Pierpontbeach

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  1. I added this discussion to the CCCA forums: http://forums.aaca.org/f123/coachraft-cars-classic-status-268161.html
  2. Should the cars built by Coachcraft be considered for CLASSIC status? Coachcraft Ltd. of Hollywood California had a very stellar list of names attached to it. With customers like Preston Foster, Henry Ford II, Bill Holden, Liberace, Hunington Hartford III & Mickey Cohen the gangster all commisioning work over a twentysix year period. Rudy Stoessel, one of the principals in the company started out working with Pierce Arrow Motor Cars, and was later involved with Howard (Dutch) Darrin & his work on Packard -Darrins. Darrin was responsible for bringing together Stoessel, Paul Erdos , who formed most of the metal at Coach- craft & Burt Chalmers, to form Coachcraft Ltd. Some of the design work was handled by Phill Wright of Pierce Arrow design fame, Strother MacMinn & Peter Stengel. Also reference the following website for more information: Coachcraft Ltd., Coach Craft, Coachcraft Limited, Station Wagon Harbor, Burt Chalmers, Rudy Stoessel, Paul Erdos, Hollywood - Coachbuilt.com Several of the restored cars have been entered into prestigious Concours events around the country like at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, etc. over the last several years.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  3. I thought that I would add the following information for reference: Coachcraft Ltd. of Hollywood California had a very stellar list of names attached to it. With customers like Preston Foster, Henry Ford II, Bill Holden, Liberace, Hunington Hartford III & Mickey Cohen the gangster all commisioning work over a twentysix year period. Rudy Stoessel, one of the principals in the company started out working with Pierce Arrow Motor Cars, and was later involved with Howard (Dutch) Darrin & his work on Packard -Darrins. Darrin was responsible for bringing together Stoessel, Paul Erdos , who formed most of the metal at Coach- craft & Burt Chalmers, to form Coachcraft Ltd. Some of the design work was handled by Phill Wright of Pierce Arrow design fame, Strother MacMinn & Peter Stengel. Also reference the following website for more information: Coachcraft Ltd., Coach Craft, Coachcraft Limited, Station Wagon Harbor, Burt Chalmers, Rudy Stoessel, Paul Erdos, Hollywood - Coachbuilt.com Several of the restored cars have been entered into prestigious Concours events around the country like at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, etc. over the last several years.
  4. Should the cars built by Coachcraft in Hollywood be considered for CLASSIC status? They are one off cars built to the owner's specifications pre-1948 by craftsmen who left Dutch Darrin to start Coachcraft in 1939... What do you think?