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15 Dec 2010 19:36 #18789 by janst
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The windshield looks like GN, but what about the hood?
The hood of GN Convertible Coupe doesn?t end at the firewall.
Or is this a former look of it?

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15 Dec 2010 20:41 #18792 by Steve Derus
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I think if you look at this image it will clear up any doubt. The hood doesn't go quite all the way to the windshield and the Jim Hoe photo seems to match up.

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/pic/3444 ... ter_4.html

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16 Dec 2010 01:59 #18794 by Bob Roller
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Whatever it is,I don't see the steering column coming thru on the left side of the firewall.

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16 Dec 2010 02:03 #18795 by Steve Derus
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good catch there Bob, I would think that settles it as the G/N car?

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16 Dec 2010 02:08 #18796 by Chris Summers
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Hoe was responsible for the original restoration of J-585 / 2614, at least mechanically - the cosmetic work was done by Gus Reuter, another great early name in the restoration business. The car is right-hand-drive.

I checked on the original photo at the Detroit library and there was nothing identifying it.

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16 Dec 2010 03:08 #18798 by Josh Malks
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A funny old Cord + Duesenberg story:

As I have stated often enough, when I first started driving Cords I lived in The Bronx in New York City. One crisp winter day I was driving my Cord north toward Mount Vernon to visit with Sam Adelman. My favorite route took me up the Boston Post Road, so named because in revolutionary times it was the stagecoach route between New York and Boston.

A few weeks earlier I had acquired a small dent in the left rear fender, no bigger than a teacup. Not far from The Bronx city limits I spied an auto body shop on the left side of the road. The simple sign above the door said ?Reuter's?. Well, said I to myself, here's a chance to get an estimate of what fixing that little dent will cost.

When I drove into the shop an older man was working on a big old car. (Of course I was 18 years old at the time, so [i:uwmnz53p]everyone[/i:uwmnz53p] was an older man.) I inquired about an estimate. The man barely looked up. "Son, he said, "I would have to charge you more to fix that dent than you paid for that Cord.? And with that Gus Reuter went back to sanding on J-481/2503, Greta Garbo's Fernandez and Darrin convertible victoria.

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