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  1. From the 1962 Ford Taxi brochure - a V-8 was offered as well as a Six. Outside of big city fleet buyers, small taxi companies used whatever they could. http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1962_Ford/1962 Ford Taxicabs Brochure/index1.html
  2. Wonderful images! Harrah's Collection featured the New York to Paris Thomas Flyer on the cover of their 1965 Roster. We visited it in 1968 and I was hooked, and years later I purchased several rosters at a friend's estate sale. I'll let you figure out which of the collection's Rolls-Royces is in the color slide, from this listing in the '65 Roster. TG
  3. Given that there is no Hershey this year, 2021 will be your 53rd. For those who keep count if you have consecutive attendance for x-number of years, you still will when it resumes in 2021 - you can't miss something that didn't happen. TG
  4. The '31 Imperial by Kellner, from the July 1932 issue of Chrysler-Plymouth Overseas Graphic magazine, published for foreign markets by the Chrysler Export Corporation, Detroit, MI. It is by Alexis Kellner of Berlin, not Kellner of Paris. https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=157&t=15347 A 1932 Imperial by Drauz for King Carol II, from from the January 1935 issue of Chrysler-Plymouth Overseas Graphic magazine. King Carol II had a large stable of coachbuilt cars. https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=266&t=1689 Caption from above, "Personalities... La SARAL, S.A., our distributors in Bucharest have kindly sent us this interesting picture of His Majesty Carol II, King of Romania, (sitting) in his brand new Imperial Chrysler during the festivities recently held in the capital of the kingdom." King Carol II is the man in plumed hat and moustache in the back seat of the Imperial coachbuilt by Drauz of Heilbronn, Germany. There are similarities between these two Imperials, as in 1930 Kellner went bankrupt and its name and patent rights were bought by Drauz. TG
  5. These are the other three, at the same Ward Lines' pier but without snow on the ground and poised in front of the SS Orizaba. Also a Lazarnick image, their coats suggest it's winter or at least cold outside. In one image, the Phaeton on the right is aerial, being heaved over into the ship's hold - with the gent in the hat at far right sitting in the driver's seat. Talk about bravery! Same wheel/ tire combo, one with the Cadillac-style grille (a Six?). I'm a newbie on a Peerless learning curve, and hope to find something in the bound, 53 Peerless Co-Operator issues I just bought from Troxel's. They're from June '25 to Sept '27. My travel to Havana is for research for a book about the cars of Cuba when they new, all pre-Embargo, and finding these Peerless images was a real surprise. The Phaeton on the the left has top bows, and the one on the right looks to have panels with caning on its door tops, a neat custom touch. I guess by '26-'27 they no longer used the permanent top. Besides private purchasers, these open cars were used by hotels and tourist companies, often seen lined up at docks awaiting disembarking ship passengers ready to tour the city. The aerial image of the caned Phaeton shows dual rear-mounted spares, so it would make sense they are all so-equipped. I need to join the the Peerless Club, but can find no Web presence. Can you shoot me a PM with info? Thanks! TG (Tom Gibson)
  6. Here's an update on the "Silver Eight Phaeton" image that I mentioned above. C.T. Silver was out of the coachbuilding biz by around 1920, so perhaps it commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the NY Auto Show, and may have been painted a silver color. On a recent trip to Havana, Cuba, I bought this press pic and 3 others that were taken at the New York & Cuba Mail Line's (aka Ward Line) docks in NYC, now the location of the South Street Seaport. They are all Peerless touring cars poised in front of Ward Line ships, here, the SS Siboney. This 1925 Model 67 Touring appears to be the one in the NY Auto Show image, but its wheels have been changed. It looks to have the same tires, with their white dots as seen at the show. The other 3 Peerless cars wear the same type of wire wheels and are being loaded onto the Ward Line's SS Orizaba, apparently bound for Havana if the markings on the photos are correct. This image alone has snow on the ground, not conclusive, but points to it being winter, around the January 1925 time-frame of the NY show. I could hardly contain my excitement when I turned the images over and saw they were from Nathan Lazarnick, and was surprised to learn that in addition to his Broadway location he had also worked out of a Cleveland studio. A blurb in the April 19, 1923 Automotive Industries notes that Nathan Lazarnick opened a Cleveland studio at the request of the White Motor Company, and there would have been plenty of extra work from Peerless, Chandler, Jordan and others. The plot thickens, in a post I had forgotten about sent five years by our young Finnish friend and prewar enthusiast, Mika Jaakkola... "Is there any truth in this? This caption is from a Finnish magazine from 1925. It says 'This year at the NY and Chicago auto shows, among other automobiles, Peerless received special attention. The car's body, wheels, fenders and brake drums were pure silver.' It was published in the April issue." So now I'm wondering if the Silver Special Touring was shipped to Cuba after its appearance at the NY and Chicago shows, perhaps having a wheel swap because of Havana's tropical climate, or because they were solid silver! As is often the case, the images offer more questions than answers. TG
  7. Same here, today... Error code 20 The proxy failed to connect to the web server, due to TCP connection timeout. 2020-09-04 02:52:23 UTC I was able to login with my phone, but don't know why that route worked. TG
  8. Great car, and the Forward Look crowd would eat it up in a heartbeat. The 3-speed manual was standard on Newport and Windsor models. They made 1,832 Newport Town & Country 6-pass. wagons in '61, and 1,571 Newport Town & Country 9-pass. wagons - which is it? If it's as good as it looks, I'm at the $20-30K range, and suggest putting it on Bring a Trailer. It will give you global exposure (so will Hemmings), and to some funksters the manual tranny is a plus. Just 3% of Chryslers had a manual in 1961, so given the low T&C numbers yours must be one of very few that remain. TG
  9. Yes, the same configuration as the white '41 Cadillac Flxible that began the thread. Depends on the funeral budget, I guess - why use two cars when one will perform both functions.
  10. This is a '49 Cadillac Flower Car and Hearse by Superior. The casket could be loaded from the rear doors on either side or from the rear. TG
  11. From the 1930 Clifton Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 16... See if the AACA Library & Research Center has any other jobber catalog like this. TG
  12. 1936 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet by Henri Chapron, from the French magazine Miroir du Monde. TG
  13. Walt, That dual-banded gold-plated beltline molding was a common treatment used by Fernandez & Darrin of Paris. Here's a Renault Reinastella, perhaps at the same Bois de Boulogne Concours... And a later model Renault Nervastella.. I'd peg that Hispano-Suiza as Fernandez & Darrin. TG
  14. Another nice view of Brian's Botticelli Blue '38 Buick Roadmaster 80C Convertible Phaeton, top up, at Charlotte in 2017. Look forward to seeing it and many others at the GN! TG
  15. Yours truly piloting a super-rare 1957 Dodge Kingsway Custom Convertible Coupe (real, not chopped), a Chrysler Export Division model bought new off the showroom floor in Havana and still owned by the same family. It has always been a private car, never used as a taxi, and the Kingsway still has its original 301cid V-8 and 2-speed PowerFlite automatic transmission, fairly unusual for a Cuban survivor. This was at the end of the XVth Rally Regularidad Copa Castrol, hosted by the Club de Autos Antiguos - A lo Cubano, held December 1, 2019. And yes, in the background is one of four Continental Mark II coupes known to still be on the island, formerly owned by Marta Batista, the wife of the deposed dictator Fulgencio Batista. The Rally is staged each year in the parking lot of the Tropicana Nightclub, and the '56 Mark II C56D2784 did not compete in 2019, but is parked at the club's mirrored entrance for this photo. It's been modified with a 1970's Ford V-8 - I leave my judge's cap at home and just appreciate the 24/7 car show that is La Habana. TG
  16. No, I was around when the car was being judged and it seemed like it was fresh. I can find out.
  17. I remember that portal you created and it was very helpful until, if I recall, Craigslist eventually forbade such nationwide searches. Good luck with the new one! TG
  18. The Norrmalm 540K was shown by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah, GA.
  19. This '38 540K Cabriolet by Norrmalm won the Best of Show and another top award at Hilton Head in 2019. Quite massive with unusual proportions... TG
  20. Matt, That's a lot of Full Classic Packard for the money, and I love its original condition, history and unique options. Offered in one lone model on the 138-inch wheelbase, the 5 passenger Super Eight 160 Sedan, Series 2004, Model 1562 was a catalog item, but what sets yours apart is the auxiliary seat and division window. Its fixed front seat with division window is configured as that of a Super Eight Custom 180 Formal Sedan, making it a six passenger Super Eight 160 Sedan. Here's the 1942 Packard Senior Cars brochure... http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/packard/42pack/42pack.html What an interesting, exceptional motorcar! TG
  21. Not mine, but for sale by a friend and club member. These are powerful, comfortable road cars with all the amenities, perfect for touring. $4,995 https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/sedan-deville/2201661.html?fbclid=IwAR3niNp0Wc3zA42fsTVm4u68Qae4ylD00U79j6WpQNJg-6SCFIsoFmelBbs
  22. I photograph a lot of cars at shows and often use this online link to ID them or to see which award they received. http://www.aaca.org/meetresults Knowing the class they're shown in also helps. The HPOF, DPC and Competition Judged Classes begin on page 96 of Judging Guidelines pdf, which is also Section 4, page 3. http://www.aaca.org/images/judge/2020_Judging_Guidelines.pdf You have your answer, but this is just another way to see what's happened at shows since 2010. TG
  23. 1909 Thomas-Flyer 6-70K 7-Passenger Touring Car, found on a Mansions of the Gilded Age Facebook post featuring the former home of Grace Goodyear Depew. The Goodyears (Lumber & Railroads - not Tires & Rubber) were from Buffalo... " 'El Pomar' in Colorado Springs was originally designed as a one story pavilion with classical entrance, by Horace Trumbauer in 1909 for Grace Goodyear Depew, a lumber heiress from Buffalo, New York." https://www.facebook.com/groups/mansionsofthegildedage/permalink/1053876194633421/ There is no telling if this is the same Thomas-Flyer 6-70, but what a magnificent, impressive automobile, then and now! http://theoldmotor.com/?p=133731 TG
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