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Judging of a non-certified car

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16 Aug 2021 12:00 #43718 by Thomas Wilcock
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Contrary to popular belief, my phaeton never had any leather in the interior when new. I have no documentation to prove this--only the fact that there is only one set of nail holes in the original wood and those are what held the original cloth backed leatherette in place. The seats are in this same material. I only have the car's history back to the late 1940's.
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16 Aug 2021 12:22 #43719 by Curt Schulze
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Since Auburns were painted custom colors, it occures to me that the higher end Cord would as well.

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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13 Oct 2021 22:24 #44094 by johnmereness
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Sort of like: Will the true color of cigarette cream stand up ? Or did they have more than one shade of yellow-ish ?

As to custom painted cars - they still had an assembly line mentality (which as far as a company went they were pretty good at assembly line mentality) and betting the cost would have been discouraging on a modestly priced car.

We do know for example that they had a fair number of white Auburns via 1935 in photos (incl. White Caravan) and white is not on the color chart.

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13 Oct 2021 22:45 #44095 by Curt Schulze
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They might have been painted white on the assembly line, but discolored quickly. Ultra -violet rays quickly discolored the white to an off-yellow.

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