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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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This old roadster wants to go home to find the wizard that pulled wrenches on her back in the 50's and made her so quick. She was built by a man who worked at the Salt Lake City Lincoln-Mercury dealer in the early to mid 50's. She's a 1933 with a '34 hood and grill. The car was a dark maroon before the '54 Buick color you see in the photos. It had a white Tonneau cover that zipped up the middle and did not have a top. The windshield was chopped and the hood was louvered with 80 louvers .

The car also had a pencil-sized stainless steel fender welt and the frame, suspension and engine were painted dark blue with a chrome front and rear axle. It had a black horizontal tuck-&-roll with a small silver beading on the seats and door panels. The dash had a chrome-plated gauge panel and glove-box door. It also had a built 1940 Mercury engine with a four-inch crank and Lincoln gears. Approximate time frame the roadster moved to Seattle was around...1957??? It was stored in a basement under the stairs -- the garage door was filled in with windows, and there she sat for many years until the car was bought by
Robert Norrie of Seattle in the mid 1960's. The car had a blown clutch and the brakes needed work.

I've owned this little roadster for 45 years and believe the story to be accurate. This old roadster needs your help to identify its original builder and help her find her way home. Any small piece of information could be important. She's not for sale! Just wants to reunite with her former builder or his family and friends.

Thanks, Bill

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Awesome car and story. Post it on the hamb might get better response. Here they get pissy over hotrods but I dig it
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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neat story....agree about posting on the HAMB.....good luck with finding original builder....Mike
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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Love it!! Looks almost like mine!! Always
been my favorite since I was in high school
in the 60's!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #5
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Awesome car and story. Post it on the hamb might get better response. Here they get pissy over hotrods but I dig it
I disagree . Most of us here would love to own that Ford.
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Wish I could help you on locating the builder. I grew up in the middle of the country and the car on left side. Great story, great car and good luck!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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Sorry can't help BUT 45 years to find the owner???
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Love your car and hope you find the trail to its birth.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:19 PM   #9
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Great car. Sorry I can't help but sure wish I could.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #10
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A lot of us here on the early V8 part of the barn have dabbled in the hot rod bits & pieces and most have intrest both ways. I spent some time in Utah but not enough to know the folks your looking for. The HAMB has a 1000:1 more posters & lurkers than there are here on the barn. Salt Lake City is a pretty good size metro now but I have seen quite a few posters on the HAMB from that area. Lake Bonneville is not too far away.
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Good story, thanks for looking for parts,
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:18 AM   #12
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I disagree . Most of us here would love to own that Ford.
Love your avatar,got one just like it.Mines W/B what color is yours?? Ran it almost dailey for 20 yrs,been laid up for 2-3 yrs now with a problem. I'll get to it this spring for sure,i miss driving it. ken ct.
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Kool car!
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:04 AM   #14
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Love the car. On the HAMB there is a social club called the Utah Hambers. You might want to post the pictures with them and see if you get a bite. It's a start. Someone might remember it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:14 PM   #15
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Don't matter if its a "hot rod" here as long as its got a flatty. There's some real "history" with that car.

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Old 01-25-2014, 02:22 PM   #16
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I disagree . Most of us here would love to own that Ford.
I agree, many of us here would love to own that car, including me, but I also agree that the H.A.M.B. gets much more traffic than here, and someone there just my remember that roadster. Let us know if you find out more info or maybe even the original builder. Good story, nice car!
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I'd look for a salt lake city car club and start asking for the oldest locals
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