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12 hours ago, Glassesguy said:

This car was designed around the same time as the Cadillac Eldorado  Brougham which used narrow stripe whitewalls as well. Maybe a joint effort.

To reinforce the idea of special white walls and what the Tire company's might do check out this picture of the 75 pace car with FREE SPIRIT in  raised Blue letters'on the 2 Real Pace Cars at Indy

not trying to hijack the thread

Marty

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On 4/18/2020 at 8:33 PM, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

Awesome.

Larmar, thank you for posting.

 

How did the owner obtain it from the crew of restorers?

 

The only mention Steven made of it was that the previous owners Alzheimer's  had progressed to the point where he had wanted to sell. I am not sure who exactly he was referring to. I thought of you and @Centurion in particular while I was looking over the car, glad you caught this.

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4 hours ago, Y-JobFan said:

The current owner owns and has owned an impressive collection of “special” cars, including the 41 Cadillac Duchess image.thumb.jpeg.c7ac558bb1aaa7bc7ea60defb20ab33e.jpeg


Yea, he was telling me about them and the tens of Buicks especially. and about how many he drives each day. Pretty impressive, what a life huh! 

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10 hours ago, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

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Chrome strips under the bumper remind me of the 1953 Cadillac LeMans.

 

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Correct you are Dave, and le’s not forget the Landau 

 

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Refocus guys, the bumper, we’re talking about the bumper 

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On 4/21/2020 at 7:51 AM, MrEarl said:


Yea, he was telling me about them and the tens of Buicks especially. and about how many he drives each day. Pretty impressive, what a life huh! 

Here is a link to YouTube showing the car and the owner.

 

 

The Duchess: the world's most stylish Cadillac - YouTube

 

 

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On 11/26/2020 at 7:17 AM, MrEarl said:


Correct you are Dave, and le’s not forget the Landau 

 

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Refocus guys, the bumper, we’re talking about the bumper 

 

As mentioned in another post,

this fantastic car lives in a private collection a few blocks from my home-

Despite frequent viewing, as well as my offers to, at no charge, polish every accessory,

the rear-facing curvaceous ornament has regrettably not been present

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On 4/21/2020 at 3:04 AM, Y-JobFan said:

The current owner owns and has owned an impressive collection of “special” cars, including the 41 Cadillac Duchess image.thumb.jpeg.c7ac558bb1aaa7bc7ea60defb20ab33e.jpeg

 

Always one of my favorite styles.

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB by Park Ward For Sale | Car And Classic

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On 2/28/2021 at 11:21 AM, 60FlatTop said:

 

Always one of my favorite styles.

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB by Park Ward For Sale | Car And Classic

of course Buick made more cars with that look than all the others combined image.thumb.jpeg.cf8f2df36beeb2ed4cdec09bcc75b000.jpeg

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That's probably why I like the Park Ward style. There have been few times that I haven't closed the door on a post war Proper Motorcar and didn't think to myself "Ah, a Roadmaster is a fine car". Quite like the Duke of Windsor.

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