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24 Sep 2012 16:59 #23640 by Chris Summers
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West Peterson wrote: Referencing metallic paints: Too many prewar cars look like they were restored in a bass-boat factory.


Both hysterical, and absolutely true.

The Franay car sold at Dan Kruse Classics's September 15th sale for $1.65 million to a U.S. buyer.

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30 Sep 2012 15:39 #23677 by johnmereness
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Most of the later 30's and early metallic I have ever seen on original cars are almost "pearl finishes" and on most I have seen the metallic appears to be gold flake verses silver flake or it has "turned" or oxidized within the paint. My 41 Cadillac is Oceano Blue and it really does not polish to a high shine, though more of a pearl with incredible depth (hard to describe) and you can see it is metallic, though it is very very fine and very "gold" within the paint (almost a darker or oxidized looking gold).

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30 Sep 2012 19:31 #23679 by Chris Summers
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The Duesenberg color looks a lot like the Strawberry Metallic Mercedes used on a few 300SLs.

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30 Sep 2012 19:39 #23680 by johnmereness
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I have seen current pictures - what color was the car originally / when new?

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30 Sep 2012 19:43 #23681 by Chris Summers
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A light color with dark fenders. I've never seen any information as to what the exact colors were.

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11 Oct 2013 11:40 #26069 by landmark
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Chris Summers wrote:

West Peterson wrote: Referencing metallic paints: Too many prewar cars look like they were restored in a bass-boat factory.


Both hysterical, and absolutely true.

The Franay car sold at Dan Kruse Classics's September 15th sale for $1.65 million to a U.S. buyer.



Hello,

it looks like that car will be offered once again @ an auction in TX http://www.motostalgia.com/the-cars/

Published estimate is $ 1.5 - 2.0 million


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Matt

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