Extreme swb: 1937 Brakus 8 Custom

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This odd car is named with the same surname of its builder: George S. Brakus, a former carriage builder and foundry pattern maker. The seller says that this car is a patchwork of a 1937 Hudson Terraplane (front) and a sectioned 1936 DeSoto. The 115 c.i.d. flathead engine is said to be scratch built thanks to mr. Brakus foundry knowledge: the seller says that all the engine parts come with the car as well.

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From this angle it seems more a Photoshop job than a real car: this is what we call an “head-turner”. It’s however great to see in what conditions this car is survived till now.

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Interior’s corduroy seems original and, with the exception of the missing floors, all the parts seem to be there. Find it here for sale at an optimistic $70,000 asking price in Butte, MT.

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