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I saw that tan Minerva yesterday again, it is in a friends shop and he owns the car. Very very happy that he finally owns the car - it has an excellent home.  Perfect fellow to have the car in his collection.

I have many period photographs taken at the European motor shows and salons in the pre WWII era about to appear in a magazine that has just been mailed to subscribers , just so many more that need to be in a follow up story at some point . All taken by a professional photographer when the shows happened in the ca. 1927 to 1937 era.

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1 hour ago, 34LaSalleClubSedan said:

Nettercutt Museum 20 Grand. It use to be in the Twin Cites Minnesota. I believe Mr. Archer from the company ADM owned it 


The Nethercutt is awesome but the silver doesn’t look right on the Rollston Arlington.

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On 6/17/2021 at 3:09 PM, Robert G. Smits said:

Another from the box of photos I recently discovered labeled “family photos”. I wish I had some family history to go with them.  Notice the group standing across the fence watching. Must be a local race  or speed event. 

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I think this photo is from the same event as the 6/17 photo. December 1930 scribbled on the back. Apologies for the poor quality. 

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If I posted this previously I apologize. 1912 Studebaker/Flanders from a sales book in my collection. This is the year Studebaker took control of EMF and rebadged the Flanders 20. This allowed Studebaker to cancel their long-standing contract with Garford and start manufacturing a complete car

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It's interesting how the catalog illustrators drew the cars with tiny people.  The Flanders was a Model T-size car, but the people are so small that they're looking through the lower half of the windshield.  Baloney!

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Ah, advertising illustration and photographic reality are two different things.  Attached are two bits of advertising for the 1939 Chrysler.  The illustrated versions of the Chrysler makes it low low, sleek, and fast.  One illustration shows a black 4-door and a red 2-door, the second illustration shows people sitting three abreast in a portion of a yellow Chrysler, with a low and sleek red 4-door is below it.  Comparing the head room that the three people have in the yellow car with the squat / squashed appearance of the red 4-door, "Royal" model, one has to question to integrity of the advertisement.

 

The attached photos of a '39 Chrysler black 4-door, and a '39 Chrysler Royal 2-door shows the reality of the illustrator's artistic license.

 

 

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There are a lot of people on this forum who have sharp eyes for detail.  It is surprising that no one has yet chimed in with an artistic detail in the 1939 Chrysler advertising photo.  In the upper right of the illustration there appears to be a 1938 Dymaxion.  The shark fin on the rear of the illustrated Dymaxion is so shaded that it is nearly invisible on first inspection of the illustration, nonetheless the fin is there on close inspection.

 

The other subtle artistic impression is the sweep of the '39 Chrysler roof line more closely matches the trailing roofline of the Dymaxion than it does the actual Chrysler car.

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Here is a curdling thought, by the molding design and the angle of what is left of the A-pillar, it appears as if the Cadillac V-16 was a Fleetwood Series 4100 'Madam X' sedan of some type...ugh!

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The white Cadillac is interesting.  It reminds me of two Cadillac photos that have been posted on this forum a good while back.  (I keep virtually all of the posted photos on an off-board drive.)  One forum photo is captioned 1931 Cadillac Hose Car, while the second photo was simply labeled Cadillac fire truck.  A question then arises, is the white Cadillac a modified Madam X (that catches AACA people's hair on fire), or is it actually a Cadillac fire truck / hose truck reborn as a civilian "classic car?"  As a fire hose car or fire truck it is a curiosity, but as a civilian classic car it is difficult to un-see.

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6 hours ago, LCK81403 said:

There are a lot of people on this forum who have sharp eyes for detail.  It is surprising that no one has yet chimed in with an artistic detail in the 1939 Chrysler advertising photo.  In the upper right of the illustration there appears to be a 1938 Dymaxion.  The shark fin on the rear of the illustrated Dymaxion is so shaded that it is nearly invisible on first inspection of the illustration, nonetheless the fin is there on close inspection.

 

The other subtle artistic impression is the sweep of the '39 Chrysler roof line more closely matches the trailing roofline of the Dymaxion than it does the actual Chrysler car.

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You have a great eye for details. Thanks for pointing this out. Maybe it is time to get my Cateracts done. 

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6 minutes ago, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

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That 1934 Chrysler Airflow is either 1 of 125 built 8 cylinder cars, 1 of 67 built 6 cylinder cars or 1 of 28 built Imperial Custom 8 cars. In any case, it's a rare beast. Thanks for posting that photo.

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15 minutes ago, keiser31 said:

That 1934 Chrysler Airflow is either 1 of 125 built 8 cylinder cars, 1 of 67 built 6 cylinder cars or 1 of 28 built Imperial Custom 8 cars. In any case, it's a rare beast. Thanks for posting that photo.

Its a 1934 Model CX. Not the huge Big Custom 8 Imperial CW. This car survives today and is restored

The CW had a one piece curve windshield. First in the industry. Not a split windshield as with this CX

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I posted this one on the what is it page but have not yet had an answer to what it might be.

 

Captioned -  "Delivery of furniture to the Whakataki Hotel, early 20th century"

 

The Whakataki Hotel is still there - it can be found on google maps - but this photo may not have been taken there.

 

Even though NZ had a mix of British and American trucks I think this one may be American.

 

 

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1 hour ago, nzcarnerd said:

Captioned -  "Delivery of furniture to the Whakataki Hotel, early 20th century"

 

The Whakataki Hotel is still there

 

 

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I wonder if any pieces of that original furniture is still there inside the hotel!!

 

Craig

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