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I have never seen it, is it a CCCA car? Ed

Built in 1938, I guess.

UPDATE: This is what it looked like in 1938 when it was built for land-speed record purposes, and as it looked when modified later on.

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The ex - Harlow Cadillac V16 shown in post 20 still exists. It is in the Southwards collection near Wellington , NZ.

Here is a photo of it taken when I visited the collection two weeks ago.

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The ex - Harlow Cadillac V16 shown in post 20 still exists. It is in the Southwards collection near Wellington , NZ.

Here is a photo of it taken when I visited the collection two weeks ago.

That covered some ground! Do you know when it went to NZ? Very attractive car imo.

Here is another of my favorites that you almost never see. A REO Royale Conv coupe.

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AJ, post 11 looks like Chinard-Walker? (spelling?) Ed

If anybody actually guessed this I would be blown away so I'll give it up. M. Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud was an eccentric genius Brazilian living in Paris who had designed an automatic transmission. They tried to use it in the first traction avants but the engine was too small for the transmission to work properly.

This is a 27/28 Sensaud de Lavaud. Total production can be measured on one hand.

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A pair of Auburn Speedsters. The 35/36 Speedster is one of my favorites. Besides the great styling, the supercharger, 2 speed rear end, outside pipes, tachometer are all great prewar features. I guess the only thing missing would be an exhaust cutout like the Duesenberg. I know they are listed in the Cord accessory catalog but not sure about the Auburn.

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I think there were prints done of this one as I've seen other copies floating around the internet.

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This picture is only about 40 years old, so not vintage like the others we have been posting. It is interesting because it was the model for all the Billings Touresters that were built. This is when Tony Pascucci owned it. If you watch Chasing Classic Cars it was featured on an episode with Tony's son John.

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Another from the 60s. Here is my Mom & Dad at Auburn circa 1968. I got dropped off in Akron at my grandmothers on the way by from Mass.

Second photo is a few years old, same car with driver (same paint too but different tires).

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The ex - Harlow Cadillac V16 shown in post 20 still exists. It is in the Southwards collection near Wellington , NZ.

Here is a photo of it taken when I visited the collection two weeks ago.

Where did the sidemount go??

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Where did the sidemount go??

Good point ! I do not know the answer. Perhaps it is not the same car as claimed but it has been there for decades with Harlow information displayed on it.

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When the car was "updated," the sidemounts probably took a hike. Note the side spears, hood side vents and parking lights, which are from 1938 or so.

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Two more...

An iron head PI Springfield Rolls. Photo taken in the Boylston Street showroom in 1928 or 29...

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A 1922(?) Hispano-Suiza, photo possibly taken at Larz Anderson park in '48 or '49.

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Jean Harlow's 34 Cad town car is a V12. Not sure if it still exists. The 35 V16 in the museum in NZ is Marlene Dietrich's car - same body, completely different front clip.

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Second photo is a few years old, same car with driver (same paint too but different tires).

How did you know your dad was wearing different shoes? ;)

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The ex - Harlow Cadillac V16 shown in post 20 still exists. It is in the Southwards collection near Wellington , NZ.

Here is a photo of it taken when I visited the collection two weeks ago.

Interesting the sidemount does not appear in both photos ???? And the passenger side wiper???

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Interesting the sidemount does not appear in both photos ???? And the passenger side wiper???

I got the car owners wrong. The one I photographed is ex Marlene Dietrich, not Harlowe as pointed out by Dave Mitchell. So that is why they are different. Sorry about that!

I was more interested in the car when I looked at it rather than who had owned it.In fact there are so many nice cars in the collection it is hard to absorb it all in a couple of hours.

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Some more cars....

Is this the same Bentley? I snapped these at "Allure of the Automobile" in Portland last summer.

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We should start a thread on how many times we've fumbled the ball. I can think of a few regrets but my dad could write a book. This picture was taken at the same time as the Auburn in my previous post. At the time it was owned by the gentleman from Alabama I believe. He was looking for $7500 (or 8500, one of those was the magic number for the creme de la creme of the 1950s). My dad gave it a lot of thought and then decided he liked the more traditional bodies better.

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