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2 hours ago, Pilgrim65 said:

British again , what is it Morgan early 50s ? Or is that a lancia badge 

 

The EYU series of plates were issued in the London, England,  area beginning in July `1938.

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21 minutes ago, nzcarnerd said:

 

The EYU series of plates were issued in the London, England,  area beginning in July `1938.

Cheers 

Beautiful car design fooled me , appears to me  ahead of its time , very similar to later British 50s sports cars 

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Odd that the Fire Chief's vehicle was being used in an unsafe condition.  The left-front tire is nearly bald, the right one looks pretty worn down, while the two spares on the side mounts appear to be in brand new condition.  The car would look nicer with more mainstream headlights rather than the Woodlites.  (IMHO)

 

The cowl mounted lamp appears to be black, in this B&W image.  Being that this is the L.A. Fire Chief's vehicle, is the lens in that lamp red?

 

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On 3/13/2020 at 3:50 AM, edinmass said:

This one is for AJ.......and his passion for everything white wall.........a military truck......with lots of wheels.......

7CB829B6-F297-4D3C-8CBC-0C0433E51E75.png1938-39 Lorraine 28 Troop Carrier, as there's a french looking car in the background. In fact a licence built Tatra 22.

 

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John, I stumbled across another photo of what has to be the Maybelline car.  Because this photo was taken in Chicago it makes you believe it is the Dome Car but obviously it is not.  Comparing it to your photos the trunk must have been added on after the car was delivered new to Mr Williams.   The two cars must have been virtually identical when new other than the Maybelline car having all the chrome embellishments.  ie.  Rad Shell, Belt Moulding and Hood Vent Doors.  Rumour has it the car was in a scrap yard in Chicago back in the early 50's.

 

Thanks everyone for all your wonderful contributions to this thread - keep them coming.   Totally enjoyable

 

Brian

 

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Miss Marjorie Pierce stands next to her 1933 Chrysler Six sedan recently purchased from the American Motor Co. Store manager Grover E. Wakefield is at the left of the photograph. American Motors would open their new showrooms at South 9th and "K" (now Martin Luther King Jr. Way) on November 20, 1933. The Chrysler and Plymouth dealership offered service departments to handle everything from complete overhauls and body building to regular service station jobs. 

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1 hour ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Always worth a better look...heartbreaking to think of its as lost. 

'34 Packard Twelve 1108 Dietrich sport sedan - Maybelline o.png


 

Sure looks like the Maybelline car..............and it must have been at the fair........as the above photos show. Probably the best looking four door sedan ever produced.

 

 

 

 

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On 5/24/2020 at 12:11 PM, LCK81403 said:

John, it appears that the Cole photo you posted is about a 1919 model, very similar to this red 1919 Cole Aero Eight.  The headlight surrounds a different, however.  The Cole Aero has headlight surrounds that resemble those on the circa '24 or '25 Buicks.  The 1910 Cole racer has round wheels in the rear and oval wheels in the front.  It is interesting how old camera technology captured moving objects.

 

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The top picture is a 1923 Cole 890 Aero Volante. The picture was taken at a Cole dealer for advertising purposes.   Cole switched to the drum headlights in 1923 through 1925.  The Cole Aero 8 which was from 1918-1922 used the headlight style on the 1919 Red Sportster that is pictured.  

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Packard Co. file photograph of a 1933 Packard left side view. Inscribed on photo back: "Packard 1006 twelve, tenth series, 12-cylinder, 160-horsepower, 147-inch wheelbase, special "Car of the Dome" show car (modified Dietrich Inc., 5-person sport sedan, body type #3182), modifications by Packard, note first series update: 1934 eleventh series bumpers, 1934 eleventh series front fenders, bail cap replacing pelican emblem, retained tenth series hood louver door hardware, retained tenth series fore-door windows, retained tenth series tail lamp housings, exhibited: retaining its special metallic bronze gold coloring, this car continued to be part of the special Great Dome display in the travel and transportation building at Chicago's "A Century of Progress" international exposition."

 

From the Detroit Public Library

 

 

The October, 1933 issue of Motor described the interior of the car in great detail:
"All body hardware is heavily gold plated and so are the steering column and instruments. Wood paneling and trim are highly polished burley Carpathian elm. Built into the back of the front seat is a cabinet extending the full width of the car. The right side is occupied by a full length dressing case with gold plated fittings. At the left is a cellarette with a drop door which becomes a glass covered table when lowered. Inside are large gold cups in racks and large gold containers for liquid refreshments. Upholstery is especially selected beige broadcloth. The exterior finish is called Sun Glow Pearl, a new finish which is gold, or brown, or pearl, depending on how the light strikes it."

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