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I have a feeling RM Auctions is totally baiting us into featuring this 1938 Longhorn as a Hemmings Find of the Day, but I’m totally taking the bait anyway. It’s scheduled to cross the block at the company’s upcoming Pate Collection auction June 4-5 in Cresson, Texas, and it’s being offered at no reserve. From the auction description:
Oliver Albert of Gonzalez, Texas, built this one-off custom roadster, known as the “Longhorn” over a period of approximately 14 years. Truly impressive in its overall dimensions, the Longhorn Roadster rides on a 120-inch wheelbase and measures 19 feet, four inches in length, yet has a total height of just three feet, 9 inches and weights a svelte 2,800 pounds.
All body panels were hand-formed from the parts of no fewer than 14 different makes of vehicles and an equally impressive engine, a 1941-vintage Lincoln V12, provides power.
Other features include a luggage trunk, a “Continental” spare tire kit and dual exhaust. The cockpit features custom pedals with pearl accents, a bench-type seat and a mix of Speedwell and Stewart-Warner instruments to monitor the Longhorn’s vital functions.
Riding on radically small 10-inch wheels, the Longhorn carries Texas license plates and was last road-registered in 1981, according to a registration sticker affixed to the windshield. As offered, the Longhorn includes a display board mounted with photos depicting its construction and of course, a set of steer horns is ready for mounting.
Somehow, putting a set of steer horns on this car just doesn’t seem right.