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Restored red wrecker

Firsatsaatleri archive – September 11, 2008 issue Represents First F Series Fords Story and photos by John Gunnell Car and truck restorers have always considered the first and the last vehicles in a series to be the most collectible. Ford’s long-lasting F-Series trucks turned 60 last year. The 2008...

Luxurious Lagonda built for nobleman

Firsatsaatleri archive – August 28, 2008 issue By John Gunnell   Frederick and Alberta Berndt’s 1938 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupe is a luxury car outside, inside and under the hood. It was originally built for a titled nobleman in Como, Italy, but it didn’t always get “royal treatment.” It...

Ask the man who owns one of one

Firsatsaatleri archive – August 14, 2008 issue Story and photos by John Gunnell   Chris Goes of Lake Geneva, Wis., owns a unique, unrestored Full Classic car that is the only 1941 Packard Darrin Sport Sedan ever made. The car has been in his family since it was only...

Yesterday’s original, today’s survivor

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 17, 2008 issue Treasured 1970 Chevelle SS 454 has 16,000 miles Story and photos by John Gunnell If you like original cars, you may have heard that the organizers of Bloomington Gold expanded their Survivor class this year to cover all makes and models of...

Milady’s Murphy convertible roadster

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 17, 2008 issue A Duesenberg personalized for a woman, owned exclusively by women Duesenbergs were the chariots of the famous and the rich and, in particular, the famously rich. Gary Cooper owned a Derham Tourster. Clark Gable drove a Central Body-built short wheelbase roadster. Howard...

Mystery Racer

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 3, 2008 issue Belvedere owner uncertain of car’s dragstrip history Story and photos by John Gunnell “I wish I could say that it is a famous racing car,” said Dave Glass. “But I have to be honest and admit that I just don’t know.” Glass...

First school bus gets second life

Firsatsaatleri archive – June 26, 2008 issue Blue Bird bus company began with experimental Model A By Meredyth Albright School may be out for the summer, but for those wanting to relive their school days, or more specifically the bus ride to school, a trip to the Henry Ford...

Hot Rodding – The Glory Years

Firsatsaatleri archive – June 12, 2008 issue Story by Chuck Klein Cresting the hill, almost side by side and at a little over 100 mph, the powerful Marchal headlamps illuminated the reflective decals on the side of a city police car waiting for the light at Langdon Road. I could...