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Herb Iffrig
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Towncar-Old Photo

Post by Herb Iffrig » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:12 pm

towncar.JPG
Or is it a laundalet?

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Re: Towncar-Old Photo

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:28 pm

I figured if it was closed over the driver it was a town car and open it was a Laundalet, during that era. (I think the 1908 catalog, Ford, shows it that way)
The original enclosed town car was carried by two or more people who were out in the open, also called a sedan chair. Of course the sedan chair got more doors to haul the family but was getting a little heavy for a couple of guys to carry as was the Town car so the Model T was invented!
Around 1928 or so seems they were called Town car with no permanent roof over the driver and limo if it had one and the driver was closed off, in both cases, from the rear passenger.
Only my OP others will differ. :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Towncar-Old Photo

Post by Kaiser » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:22 am

Great picture !, looks like they repurposed an old taxi into a delivery 'van', that towncar sure looks like it has some miles on it since new... ;)
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Re: Towncar-Old Photo

Post by Scott Rosenthal » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:44 am

Great photo Herb....have not seen this one before. Curious whether this is an 09 or 10? Early photos show this body with furnished both standard Touring style handles, and also Bale handles. Could have been dictated by the body supplier I guess....anyone have data on this?
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Re: Towncar-Old Photo

Post by Scott Rosenthal » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 am

town car at 1908 ny auto expo   1-15-2020.jpg
Sorry....had to dig to find this. 1908 NY Auto Expo I believe. Bonus photo since it's a 2 lever.
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Re: Towncar-Old Photo

Post by bud delong » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 am

Great pictures and thanks to all!! :D Bud. :D PS,Anyone see the background? :D Bud. :D


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Re: Towncar-Old Photo

Post by Drkbp » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:21 am

The Town Car photo Scott posted above was in the New York Auto show that ran from December 31, 1908 through January 7, 1909.
Ford had all five body styles shown. The Coupe and Touring car are behind the Town Car, Roadster and Laundaulet.
The row of Fords along the aisle are two-pedal so I imagine the Coupe and Touring were as well.
Here is a little different angle showing the Town Car Scott posted at the left.
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