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Besides making jeeps, Ford made staff cars.
Among collectors of vintage American cars it’s generally known that 1942 model year cars are particularly rare. "V" Names Never saw another one with that paint scheme either. I certainly don’t! That Caddie would have shunted Churchill & Monty’s Wolseley.
It was remarked one day by a friend during a ride in the Caddy, after turning a corner, that the Six Meter turned faster then the Caddy. Hence, he bought my daughter, his grand daughter, a house in West El Paso, TX.
Jack Roush’s 1941 Ford U.S. Army Air Corps staff car replica.
How about the tinsel on staff uniform was that drabbed down too? It was nothing but catch up after 2007 for Ford, GM and RAM. Both cars were terrible by today’s standards. That Buick labored on for many more years after I left home. So, yeah, some people may think that my kids and grandkids are spoiled but in reality all we are doing is paving the way for them and making it a little easier for them to enter real life without the burden of debt, in essence giving them a leg up on the competition. He later on bought a 55 Buick Special 2 door hardtop which I learned to drive on along with my granddad’s 63 IH 3 on the tree. My related personal story involves a 41′ Cadillac, one that almost became staff car. I know what I look for in a truck. 5/21/2018 All rights reserved worldwide. For its day, it was a real go-getter with an exhaust note all its own because of the side-valves. In fact my father-in-law used to work there and I was right around the corner from that Cadillac when I asked for his blessing to marry his daughter. While it is true that not many 42′ automobiles were built, it was still in the thousands of units for Cadillac.
I bought it from the groundskeeper/gardener for the original owner who willed it to him. The two girls inherited those cars when they turned 16 because they were often chic cars, like a used Mercury Comet, or a used Chevy Nova, or one in particular, a used Gremlin! In 1892 his family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where he grew up. Coincidentally, that weekend that they were going to be have a vehicle show in conjunction with a VFW hall that was hosting a veterans’ reunion. These included military models with machine gun mounts like the Horch 108 and converted civilian versions for high-ranking officers like the Horch 853. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=34115&id=34253. In the U.S., Brazil and other American countries the frequent colour is flat olive-drab. People of that era went through pretty interesting and exciting times. What was my dad thinking!? He said the Dodges were good for following someone because they were fairly quick but he said if an agent was tailing the Russians and they knew it they could not be outrun in their Cadillacs.
In this chart of military staff cars and command cars, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific vehicle.
By clicking OK, you are confirming that this image is only to be used for the rights in the existing license. I sold it to my next brother in line, then he sold it to our next younger brother in line, and so on. We didn’t have the electronics that kids these days do. Jeff S, my very first car I actually bought myself after I got my drivers license was a 49 Buick (Sedan, not Roadmaster) with a Straight 8 and Fluid Drive. Actually, the Milburn Wagon Co., started auto production later(1914) then Studebaker. Eisenhower was a great president.
This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage. Hobbylinc carries over 600 world war ii - wwii german military model vehicle kits at discounts up to 50%. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Summersby.
The term is most often used in relation to the United Kingdom where they were first used in quantity during World War I, examples being the Vauxhall D-type and Crossley 20/25. Vehicles This image is no longer for sale. Stories. Everyone in MY family pitches in. I am a coin collector, and the Eisenhower dollar (1971-1978) is one of my favorites.
Some good. In think I’ve seen a 52-53 Ford that color. My parents told me that there were few if any consumer goods available and after the end of the war it took a while for the manufacturing to get back to producing consumer goods. What is the value of a nazi flag off a staff car from World War 2?
It was in service in the European theater from 1942 to 1945 and when Eisenhower wasn’t being chauffeured it was likely used by other generals. Hence in addition to the iconic Willys MB and Ford GPW jeeps, American automakers produced a decent number of 1942 model sedans to be used as staff cars.
We live in a golden age of automotive goodness. Thread starter #1. @Highdesertcat–My dad was an FBI agent during WWII and spent most of his time doing surveillance work in New York City. This was in Malibu, CA where we lived at the time and lots of transients and day-laborers were about, most of them without transportation. You had to leave plenty of room to slow or stop. The original unused spare tire was still in the trunk holding air. Just throw a fat guy in the Ram. No credible automotive journalist picks the Tundra as better than the Ram truck. During and after WW II the military jeep (and later the HMMWV) replaced many of these staff car or command vehicles. Jeff S, I bet your dad had good stories to tell of his time in the FBI.
Military Issue equipment, clothing, boots, MREs, MOLLE gear and much more. However, just because they stopped production of automobiles for civilian use doesn’t mean that the American car companies completely stopped building cars. The Mercury stayed parked on the street in front of our house until one day when I came home from school, and it was gone.
Along with military jeeps of varying vintages, ambulances, Power Wagons, armored vehicles and half-tracks on display was this 1942 Cadillac staff car, documented to have been used by General Eisenhower in England before the D-Day invasion and then again in Germany closer to the end of the war.
You use them, then you lose them. It has previously been bought for a multiple re-use license which is still valid. In addition to the standard factory equipment that included a flathead V8, it has blackout shields for all of the lights, a siren and flag mounts. "S" Names While intended for cross-country operations, the G4 actually lacked all-wheel drive to its six wheels with only the rear axles (with two self-locking differentials) linked as such and the front axles being left out of the equation. Talk about oooogly! My mother cooked on a fuel stove. Full gallery here. Good memories.
Yes, there was always food on the table and shelter. At the time I owned the Caddy, was also sailing my 33 ft. Six Meter racing sloop. h3dA208809 hum3d Japanese battleship Yamato 3d model. World War Two Soldier & Morris 10-4 Staff Car, England. World War II Staff Car with flags for a Lt. General, at an Ohio auto show, June 2005. Sitemap.
Other regular passenger vehicles were routinely purchased in small quantities, not standardized. There is a very interesting history involving the boys from Mishawaka, Indiana. Sounds like your dad was a frugal and prudent man.
The first car my parents owned that was a pleasure to drive was the ’65 Peugeot 404 wagon (4 on the tree), and the first American car that was a pleasure to drive was the ’70 Valiant–despite the slushbox. http://www.carsindepth.com/?p=5149 As I recall, I only did a couple of these speed runs and always at night. But I still appreciate the styling and lines of old cars (and trucks) when they were objet’s de ‘art and the center of our lives. Those flatheads do have a cool sound. June 6, 1944 was the date of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Hitler’s “fortress Europe”. Car park reserved for staff members only. The Military wanted him to give them the car.
He said when he was on a stakeout he preferred the Fords because they had a gas heater but they were not as fast as some of the other cars. "W" Names I prefer new vehicles with their safety features but that does not mean that I cannot appreciate older cars and trucks. The car was bought new by a gentleman from Browns Point, Washington, shipped to Hawaii for his other home there, and was on board a ship in Kapalama Basin when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Actually some ’42s do indeed have chrome plating on their metal trim, but not to prevent reflections the enemy could see as with the Cadillac staff car. And CVTs don’t count for anything. Speaking of rank, it’s interesting to note that while the staff cars are painted in drab olive green paint, they still retain all of their logos and badges. The few used Volkswagens in the market cost twice as much as new ones. And I still love to drive as much as I did then. When the U.S. entered WWI, Packard made a custom Twin Six for the use of U.S. commander Gen. “Black Jack” Pershing. Ronnie Schreiber edits Cars In Depth, a realistic perspective on cars & car culture and the original 3D car site. The love that my brothers and I developed for cars and trucks was largely driven by having to tinker on them to keep them running, even when new. My 41′ was a ’62’ series 4-door, the 42′ shown here is a ’63’ or ’67’ series and has a longer wheelbase and the fold up and out jump seats from behind the front seat.
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Sounds like quite a beautiful Mercury. If you did, you’d park it after a few minutes and be happy admiring it from afar. So he lives his life accordingly, and it has rubbed off on the rest of the family as well.
@Big Al–That is typical of cars of the 40’s they were more spartan. My mother’s parents were wonderful grandparents, they were always there and always supportive. The Cadillac had more than enough room for Ike and his “chauffeur”. But I agree that mundane blobs which are very expensive to own and operate (compared to our first rides) are the primary culprits. Very clean and elegant.
It was something inside the engine that was knocking and he went and bought a used 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 6-cyl with a Powerglide, that day. Sd.Kfz. http://www.milburn.us/history.htm. Service stations were supposed to limit sales to 5 gal per customer. It was Orange in body color with a White rooftop. Civilian car manufacturer Humber also manufactured two 8 cwt vehicles that were used by the British military throughout World War 2.
The car despite its weight, accelerated smartly with 150Hp and prodigious torque production down low. 1 of 12. "L" Names My job was to ensure sufficient wood was cut everyday after school. Your Lightboxes will appear here when you have created some. Jobs/pay are fewer, upkeep, costs, and liability are higher. He even owned a Metropolitan briefly. Gen. Eisenhower’s driver, Kay Summersby, poses with one of the general’s Cadillac staff cars.
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