LeMay Museum: 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible
From the everyday-man Model T to this elite Model J built by Walter M. Murphy in Pasadena, California, LeMay has everything.
This particular car is considered to be the most sumptuous body of the 485 Model J’s built by 20-different coach builders.
LeMay Museum: 1951 Nash Rambler Custom 2-Door Convertible
One of the first successful American compact cars, this coral-colored, skirted front and rear wheeled, unibody constructed cutie had a cloth convertible top which unfurled like a roll-top desk, leaving the window frames and rails in place. It was one of my wife’s favorites.
LeMay Museum: 1947 Kurtis Omohundro Comet
If you would like to learn a little something (or a lot) about automotive history and you’re in the area, definitely check out LeMay Museum. It’s the largest privately owned collection in the world.
This is the only Comet ever built by Frank Kurtis and Paul Omohundro and the first American sports car after WWII, it has been loaned to the museum by another private collector.
It’s a pretty interesting build for its time, having beautifully shaped chrome bumpers, a channeled aluminum body, and no outside door handles. It had a Flathead V8 engine which produced 100hp with a 3-speed manual transmission.
Photographicfrank submitted: A photo of mine from the Leavenworth Drive, an annual all-European car cruise through the Cascade Mountains in Washington state to the small Bavarian town of Leavenworth. One of the biggest events for European makes in the Pacific Northwest, it draws 800+ cars every year.
1958 Buick Century Convertible