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Old 05-27-2016, 10:50 PM   #41
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So how many points would this 1.2MM TCD score in Blue Ribbon judging at a MARC or MAFCA National Meet? For that money it better be 495+. Just a thought!
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:47 PM   #42
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On the Germany car I don't have a sharp eye nor even seen a TCD in real time but a 5 second glance you can quickly pick up on issues. No matter how much is spent to correct everything you'll still have a Faux TCD. Where would you EVER find a set of sidelights to replace the grab handles? The exterior door handles are probably the only thing that would be easy to fix and that's just the beginning.

It would be an extensive adventure to put it back to the Deluxe Delivery it started out as. It looks like the rear of the body was shortened. Most of the world drive on the right side of the road so why would the rear door open from the left?

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Old 05-28-2016, 02:05 PM   #43
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Very good question about the door
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:40 AM   #44
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Default Town Car Delivery recreation for sale - again

If anyone might be interested, the Town Car Delivery recreation that used to be in the Den Hartogh Ford Museum, NL is again for sale through a local Dutch car dealer (click on the photo below for more details and photos):



If you are wondering about the price history of this car:

The above dealer is currently offering it for sale for 23,500 Euro ($26,685)

Previously it sold at the Bonhams Auction of the Den Hartogh Ford Museum in June 2018 for $16,986 incl commission.

Prior to that it was offered for sale through the Den Hartogh Ford Museum, NL for 27,000 Euro ($30,207) but did not sell.

Prior to that it was offered for sale at a local auction (BVA Auctions, NL) in September 2014, but at 13,800 Euro ($15,675) failed to meet the reserve.

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Old 01-22-2019, 05:35 AM   #45
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This Dutch TCD looks to be made from a '31 Tudor ; the original straight windscreen TDC in 'Model A as Henry Built It' has door swaging like the coach built Briggs & Murray Fordors plus the rear quarter & back panels are shaped differently, tailamp was commercial low mounted, full length rear bumper etc. on the original.
Re rear door hinged on 'wrong'side, Brad in Germany years ago put up some original Commercial Tudor [ Tudor with rear door sold in some markets] pics taken in Germany with the door hinged as this replica TCD, although Germany is a LHD country. [Maybe the kit to put in the door originated in Britain which supplied most of Ford European plants.] cheers- Tom in NZ.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:57 AM   #46
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Roy Frost of Pell City, AL has been deceased for some time. His son sold the Town Car Delivery but I do not know who or where the new owner is located...
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:59 PM   #47
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There was a TCD at the Reno rally last year. I heard it was bought for about $US300K not long before. It is not one of those pictured here so far. I was fascinated by it, having never seen one before.
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:05 PM   #48
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Tucson, AZ MAFCA membership meet Dec. 2018
Owner Barbara Birt.

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Old 01-22-2019, 08:37 PM   #49
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Very interesting how rumors start..............and they are not always correct.


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Old 06-12-2020, 07:49 PM   #50
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There are two 1931 town car deliveries in this video, including the one pictured above that belonged to the late Tim Kelly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_hNBCUKcP4
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:24 PM   #51
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Hey Barb, wondered when your name would come up.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:50 PM   #52
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Roy Frost is deceased some time ago. Pieces of the collection were sold off including the Town Car Delivery, but to whom ???
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:33 AM   #53
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There are several originals and some that have been cloned
I don’t know who has what in that arena and really unconcerned ifthere are clones.
This was told to me by the late Tim Kelly
This pertains to the slants not the others

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Old 06-13-2020, 03:44 PM   #54
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sure Barb........

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Old 06-13-2020, 05:27 PM   #55
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FYI

Doug Clayton in CA has 2 in his collection
The GE blue one and a two tone green one
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Looks like the Clayton collection has both of the Tim Kelly Town Car deliveries, I saw the black one two years ago at the Cider Mill meet in Shelton. Are the deluxe pick up and Special Delivery also former Tim Kelly vehicles? Bob
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Are the deluxe pick up and Special Delivery also former Tim Kelly vehicles? Bob
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Thank you WTSHNN, that Special Delivery was from the Swigert Collection if anyone is keeping track of those things. It is a nice untouched vehicle, I found the remains of one at the Town Dump back in the 1960's. Sold the drivers door window regulator about 5 years ago to someone that never dreamed of finding one. Bob
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So back to the question. It looks like 4 are still known of.
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:07 PM   #60
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Looks like the Clayton collection has both of the Tim Kelly Town Car deliveries, I saw the black one two years ago at the Cider Mill meet in Shelton. Are the deluxe pick up and Special Delivery also former Tim Kelly vehicles? Bob
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The black 1930 TCD I brought to the Cider Mill in Shelton is not part of the Doug Clayton collection.

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