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Pretty convincing Photoshop work! I had to look at it for a while to be sure. A neat-looking truck for sure.

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11 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

Pretty convincing Photoshop work! I had to look at it for a while to be sure. A neat-looking truck for sure.

 

Agreed.

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x2, its too shiny and bold compared to the rest of the photo, just look at the tire shine!

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The photo has been retouched. But I think this truck was built.

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Funny, I don't think it's ever shown up in all the years of the ACD N/L.  Real?  Skeptical, but then anything's possible.  I have an old snapshot picture of a Cord front end grafted onto a Jeepster body filed away somewhere.

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I have never see a picture of one, but I read once that there was a Cord hearse built. Could that be true? Except for being a foot or two short, the one discussed isn't far off.

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There was a stretched 810 Cord ambulance being serviced at Auburn when I visited there to get parts in the '50's.   There may well have been a Cord hearse made, but more likely it would have been a more spacious L29.

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Coffin nose CORD hearse, is there a Charles Adams cartoon of that? 

 

 

Bob 

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Owens Brothers, Inc. of Lima, OH converted a 1936 Cord 810 for the Bowersock & Chiles Funeral & Ambulance Service of Lima(probably more for the ambulance business then the other). A '37 812  was stretched into an ambulance for Jaeger Livery service in Athens, OH. Earlier, in 1930 and 1934, two L-29s received conversions from them for coaches or ambulances. On the coachbuilt site there is a white Cord 810 or 812 ambulance photo from Owens Brothers.

 

From Coachbuilt.com: Owen’s swan song was two side-loading ambulances they constructed during 1936-37 on the Cord 810/812 chassis. The first, a 1936 810, was for their Lima, Ohio neighbor, the Bowersock and Chiles Funeral and Ambulance Service, the second, a 1937 812, was ordered by an Athens, Ohio livery service operator named Jaeger. Built using stock 4-door 810/812 sedans, Owen Bros. cut them in half just behind the B-pillar and inserted a hand-constructed center section between the two pieces, just as today's modern stretch limousines are constructed. Painted white, the Bowersox & Chiles car was sold in 1942 to a firm in Auburn, Indiana.

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By the lack of the belt line on the hood, I would think that the truck is a custom. The fender skirts make me think that the owner wanted some sort of unique vehicle and had some shop do the work for him. The shop could graft the front end on, but didn't have enough skills to do a matching belt line. Great advertisement, think how many people that saw the truck mentioned it to someone. Just a guess!

 

 

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That could be a body swap from an Auburn Bloattail.

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I remember seeing an L-29 Cord open front seat town car delivery on TCM.  The short video was about "home delivery" from an upscale jewelry shop located in Hollywood I believe.

The car definitely fit the bill for a classy delivery vehicle.

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