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  1. My thoughts exactly, and the only person i can come up with that fits in with the time-line and the reason is Dr Esders. Over the weekend i also managed to find that all Dr Esders art and antiques where sold at 3 different auctions in Paris 1941 and the auction house is still going. So my next job is to get in contact with them to see if they have any records showing what happened to his car/plane collection (just need to learn some French). It's unlikely as by this time the Nazis had invaded so most records have probable been destroyed but you never know.
  2. Funnily enough he was good friends with Andre Citroen and the aircraft manufacturer Henri Farman as well.
  3. Horses for Courses as they say . The Cord is an absolute stunner.
  4. Apparently he said that he nor his wife would never driver at night and that they ruined the look of the cars.
  5. Also found out over the weekend Dr Esders had a collection of over 20 cars all with front headlights removed. Here's his more well know cars The Hispano, Bugatti and the Roller.
  6. Here's a photo and description of a typical American cars with French light conversion. Kindly sent to me by Mr Colin Spong. Photo shows 1938 Convertible Coupe. “La Fete des Artistes du Tremblay . (just outside Paris) Mlle.Mistinquelt, dans concours au concours d’elegance automobile , 16 June 1938” Mistinquelt was the highest paid performer in the world at that time and the one time lover of Maurice Chevalier. Note the Bosch headlamp lens and the big Marchal lamps fitted to all French 1938’s as far as I know.
  7. Thanks Walt, I know Colin well. h He has been a massive help with Parts and Info. He is the one who found the link on the Esders cars and suggested i should put something on this Board to see if we could find any more info.
  8. Thanks, have been looking for one in my price range for about 30 years and still can't believe i finally managed to get one. It was in far better condition than i thought it would be. Especially as i brought it blind at an auction in France as we could travel to see it due to Covid and travel restrictions. the first picture is one of 3 that we had to go by and the pictures below where taken once we got it home after a good clean and emptying 10 large bags worth of leaves and about 30 empty bottles of wine dating back to the 70's.
  9. Trying to find some history on my 38 Zephyr. This is the one that has no headlights installed on the front wings. After reading an article on Pre-war car https://www.prewarcar.com/the-esders-rolls-royce-phantom-ii-a-car-with-elegance-and-a-story-to-tell could this be one of his. Here's my thoughts below. Following on from the Story about Dr Esders Phantom and Royale. I recently brought from Auction in the South of France a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe which was last registered in Paris. Now the strange thing with this particular Zephyr Coupe is it had no front headlghts installed in
  10. Trying to find some history on my 38 Zephyr. This is the one that has no headlights installed on the front wings. After reading an article on Pre-war car https://www.prewarcar.com/the-esders-rolls-royce-phantom-ii-a-car-with-elegance-and-a-story-to-tell could this be one of his. Here's my thoughts below. Following on from the Story about Dr Esders Phantom and Royale. I recently brought from Auction in the South of France a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe which was last registered in Paris. Now the strange thing with this particular Zephyr Coupe is it had no front headlghts installed in
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