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Old 10-30-2017, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Zephyrs loaded to a new home

I help a collector with help from time to time on his collections, he had all six of the Zephyr coupe years and he's had them for some time and it was time for them to go to a new home.

I lined them up and loaded them on the hauler of choice by the buyer for transit out west. Yes, I would have preferred an enclosed for sure!

It's rare to have/see one but all six years from '37-'42 may be the only collection like it in the world.

I call them the girls... so yes.. I have the girls all lined up for their final farewell. Then, a final transport shot. It was a tight fit, and a challenge to load.
I thought you guys would like to see them so sharing the final farewell. My favorite is the blue '39.

Larry Shepard
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:51 PM   #2
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Now that's a flashback kind of traffic stopper. What a sight!
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:15 PM   #3
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Beautiful cars. Shipping them all on one transport maybe economical, but that is putting all your eggs in one basket. To manage risk, you distribute the potentials for loss.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:26 PM   #4
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I agree guys but it is the choice of the buyer. I didn't own them.... just help with service work. It was the choice of the new owner to haul them as shown.
I totally agree I would have done transport much differently if they were mine.
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TRULY GORGEOUS CARS ! They are all outstanding but always favored the 37.I guess it's the grille! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:07 PM   #7
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Wow is all I have to say! I love the 39 and 40 . . . just awesome cars!
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Must have been a very emotional experience for the seller and you too Larry.. Bill
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Wow! What a great collection
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A bevy of beauties. My faves are the 37 and the 39, not that anyone cares....
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Holy moly!! That rig's cargo is sure to cause a bunch of distracted driving. That collection is crazy awesome. Thanks for sharing Larry.
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If it wasn't for the late model truck it looks like another load out for delivery back in the day to the dealers.
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What beautiful models!
I don’t think there was ever a custom built coupe that matched the Beauty of the Zephers right out of the factory!
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Wow, What an impressive collection. Are all six Coupes going to the same new owner, or is the collection being divided between the new owners? Larry, thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:01 AM   #15
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"stinkin heifers" are among the prettiest if not the prettiest coupes ever built.

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Old 10-31-2017, 06:15 AM   #16
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Outstanding collection. Thanks for sharing this.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:38 AM   #17
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Completely over the top. Thanks for giving me the delight. Just damn!!
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What an awesome sight this must be traveling down the highway! Would love to see this rig in person.
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Wow, glad to see them together, hopefully they stay that way and don't get chopped up down the road.
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Larry, I assume they all went to the same place and the collection stays together? That is an impressive collection. If it were mine I'd have a hard time letting go.
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