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Re: 1946 Clipper 8 Sedan - Mecum Tulsa 2023
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No, the so-called Errol Flynn convertible coupe on the Clipper chassis no longer exists, though more recently a replica has been constructed. There are some other custom-bodied Clippers, among the best documented (extensive info in the Derham archives at the CCCA museum) are a pair of similar but not identical long wheelbase convertible sedans, also by Derham, for the President of Lebanon and the Sheik of Kuwait. As I recall, at least one of these was a gift, paid for by one of the major petrochemical companies. These photos from the Derham archives; the full files make fascinating reading!

Note the extended front and rear bumpers and siren on the Kuwait car, making it the longer of the two. Every so often one hears rumors that one or the other still exists, secreted away somewhere in the Middle East. But probably not....

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