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Old 02-04-2020, 02:10 PM   #1
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Cold outside today and am watching and old episode of Andy Griffith. In this one Otis the drunk got a car. Had a hole in the top of the door and from one shot I could see it had no door panel and also no window crank was visible. thumbnail_image1[1] (3).jpg
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:46 PM   #2
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The episode is called "Hot Rod Otis". It is one sweet 33 Cabriolet. Got to see the whole episode, get to hear it crank and run, unmistakable FLathead V8. Great episode and in the end Charlie Varney was one luck dude!!! LOL
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Interesting to note it has the early skirtless fenders.

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Old 02-04-2020, 09:20 PM   #4
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGtz...vZozI&index=20




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"I'll have what he's having".
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Does the car still exist?
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that darn Otis, he gets to have all the fun
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Does the car still exist?
I've often wondered, my self. I also wondered myself IF it would be possible to research old studio records to see when and to whom the car was sold to at the point it was "liquidated" and then trace subsiquent sales there after.
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Here's a better picture....they are NOT skirtless. DD


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I've often wondered, my self. I also wondered myself IF it would be possible to research old studio records to see when and to whom the car was sold to at the point it was "liquidated" and then trace subsiquent sales there after.

I can't find it now, but I remember reading an article years ago and it seems Dick Scritchfield may have ended-up with the car as a result of a huge studio auction. Seems like the studio had owned the car since new. DD
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Charlie, it's just the angle and shadow. I've only seen this episode 35 times and I watch it everytime its on just to see the 33. But its a standard 33 sorry for the poor quality picture.
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That Cabriolet does exist, I used to own it. It went to Denver and was turned into a retro street rod with a 351 motor. When I had it, it was featured in American Rodder magazine in 1992. I believe it is in Arizona right now cared for by the last owners widow.
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Oh! Snap!

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i tried to watch it on youtube and could only find a listing that wants a buck 95 to watch it. anyone got a better link?
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That Cabriolet does exist, I used to own it. It went to Denver and was turned into a retro street rod with a 351 motor. When I had it, it was featured in American Rodder magazine in 1992. I believe it is in Arizona right now cared for by the last owners widow.
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Was it still "Stock" when you owned the car??? What ashamed to hear the latter part of your story!!! Might you have any pictures of the car when you owned it???
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Try this link. Should be able to see most old TV show episodes here.
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Thanks for that link, worked like a charm.
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Remember this Cabriolet driven by Montgomery Clift in 'A Place in the Sun'?...
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Was it still "Stock" when you owned the car??? What ashamed to hear the latter part of your story!!! Might you have any pictures of the car when you owned it???
Was not stock, heres a couple of scans out of the magazine
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