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February 23, 2008


Tim Abbott

You and Tuck are close enough to see your reflections in the chrome, Sissy... The caption on the reverse of the photo says it was taken in January, 1932 on a trip to Florida and the vehicle is a Cadillac LaSalle. That's my great grandmother Alice May (Martin) Barker at the wheel. It is unkind of me, but whenever I look at this picture I keep hearing Almira Gulch's theme from the Wizard of Oz...

Sissy Willis

Oh, and here's the website that got us on the right track:


Sissy Willis

We think we've got it . . . Google and my husband, an automotive historian, have zeroed in on the case:

5-pass town coupe (style number 32-16-222 [5181]) 1932 Cadillac V-16


You drive, boy!

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