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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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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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Next best thing to a 540k. A 852 Horch.

I may be in the minority, but I'd take the Horch over the 540.

Here's my contribution, a couple of images of the famed Bugatti Royale 41 model. Only 6 were built, epitome of cost meets luxury. One of which is the car Ettore himself crashed after falling asleep at the wheel, rebuilt into the "Coupe' Napoleon." I just love the absolute scale of these beasts, if you cover the figures you could be forgiven for thinking they were roadster-sized runabouts. Everything was proportionate and deceived the eye as to true size, 36" wheels for example.

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I missed my opportunity to ride in a type 41, as I was just a kid and passed, sure wish I did take the ride today. I have had a chance to play around with two of them, and sit behind the wheel. I only have photos on the computer from the HFM car. Sure was fun to help out with the car. Ed

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Styling is obviously subjective (I like them both) and quality of construction is equivalent. Mechnically, the 540/500k is significantly more interesting.

I'm going strictly by visuals, I like how the cowl fills the area between the fenders a bit more giving it a lower center of gravity aesthetic, the subtle difference in trunk swoop at the base, and I've always loved the overly dramatic, almost cinematic font used for the Horch badge. That said, both are top tier cars that I would not refuse on any occasion and I have clearly been bitten by the notorious Benz Bug. :)

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Anybody notice the incorrect engine in the Type 41? It's an easy catch. Ed

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I would buy this Open Front Town Car in a minute....but it would take me decades to raise the 87K. My second-favorite model of this marque. One can find this in Tennessee, alleged original with recent maintenance, "Rollson" Coachwork. Unique, Classic, and rare. And it's on ebay for a day or two more. 

 

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33 Dietrich Conv Sedan - one of only a handful produced.  Odd set of tires and (very unusual on a Dietrich) painted headlight and parking light shells.  Over the years I have seen one or two LeBarons done that way but never a Dietrich.  The photo appears to be of when the car was new or nearly so.  

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On ‎4‎/‎13‎/‎2012 at 9:54 PM, Den41Buick said:

This may be too early for the classic era contest, but I think a twin six is a classic in its own. Also, I would like to drive a Pierce Arrow!

The picture is of a 1916 Packard twin six touring that was in one of our family albums so the picture was difficult to copy. The relatives are from Scranton, PA. The 1916 is the first model year for the first series twin six. The radiator cap for the first series twins is one key, it is a motometer (second series used

a pair of 6's in a vee), just visible in the photo.  The Dominant Six

used a single 6 on the cap up through 1915. Also, the ventilation

slat below the windshield is one piece on first series (two vents on

second series).  This car has Westinghouse air shocks, and a few

accessory items, the spotlight of course, the bumper, and the canvas

seat covers (those might be "Crawford Covers" which were popular in

that period). Sure wish we still had the car.

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Sharp looking Packard. Production started in May of 1915. Here is a photo of my 1915.

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On ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2012 at 11:41 AM, edinmass said:

I missed my opportunity to ride in a type 41, as I was just a kid and passed, sure wish I did take the ride today. I have had a chance to play around with two of them, and sit behind the wheel. I only have photos on the computer from the HFM car. Sure was fun to help out with the car. Ed

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Here are a few photos of her outside at St. Johns back in august.

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Did they run the 41 on the show field? It had a small end rod knock back when they first started it.....somewhere around 2000 or 2001.

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

Did they run the 41 on the show field? It had a small end rod knock back when they first started it.....somewhere around 2000 or 2001.

 

I did not see it run, it was in place when we arrived. I had a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood in the "Jet Age" display.

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On 10/31/2018 at 6:29 PM, packard12man said:

33 Dietrich Conv Sedan - one of only a handful produced.  Odd set of tires and (very unusual on a Dietrich) painted headlight and parking light shells.  Over the years I have seen one or two LeBarons done that way but never a Dietrich.  The photo appears to be of when the car was new or nearly so.  

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I would think the Lee of Conshohocken tires to be the second set - clothes strike me as later too.

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On 11/1/2018 at 10:56 AM, Classic Car Fan said:

1931 V12, C20. I recall it belonged to Black Hawk when it was restored by Mike Fennel, about 1986

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This car seems to have inspired the proportions of the most popular "rat rod" style, except that the Voisin is a complete automobile. What an amazing car. 

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On 4/17/2012 at 7:14 AM, alsancle said:

Here is a complete history: Fageol Supersonic - Kustomrama

 

Hemmings did a very solid write up on this which explains quite a bit.  No wonder that car has always been so confusing.

 

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On 4/17/2012 at 12:44 PM, alsancle said:

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 would say (but not sure) the earlier Boattail is now owned by Randy Ema 

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