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Walt G

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WOW. Most interesting to see the grille guard on the Packard convertibe victoria. I have the same one fitted to my 1930 series 733 touring car. I found mine at Hershey about 3 or 4 years before I bought the car I own ( in 2016)  and bought it just because in my estimation it is so beautiful ( cast bronze frame with brass rods for the vertical bars - it was made in New York City) My personal view is that it looks so much better then the mesh style stone guard ( most restored cars have ) which due to its design stops the flow of your eye . These bar grill guards , compliment  the design and style of the shell and hood sides . The cast bronze frame and brass bar construction is not a light weight accessory!

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14 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:


That has to be one of the best car mascots/hood ornaments I have ever seen - draped or undraped. And it is soft in composition too, not cast out of brass or bronze. As the notable 1930s fashion celebrity  model Betty Boop would state" boop boop a doop'.

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6 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Louis Armstrong and his band warrant a better look:

Louis Armstrong - Cadillac Sixteen.jpg

A "decked" V-16 Cadillac too (custom order paint - plus frame painted too, chrome metal sidemount covers with mirrors, whitewall tires, Pilot Ray driving lamp, spotlights, luggage trunk, license plate frames, and some sort of aftermarket radiator ornament, 

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On 10/17/2020 at 1:07 PM, John_Mereness said:


This is the first time I have seen a Model-A Ford "from back in the day" with a side mount and a rear spare too.  I've seen more then a couple of restored A's set up like this.  I think it is kind'a goofy looking.  The only other time I've seen a set-up like this was a picture of a big late teens, early 20's speedster type car.  The car was sitting in a ditch, it must have run off the road, and had twin side mounts and double rear spares!  I believe the wheels were wooden spoke with de-mountable rims.  I know tire rubber wasn't that good of quality back then.  So the owner of the car I guess did not like the idea of splitting rims/changing tubes beside the road when he/she had a flat.


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Strange looking late model Ford phaeton, probably European coachbuilt. Front end as 1937 US Ford, but suicide front door. Doors are also smaller than normal as they doesn't reach down to the running boards. Notice also whitewall tires! Standing in car is Éduard Daladier, Prime Minister in France at the outbreak of WWII.

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