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20 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

A Hupp oddity

They were just old cars - images of the era - Page 3 - General ...

Looks like a police officer driving and is probably a bullet proof shield over the radiator. There is a gun port in the windshield, too.

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San Francisco, 1924. "Flint roadster at golf course" is the latest entrant in the Shorpy Concours of Superannuated Conveyances. See you at the 19th Hole! 6½ x 8½ glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. 

Flossy Flint: 1924 | Shorpy Old Photos | Poster Art

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Austin Clark owned that Pierce Arrow with the three spares at the back, think it was 1957 that there was another Anglo American rally ( one was in England one was in the USA)

I rode in that P-A Austin had it was a model 66. huge long chassis with a pair of bucket seats and a mother in law seat at the rear.
The weight of those three rear spare tires would break the rear tires loose from the road as you rounded corners at a speed that was a little to much ( or a lot to much) for some reason in my head I have the name Pansy Griscom as the original owner. Austin and I would take that Pierce 66 out for a drive on occasion ( but not to much , he preferred the type 35 Mercer raceabout or his Simplex speed car.) when I was out in Southampton at his L.I. Auto Museum.  And yes it did break the rear wheels loose if we went around a corner to fast, especially on a dirt road. After we did that we usually wound up at John Ducks restaurant to pour some adult beverage down our throats that was made in Scotland . Doing that did eventually get the blood back into my hands, more specifically my knuckles  that turned albino white as I clung on to the P-A as we went around the corners. I didn't make that story up . Lots of adventures with my friend HAC Jr. , most that would have all of you shaking your head .................

Walt

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31 minutes ago, jeff_a said:

This is a rare Peerless Model Eight-125, the self-same model Ed saw when it was at Boca Raton/The Elegance/Amelia Island/or St.John's Concours d'Elegance. A maroon one restored by The Creative Workshop in Florida. Thank you for posting it. One-year-only, first Peerless with a straight eight.

Here is the best rendition of the Peerless newspaper announcement I could achieve:

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Just now, John_Mereness said:

Is was on Coachbuilt.com on the Alex Tremulis page 

 

Alex Tremulis, Alex S. Tremulis, Tucker designer, car designer ...


that makes sense. Most of Alex’s stuff doesn’t do it for me.

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For some color - Patty at Imbued With Hues (to all the ACD lovers - lets really dig into our photo collection - our yearly meet was unfortunately just can cancelled with formal notice going out on Facebook about an hour ago)

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, car and outdoor

 

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, car, tree and outdoor

 

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1 hour ago, alsancle said:


that makes sense. Most of Alex’s stuff doesn’t do it for me.

Alex Tremulis, Alex S. Tremulis, Tucker designer, car designer ...

Looks like a limousine verses a commercial car.  And photo does look ancient given people in background.  I would like to see it today, could be better looking than I think or at least really interesting, or ....  Anyone have a better photo of this even if taken from an old ACD publication - if you do not have access to a scanner, I have been using my phone and then emailing or sending to Facebook to do a cut and paste to this AACA page.

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28 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

I wonder how many of those they made with that grille?

 

Craig

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The made at least one sedan (perhaps a few more), a LeBaron Convertible Sedan, and a LeBaron Convertible Coupe (the Convertible Coupe survives and is being restored currently - below is a photo).   I have never seen a photo of the leBaron Convertible Coupe as a new automobile. 

 

1937 LeBaron Baby Duesenberg bodywork - YouTube

 

 

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5 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

Alex Tremulis, Alex S. Tremulis, Tucker designer, car designer ...

Looks like a limousine verses a commercial car.  And photo does look ancient given people in background.  I would like to see it today, could be better looking than I think or at least really interesting, or ....  Anyone have a better photo of this even if taken from an old ACD publication - if you do not have access to a scanner, I have been using my phone and then emailing or sending to Facebook to do a cut and paste to this AACA page.

Unless I'm mistaking it for a different car, it was a one-off, and there was a photograph in the former Special Interest Autos magazine, under their "Lost and Found" section.  As I recall, it got changed to a standard Beverly sedan before being sold off.

 

Craig

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We lived in a different time that will never be repeated.  A barbeque sandwich for 15 cents, curb side service.

 

According to an online inflation calculator, fifteen cents in 1950 equates to $1.60 in 2020.  Hard to believe.  You can’t get a cheap drive-through restaurant's see-through hamburger for a $1.60. 

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13 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

The made at least one sedan (perhaps a few more), a LeBaron Convertible Sedan, and a LeBaron Convertible Coupe (the Convertible Coupe survives and is being restored currently - below is a photo).   I have never seen a photo of the leBaron Convertible Coupe as a new automobile. 

 

1937 LeBaron Baby Duesenberg bodywork - YouTube

 

 

 

The earliest ones I have seen are the "as found" pictures from the 60s.   Somebody (me) conveniently posted them to coachbuild.com

 

https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=257&t=4606

 

https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/download/file.php?id=24270&mode=view

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13 hours ago, 8E45E said:

Unless I'm mistaking it for a different car, it was a one-off, and there was a photograph in the former Special Interest Autos magazine, under their "Lost and Found" section.  As I recall, it got changed to a standard Beverly sedan before being sold off.

 

Craig

 

That thing is about as ugly as a car can be (that is my politically correct public internet version of my opinion)  but if it was converted back to a garden variety Beverly that is a shame.

 

It looks like it has even more extra louvers than the typical long wheelbase Beverly.  If that is true it would be hard to put it back.

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43 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

Like I said before.  Alex's stuff doesn't do it for me.

Virgil Exner's later designs got out of hand as well.

 

Craig

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