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History Alex Drier bubbletop?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Foul, May 15, 2008.

  1. Foul
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    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?

    thx,
    dan
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    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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    Lee Wells car is same car---------------TwoChops

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    This is also from Rikster's site. Dig the Hilborn injected Lincoln Y-block.[​IMG]
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    Its owned by a guy in IL, currently being restored.......................one of my favorite cars
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    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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    what a way to ruin a beautiful Continental Mark II...sad!

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