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The "Mala Figura"

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Rich Sufficool
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New Jersey's John Lo Bianco '33 Willys Gasser was built across the bay in Brooklyn at the Lo Bianco Brothers & Company shop. The old school 392 blown Hemi with a 3 speed was the scourge of the southeastern drag circuit in the early '70s with 1/4 mile records of 7.675 @186mph. Called the "Mala Figura", it loosely meant "Bad Looking".... and bad looking it was.

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Christopher Moroni
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Love this model and almost bought it until I found out it's from the early 1970's.  At the time, I was after "older" replicas.


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@chris Well, the engine is "older". I don't imagine the 392 Hemi was available as a crate engine.


   
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