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Posted By: Rick Thompson
Posted On: Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:41 AM
 
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Outstanding photos, John, but they raise a question. I have the original
Conquest model in Parma Wine, and it has the black fabric roof as does your gray one. All of the photos I can find in books and magazines show the roof as black. Does anyone know if the roofs were available in the body color, as on Goldvarg's models?

My green one from Sergio is due today and I"m looking forward to it, but seeing the contrast in your photos makes me wonder if the roofs were available in any color other than black (which seems to have been the industry standard across the board in the late '40s and before).

Thanks!

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PICs - From My Collection - '48 Pontiac by John Merritt #27071
Fine models, and I really like your b&w picture. I'm going to try one of those soon. (EOM) by David Holcombe #27071.1
+1 (EOM) by Jacques Roest #27071.2
+2. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #27071.2.1
Outstanding photos, John, but they raise a question. I have the original by Rick Thompson #27071.3
Nothing definitive but a quick Google search reveals by John Kuvakas #27071.3.1Zone Diplomat
Rick, I looked up original sales brochures and found a red by Bob Jackman #27071.3.2
Thanks, Bob and John. I don't have the '48 brochure (I checked) so by Rick Thompson #27071.3.2.1
The Conquest Plymouth was issued with black tops. Then someone noted that.... by Harvey Goranson #27071.3.2.1.1
The Pontiacs had color tops to match the body. Fords had a brown color top by Curtis Parisi #27071.3.3
On the S.F.B.B.C. BRK 95 1948 Buick Roadmaster in pale yellow, by Michel Lemieux #27071.3.3.1




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