Duesenberg J-587 Bohman & Schwartz "Throne Car&quot

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25 Aug 2007 20:47 #7870 by bill powell
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It's like a one piece lift off landau cap. It appears to have been dropped at one time. Also the fitting studs are broken or have been cut off. All that will be repaired. It has to lift totally off.

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10 Nov 2007 02:41 #8662 by bill powell
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It appears that the people responsible for maintaining the car knew very little about it, and when something broke, like the hydraulics in the roof, it was eliminated.

After it was retired parts were robbed off it to put on other cars. For instance, the chassis oil pump is a solid casting which was never a functional pump.

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10 Nov 2007 04:22 #8665 by Chris Summers
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bill powell wrote: when something broke, like the hydraulics in the roof, it was eliminated.


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17 Nov 2010 01:29 #18424 by Robbie Marenzi
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I found this picture on eBay, it says: Father Divine?s Throne Car ready for delivery 10/15/37

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 709wt_1018

Auction ends: Nov 20, 2010 19:39:49 PST





I thought somebody may want to buy it.

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17 Nov 2010 05:08 #18432 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

Never much liked those covered sidemounts. BUT--I'll make room in my garage...

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17 Nov 2010 05:48 #18435 by silverghost
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When Father Divine would use this car to speak at a UNIVERSAL PEACE MISSION CHURCH rally the rear top would automatically open and the "Throne Seating"would rise !

There was also a vacuum-tube amplified PA system with a microphone and two small Atlas weatherproof Driver-horn speakers that faced downward & outward under the car chassis for the Father to use.

All these systems were still on this car at his grand large mansion estate "Woodmont" in Gladwyne PA just outside Philadelphia when my Father & I inspected this car in the early 1970s ! Mother Divine actually showed us the car personally !

Mother Divine, who is still today very much alive as she was decades younger than the Father, could confirm all of this info. on this car~
He was an African-American~
She is a white woman.

Mother Divine is a very kind & nice lady to speak with.

She is still living at "Woodmont " today in 2010 !

By the way~
That Duesey was NOT the only great auto that we saw in the"Woodmont" carriage house~ There were many more !!!

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