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History The Keller

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,701

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Keller


    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
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  2. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,130

    oldiron 440

    Very interesting, the cars kind of remind me of a carnival ride car.
  3. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,846

    Rand Man

    Kinda looks like a Morris. In the Dale interview, were they asking for your expertise in engine, suspension, trannies?
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  4. Nice to see "rack and pinion" on such a fine automobile.

    ( . )( . )


  5. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
    Posts: 3,571

    uncleandy 65

    Looks like a better model of the Crosley
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  6. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,862

    from New York

    There were less than 20 Keller Station Wagons produced and only three known to exist today. I saw one a few years ago and you could see why they could not compete with the big three. The wood Station Wagon was the costliest body style and the most labor intensive to build. By 1948 the public wasn't willing to spend several hundred dollars more for a Station Wagon then a Sedan. Because of cost's and maintenance to the wood bodies Ford, Chevy and Chrysler were phasing out wood bodied cars. Keller was just starting to build them. I guess the saying "Too little, too late" fits.
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  7. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,120


    A great story. Thanks for finding it. Those were heady times after WWII and opportunities abounded.
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  8. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,118


    Thanks for the tips on the shows
  9. Not a crap post at all. What a story!
  10. Cool....lots of little motorized mini's came out after the war because of the demand for transportation. I have a 1947 MotorEtte that has some really good sheet metal work stashed over in a corner.
  11. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,120


    The only MotorEtte I have ever seen pictures of is from, like 1911. Do you gave pictures?

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