I so totally love that car!!! I would drive it!!!

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> Zippo Car <http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/zippo_car>
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> Posted: 04 Aug 2017 04:44 AM PDT
> The Zippo Manufacturing Co. built the Zippo car in 1947 by adapting a
> Chrysler Saratoga. However, the weight of the lighters kept causing the
> tires to blow out. So in 1952 the car was sent to a Pittsburgh garage for
> repairs and re-adaptation. It was never seen again. To this day, no one
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> It reminds me of the tale of the lost Star Wars Celica GT
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> In 1998, a replica Zippo car was built — fitted with modern tires that
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> Zippo <https://www.zippo.com/pages/zippo-cars>.
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> Thanks to hotsauce269 for the photo!
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> Follies of the Madmen #322
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> Original ad here.
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