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Old 02-18-2003, 11:23 AM
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What kind of car was featured on Joe Millionaire?

The white limo with the droopy rear end. A friend thinks it was a Bentley, but the grille didn't look Bentleyish to me. Anybody have an idea?

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Old 02-18-2003, 11:33 AM
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I really don't think it was a roller. I specifically checked for the flying lady. Bill, does the magazine identify the model?
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Old 02-18-2003, 12:03 PM
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How about a Daimler?

I think this is it.

http://www.vandenplas.com/daimler/ds420.htm
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Many of those old Bristish luxury cars had similar lines... I do think I saw the flying lady on the grill...

http://www.swammelstein.nl/models.htm This site claims to have pics of all RR models....

PS.... for many years the only difference between a Bentley and a Rolls was that the sides of the grill on the Rolls were made convex to make them look flat to the human eye... whereas the Bentley grill was in fact flat on the side... but flat chrome looks concave to the human eye....and the charged about $200 difference for the Rolls as a result of the extra work...

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This is what I would guess it to be...1954 Silver Wraith LWB
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Sorry, leathermang it was the Daimler. I watched every episode and the car caught my attention early on, so I paid a lot of attention to it. The grill was curved, so it did not have the "straight appearing" lines of a Rolls, nor did it have the Bentley wings. And there was definitely no flying lady, or Spirit of Ecstasy, perched on the top. The car had integrated headlights, not separate ones as shown in the photo you posted. I looked at all the Rolls models, and none of them had quite the same rear end. Notice the chrome strip on the Daimler drops off gradually, while the Rolls models drop at a much steeper angle. I thought for a while that it might have been a coach built special, but the car in the series looked too new for that. I'm sticking with the Daimler. One more episode left, so maybe they'll show it again next week.

Thanks for the suggestion, though. I always appreciate reading your posts.
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You very well may be correct.. however, I don't think it is the model you posted the first picture of ... seems like it has more the sweeping to the rear of the fender line which is more pronounced than that picture... (?)

Of course they could throw us a curve ball by using a car made by one of the independant coachbuilders which often did special creations for a chassis....

Bill, Time to post that picture you are referring to !

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