Here is the history as we know it of this 1942 Crown Imperial Limousine:
This car was one of the few cars built and delivered during WWII. It is a rare and beautiful car. This car was purchased as a project car by a member of Marc Grainger's family. He found it in Oklahoma, and the car was in need of a lot of care. Intending the car as a retirement project, he brought the car to his home in Kansas and started the restoration. The project, it turned out was more than the 75 year old man could do, so he asked Marc for help. Marc is a car builder with 32 year experience building classic cars and street rods. They spent the next year doing a frame-up nut and bolt restoration on the car. Pictures were taken to document the restoration. Every effort was made to duplicate the original elegance and style of the car. The Limo was completed in 2004. Marc's cousin lived long enough to see the car completed and drive it a few times. When he died, he willed the car to Marc, with the understanding that Marc could sell it to recoup the huge investment that was in the car.
We don't know how many of these cars were originally built, but few if any remain. In fact, this may be the only one still in existence.
Because of the rarity of the car, we have no idea of the value, but it was recently appraised at $35000.00. The car will be featured in the Kruse auto auction in Tulsa Okalahoma on June 9-11th, 2006 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.
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