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  1. The green speedster, being in the Lee collection, who are famous for researching and putting their cars back to their original configuration ie. the two Hispano's shown at Pebble a few years back that were owned new by the Rothchild's were both restored back to their original colours. I'd bet a dime to a donut that the speedster was probably delivered new in its green livery. Anyone of the four would be worth a kings ransom. In my opinion, they would have looked a lot better mounted on the 142 inch wheel base chassis. Brian
  2. Al, I have attached a factory photo courtesy of the Detroit Public Library. Not proof positive, but it looks to me like this car has the painted shell, rad louvers and painted headlight buckets. Too bad it is not a coloured photo.
  3. In regards to the LeBaron speedster with the painted shell headlight buckets, rad louvers and tail light stanchions, it is not a fake. The car resides in the Lee collection in Nevada. At one time Mr Lee had two of the originals. I must confess that even conservative Packard executives got it wrong when it came to colour! The grey LeBaron sport Phaeton in the photo beside also resides in the Lee collection. The four originals were on display at Pebble many years ago. The darker green speedster with the wheel discs is a Fran Roxas rebody.
  4. Was messing around in u-tube one day looking at a video totally unrelated to classic cars when I stumbled upon the Holy Grail! Fast forward on the link below (if the link doesn't work, copy and paste it into your browser) to the 30 minute 20 second mark. If that doesn't work, go into u-tube and search for a video called "Secrets of Llewellyn Park" My religion says "Thou shalt not lust" but I can't help it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQPW_VyL9ZE Brian
  5. Found a new video posted of a 1934 Packard Dietrich. Enjoyable to see this era of car in motion vs a stand still photo at a car show. Would be awesome to see more videos of cars from the classic era during Covid 19 to fill the gap due to the lack of car shows. How about a virtual Pebble Beach Tour d'elegance! Brian
  6. Found a new video posted of a 1934 Packard Dietrich. Enjoyable to see this era of car in motion vs a stand still photo at a car show. Would be awesome to see more videos of cars from the classic era during Covid 19 to fill the gap due to the lack of car shows. How about a virtual Pebble Beach Tour d'elegance! Brian
  7. John, I stumbled across another photo of what has to be the Maybelline car. Because this photo was taken in Chicago it makes you believe it is the Dome Car but obviously it is not. Comparing it to your photos the trunk must have been added on after the car was delivered new to Mr Williams. The two cars must have been virtually identical when new other than the Maybelline car having all the chrome embellishments. ie. Rad Shell, Belt Moulding and Hood Vent Doors. Rumour has it the car was in a scrap yard in Chicago back in the early 50's. Thanks everyone for all your wonderful
  8. A few grainy photos of a 34 custom Dietrich in rural Poland that I found on the net. The car survived this miss treatment and it still with us today. Throughly enjoying the topic - let's keep it up. Everybody stay well
  9. I don't even care if it runs - just put it in my garage so I can stare at it. '34 Packard Dietrich - 1 off
  10. Just a follow up to Ed's posting on the "'34 Field Find". Been a fan of v windshield dietrichs for many years. A short story about one of my luckiest days in the hobby. I attended a show 10 or so years ago at Gilmore Museum - this car was not entered in the show but the owner had taken it out of the museum to give it some exercise. The car was parked off on its own in a great spot to get photos. I grabbed my lawn chair and camera and off I went to admire the car! An hour or so later the owner came by and we had a brief chat. I guess he could see the passion in my eyes and before I knew
  11. West, great news - wonderful to see a car like this come out from hiding! Certainly on my bucket list to see down the road. What we really need is Paul Harvey to tell us the rest of the story! Conjecture says this is a one of one - Here are a couple of factory photos when it was new;
  12. A couple more custom Dietrich's - The usual questions - Who, What, Where, When and Why.
  13. Ed, attaching photo taken at Pebble Beach circa 1962. I assume there is about a one in three chance that you are very familiar with this car!
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