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Old 07-18-2010, 11:33 PM
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Default First cruise-in

Went to my first car cruise-in with my "new" car today. Only one other Professional Car there....gee, wonder whose that was? Had a nice time, although had to get out my owner's manual to prove to a guy that Cadillac DID make limousines in the factory, that it was not a stretch from an out-sourced company. Other than that, it was a very enjoyable day
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It is looking really good Shawn, looking forward to seeing it in Albany
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those 75s are a nice car.
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Shawn: Do you know where your BEAUTIFUL in-servce at new? MM
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It is looking really good Shawn, looking forward to seeing it in Albany
Unfortunately, this one will not be in Albany....haven't had it long enough to trust it and I have scheduled the radiator to be re-done the week we are away, so that when we get back I can put it back in and that will be finished.
The burgandy one will be there.....
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:15 PM
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Shawn: Do you know where your BEAUTIFUL in-servce at new? MM
This is what I know so far. Protect-o-Plate was in the back of the warranty booklet. The gentleman I bought it from said "here is the owner's manual and other stuff, never looked at them". I bet now he would have wished he did.

Name on the protect-o-plate is Robert Ruliph Morgan Carpenter Jr.
Car was purchased on 7/22/68 at Delaware Motor Company, Wilmington, DE
Address on the plate is the DuPont headquarters building in Wilmington, DE

Mr Carpenter's mother was a DuPont. His father was an executive or such there. Robert Jr was the owner of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1943-1981.
Pretty cool, huh?

At some point, the car was purchased by the Stevenson's Funeral Home in Dover, DE. There is a car dealer tag/sticker on the back that says George Hoffecker Auto, Smyrna, DE. I am thinking that the car was sold or traded there and then sold to the funeral home. They had it until at least '93, as I have an insurance card with their name and date on it.

Then, car is taken to Carlisle flea market and sold to the man I purchased it from in 1996. Then I purchased it July 5, 2010.

Needless to say I am impressed that it was originally owned by someone somewhat famous. Who knows how many rich people rode around in that car...maybe I should take the back seat out and look for money that may have fallen out of their pockets.....my luck I would find a quarter!!!
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Had a nice time, although had to get out my owner's manual to prove to a guy that Cadillac DID make limousines in the factory, that it was not a stretch from an out-sourced company. Other than that, it was a very enjoyable day
I usually have the complete opposite argument.
Nice pictures.
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Great looking car Shawn!
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Shaun, this is tantalizing. I hope you have the insurance in place. Happy Driving!
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