking over 2000 man hours each. It had a V-12 engine of 255 hp and reached a top speed of 80 mph. In 2007 one of these came up for auction and sold for $450,000.

Posted just because I find it fascinating but then my Entertainment Threshold is very low.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#1 posted 12-09-2014 03:46 PM

Its not because of the wood…its because the way it looks.

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#2 posted 12-09-2014 07:24 PM

Great looking roadster. Wish it were mine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 12:58 AM

Wow, that is a great looking car! And the body is tulipwood—amazing!

Would definitely love to have one of these—but only 80 mph out of 255 horses? Got to re-gear that rear end!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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