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Antique HOLLYWOOD Movie Prop Cars from the 1930's
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Antique HOLLYWOOD Movie Prop Cars from the 1930's Antique HOLLYWOOD Movie Prop Cars from the 1930's Antique HOLLYWOOD Movie Prop Cars from the 1930's Antique HOLLYWOOD Movie Prop Cars from the 1930's Antique HOLLYWOOD Movie Prop Cars from the 1930's
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  1. ScaleMotorcars's Avatar Administrator
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    Several years ago I received an email about a stash of cars recently unearthed in Pennsylvania. I had the opportunity to purchase the lot but do to a lack of funding it wound up in another collection. I just ran across the photos again and figured everyone here might get a kick out of them. Remember, these were all build back in the 1930's or 40's. Nothing is really know about the builder or why he built them but it is great that they survived and we can still enjoy these antique builds today.

    As far as I know the current owner is THE RADIO GUY.

    This is a quote from RoyToys website, the person that found the cars.

    The following models were recently purchased in Pennsylvania and
    very little info on the creator is known. We are looking for background info of any type
    to help us solve this puzzle. Did we mention everything is crafted by hand...!

    A Charlie Chaplain movie from the 1920's used similar models and those models
    were used in a night scene where several cars on a mountain road rolled off the cliff.

    Accompaning the models ( mostly made of wood and cardboard ) we have original
    paper drawings used to scale the actual models. On one drawing we find multiple entries
    where the builder kept accurate records of time spent building the model. We have
    roughly 8 sheets of these drawings (some double sided) and the names of the autos
    are noted on each drawing... below are the model makes noted...

    [B]1927 Duesenburg[/B]
    [B]1913 Cadillac Roadster[/B]
    [B]1927 Lasalle[/B]
    [B]1928-29 Cadillac[/B]
    [B]1928 Chrysler Imperial 2 door[/B]
    [B]1932 Chrysler[/B]
    [B]1929 Cadillac Phayton[/B]
    [B]1929-30 Chrysler Roadster[/B]
    [B]1931 Chrysler[/B]

    [B]1928 Cadillac Roadster[/B]















































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  2. Nortley's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    What a great find. These models look like much better movie stand-ins than many of the Japanese warship models that got spotted, bombed, and blasted in some of those 40s and 50s movies. The pile of fenders makes me think that the models could come apart sorta realistically in a crash.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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  3. ScaleMotorcars's Avatar Administrator
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    Makes you think of the ingenuity of the build. Who would have thought using cardboard as a substitute for metal. I guess these could even be considered paper models.


    Antique HOLLYWOOD Movie Prop Cars from the 1930's
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    That's amazing stuff. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed the pictures.
    Old Sprinter
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    Very interesting collection of cars!
    The cardboard models could be used as templates for steel or brass sheet body panels.
    Regards,
    Giovanni


    Regards,
    Giovanni
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    Hello,

    A mad find! so a collection survived beautifully and is now retained.
    Is which over the scale well-known? Those look larger than 1: 8.

    www.scale16.de.vu
    the modelkit databank for the scale 1/16
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  7. Very cool piece of modeling history
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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