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Old 05-27-2011, 02:45 PM
Attila Bethlenfalvy Attila Bethlenfalvy is offline
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Default '88 Eureka Towncar

Another I stumbled across out ferreting recently. Given uniqueness, figured some would want to see. How many were produced? Only one I've seen pictures of is (ex?) Dan Brintlinger's.

Neat detail is how the front window moldings are removable, making for a true top off, window down, open air look/feel.





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Old 05-27-2011, 03:21 PM
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Now.....there's an extremely rare piece! Looks to be mostly there and would make for a fairly easy restoration. I really hope someone in the PCS rescues this one.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:56 PM
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Default Great Find!

As usual, Attila, you have come across something noteworthy. These "McPherson-built" Town Cars are rare indeed, wtih only a dozen or so built from 1984-1988. I'll go into my files later and provide more specifics on the production.

Now, here's the next challenge for you: Find the one and only (McPherson) Eureka Town Car LIMOUSINE-STYLE hearse that was built!
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:35 PM
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Are you allowed to post more than one car in a thread?
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:52 PM
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As Tony said, there was one limousine-style Eureka Concours Town Car built. Tom McPherson told me that this car was ordered in the summer of 1985 by a Boston funeral director who was taking delivery of a new Concours Classic flower car at the plant and saw a finished Town Car there. He ordered a limousine version of the car on the spot. According to what Tom told me, the car was delivered just before Christmas of 1985 and the owner removed the roof and placed it into a special velvet bag he had made for it. The car was never used for services with the top on. The car was silver to match the guy's flower car. It was used for the Rickard Dreyfus movie "Once Around" in the final scenes. If I remember what I was told, the same guy later ordered a '87 FWD Eureka Concours Classic Flower car to replace the '85 RWD model. I'm sure McPherson has photos of this one-of-a-kind Town Car somewhere. He also has quite a few stories about how these cars came about and his experiences with selling and delivering them to customers.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:02 PM
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Does anyone know if the tops on those cars leaked very bad? Wonder how many of these saw day-to-day funeral service??
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Does anyone know if the tops on those cars leaked very bad? Wonder how many of these saw day-to-day funeral service??
I have heard the rain pours in.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:04 AM
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Default I remember....

At the PCS International Meet in 1985, which was held on the grounds of the Eureka plant, someone asked Tom if those roofs leaked. His answer was.......they are guaranteed. Guaranteed to leak that is.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:14 AM
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Atilla, is that car for sale?
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:39 AM
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Back in '88, at the Decatur meet, Dan B. told an interesting tale about his town car coach. Seems there is nothing to stop the window glass in the front doors at the "closed" position. If one is not careful, the glass will keep coming up and pop right out of the door. An unusual feature, eh?
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