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10 Mar 2013 19:00 #24748 by Chris Summers
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Right idea, wrong restorer, A.J. Harry Andrews did the body on that one.

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13 Mar 2013 15:59 #24776 by West Peterson
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The ex-Joe E. Brown/Howard Hughes car. Originally a Tourster, but basically a new body. It was reported in the auction catalog that by 1960, the entire body was gone.

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13 Mar 2013 16:32 #24777 by Chris Summers
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Sorry to get picky, but just in the interest of accuracy - as Randy pointed out when I was doing the description - it was owned by Hughes Aircraft, not Howard himself. The body is a recreation of the original but is entirely new. There was some discussion of an original cowl having been located and used, but photos with the car show new cowl metal and wood. The work was done very nicely and the car is essentially as it was when Brown took delivery.

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23 Mar 2013 02:22 #24831 by silverghost
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Just a note to update the Howard Hughes past ownershp~

The Tourster was in fact directly sold to Howard Hughes himself who owned Hughes Aircraft Co., and several dozen other large corporations.
My great uncle William Hunter sold this car directly to Hughes as he was a close business associate of Howard. Howard may have titled it in the Aircraft Company name & used company funds to pay for it~~~who knows ?
After all he Owned Hughes Aircraft !
Of all the companies in Hughes empire the Aircraft company was his favorite.
It was said by old Hunter family lore that Hughes drove the car for some time himself before, & early, in the war period , then like every other auto he ever owned he quickly grew tired of it and had Hughes Aircraft Co. use it to tow experimental test airframes & so-called "Gliders" with it's aft coachwork chopped-off !
I often wonder if Hughes Aircraft had any photos of this auto in aircraft towing form with the aft body chopped-off ?
I would sure like to see one !

Over his lifetime Howard Hughes owned dozens of fine autos. He gave several Springfield Rolls~Royce Silver Ghosts, & Phantom I, autos to various girlfriends over the years.

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09 May 2013 17:04 #25160 by alsancle
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I'm usually pretty good at hitting the price but this one I feel is impossible.

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09 May 2013 22:19 #25162 by Bob Roller
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Good looking car but the hood should be redone to fit the contour of the radiator shell.

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