Re: Some recent online postings

Posted by packardsix1939 On 2023/10/28 10:18:33
Think I might have found out why the chrome trunk lid mouldings are missing from the Custom Eight. Here is a rear view of the car from the auction catalog. Notice the Ultramatic Drive chrome script on the trunk lid. We all know that Ultramatic Drive was not available until the 23rd series, yet this is an early 22nd series car. Also, note the absence of the holes for the moulding clips. My guess is that the car was rear-ended at some point, and the deck lid was replaced with one from a 23rd series car. The 23rd Series Custom 8's still had the deck lid mouldings, so this one must be off of a lower priced model like a Standard or a Deluxe.

Agree that it will be a challenge to find the missing mouldings to complete this restoration.

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