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09-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Welcome. Great story! You've come to the right place to seek advice and consul. When you can, be sure to post some photos and provide all the info that is on the Data Plate. Glad to have you aboard.

Pat Marshall
09-23-2012, 05:25 PM
Skip, I am in the process of updating 1911's history in our Registry.

The original 1955 dealer's invoice shows that the car was purchased by Bert P. Newton from Martin Motor Sales, Norwalk OH. We have no ownership information on the car after that until you purchased it in 1974.

Did you but 1911 from vendor Zolton Locey? Or maybe, was he a vendor selling it for someone from Chardon, Ohio?

Hopefully you can help us fill in the 1956-1973 gap....


Barry Wolk
09-23-2012, 06:54 PM
Welcome to the site. What do you mean by "modified"?

We are all visually oriented. Please post pictures.

09-23-2012, 07:55 PM
He had his cars on a bulletin board near the green modified Mark II the mod had been lowered tweaked out custom upholstered etc and looked nice but it just didnt set me on fire, I spent the day considering buying it or a yellow Kaiser Darrin but the one on the bulletin board just kept haunting me. The Mark II bought had actually belonged to Zolton and was in the garage at his house along with other makes as I recall.
My car is purely original except for the dark red repaint.

09-23-2012, 08:06 PM
Duke: Welcome to the Forum. No time like the present to get to work on your Mark II; no car benefits from sitting for decades before getting around to its restoration (don't ask me how I know). :o

As mentioned above, we'd all love to see pictures; especially of an unrestored, original car.

Pat Marshall
09-23-2012, 10:13 PM
Here is the Link to 1911's History - Current Version!


09-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Welcome to the madness
I had to re read your post as I originally misread this part :D

"1911 was the first time I ever did something so foolish as to drive 1000 miles just to look at a car"

Barry Wolk
09-30-2012, 08:37 PM
I just saw a lady 102 drive her vintage Packard. I suppose it's possible.