70s-80s era Huntingdon Valley/Phila PA Duesenberg ?

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06 Mar 2013 04:55 #24674 by silverghost
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According to an old mechanic friend of mine the black 810 or 812 Cord once located in my area in the 70s with side flex pipes, (possibly supercgarged ?) not very far from my HV Pa. home was once owned for years by some sort of auto body & auto repair shop owner ? He lived in a very modest split-level home on Pine road.

Still I have no memory of the other two local 1970s era Duesenberg owner's names ;
nor the eccentric older Auburn boat-tailed speedster owner ?
An older women in an old fur coat used to drive this Auburn Boat-tailed speedster around town here year around with it's cloth top down~~~and actually parked it in a shopping center parking lot with the rest of the then modern cars while shopping & going to the bank & supermarket!

I suspect the two 70s era Duesenbergs have now long since been in new ownership hands ,or museum collections~~
Most likely they have changed ownership many times~

But rumors continue to circulate that the original late production cream colored Auburn supercharged boat-tailed speedster MAY still be in hiding somewhere in my general Huntingdon Valley Pa local area ?
Who Knows ? ? ?
Might just be a local rumor !

I am SURE that there must be a few ACD Club members here that remember All of these fine ACD cars that were once located in my immediate neighborhood in the 60s-70s !
Two Model "J" Duesenbergs
An Auburn Supercarged Boat-Tailed Speedster
And an 810/812 Cord


I also remember Bill (William) Pollock of "Pollock's Auto Showcase" Antique Auto Museum in Pottstown Pa. also had a similar Auburn boat-tailed supercharged speedster in his fine collection of approx 75+ Antiques & Classics.
I used to love to visit his museum ,with it's on site top floor restoration shop ,with my late father in an old mill building in Pottstown Pa. as a kid.
He also had two fantastic supercharged Chadwicks which were two of only three, or four, originals known exant at that time.
He also had a small stash of NOS Chawick parts; and used to display a NOS crankshaft on the floor in front of one of these great Chadwick autos.
One of his two Chadwick autos was actually put together from half burried farm-yard remains I believe.
Bill was also friends of the Chadwick family as these fantastic cars were originally built in his Pottstown Pa area.

Anyone here remember William Pollock and his "Antique Auto museum collection ~~~
Pollock's Auto Showcase ?

I guess at almost 58 y/o I like going down memory lane remembering the great autos that used to show up at local Antique & Classic car events in my Philly Penna & Ocean City NJ area when I was a kid.
And I have many a fond memory of my late 92 y/o Father; and his Antique & Classic car friends.

re: Ocean Ciy NJ~ Model "J" original supercharged Duesenberg
There once was also a large tourer, two tone green, original supercharged Duesenberg model "J" that used to be always shown every year In Ocean City NJ during the 60s-70s at the annual boardwalk run, & 5-6th street church grounds Antique Car show.
Tom Perkins~~was possibly the auto's owner~~or at least a close friend of the model "J" auto's owner ?

AND~~~
This I will never forget~
Ralph Buckley used to bring his great fantastc original red Mercer Raceabout to that very same Ocean City NJ Antique Car show & boardwalk run !!
We often visited his area private museum collection & workshop in the late 60s-70s.
He once took me for a great ride in that spectacular Mercer Raceabout as a young kid~~~I will Never forget that great Mercer ride !
I saw that very Mercer again at the very same Ocean Cty NJ show just a few short years back ~~~now owned by Mr. Polombo .

Sadly~ Now all you really see in my two hometown areas these days are mostly streetrods/hotrods & musclecars !

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06 Mar 2013 07:10 #24675 by silverghost
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Randy~
I do remember my late 92 y/o Father talking about a Milford "Milt" Gould~~~ a Classic & Antique car owner/dealer in the Phila area~~~
Did he have some sort of dealer ownership connection to "Cassic Cars of Philadelphia" in the mid 1970s near 30th and Market streets Philadelphia ?
I went to several auto auctions there in the mid 70s~~~
Milford Gould had some conection to this same Philly auction event I believe ?

Is this the same "Tiny" Gould, or Milford Gould, that you speak of ?
Did he not have a son about my age that was also interested in old Classic & Antique autos along with his father ?

It's a shame my Father is no longer around as I am sure he would have known most of the old Philly Antique & Classic Car & ACD Club guys !

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06 Mar 2013 14:31 #24680 by JOEL GIVNER
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Brad,

Doug McFadden was an auto mechanic in the Philly area and he loved ACD cars. Prior to him passing, he owned a 1936-37 Cord phaeton and also a Glen Pray Auburn 1935-36 Speedster which I think now belongs to Gary Hiller of Pa.

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06 Mar 2013 21:43 #24691 by silverghost
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If Doug's cord was black that was possibly the car I was thnking about.

But the Auburn in the area was an old original with wathered cream colored paint and surely not a Glen Prey reproduction replicar as it did not have a modern chassis, drivetrain, and steering setup & wheels.
The various replica speedsters differ from originals in so so many respects as everyone here well knows.

The old original Auburn I am speaking about looked exactly like the Auburn boat-tailed speedster in the Simeone Museum collection ~~~only with old original weathered paint, top, & interior.

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07 Mar 2013 02:38 #24696 by mikespeed35
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Hi Brad, There is still a Auburn Speedster that parks in Mall parking lots and can be found on about any street in any state you care to mention with the top down and unmolested so far.
CORDially Mike

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07 Mar 2013 02:50 #24698 by silverghost
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mikespeed35 wrote: Hi Brad, There is still a Auburn Speedster that parks in Mall parking lots and can be found on about any street in any state you care to mention with the top down and unmolested so far.
CORDially Mike



Mike ~~~????
Sorry~I must be missing your point ?

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