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they were notorious for failures, especially after the 2nd or 3rd year.

 

 

It is my understanding that the cause of most problems was the electrical system. They used Lucas wiring. Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices.

 

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It is my understanding that the cause of most problems was the electrical system. They used Lucas wiring. Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices.

 

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Exactly, the bane of most cars made in UK at one time.  Always thought the Triumph Spitfire was a great looking car, but same problems.  One of the reasons why I purchased a Fiat 124 Sports Spyder in '78.  For four years, a very good car and lots of fun. Then started snapping clutch cables for no discoverable reason.

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Speaking of "Ferraris", or at least the man responsible for the creation of the famed Italian marque, Enzo Ferrari was once quoted as saying he believed the Series 1 Jaguar E-type was the most beautifully car ever manufactured in any quantity.

 

 

 

A man of true understanding.  The only thing I would add would be that it was the most beautifully designed car of any kind.  Haven't a clue as to how it handled.  My dream conformation:  rag top, British racing green, tan leather interior.

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In Behind the Headlines (1937), with Lee Tracy and stand in for Madge Evans, Diana Gibson.  Now, that's a Cord!:

 

 

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812 Phaeton convertible.

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These passed by my feed on facebook the same day I saw this thread so I figured they would fit in.  2970098533_1_5_Vd8gupX8.jpg

 

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These passed by my feed on facebook the same day I saw this thread so I figured they would fit in.  2970098533_1_5_Vd8gupX8.jpg

 

Now, That's a Peach!  Note the Georgia license plate.

 

 

 

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These passed by my feed on facebook the same day I saw this thread so I figured they would fit in.  2970098533_1_5_Vd8gupX8.jpg

 

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That's a nice. . . .car?

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 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Series II [bN7] in Die Screaming, Marianne (1971):

 

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It goes over a cliff.  Why do filmmakers always find it necessary to destroy nice cars?

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 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Series II [bN7] in Die Screaming, Marianne (1971):

 

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It goes over a cliff.  Why do filmmakers always find it necessary to destroy nice cars?

Sometimes they don't.  They may substitute a similar junker for the destruction scene.

I watch the Perry Mason TV series on DVD fairly often.  There is one episode where a man has his nice, new '60's luxury car go over a cliff.  Except in that scene, it is obviously a late '40's junker.  In fact, I think I may have seen the same clip in other shows/movies.

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Per the IMCDB, a 1914 Stutz Bearcat in The Great White Hope (1970):

 

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Golly, is that J. E. Jones himself driving?  Nooooo. . . . .Yes?

 

(That's one racy little thing!)

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Norman Maine's roadster from A Star is Born (1937):

 

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But what is it?

 

 

Yep, that's a real "doozy" of a car there alright, slayton! ;)

 

(...in other words, I'm fairly sure that it's a Duesenberg Model J convertible, a 1934 or '35, maybe)

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It might also be an early to mid '30's AUBURN.

 

 

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While often using the same basic platform as the Duesenbergs, the Auburn cars featured more enclosed fenders and the rear ends came more to a point, hence the term "The Boattail Speedsters".

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Actually, not all Auburns had that rear end design.

 

And it appears that Auburn, Cord AND Deusenberg were for a while all tied in together.

 

 

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1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark [76-X] in Killer's Kiss (1955):

 

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Unfortunately, this photo doesn't do it justice.  It shows to better advantage in the movie.

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Perhaps this would be more appropriate for "That's a weird car," but this was included in the Deanna Durbin 1941 film Nice Girl? that was shown on TCM Sunday night.

 

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Perhaps this would be more appropriate for "That's a weird car," but this was included in the Deanna Durbin 1941 film Nice Girl? that was shown on TCM Sunday night.

 

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It'd be interesting to know if this car might have been styled by famed Head of GM Styling Dept. Harley Earl(seated here in his 1951 concept car, the Buick LeSabre), as he would be quite the proponent of the postwar tail fin trend...

 

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(...btw...years ago as a teenager in L.A. circa the late-'60s, I would take car design courses on Saturday mornings and afternoons and taught by a man who worked in the GM styling dept. during Mr. Earl's tenure with that company...yep, as Brando says in that one movie, "I could'a been a contender", in the car styling biz anyway, as I was pretty darn good at that and according to my teacher)

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1959 Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato in La Notte (1961), Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Michalangelo Antonioni, dir.:

 

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1959 Jaguar XK 150 in A Quiet Place in the Country (1969), with Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Elio Petri (the antenna placement is unfortunate):

 

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From Cross Country Cruise (1934), with Lew Ayres, and Alice White:

 

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The IMCBD doesn't have an entry for this movie, but my guess is it's a Rolls Royce of some sort.

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In the 1964 remake of THE KILLERS...

 

A 1963 AC Cobra 289 (John Cassavetes and Angie Dickinson pictured)...

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And, a 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager pictured)...

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