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  1. From what I can tell through my thorough research, the difference in wheelbase length was behind the rear doors, which were different on the sedans due to the squared-off wheel openings on the 98. Here's a rough comparison image illustrating where the length was added to compensate for the longer wheelbase.
  2. So the longer trunk (i.e. the length behind the rear wheels) explains the difference in some of the Overall Length but where was the length added to compensate for the longer wheelbase? That had to be between the wheels but where exactly?
  3. 1. Was the wheelbase longer than the Eighty-Eight's? And if so, where did they add the length in the body? The fenders, doors, quarter panels or all three? 2. Were the '57 Ninety-Eight's wider as well?
  4. Incredible! Those look like candy. The guy must use jewelers tools to handle all those small parts. http://www.ebay.com/itm/320693961200
  5. No, as I stated the color charts (which is what you find on autocolorlibrary.com) do not list the combinations. What I need is the 1957 Oldsmobile "Dealer Data Book". Know anyone who has it and can give me the two-tone combinations?
  6. Does anyone have a list of the all the available two-tone combinations for Oldsmobile in 1957? The paint charts do not include this information so I'm thinking it would have to be on a period dealer brochure or pamphlet. Thanks, Greg
  7. Does anyone know if Hudson offered a set list of finishes for their wheels in 1949? I've checked all the online sales material and color charts but there is no mention of the available colors for wheels. Thanks!
  8. According to The Standard Catalog of American Cars, all 1951 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe's came with two-tone gray with striped broadcloth upolstery. Is this also true for the convertible? It seems like most of the '51 convertibles I've found in magazines and online have multi-colored leather upolstery with matching painted dashboards that look pretty convincing.
  9. Thank you for the photo. I guess a black & white image is the best I'm going to get if the information from "bkazmer" is correct and the original car was destroyed. The car is clearly a '41 - not a '42. Note the '41 grille. My information about the car is correct, however the 1:43 scale replica that was created by Western Models of England for Mini Marque has a gray-beige boot cover. Maybe their model is based on Tom Sumner's later replica?
  10. Yes, he had a Darrin-bodied 180 as well but I am only interested in seeing the Clipper. Someone's gotta have a photo.
  11. I am looking for photos of the 1941 Packard Clipper convertible built by Dutch Darrin for Errol Flynn. Although it is often mentioned in books and magazines, I have yet to see the actual car (which should still exist). Anyone have pics they could post?
  12. Exchange rate? The model is being sold by a seller in California. See below. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160294872562 I didn't buy it but I noticed it's been reduced to $199. That's $50 cheaper than this damaged burgundy color one also listed on eBay. It's a long shot but anyone know where I can find one for about...oh say, $50? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=140234907084
  13. I'm interested to know if these beautiful 1:43 scale models from England are really worth the money. I know of no other models of the 1946-48 four door. Anyone have one? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160290042073
  14. Thanks for the PM's. According to the code plate on the firewall, the car's factory paint is #25 "Kashmir Green Metallic" so I guess neither color is correct. I hope the new owner had this information as well.
  15. I noticed this '50 Buick Special Touring Sedan on eBay and am a little confused by the colors. http://search.ebay.com/1950-buick_W0QQdfspZ1QQfromZR40QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ3QQsbrsrtZd The owner claims that the colors are "NIAGARI GREEN BOTTOM AND ALLANDALE [sic] GREEN ROOF", however none of my '50 Buick color charts show this combination. I only see Niagara Green being used with Verdé Green Metallic. The roof on the car in the auction looks more like Allendale Green than Verdé so is it possible that this combination is simply not listed in my literature?
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