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One of the first cars dad ever looked at in about  mid 1960's, was a 1929 Stearns Knight Landaulet (or it could have just been a Town Car) by I want to say Brunn - I recall seeing pictures of it years ago - I was told it disappeared off the face of the earth and then showed up for a Leakke Auction or ... Auction some time in perhaps the late 90's (I want to say it was painted light green) to disappear again.  Again. a car that was sourced by Art Aseltine and Dave Bell. Any idea where it is now ?

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These are two of the Derham drawings I had in my hot little hands at Hershey but didn't buy.  Sigh...  Anyways,  I don't know that either was every built.  Thoughts? 

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This is a photo of my 1927 Model F 4 passenger coupe on the day it arrived at my shop. It came from Illinois although it seems to have spent a lot of time in Boyertown PA before going to Illinois.

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On 12/5/2016 at 11:00 AM, Cookie Man said:

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Dad just said that appears to to be it - looked at it in mid 1960's (very first Antique car he ever looked at)  - $3,200 drive it home - he did not buy as cost was high and parts availability, but said it was in outstanding condition.  He thought it was midnight blue when he saw it.

 

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4 hours ago, Cookie Man said:

It was blue and beige when it was sold by Harrahs. This was a repaint over the original colors. A previous owner had this taken to bare metal and primed.

 

Darryl, are you going back to the original color scheme?  If you are taking a poll I vote for blackwalls :).

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The original colors were two shades of drab. The leather was a drab close to olive. These color may not be as appealing today as in 1928.

In the 1928 Salon catalogue Brunn illustrates this car in black with a green swept panel from the cowl to the radiator.

This is probably how I will do it.

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There are 3 known coachbuilt 8 cylinder Stearns-Knight cars known according to the registrar.  All the bodies were built by coachbuilders but most were in series.  This is the coachbuilt Baker Limo in the Nethercutt.

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If the Brunn Town Car was owned by John North Willys then it probably spent some time in the garages at his house here in Toledo (thanks for the address Jason).

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On 12/7/2016 at 8:43 PM, alsancle said:

There are 3 known coachbuilt 8 cylinder Stearns-Knight cars known according to the registrar.  All the bodies were built by coachbuilders but most were in series.  This is the coachbuilt Baker Limo in the Nethercutt.

1928BakerBodiedStearnsKnight.jpg

 

I think you meant Barker... ???

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