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14 Jun 2011 15:16 #20283 by Chris Summers
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It is, as Bob said, what it was intended to be. I can't say I care for what they did with the interior, but it's his car and he can do what he wants to with it.

J-315 is still in Texas with an enthusiastic owner who seems to love it. It has a recreated Murphy Dual Cowl Phaeton body.

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14 Jun 2011 16:20 #20285 by alsancle
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J315 was a High Hat Rollston? I can say that I've never seen a "High Hat" body that I found attractive.

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14 Jun 2011 16:27 #20286 by Bob Roller
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A recreated Murphy dual cowl phaeton. To quote that great philosopher, Gomer Pyle,"Geeohgollywhiz".
How many "J"'s carry a new DCP body? J487,the first "J" I ever saw and later helped reassemble was an out of proportion car with the top up but not too bad with it down. The Marcus Lawrence Brunn bodied DCP IMHO was certainly a trend setter or should have been. It made the others look like relics in a day when relics were in vogue.

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14 Jun 2011 16:39 #20287 by Bob Roller
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It was indeed a High Hat body style and I recall the day my wife got me a copy of Fred Roe's book that the first car I saw when I opened it was J315. Maybe the owner wanted to stand up and stretch a bit without getting out of the car. Levity aside,it was part of the story as was the Woods bodied car and the 5 Weymann fabric bodied sedans.Richard Quick has restored to as near to original one of the Weymann fabric covered cars and it is the only one ever brought back so at least there is one to look at from time to time. It is not a bad looking car at all and is totally 1930 in all respects The other cars still exist but have been rebodied to sportier appearance types.

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14 Jun 2011 16:56 #20289 by Chris Summers
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There's some truth to every joke. At least one 1941 Packard had a similar body (by Bohman & Schwartz) so that its elderly owner could enter and exit the car while standing upright.

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14 Jun 2011 18:14 #20291 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

Not at ALL ugly to my thinking. It's a car of its times. And a beautiful example thereof.

I'll make room for it in MY garage any day!

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