Ruger touring car

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Tom Wells
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Ruger touring car

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Not a Cobra, but wonderful nonetheless.

I saw this car in at the Sturm Ruger factory in Connecticut in the 60s before it was made public. If you could imagine a 1928 Bentley touring car made by a gunsmith, this would be it. I'd trade my Cobra for it in a heartbeat!

Sadly, Bill Ruger Jr was out of town that day so I didn't get to see him. Too late now...

Here's the article from Motor Trend, December 1970.
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Re: Ruger touring car

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427/429 powered no less...who knew. ..]
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Re: Ruger touring car

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Mike,

As far as I know only two 427-powered cars were ever built. I don't think there was ever a 429-powered one. No idea if any of the extra parts still exist.

Unbeknownst to me the light colored car was auctioned at Hershey last year: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf19 ... ype/806117

BTW as you can see in my first message it was in the December 1970 issue of Motor Trend, not October as stated in the auction ad. Took me a while to figure that out and get one from eBay.

It went for 44K, a real steal! Wish I'd known about it but as Kay says "You can't what-if backwards."

Sigh...

Tom
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