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Old 04-05-2011, 11:51 AM
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Over the weekend I took a little trip out to CO to pick up the 61 Superior. It was definetly a interesting trip. The car itself was sitting on its frame in the silt, there was a tree over it and it was back about 150 ft from the main road in the brush. We had to have a flatbed come and get it out, all and all about a 4 1/2 hour load up time (after a 21 hr drive from Chicago). Here is the only pic I have uploaded so far.



Ok onto the questions, this didnt have a title so I really dont know where it came from. Are there any good resources to track at least what it was built for or who? Does Superior keep build records? I looked on here but I cant cross reference the model# as well. Here is what the tag says:

model # 604
Body # 6 79
Sill # 7520

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:55 AM
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My apologies Donna, I thought you bought a light green Superior, very similar in color to mine. Nice looking car.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:33 PM
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Congradulations Donna. Nice looking project. It looks to be pretty solid. Good luck with it, and please keep us updated on your progress.

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Old 04-05-2011, 01:04 PM
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the superior book will give you the a little information on the car. superior has changed hands a lot since they built this one. so no company records at all. digging around in and cleaning up the car will revile a lot of things. even a old pen under the seat can be a clue as to were it was put in service. the rear compartments may have a treasure trove of stuff. it just a wait and see. we all have had our frustration on tracing Hx of cars.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:21 PM
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The car has been cleaned. There was nothing in the overhead compartment, under the seat or the glove box.

The only thing I did find ,other than spiders and a mouse, was a syringe with no needle (no company listed)
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:42 PM
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According to the information in McPherson's Superior book, a 1961 Model 604 was a Royale Series limousine-style end-loading funeral coach that had a retail price of $10,194. A Model 604C was a Royale Series limousine-style combination car. There were 221 examples of the 604 end-loading hearse built - according to the book. The other numbers pertained to the Superior body number and the Cadillac sill (cowl) on this car.
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