Lance Lambert talks to Earl Rubenstein at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA about this unusual, one-of-a-kind vehicle. This is a short segment from a longer episode of The Vintage Vehicle Show.

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    • Fernando Olazo Campos
      Fernando Olazo Campos

      What engine used for another decade?

      about 18 days ago
    • Fred Jaminson
      Fred Jaminson

      Earl Rubenstein is an architect, I was an intern under him, in 1989.

      about 1 month ago
    • Specialized 29er
      Specialized 29er

      25.02.19 - Wonder if the restoration ever started and got finished?

      about 1 month ago
    • mike s
      mike s

      would have been nice to see more.

      about 7 months ago
    • UberLummox
      UberLummox

      I know I'm being harsh, but these "rest-modders" will hack and defile anything. They often have zero sense of history. Nice save!

      about 7 months ago
    • Troy Brown
      Troy Brown

      Bumpers are cool

      about 7 months ago
    • brian stuart
      brian stuart

      probably trumps backing the restoration that's why it's a scam for 500,000 you know come to my house and have tea for a hundred thousand or or drive my car for 200,000 typical Trump's cam everybody's learning it

      about 1 year ago
    • Alphonso Carioti
      Alphonso Carioti

      Jaguar E-Type headlights?

      about 1 year ago
    • H Michael
      H Michael In reply to Alphonso Carioti

      Alphonso Carioti indeed

      about 2 months ago
    • classiccarz
      classiccarz

      More of the car and less of the old man next time

      about 1 year ago
    • Fred Jaminson
      Fred Jaminson In reply to classiccarz

      The old man, Earl is telling you about the freakin car, sonny boy, just open your ears up.

      about 1 month ago
    • Clarkecars
      Clarkecars

      I am a life-long Hudson enthusiast, collector, and historian and I did not know of this car. Great video and info.

      about 2 years ago
    • Lord Leamington
      Lord Leamington

      It looks a little like a Muntz Jet

      about 2 years ago
    • Antonio romero sch
      Antonio romero sch

      looks like a jaguar t

      about 2 years ago
    • Trentan2
      Trentan2

      Looks like it's from the 60s.

      about 2 years ago
    • Tipledan
      Tipledan

      Leave it 'as is"....keep your hands off the original.

      about 3 years ago
    • 01DOGG01
      01DOGG01

      The Fageol Supersonic is still around, and was in 2009 owned by Robert DeMars. In 2009 Robert loaned the car out to the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, California. By then the propane power plant and original chassis were gone. Sometime after the 1953 featured story the innovative power-plant was changed out in favor of a Twin Coach six cylinder bus engine.

      about 3 years ago
    • bikejunk1
      bikejunk1

      I guess this guy is not that good at explaining him self -they are going to restore the car to the way it was originally for 500,000 dollars  why I don't know just build a replica and leave this one as is.

      about 4 years ago
    • bikejunk1
      bikejunk1 In reply to bikejunk1

      +Ryan Adams Yes I do and original is original and a replica will always be just that--- why interpret history as we understand it today when we might find more info tomorrow .. get it

      about 3 years ago
    • Barnabus Fleece
      Barnabus Fleece In reply to bikejunk1

      Do you know anything about Replicas and their collectibility?

      about 3 years ago
    • FerrilEwok
      FerrilEwok

      Note to self.... If i ever win the lottery 500k goes to this car

      about 4 years ago
    • Threetails
      Threetails

      Solidly 15 years ahead of its time.

      about 5 years ago
    • Dylan T
      Dylan T

      What a waste of money! The thing looks ok as it is. But that's America for you!

      about 5 years ago
    • classiccarz
      classiccarz In reply to Dylan T

      It would be cheaper to restore in North Korea

      about 1 year ago
    • David G
      David G In reply to Dylan T

      It's from 1939 dumb kid.

      about 4 years ago
    • eldo59
      eldo59

      Porsche's vision a decade earlier.

      about 5 years ago
    • rayzhistorychannel
      rayzhistorychannel

      cool

      about 5 years ago
    • jam63112
      jam63112

      I really can't understand why they plan to get so much money just to restore a car 10 or 20 thousands would do a nice job

      about 5 years ago
    • classiccarz
      classiccarz In reply to jam63112

      Union workers

      about 1 year ago
    • pontiachotshot
      pontiachotshot In reply to jam63112

      +Lafayette Mitchell

      maybe one of them is a previous congress member lol

      about 5 years ago
    • Lafayette Mitchell
      Lafayette Mitchell In reply to jam63112

      they're planning it on a government budget...

      about 5 years ago
    • vanpenguin22
      vanpenguin22

      I would think ol George Barris ought to be inclined toward some kind of deal with you fellers.

      about 5 years ago
    • TAMBOREBRIO
      TAMBOREBRIO

      The porsche panamera grandpa

      about 6 years ago
    • Igal Flint
      Igal Flint In reply to TAMBOREBRIO

      ?

      about 1 year ago
    • scott clark
      scott clark

      Looks to me like Muntz got his front end design for his Muntz Jet off of this car.

      about 6 years ago
    • Roger B.
      Roger B.

      years ahead of its' time.

      about 6 years ago
    • VARUNCOUTINHO
      VARUNCOUTINHO

      some hefty proportions on this Car! (2 Miller engines, that expalins the massive front hood!)

      about 6 years ago
    • The Forge
      The Forge

      I would love to have the chance to restore this car!.

      about 6 years ago
    • Chris Johns
      Chris Johns

      I'm sure it will end up in Jay Leno's garage soon enough...

      about 6 years ago
    • Jerry Fretto
      Jerry Fretto

      Beautiful ! The Fageol ( Twin Coach ) Company made beautiful streamlined buses too ! From 1946 - 1952 . GOD bless you !

      about 6 years ago