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So what do you think?  Is Rich really the Great grandfather of the PT Cruiser? 

"Possible"

"Absurd"

You be the judge!

In 1968 my father and I bought two 1937 Ford straight back cars.  One in Virginia and one in Ohio.  We cut them up and made one car.  Installed a Chevy 327 with tri-power sitting on top of a hand polished aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold, custom built 4-tube headers, installed a Muncie 4-speed close ratio transmission with a Hurst shifter, Chevy rear end and Cragar mag wheels.  The car was sold to a resident of Maryland with copies of the photos that are in our website, a few years later it was sold to a resident in Detroit, Michigan.  A few years later Chrysler put together a design team.  My customized 1937 Ford was in Detroit, Michigan when the PT Cruiser was put on the drawing board.

Remember, my photographs are almost 40 years old !

PLEASE……… check  out  the  photos  before  you  decide!

1937 Ford

PT Crusier

My '37 Ford had a straight front bumper

So does the PT

My '37 Ford had horizontal grille bars

So does the PT

Raise the straight front bumper up 1/3 of the grille height for the PT

 

Look at the curve of the grill shell.

It's the same

My '37 had horizontal grille bars

So does the PT

Now lower the side bodyline so that there is more glass on  the PT

 

Look at the lower edge of the rocker

It's the same

Then put a 45 degree bevel above the running board on the PT

 

Then widen the triangular shaped hood

 

My ’37 had a " slanted - straight back " hatch angle

So does the PT

My '37 Ford had a straight rear bumper.
Check the spacing from the rear body line to the bottom edge of the car

So does the PT

My '37 Ford had 5-spoke mag wheels

So does the PT
My '37 Ford had no vent windows So does the PT
My '37 Ford had 2 bucket seats So does the PT
My '37 Ford had a floor mounted shifter So does the PT
Even the glove box door is identical to my '37 So does the PT
Notice that even the round part of the PT brake light lens is in the same location as the taillight on my 1937 Ford.  My 1937 Ford was a very dark brown metallic with a lot of gold flake……...a real eye catcher in the sun, and my customized 1937 Ford was in the area that the original designers were at to design a retro concept car.

So what do you think?  Is Rich really the Great grandfather of the PT Cruiser? 

"Possible"

"Absurd"

Only the original design engineers of the infamous PT Cruiser will ever really know.

Possible or Absurd?
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