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  1. Not mine, but worth passing on - listed on Bring A Trailer, car is in San Francisco Bay area... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1939-buick-roadmaster-phaeton-convertible-81c/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-10&fbclid=IwAR35EoFods-JEqu9cQ0t1ytEUQD2Cdv-qClW-07gZh9uzaR3VeHz-rsFEWY
  2. Not mine, but worth passing on - listed on Bring A Trailer, car is in San Francisco Bay area... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1939-buick-roadmaster-phaeton-convertible-81c/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-10&fbclid=IwAR35EoFods-JEqu9cQ0t1ytEUQD2Cdv-qClW-07gZh9uzaR3VeHz-rsFEWY
  3. Another by Deutsch of Cologne, very similar to the Alamy car, also I would suggest Deutsch but just enough different... The trafficators in the windshield frame, its rounded top (rather than squared off) slightly different beltline beading with pointed molding lead me to believe these are two examples of similar Deutsch coachwork on the Ford V-8 chassis. TG
  4. It's a great Ford custom, perhaps Matford or Ford Eifel, but I question the Alexis Kellner build... Given the crispness at the cowl, the square up frame at top and the beltline beading, I don't think it's this one, either. With the exception of the grille, the resemblance to this '37 Ford by Deutsch is much closer. The tapering of the rear, trunk shape, and beltline treatment lead me to Deutsch... https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=264&t=1975&start=40 It will be a wonderful project for the right person who wants a coachbuilt Ford! TG
  5. Immediately thrust to the front rank of my favorite prewar European coachworks on American chassis. I hope the Cadillac survived, stashed away somewhere waiting to be discovered! TG
  6. Yes, I found that curious, too! Even then, everyone was a critic! Lol TG
  7. Interesting images and info on this Rubay Locomobile that also appeared at the Chicago Salon after the New York Salon. The rear and sides were caned according to a description in the story of the New York Salon. https://books.google.com/books?id=vVgfAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA9&dq=1918+rubay+locomobile&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjG2qOglYfpAhUPP6wKHc5oAuwQ6AEwAnoECAEQAg#v=onepage&q=rubay locomobile&f=false TG
  8. I saw that it sold for 72 euros plus. Dreamy photo of a superb design - if I'd known about it then you would have had an extra bidder! It would be great to have a low-res image added to the Voll & Ruhrbeck Cadillac page at Coachbuild. com. I'm a moderator there if you're feeling generous... https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=121&t=1399 TG
  9. This incredible '31-'32 Cadillac Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck (or another similar) may have been the inspiration for the '33 Fleetwood Style 5586. The family that runs these auctions is the same that puts on the Veterama Show in Mannheim and has the Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz in nearby Ladenburg, Germany. TG
  10. 1933 Cadillac 452-C Four-Passenger Convertible Coupe - Style 5586...From the Fleetwood Individual Body Styles V-16 brochure, none built. Peruse the 1934 Book of Fleetwood here... https://digital.hagley.org/20100108_ZTV_I_1_164#page/1/mode/2up TG
  11. Below, chassis # CG 3843 after its restoration, at St. John's in 2011. A full description with copious pictures from its sale follows... Some will remember seeing the '31 Waterhouse Victoria at Hershey in 2017... https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/5977-1931-chrysler-cg-imperial-waterhouse-victoria/?fbclid=IwAR0Hp9ODiiARAuII9_Lp1_xvhepR6_zit4TCFU9csLqVJWUaJvClEAXVdzs TG
  12. 1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Victoria by Waterhouse in the Chrysler Building showroom, NYC...One of six built.
  13. There's another image at the NAHC, not much better... https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A173531
  14. A favorite image from a friend's private collection is this from the 1911 Glidden Tour, with Charles J. Glidden riding in the back seat of the AAA President's car, a new 1912 Garford at an unknown location. The owner of the Chiquola Hotel in Anderson, SC participated in the 1909 New York Herald - Atlanta Journal Good Roads Tour, the 1910 Atlanta Journal - New York Herald Good Roads Tour and the 1911 Glidden Tour. The hotel owner, Robert R. "Bob" King fielded a a 1911 Mitchell Four in the '11 Glidden Tour, and after each of the tours ordered official photos for his scrapbook. His daughter shared the scrapbook with me about 15 years ago and was delighted to learn more about the images it contained. The AAA 1911 Glidden Tour official rules and route book can be seen in the breast pocket of Mr. Glidden's duster. The New York Public Library has a copy of the rule book in their Maps Collection, but I'm sure there are many in private hands. This above photo is also in the National Automotive History Collection's Digital Library. https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/search/catch_all_fields_mt%3A(garford) OR catch_all_fields_et%3A(garford)?page=1 Another NAHC image shows the Garford on N. Main Street next to the Hotel Chiquola, taken either October 20 or 21 in Anderson, SC. Press accounts name the gentlemen in the Garford when it arrived in Anderson for a Night Stop at the Hotel Chiquola on October 20, 1911. https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A246944 It's a fascinating area of study, particularly how they impacted communities like mine and have been almost completely lost to history. TG
  15. Over at the National Automotive History Collection, here's a Syracuse, NY Cole dealership dualled with the Garford Co. in a circa-1910 photo. https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A173056
  16. John Mereness, in 1986 I had some black & white film in my camera and visited the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, Long Island, the former "Eagle's Nest" estate of William K. Vanderbilt. There was an important Chrysler displayed in the courtyard... http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/rare_photos_of_chryslers_chrysler_at_the_vanderbilt_museum_in_1986 Many years later I gave the current owner those B&W images taken that day. Total fun! TG
  17. The fabulous 1937 Custom Imperial Airflow CW for the radio star, Major Bowes. https://books.google.com/books?id=DALX2AsrZTcC&pg=PA52&lpg=PA52&dq=1937+custom+imperial+airflow+major+boles&source=bl&ots=_UaWJ53u1g&sig=ACfU3U2YoSPrCGdZ8wWEnaIMojlLQD6B5A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjgp8G8zfToAhXImq0KHSw1AbYQ6AEwAHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=1937 custom imperial airflow major bowes&f=false
  18. Thanks to all for all for chiming in...I thought the fob may be a decorative item. The owner won't mind at all as it's treasure he's held onto for six decades. TG
  19. The winged wheel motif was the symbol of the Good Roads Movement and had so many other applications. I'm hoping Watch Fob Man extraordinaire Terry Bond will come on board and put this to rest. I'm leaning toward a generic "Anycar" type. TG
  20. An acquaintance wrote: "I have had this watch fob since I was in 6th grade. I am 72yo now. Can anyone ID the car or the winged tire logo? Thanks for any input." Any ideas? Thanks in advance! TG
  21. 1932 Chrysler Imperial Cabriolet by Drauz for King Carol II of Romania, found in the January 1935 issue of "Overseas Graphic," published for foreign markets by the Chrysler Export Corporation, Detroit, MI. King Carol II had quite a stable of coachbuilt cars... "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 Cabriolet by Drauz of Heilbronn, Germany. A 1931 Imperial Cabriolet by Alexis Kellner of Berliin, also owned by King Carol II, as shown in the July 1932 issue of "Overseas Graphic". TG
  22. All I know is that it's a former John O'Quinn car sold at Amelia in 2010, and at Meadow Brook in 2006, both by RM. Period pics would be nice.
  23. I like the dark colors of this 1939 Graham Supercharged Model 97 by Vesters & Neirinck of Brussels... TG
  24. Pourtout of Paris bodied this1938 Graham Model 97... Follow the link below to the ICMDb site to see Pourtout Graham Coupes in period films... https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=2371 TG
  25. J542 was added to the Cofer Collection in 1967, around the time of this image. I later underwent a lengthy restoration that resulted in the black top and chromed wheels. In the '50's to some point in the '60's it was two-toned with a black top as seen here. Same time frame and colors as in this 1957 CCCA Caravan film... The film is a pretty cool thing to watch, by the way... Enjoy, TG
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