Last post on May 09, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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#1257 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [berri]
May 09, 2011 (1:36 pm)
Yeah, I do remember the Kaisers had something similar that almost looked like bamboo or straw.
#1258 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [fintail]
May 09, 2011 (1:43 pm)
You know, Ford made a lot of versions of the Model A and the one I'm thinking of was a "Victoria". Very rare and actually very nice looking.
I know that at least some of those did come with a padded top.
And I think they also made a coupe that was susposted to look like a convertable with side irons and all.
Now I'm going to have to go look!
#1259 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [isellhondas]
May 09, 2011 (2:00 pm)
The Victoria was a pretty car for the price and time. The car with fake landau bars was simply the "sport coupe" IIRC. When I was a kid an old friend of the family had one...looks like a convertible, but it isn't.
#1260 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [fintail]
May 09, 2011 (2:15 pm)
Back in about 1970, I knew a guy with a '63 Impala SS. A nice car but nothing that special at the time. A guy wanted to trade him straight across for a NICE Model A Victoria but the guy refused.
#1261 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [fintail]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2011 (2:43 pm)
Well the A, like many early 30s cars, did not have a roof stamped from one piece. It was sectioned and then a rubber/vinyl or whatever the hell it was, covering went over the open center portion of the roof, which was re-inforced with wood.
Only after the Budd Company (makers of railroad cars) taught the auto industry how to do large stampings, did cars get "turret roofs"...maybe what...1936 or so?
#1262 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 09, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Yep, they called them "turret tops". I didn't know they got them from the railroads though.