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Ed's idea but he is too lazy to start the thread.    What were some of the attractive prewar sedans?    I'll start off with the easy obvious ones.   Four door only I guess.

 

Waterhouse Packard x2,   Dietrich Packard Split Windsheild,  Dietrich Packard Newport.

 

 

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The early Nash is great........and a “no money” car for the most part. The Dietrich Sport Sedan Packard of 1934 is just about the best sedan in the world. While I like some of the Duesenberg and Pierce special sedans also, the pure smoothness and ride of the 34 Custom Dietrich cars are quite simply the best. I’m fortunate to have driven and worked on on quite a bit. They are simply..........FANTASTIC. Too many people get blinded by tops going down. Here is my 1936 Pierce 1602 Club Sedan V-12. Good looking, but not great.

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12 minutes ago, alsancle said:

Great Taste Bob!!!

 

 

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Wow.....an action shot of me working! The car is a fantastic driver...........👍
 

Notice AJ was taking photos while I was working.......he is SUPPOSED to by my PB assistant..........he does a great job consuming oxygen......and buying dinner.

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22 minutes ago, George Smolinski said:

1936 Cadillac Series 36-90 V16

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George.....that’s not a sedan! -3 forum points!

 

PS- It is as big as a sedan!

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AJ, I like the Brunn..........but it IS ugly, and the thread is called “attractive”, and thank you for including a photo of me in a thread labeled as such.......I can’t argue against it. 😜
 

 

By the way....I’m not too lazy to start the thread.......I have been in the shop since 7am this morning..........pounding on the White Dual Valve.

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8 hours ago, alsancle said:

Great Taste Bob!!!

 

 

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I knew it was Pebble, and wondered if those were Ed's legs sticking out (answered by Ed himself!).

However, that photo needs a caption.

 

"Ooh, gotta clean this spot before the judges see it!"

 

A lot of beautiful sedans so far in this thread! I will keep looking. Again and again and again.

Thank you to all that post here.

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I've been told an L29 Cord Cabriolet is a lot slower than it looks, so the sedan must get stuck behind a good running Model A Ford, Sidemounts sure mess up the lines, so a rear spare is a must. I like the Town Car, the horn would look a lot nicer on its way off a cliff. Bob 

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1 hour ago, George Smolinski said:

I believe this one has 4 doors.

Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow - Chassis: 2575018  - 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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I was wondering if someone was going to post a Silver Arrow.

Pretty close to perfection in a pre-war sedan for me.

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28 minutes ago, zepher said:

And I rather like my big sedan, too.

 

 

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That’s not big........it’s normal! 👍 

 

Looks like a 1930 Series A, three speed or Clarke four speed?

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9 minutes ago, edinmass said:


 

That’s not big........it’s normal! 👍 

 

Looks like a 1930 Series A, three speed or Clarke four speed?

 

'29 Model 143 sold in Nov of '29 in Pasadena, Calif.

Not sure if/when the archer was swapped but the car has not been altered from when my Grandfather picked it up in '62.

I know the chrome tire hold downs and mirrors most likely are not correct but they've been there since '62 so I leave them on it.

I do have the helmeted archer for the car but he sits in a display case most of the time.  And I did pick up a set of '29 spare tire brackets that have the slots for the leather straps but have never put them on.

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6 hours ago, edinmass said:


 

Wow.....an action shot of me working! The car is a fantastic driver...........👍
 

Notice AJ was taking photos while I was working.......he is SUPPOSED to by my PB assistant..........he does a great job consuming oxygen......and buying dinner.

 

The picture shows you taking  nap under the front of the car.

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1 hour ago, alsancle said:

 

The picture shows you taking  nap under the front of the car.


 

Yup.....I was tired.  Almost as tired as working in your car. 😜

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1933 Pierce Arrow 836

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Personal favorite. I was 11 in 1960 when we drove to Boston to purchase and drive back a 1928 Franklin. The owner hadn’t had time to finish it but offered my dad the Pierce Arrow for the same money. Pumped up a low tire and drove it from Boston to Rochester , Picture was taken about 2 months after we got home,

 

Bernie Weis told my dad he should have waited for a 12 – “they’re a lot more car”. I still love the styling (5 passenger) and road manners (had to wait until I was 15 to drive it). Light steering and braking, Startix starting. lots of torque .. Unfortunately I’ve been told this one has been turned into a resto-mod. 

 

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5 hours ago, GregLaR said:

I'm easy.

1937 & 38 Buicks do it for me. Prefer the Century but a Special is just fine.

 

I too prefer Centurys. Here are my 1937 and 1938 Centurys.

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