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Old 05-15-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Alex Drier bubbletop?

He was apparently a newscaster in Chicago and Los Angeles in the late 1950s/early 1960s and built (likely had somebody build it for him) a 1957 Continental Mark II into a bubbletop custom. Apparently spent some time in the Movieworld Cars of the Stars Museum, possibly sold out of the museum at auction in 1976. Anybody know anything about it?

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Alex Drier bubbletop?

Lee Wells a high end upholstery guy back in the 60's and 70's was involved with one. Same car ? I think Lee said the car was fairly new when they started it but the father of the owner let him have it because quite a bit had rust along the bottom. They made it looked sectioned.
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Alex Drier bubbletop?

Lee Wells car is same car---------------TwoChops
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Alex Drier bubbletop?

hm.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...8&postcount=41

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Old 05-15-2008, 03:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: Alex Drier bubbletop?

This is also from Rikster's site. Dig the Hilborn injected Lincoln Y-block.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: Alex Drier bubbletop?

Its owned by a guy in IL, currently being restored.......................one of my favorite cars
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:15 PM   #7
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Default Re: Alex Drier bubbletop?

that car is at Frame Up rod shop in northern Illinois, I just saw it two weekends ago. I guess its cool, not my cup of tea, but the pegan gold paint was amazing.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:34 AM   #8
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Default Re: Alex Drier bubbletop?

The chassis number is C56G3127. The Mark II registry has more history:

http://markiiforum.com/showthread.ph...highlight=3127

I first saw the car at the Movieworld Cars of the Stars Museum in Buena Park, CA in December of 1971. I'm pretty sure I took a picture at the time.

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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what a way to ruin a beautiful Continental Mark II...sad!
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