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  • Beautiful old Indy car on BaT

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...d-davies-ford/


  • #2
    Remember where cars were called "specials?"
    "Is that my *** that I smell burning?" ... Helmet Stogie from "Death spasms of the Mabuchi"

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    • #3
      Yep. Dean van lines special.
      No signature required

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      • #4
        Obviously a low-buck effort with that engine, but a beautiful design and exquisite craftmanship.

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        • #5
          Bob Estes was not low buck, he owned the lincoln dealership in Hollywood.
          "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
          body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
          "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
          >

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gurney36 View Post
            Obviously a low-buck effort with that engine, but a beautiful design and exquisite craftmanship.
            That was an Offy; every one had them in those days.

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            • #7
              It's a Mercury V8 with Ardun heads...

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              • #8
                Beautiful!
                What’s behind you doesn’t matter

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                • #9
                  Very interesting engine history, beautiful car.
                  “Church supper with grandma and granddad, lets go out and have ourselves the best time we ever had" - John Mellencamp

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Niseguy View Post
                    Bob Estes was not low buck, he owned the lincoln dealership in Hollywood.
                    Any relation to the Estes Ford folks in Indiana?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Niseguy View Post
                      Bob Estes was not low buck, he owned the lincoln dealership in Hollywood.
                      Not Hollywood, the other 'wood, Inglewood. It was on all of his cars, just below the Bob Estes Spl., and is on the one in the photo, although it's a little hard to see. It's much clearer in another photo on the same linked website.

                      I also wouldn't rank Bob Estes as anything close to a Penske of his time. Even with his Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Inglewood, he probably had less money than some of the other businessmen that fielded cars during the era. I always think of him along the lines of a Jim Robbins. Estes was good about giving rides to up and coming So Cal racers, like Troy Ruttman.
                      "Versions of a story that are more tidy, compact, and camera-ready should generally be viewed as historically suspect." - Jackson Landers

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jim Wilke View Post

                        Any relation to the Estes Ford folks in Indiana?
                        No. Bill Estes dad was Pete Estes former head honcho of GM.

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