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Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« on: May 14, 2014, 09:50:08 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/05/14/incredible-car-collection-uncovered-after-61-years/?intcmp=trending#





http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/05/14/incredible-car-collection-uncovered-after-61-years/?intcmp=trending#

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A collection of more than 200 historic cars hidden from public view for 61 years will be crossing the auction block in Oklahoma next month.

The cars belonged to Oliver Jordan, who ran a salvage business in the city of Enid from 1945 to 1953, when he locked it up during a zoning dispute that lasted for years.

Jordan never relented, and the cars have sat idle since then, most of them left outside to rot. The majority are from the 1930s, and '40s, but the oldest is a rare 1917 Maxwell.

Among the more notable finds are an aluminum-bodied 1937 seven-passenger Lincoln limo by Willoughby, believed to be one of five remaining of the 60 that were produced, and a 1937 Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly sedan.

Two 1942 “blackout specials” – a Ford and a Chevy – built during World War II, when the government put restrictions on the use of ornamental shiny metal parts, are fitting of the cache’s low profile.


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Re: Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 08:36:27 AM »
Beautiful! I love those old cars.
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Re: Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 08:52:12 AM »
My father restored a 1930's Cord when I was a kid.  What an awesome ride that was.
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Re: Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 10:51:40 AM »
My father restored a 1930's Cord when I was a kid.  What an awesome ride that was.
Wow, how wonderful you where able to see that.


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Re: Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 11:15:05 AM »
wow!

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Re: Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 02:50:28 PM »
Wow, how wonderful you where able to see that.

My father was quite a promoter.  I saw many amazing things growing up in West Hollywood.  He later sold his Cord to the jazz musician Pete Fountain.  Later the singer Trini Lopez ended up with it.
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Re: Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 04:28:29 PM »
It's almost eerie to peak into these windows to the past. It reminds me that we're just one more generation of countless generations living our lives and doing our thing, and that one day people will be reading about our time in a history book.
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Re: Incredible car collection uncovered after 61 years
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 04:42:20 PM »
I were lucky enough to visit Pompeii. Whole town literally frozen in time - and they were just like us. Same hopes, dreams, desires, needs. Something that is easy to forget.
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