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 Westinghouse Parking Machine , Chicago , Illinois

that is the caption typed on the back of the photograph.

No other information as to address but the painted information on the wall says 115 So. Dearborn Street  as the location for offices for rent

so that may give a clue as to the area at least. Really narrow windows on the building shown in the photograph to the left of the parking machine.

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2 hours ago, Tph479 said:

Mercedes 500k and 540k, both special roadsters

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The Car on the left is the late third version of the Special Roadster.  It was owned briefly by my dad's best friend Ted Billing in the 1960s.   My dad paid 5500 for his 19k mile original Cab A while Ted paid 6500 for the SR which was sort of crappy.   Both cars were bought simultaneously from Ed Jurist.   After  a year or so Ted tired of screwing around trying to get the 540k to run right so he traded it back to Ed Jurist for J292.    Before doing so he offered to trade it to my dad for the Cab A & 1k dollars which my dad declined since his car ran so well.   

 

 

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35 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

The Car on the left is the late third version of the Special Roadster.  It was owned briefly by my dad's best friend Ted Billing in the 1960s.   My dad paid 5500 for his 19k mile original Cab A while Ted paid 6500 for the SR which was sort of crappy.   Both cars were bought simultaneously from Ed Jurist.   After  a year or so Ted tired of screwing around trying to get the 540k to run right so he traded it back to Ed Jurist for J292.    Before doing so he offered to trade it to my dad for the Cab A & 1k dollars which my dad declined since his car ran so well.   

 

 


Bet he is still talking to himself over that one...........

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4 minutes ago, Tph479 said:

 I don’t think anyone will ever be allowed to sit on this cars fender again.

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It’s just a used car......and when servicing 100 point cars, you do what you have to do. Been there, done that.

 

 

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:


Bet he is still talking to himself over that one...........

A friend bought a 57C Gangloff Bugatti and it was double supercharged (once supercharger feeding to another) and pretty rare with the key decision being that it had a rebuilt engine, but the car he turned down was a standing seam car that is now in Ralph Lauren collection - it was shinier, but no one knew its true mechanical condition, so one became a pushing million dollar car and the other became a serious multi-million dollar car.

 

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44 minutes ago, 30DodgePanel said:

1933 Harold Way and Western Ave in Hollywood

 

 

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Interesting sidewalls on the tires on that coupe. Double row of light (white?) diamonds.

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4 hours ago, 34LaSalleClubSedan said:

I believe these tires are "Falls Cords" with the X design.

 I haven’t seen in photos or on survivors , so were they not  popular , bit garish for most tastes I presume 

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