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Anyone know who this possible celebrity sitting in this 1941 Lincoln Continental is?

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Apples/Oranges.

That is a custom rod, and from the looks of it, a fairly new build at that time.

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17 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Apples/Oranges.

That is a custom rod, and from the looks of it, a fairly new build at that time.

 

Yup, that car just screams late-50s/early-60s which would fit with the apparent ages of the Nelson boys in the pic.

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On 3/5/2019 at 3:36 PM, mreilly44 said:

We have this photo in the library of a 1941 Lincoln Continental and the reverse is stamped "courtesy Paramount Studios" and we were wondering who the guy is. Possible actor?

Lincoln 1941 Continental Paramount Studios.jpg

 

 

Maybe a long shot, but...

 

That long chin and shock of somewhat unruly hair looks like Jay Leno.  Now IF the pic is from 40-41, he wouldn't have even been a gleam in his daddy's eye then.  But do we know for sure it is that old?  He was in a Paramount film, American Hot Wax (1978), when he was 27-28.  Granted, most pix were color by then but some B&W publicity photos were still being issued.  Course, Leno is a car guy - if it is him in the pic, the car could have been his or part of the studio fleet.

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On 3/10/2019 at 1:50 PM, Pfeil said:

But those hub caps would not be on a 1940 Lincoln either. When did they start using flippers?

1933 Cadillac V-16 more or less was the beginning of the flipper bars - they are cool in motion, though actually are really dramatic at night driving under  streetlights - you actually get a flashing or flash bulb effect off of the spinner bar.   It would not be unheard of in Los Angeles to see custom made flipper bars on a new 1940 car. 

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The 1933 Sixteen was the first year the spinner-style was optional.  Bets are the chauffeur had to keep an eye on those to make sure they weren't stolen.

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3 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

The 1933 Sixteen was the first year the spinner-style was optional.  Bets are the chauffeur had to keep an eye on those to make sure they weren't stolen.

The V-16 hubcap would not fit anything else -  I think the big flipper bar theft movement started in 1950's with Oldsmobile. 

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On 3/10/2019 at 9:32 PM, 1937hd45 said:

That would never happen. 

0905rc_04_z+1932_ford_lowboy+ricky_nelson.jpg

Ricky and David Nelson,  notice the Elvis lip curl on Ricky.  "Hello May Lou, goodbye heart".

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On ‎3‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 8:29 PM, Paul Dobbin said:

Possibly the Parking Valet at the Beverly Hills Hilton on a joy ride.

Does not look like the guys from  Ferris Bueller to me.

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