Harrah's Automobile Collection

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28 Feb 2012 16:11 #22326 by Chris Summers
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Hi Matt, the car was on display on loan from its current private owner.

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28 Feb 2012 17:09 #22327 by landmark
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Chris Summers wrote: Hi Matt, the car was on display on loan from its current private owner.



Thank you Chris!

That explains it. Is the car in driving condition?


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28 Feb 2012 17:20 #22328 by Chris Summers
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As I understand it, yes, but being a 2,000-original-mile unrestored car, it doesn't get around much.

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28 Feb 2012 17:28 #22329 by landmark
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Chris Summers wrote: As I understand it, yes, but being a 2,000-original-mile unrestored car, it doesn't get around much.


Wow, no restoration since new. That is cool. Sounds like a real treasure...

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29 Feb 2012 00:11 #22333 by Steve Derus
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I saw the car on exhibit. It was a special display honoring the occasion of Bill Harrah's 100th birthday.

The car still has its original Vogue whitewall tires. They are weather checked obviously but still hold air. If I recall correctly the car has something like 1,400 original miles, maybe less. Nice patina on the car, obviously the owner is doing the right thing by keeping it in its original condition.

I also saw this car circa 1958 when Bill Harrah exhibited it for the first time at a CCCA Grand Classic that was held in Southern California. It looks as good now as it did then.




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12 Mar 2012 21:24 #22395 by curt
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Like fyreline, my wife and I also went to Harrah's on our honeymoon in July 1977. Though for us, it was not a sidetrip but a destination. My dad sold his 32 auburn V-12 convertible sedan to Harrahs in 1963. When my wife and I got there, I explained the story and they let us in gratis, plus got into some of the other buildings not normally open. Somewhere, I have a bunch of pictures of the museum and a picture of my Dad with his car loaded on a Harrahs truck.
When Harrah died and the collection gotten broken up, it was a real shame. I was something that you truely had to see to believe.

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