Hoon's Day Out: LeMay America's Car Museum – Ferrambo

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They call it Ferrambo.

Here at Hooniverse, we often talk about crazy car mashups, unholy mechanical unions, often in the popular Craigslist Crapshoots. Have any of us ever dreamed of stuffing the engine from a 360 Modena into a 1960 Nash Rambler wagon? Well, dream no more, because I have just such an example for you here.

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The chassis is custom-made to fit the 3.6L V8 into the back of the Rambler. According to those who know (i.e. the guys who built it), here is a rundown of some of the specs:

* Art Morrison & Divers Street Rods Chassis.    * One Off Wheel Hubs to fit Custom Wheels.    * Drop Out Subframe for Service.    * Ferrari Unequal Wishbone front and rear suspension.    * Swan Composite and Brembo Brake Calipers.    * Art Morrison Steering Box.    * One Off Machined 18×8.5 Front and 20×10 Rear Wheels.    * Ferrari’s 3.6 Liter V8 Engine (405 hp).    * Ferrari’s 6-speed Manual Transmission.    * One-Off Divers Street Rods Exhaust System.    * 1960 Rambler Body.    * PPG Ferrari Rosso Corsa Red.    * Custom Aluminum Hood and Grill.    * Body work by Shawn McNally, Jim Lykken and Russ Divers.    * Painter Shawn McNally and Jim Lykken.    * Customer Divers Street Rods Headlights and LED Tail Lights.    * Saffron Fine Scottish Leather Interior by Scott Divers.    * MoTec Gauges and completely customer Divers Dash Board.    * Speedway Steering Column.

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I don’t know if this is gorgeous, gawdy, or god-awful. Maybe we should take a poll.

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I think my favorite part of this car is the interior. The custom luggage in the front is a nice touch. Everything you see is custom-made for the car, if it wasn’t part of the original car. Many, many cows gave their lives to dress up the interior, including the trunk and custom luggage. I’m not sure how well those seats would hold a driver through a fast corner, although I’m not sure it would matter.

You can find more information about this unique machine at http://ferrambo.com/, which includes a ton of build pictures. What do you think of this unusual marriage of American style with Italian muscle?

By |2013-04-29T08:00:13+00:00April 29th, 2013|All Things Hoon, Hooniverse Goes To..., Museum Tour|22 Comments

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