Topless Playboys

A

a_colo_native

Guest
Ed,

Did the Playboy have a removable hardtop or were they retractable? I
have heard it both ways.

John Bevins

PS - Does anyone have any extra rear brake cables (early type 11-41-
14) boots and clamps?

JB
 
E

Ed Howard

Guest
The Playboy PROTOTYPE was built with a soft top that
was retractable. The production of 97 or so were built
with a retractable hardtop. It is not removable. Mine
is #34 of those 97. The prototype is still owned by
the founder's grandson in Buffalo, New York.

I tell all my single male friends that I keep a
topless model from Playboy in my garage. That usually
gets their attention!

Thanks for your interest.

Ed

--- a_colo_native <minnow@amphicar.net> wrote:
> Ed,
>
> Did the Playboy have a removable hardtop or were
> they retractable? I
> have heard it both ways.
>
> John Bevins
>
> PS - Does anyone have any extra rear brake cables
> (early type 11-41-
> 14) boots and clamps?
>
> JB
>
>


__________________________________________________

Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings!
http://greetings.yahoo.com
 
D

Dana Freeman

Guest
Hi Ed,
I hope it's OK to ask a really silly question. I'm new to the list so
you are going to have to make some concessions for my lack of knowledge.
Just what exactly is the Playboy? I have never heard of this vehicle. Do you
have any pictures of yours that you could send me, or tell me of a site
where some are posted? Any details of your vehicle would be welcome.

Thanks,

Dana

(who is learning much from this great list)

.
-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Howard [mailto:edsonh2000@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 1:51 PM
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Topless Playboys


The Playboy PROTOTYPE was built with a soft top that
was retractable. The production of 97 or so were built
with a retractable hardtop. It is not removable. Mine
is #34 of those 97. The prototype is still owned by
the founder's grandson in Buffalo, New York.

I tell all my single male friends that I keep a
topless model from Playboy in my garage. That usually
gets their attention!

Thanks for your interest.

Ed

--- a_colo_native <minnow@amphicar.net> wrote:
> Ed,
>
> Did the Playboy have a removable hardtop or were
> they retractable? I
> have heard it both ways.
>
> John Bevins
>
> PS - Does anyone have any extra rear brake cables
> (early type 11-41-
> 14) boots and clamps?
>
> JB
>
>


__________________________________________________

Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings!
http://greetings.yahoo.com

Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
ADVERTISEMENT




To UNSUBSCRIBE from this group, just send an email TO THE FOLLOWING
ADDRESS (this is not the same address for posting messages):
amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Any other issues may be addressed to the list owner/admin (Mike Israel)
amphicar770@yahoo.com





Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
E

Ed Howard

Guest
Dana:

There are no silly questions.

The Playboy is a very rare car built in Buffalo, New
York in the late 1940's. Three guys had a great idea
to manufacture America's first "second" car after the
War. They tried to raise money, but the scandal
surrounding the Tucker automobile caused the American
public to be afraid of all stock offerings like this,
so the stock offering fizzled, and the Playboy dream
went away after they only built 97 cars. There are
less than 45 remaining.

The car has nothing to do with Playboy magazine, and
obviously nothing to do with Amphicars.

I am a real computer amateur, but I have started to
assemble a website for the Playboy, It is:

http://www.geocities.com/edsonh2000/Playboy_cars.html

Let me know your thoughts. You may email me directly
if you do not wish to clog up this Amphicar list.

Ed

--- Dana Freeman <freeman1@home.com> wrote:
> Hi Ed,
> I hope it's OK to ask a really silly question.
> I'm new to the list so
> you are going to have to make some concessions for
> my lack of knowledge.
> Just what exactly is the Playboy? I have never heard
> of this vehicle. Do you
> have any pictures of yours that you could send me,
> or tell me of a site
> where some are posted? Any details of your vehicle
> would be welcome.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dana
>
> (who is learning much from this great list)
>
> .
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Howard [mailto:edsonh2000@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 1:51 PM
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Topless Playboys
>
>
> The Playboy PROTOTYPE was built with a soft top
> that
> was retractable. The production of 97 or so were
> built
> with a retractable hardtop. It is not removable.
> Mine
> is #34 of those 97. The prototype is still owned
> by
> the founder's grandson in Buffalo, New York.
>
> I tell all my single male friends that I keep a
> topless model from Playboy in my garage. That
> usually
> gets their attention!
>
> Thanks for your interest.
>
> Ed
>
> --- a_colo_native <minnow@amphicar.net> wrote:
> > Ed,
> >
> > Did the Playboy have a removable hardtop or were
> > they retractable? I
> > have heard it both ways.
> >
> > John Bevins
> >
> > PS - Does anyone have any extra rear brake
> cables
> > (early type 11-41-
> > 14) boots and clamps?
> >
> > JB
> >
> >
>
>
> __________________________________________________
>
> Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings!
> http://greetings.yahoo.com
>
> Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
> ADVERTISEMENT
>
>
>
>
> To UNSUBSCRIBE from this group, just send an email
> TO THE FOLLOWING
> ADDRESS (this is not the same address for posting
> messages):
> amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.
>
> Any other issues may be addressed to the list
> owner/admin (Mike Israel)
> amphicar770@yahoo.com
>
>
>
>
>
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo!
> Terms of Service.
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]
>
>


__________________________________________________

Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings!
http://greetings.yahoo.com
 
A

a_colo_native

Guest
Dana,

The way I look at it, if yu don't know the answer, it's not a dumb
question! I found this site with some good shots of the Playboy in
the Roaring Twenties Antique Car Museum.

http://roaring_twenties.tripod.com/roaring_twenties_antique_car_museum
188.htm

JB
 
Top