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 Post subject: 30 Willy's Knight 66B46319 Plaidside Roadster
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:36 pm 
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Location: Belfast, TN
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I restored this 66B Willy's Knight Plaidside Roadster in 1988. This car was purchased at the Movie Town Auction by my Long Island client. This car was used by Clarke Gable and left at the warehouse on the movie sets. The motor was frozen at the time of the auction and they tried to free it by pulling it which resulted in broken sleeves and bent rods. The car was in excellent condition with extremely low mileage and is painted it the original colors. This car is still on the show circuit with the restoration from 1988. The car was designed by Amos Northrup and according to recent records only 13 exist today.


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File comment: This is one of the finest examples of automotive design, in my opinion of all the cars I have worked on which all flows together.
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File comment: Chassis ready for the body to be attached.
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 Post subject: Re: 30 Willy's Knight 66B46319 Plaidside Roadster
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:55 pm 
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Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:40 pm
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Very nice. How many of the plaidside cars still exist? I see there are some phaetons as well as roadsters.


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