This is one
of the hand built - special ordered- home office- direct from Edsel Ford's desk kind of special cars...built for family in a time when
the elite wore high hats and participated in very formal events "On the Town" . The kind of arrival expected for red-carpet events...
The car was built for Edsel's bro in-law Ernst Kanzler, then made its way into the defense department fleet in the war years. (defense dpt Robert Lovett)
The other special thing about this car is the fact that it went back to the factory for a front end facelift, (similar to the Sunshine Special)
used by presidents...The car holds a very special footnote in history, whether you think it to be a thing of beauty or merely a curiosity,
as H-V-12 fans, ya gotta appreciate what a neat thing it is---sliding glass partition,sliding soft top over Chauffeur, optional trunk model --
etc--mostly original, obviously maintained over its lifetime....it's twin was driven by Mrs. Ford....