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16 hours ago, edinmass said:

John....pay attention!

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Not particularly more valuable due to rarity or desirability, but these 2 door Broughams in 851 and 852 cars are as rare as hens teeth - they were all scrapped out early in the game as the cheapest proposition for a parts car for an open/convertible 851/852 Auburn. 

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Do we have any idea who the coachbuilder was of this Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cape Top Sport Phaeton?  Its pretty wild for that timeframe, note the upswept cowl, descending belt-line, low three-piece windshield and shape of the rear door opening.

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50 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Do we have any idea who the coachbuilder was of this Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cape Top Sport Phaeton?  Its pretty wild for that timeframe, note the upswept cowl, descending belt-line, low three-piece windshield and shape of the rear door opening.

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Brewster....photo was labeled.

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4 hours ago, edinmass said:

 

Brewster....photo was labeled.

Pretty wild for Brewster,   Did young Tom Hibbard and Ray Dietrich slip a few of their designs into the selection that Willy Brewster didn't notice...  Maybe this was what got them fired so they decided to start their own automotive architecture endeavor...

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Hubbard was there sometime between Rubay in Cleveland, and leaving in 1921 to open LeBaron .....couldn’t have been very long. The Rollston boys also got the boot. Small world in NYC during the post war depression. (WW1) Everyone knew all the other players.

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4 hours ago, edinmass said:

 

Brewster....photo was labeled.


Notice the Skiff influences with the cowl vents, split windshield, and the crazy rear door. Not your off the shelf design. Very unique and unusual for that firm. Have money? Yes, we can build it!

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OK, tonight's offering's: the Duesenberg sedan photograph was taken in Baltimore, Md. and the snapshot I scanned this from has to have been taken in the early 1950s at the latest

The Hispano Suiza conv coupe has a 1949 NY license plate on it and was at one time owned by writer Keith Marvin. The Pierce Arrow sedan has a 1949 California plate on it and it is noted on the back in pencil the name George Riggs and that it was a 1933 seven passenger sedan and model was 1236- does that mean it is a 12 cylinder?

I really have way to much stuff.....................but it is fun🤨 I hope everyone looking at these continue to have some relief of the stress. This thread is now over 6 months old  and I am sure I have all the moderators a bit frazzled , sincere thanks to all.

Walt

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The Pierce is a V-12 on the short chassis. I believe it may have been sold to a friend on mine, now gone, in the San Diego area.......I don’t have my notes available. It could also belong to a friend up in the LA area. Not too common of a car, and with a bit of effort we can track it down.

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41 minutes ago, Walt G said:

OK, tonight's offering's: the Duesenberg sedan photograph was taken in Baltimore, Md. and the snapshot I scanned this from has to have been taken in the early 1950s at the latest

The Hispano Suiza conv coupe has a 1949 NY license plate on it and was at one time owned by writer Keith Marvin. The Pierce Arrow sedan has a 1949 California plate on it and it is noted on the back in pencil the name George Riggs and that it was a 1933 seven passenger sedan and model was 1236- does that mean it is a 12 cylinder?

I really have way to much stuff.....................but it is fun🤨 I hope everyone looking at these continue to have some relief of the stress. This thread is now over 6 months old  and I am sure I have all the moderators a bit frazzled , sincere thanks to all.

Walt

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nice.  Derham Arlington?

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21 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Do we have any idea who the coachbuilder was of this Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cape Top Sport Phaeton?  Its pretty wild for that timeframe, note the upswept cowl, descending belt-line, low three-piece windshield and shape of the rear door opening.

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Sidenote: This is not a RR - it is a Roamer or something like that. 

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25 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

Sidenote: This is not a RR - it is a Roamer or something like that. 

Here is the Roamer ad for the Victoria model.  I thought that Roamer used Rubay bodies according to their ads.  image.thumb.png.0b1b6c4c778580ef0b2a5e80f749bd28.png

 

 

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The last for today - perhaps this week. Anyway the photo of the Hudson ( conv.?) coupe was dated 1944 and print was processed in Quincy, Mass.

the Rolls-Royce photo notes it is a 1926 Silver Ghost Opera coupe, and was taken by W.L. Snyder of University Heights, Ohio , no date but my guess is pre WWII or just postwar as the size/style of the paper and print was not used at least since the early 1950s.

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3 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

Sidenote: This is not a RR - it is a Roamer or something like that. 

How about that!!!  Decades beyond its time, and the pretentious Roamer is still fooling people!!!   Oy Vey!  I shoulda known!!!! 

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40 minutes ago, Walt G said:

The last for today - perhaps this week. Anyway the photo of the Hudson ( conv.?) coupe was dated 1944 and print was processed in Quincy, Mass.

the Rolls-Royce photo notes it is a 1926 Silver Ghost Opera coupe, and was taken by W.L. Snyder of University Heights, Ohio , no date but my guess is pre WWII or just postwar as the size/style of the paper and print was not used at least since the early 1950s.

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Bill Snyder of Ohio was a good friend and recently passed away. His wife is still active in the CCCA. H was a Marmon 16 and Stutz guy.

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Ed , I knew Bill and Christine Snyder well, I was active and belonged to CCCA when they did - I wondered if this was his car or not but if so it was many many decades ago and I don't recall him mentioning a RR in our conversation.

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1 hour ago, Walt G said:

Rolls-Royce photo notes it is a 1926 Silver Ghost Opera coupe, and was taken by W.L. Snyder of University Heights, Ohio , no date but my guess is pre WWII

My guess is your right and maybe a little earlier as I'm not seeing any power lines or poles in the background. Any kind of street lights either. 

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5 hours ago, Walt G said:

The caption on this small snapshot says "Hispano-Suiza KC 1938" obviously the photo was taken in Europe someplace and I think the car on the right is a Peugeot ????

Any comments?

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Car on the right is an early rear engined Renault 750 (aka 4CV)).  In production 1947-61. Later ones had a simpler "grille" but I'm not sure when the change occurred. 

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On 9/15/2020 at 10:58 PM, 1937hd45 said:

 

Walt, Thank you for mentioning the dual rear wheels, helped jolt my memory. That is General Pershing's Locomobile his WWI ride, here it is today. Bob 

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I found a February 2nd, 1919 newspaper article with a photo of it and who his driver was:

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