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Old 04-09-2013, 06:42 AM
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And I still - to this day - do NOT understand the front "bubble" on the trailer, and have not found an answer to THAT aspect of it, on any site that Gaggle can link me to

Nor do I understand why the trailer has its own headlights!
That is where the back seat drivers go.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:08 AM
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Here's another picture of our mystery rig ( to all except Dave who knew exactly what it was because he's a trailer freak!)
Make model and year of auto. Bonus for the trailer.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:27 AM
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I recognized the trailer, so about 10 seconds worth of Gargoyle time and I found the complete answer. Since I Giggled it, I won't supply the answer here (that's cheating!)

And I still - to this day - do NOT understand the front "bubble" on the trailer, and have not found an answer to THAT aspect of it, on any site that Gaggle can link me to

Nor do I understand why the trailer has its own headlights!
Those aren't headlights, they're Apperson's! As far as the bubble on top, that the observation deck at the top of the spiral staircase.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:33 AM
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The wheels on the car look like Pierce Arrows. Hmm

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:45 AM
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Nope not a Pierce Arrow. This auto was reputed to be one of the most influential and most copied car of all time.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:54 PM
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The bubble is where the Wells Fargo guys rode in comfort. From that vantage point, they could watch 360 for the robbers while in hostile territory. The spot lights are to see the them at night, as the car didn't need to stop for dark like the previous stage coaches....
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:06 PM
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from the article I would guess an early v 12 Linclon ,, but the trailor I have no idea.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:54 PM
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Nope not from Ford.
Two hints:
In 1932 they were using pearlescent paints.

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:39 AM
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That must be a High End Auto,cant wait to see.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:02 AM
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Looks a lot like a Graham Page but with those wooden spoke wheels I don't think it is.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:32 AM
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Looks a lot like a Graham Page but with those wooden spoke wheels I don't think it is.

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John keep working on it. Your on the right track. It is indeed a Graham. This was probably the last year for wooden artillery wheels although other steel wheels were a option (I know they came with wires).
But Graham what?

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Old 04-10-2013, 11:22 PM
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Page? LOL I thought it was a Studebaker by the grill being concave at the bottom and the hub caps LOL!

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:23 AM
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Ok guys, itis a 1932 Graham Blue Streak 8 Coupe'. Actually the BlueStreak 8 was the engine designation but the Press and the Public re-named the vehicle. What is significant about this car is the skirting on the fenders and rear frame geometry. The rear end was set up with the differential passing through the frame and the spring perches being attached to the side of the frame rather than on the bottom which allowed he car to sit much lower. The skirting on the rear of the fenders along with the inner side of the fenders which continued down past the frame covered the frame from view. Apparently a first. This styling was copied through out the American auto world. Very influential styling indeed.

The trailer is a Curtiss Aerocar Land Yacht built by the Curtiss Aerocar Company Inc. of Opa Locka, Florida. Glen Curtiss being the owner. Curtiss was a avid camper and hunter and this was the catalyst to building a number of different trailer. All very innovative.
Dave got it right first but he admitted to Gaggling it. John was closest with guessing Graham Page (Paige) but didn't finish the rest of the question.

One of you two jump in with a question.

( Note: I included Opa Locka, Florida only because I may never get another chance to say Opa Locka!)

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:58 PM
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And believe it or not, this particular one was owned by a New York banker who used it to commute to his office from his Long Island home. (and No, I do not understand why someone would commute from Long Island to NYC in something that would be virtually impossible to drive - never mind park - in city traffic!)

Go for it, John!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:42 PM
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Opa Locka.......is that where the Oompa Loompa's live ????
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