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Elegance on Wheels

Elegance on Wheels

Mary, Persis, and Abby pose with their motorcar that might be a Packard. From an assortment of photos I found in an antique store in Simi Valley, California. View full size.

Close, but no Cigar

tterrace, this car is indeed a 1932 Ford V8 but, with all due respect, it is a cabriolet and not a roadster. The cabriolet had a windshield frame that was more part of the body, and had roll-up glass side windows that fit snugly into a more substantial folding top... the roadster had a separate, bolt-on windshield, and was often fitted with wind wings, a skimpier top, and side curtains. Here's a photo of a 32 ford roadster:

Their car

It's a 1932 Ford V8 Roadster.

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