Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by TG57Roadmaster

  1. I do like J542's former sweeping curvaceous fenderline, but the brass beltline trim was a Fernandez & Darrin hallmark. https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=137&t=732&start=20
  2. Great period pic of the 1935 Duenberg SJ J542 Convertible Victoria by Fernandez & Darrin of Paris. It's been in the Cofer Collection in Atanta since 1967... http://www.thecofercollection.com/1935-duesenberg-sj.html I'm proud to have been allowed to loiter around J542 for more than 25 years, and to have occasionally captured it on camera. This was J542 in an earlier configuration from 1933... TG
  3. This Pierce-Arrow Club Sedan ad appeared in the June 1931 issue of El Automóvil Americano, and wears bracket headlamps, with parking lights borrowed from Studebaker. The color ad for American magazines features the fender-mounted headlamps. TG
  4. Need specs for that elusive 1929 Kissel White Eagle Coupe-Roadster you've been chasing? The AACA Library & Research Center has scanned their entire collection of the Motor Car Directory and the 1904-29 Hand Book of Automobiles, an excellent source for research. http://www.aacalibrary.org/articles/antique-automobile/hand-book-of-automobiles-1904-1929/ You can find them here on the Library & Research Center's Facebook page, every issue including cars, buses, trucks, and more! https://www.facebook.com/pg/AACALibrary/photos/?ref=page_internal Happy Hunting! TG
  5. The Locomobile was built for the founder of Rexall Drugs and is finished in its original colors of Pacific Coral and Deep Slate Blue-Gray, colors very similar to those of Rexall. The owner is a really nice fellow who has garnered multiple club and concours awards with his restoration. Locomobile Co. of America - Designed By - Locomobile Custom Department. TG
  6. Walt, It certainly has the appearance of a circa-1917 Locomobile Model 48 Type Sportif Victoria. I'm sure the owner of this one knows which car is in Al's photo. TG
  7. Long a favorite, I believe this was taken on the Packard Factory's roof... http://mmm.lib.msu.edu/record.php?id=19277
  8. The 1932 Lincoln KB Doublentree Sport Cabriolet by Brunn had doors that opened from either end, as noted by others.
  9. Particulalrly when you consider that this is what Tüscher started with...
  10. For its proportions and sheer elegance, this is currently my favorite prewar coachbuilt car. A 1935 Graham Kompressor Cabriolet by Tüscher of Zürich. https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=60
  11. Here's a front 3/4 of the same 1929 Chevrolet International Series AC Convertible Landau. It was bought at auction by the Petersen Museum in 2004, and is often mislabeled as an Imperial Landau, the fixed-roof sedan with dummy landau bars introduced later in the year. TG
  12. There are images of LeBaron 1928 -29 Grahams at Coachbuild. com, including the Pope's Model 837. https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=257&t=2990 Good luck on your quest, TG
  13. Greetings, These are amazing pages with an incredible amount of Peerless info - congrats and thanks for all the hard work! It is impossible to keep up with all the library and archival digitzations, so I wonder if you have seen this image from the Philadelphia Free Library's Automotive Collection? The collection has been sold and will be split between the Simeone Foundation in Philadelphia and the AACA Library & Research Center in Hershey - very exciting news! The Free Library has digitized a boatload of vintage auto show images, including this one from the 1917 Cleveland Auto Show showing the Peerless stand. Though it's quite damaged the important info is there and dead center is a Model 56 Sporting Roadster, priced at $2,250. Cleveland Automobile Show 1917 Peerless. Photographic Prints. Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, PA. https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/42313 My question pertains to this Peerless photo for sale at the AACA Library's ebay store, labelled "1925 Peerless Silver Eight Phaeton, Factory Photo (Ref. #63622)" It's shown in the 1925 New York Auto Show, held that year in the Bronx Armory and part of the Silver Anniversary celebration of the NY Auto Show. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1925-Peerless-Silver-Eight-Phaeton-Factory-Photo-Ref-63622/130798672991?hash=item1e74355c5f:g:o6sAAMXQqBxRGrI1 Given its light color, was this a special car for the New York show? I'm curious because I have another image of what appears to be the same car at the same time frame and don't know its Model or Series number. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tom Gibson
  14. Some unrestored, original, low-mileage instrument panels. 1949 Buick Roadmaster... 1957 Buick Roadmaster... 1960 Buick Invicta... 1963 Lincoln Continental...
  15. Impressive Nash "400" Advanced Six Model 460 Coupe on the 130-inch wheelbase. No wonder it impresses...it's a big car!
  16. So, it's a KA five-passenger Model 531 Convertible Sedan-Phaeton, designed by LeBaron, built by Lincoln on special order on the 136-inch wheelbase. Sources show 75 built, so perhaps the "one of 17" means that many were ordered with dual sidemounts. With a $95K reserve, it's going to be collecting dust for some time. TG
  17. Elpad, Wow! I would give my right arm to find another copy of that '59 Directorio Telefónico de las Provncias. I have a '52 Provincias version but need newer info...I envy you for having it! Sante Motors, S.A. Buick GMC Vauxhall is on the back cover of the 1952 Directorio Telefónico de La Habana. TG
  18. My '57 Roadmaster Model 73 Riviera Sedan came from John Tygard Buick in Aiken, SC. When I last saw the dealership about 18 years ago it was closed, but had Nissan signage out back. The area has been extensively rebuilt, so I'm sure it's long gone. TG
  19. Bob, The Glidden Trophy lives at the headquarters of the AAA outside Orlando. The Anderson Trophy, donated in 1911 by the city of Anderson, SC is at our county museum for another year. In 2007, we arranged for AAA to share the Anderson Trophy's possession on a biannual rotational basis with our county museum. TG
  20. It's very exciting to see the battered 1905 Glidden Trophy out in natural elements at the VMCCA Meet. 1910 Nathan Lazarnick photo of the Glidden Trophy. Even then, it appears that the little silver 1901 Napier, perched atop the trophy, representing the car the Gilddens used on their multi-year world tour is missing or perhaps just removed for safety's sake. Its porcelain enameled finish shows plenty of abuse, and recent images indicate major touch-ups. Thanks to the AACA Library & Research Center for bringing that early 16mm color film back to life! TG
  21. Close, but straight up is on, left is off and locked, and right is off and unlocked on the original switch. I just drove mine two days ago and can confirm. TG
  22. The Anderson-Overland Company was built in 1924-25 in Anderson, SC, as an Overland dealership and was later Olds-Cadillac, Buick, AMC, then Datsun/British-Leyland. Designed by local architects Casey and Fant, in 1981 it became storage for a car repair shop, and fortunately its original tri-fold showroom doors survive for the building's future restoration. There are mezzanine level offices, with access by a ramp from the showroom, street level to an unfettered upstairs space with parking for about a dozen cars. Three of us AACA'ers use the building for car storage and light repairs. The AACA Library & Research Center's 1955 Chevy Bookmobile shared this upstairs space for many years before its 2011 donation. Here she is making a Rip Van Winkle-like debut coming down the ramp after years of slumber. It's a pretty cool place, and an amazing survivor! TG
  23. Pick a color, any color, and add a clay tile roof. Plaza Vieja was restored in period colors under the auspices of the Historiador de La Cuidad de La Habana, Dr. Eusebio Leal. For an old building in the Provinces, you can't go wrong with beige with white or blue trim. 😉 TG
  24. It looks like corrugated or flat tin panels framed in wood, with a basket-weave wood fencing above, nothing special. TG
  • Create New...