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car crazy
02-11-2013, 08:38 PM
Hi Shelly and all who contribute to this awesome site-this has to be the best website for a car enthusiast interested in a particular type of car!!.The work and research that has gone into this site is incredible!!..Have been looking for and have been interested in acquiring a Mark II-I wanted to find a very nice original survivor,rather than a trailer queen.Found and purchased 2852-an original factory air car in the colors I wanted-black,with a red and white interior.Mine was purchased new at the famed J.C Daniels dealership in Pampa,Texas,by Harley Shuford,the founder of Century Furniture,The car remained in his ownership in Hickory,North Carolina,until 1973.It was purchased by an enthusiast in North Carolina,who,the next year,sold it to the person I acquired the car from,so it has remained a very nice rust-free "survivor"-just the way I want to preserve her!!...Jim Inglis ,Palm Beach,Florida

car crazy
02-11-2013, 09:20 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of 2852

02-11-2013, 09:35 PM
Well done. Welcome to our world. A lot of fun.

Pat Marshall
02-11-2013, 11:58 PM
Welcome to the Forum, Jim!

Here is the link to the updated history for 2852.

A few items:
The car was sold to Daniels Motor company of Charlotte, NC, not JC Daniels Motors of Pampa, Texas.

Could you tell us what are 2582's engine number and body tag number? Also, what is written on the brass Continental plate on the transmission hump carpet?


Pat Marshall

02-12-2013, 12:10 AM
Welcome. Great that you found exactly the sort of car you were looking for.

02-12-2013, 06:03 PM
Welcome! Your Mark looks great.

car crazy
02-12-2013, 08:59 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome,everyone!!..will post the engine number and body tag number as soon as I can find where they're located...thought I'd share a link to another car I own-one that I saw on TV when I was a "kid" and swore I'd own one someday.....


02-13-2013, 06:51 PM
Wow! The Mark II is in pretty sophisticated company in your collection...exactly where it belongs.

02-13-2013, 08:58 PM
And welcome to the Forum
Great collection, consider posting some pics of your cars in the Members Garage section.
Your MKII looks like a real beauty!

02-13-2013, 09:00 PM
I used to watch Burke's Law every week when I was a kid, just to see the Rolls. For some reason I seem to recall the last season of Amos Burke, Secret Agent the Rolls used was a Silver Cloud III. I too wanted to own a Rolls. I had one for a few years, but sold the car. The vehicle was a nightmare. :( Glad to see that "Amos'" car is still around and in good hands.

car crazy
02-15-2013, 06:49 AM
Thank you all for the warm welcome,and I will definitely post more pictures of the MarK II and my collection.Howard,I have most of the 17 episodes of Amos Burke,Secret Agent,and,all I've seen in the episodes is my Cloud II-not to say a Cloud III wasn't used in the last episodes that I may not have or have seen.As an aside,both my Clouds have been reliable and a pleasure to own-hate to hear of your experience with your Cloud.Certainly enjoying the forum!

02-15-2013, 04:30 PM
I'm sure you are correct about the Silver Cloud II being used in all the series. It was so long ago, I guess my mind got confused. Happens more than it used to. Damn age. :mad: I am so pleased that you have the actual car that was, at least to a car fan like myself, the "star" of the show. Looking forward to photos of your Mark and your other cars.

02-15-2013, 05:54 PM
I used to watch Cannon on CBS during the early 70's--just to see that Continental...

car crazy
02-16-2013, 02:13 PM
yes;me too!!...Always had a soft spot for a Mark IV because of that show..

car crazy
02-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Hi Pat..the engine number that is stamped by the distributor (for 2852) is 1870;the body number,that I assume is the number on the data plate in the door jamb,is 01-1F6m-228-6..There is no brass Continental" plate on the transmission hump..Hope this helps...Jim

Joseph Stebbins
02-16-2013, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the engine number!

The body tag is on the fire wall between the brake booster and the wiper motor/battery location.

car crazy
02-16-2013, 11:55 PM
Thanks,Joseph,for the info on the location of the body tag.The body number on 2852 is 877AC..Thanks!!...Jim

Pat Marshall
02-17-2013, 08:28 AM
Here's the link to 2852's current history -

Your car's history is one of the few that are complete with information on all of the numbers, original owner profile, original owner photo, complete ownership chronology, current car photo and even car show results.

Thanks for your contributions!

car crazy
02-17-2013, 01:06 PM
Thanks,Pat,for the update on my car in the registry,and,because of such efforts,the ability to have a complete history on my car-and the history of others as well...Jim

Barry Wolk
02-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Hi Jim,

I notice you're near Boca Raton. We'll be at the Concours next Sunday with our Mark II. There will be two others in our ring for you to see, if you're interested.

car crazy
02-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Hi Barry-will have my '28 Pierce-Arrow there;looking forward to seeing you there..Jim

Barry Wolk
02-18-2013, 04:37 PM
I look forward to it. I'm hard to miss. Look for the black hat above the crowd.

car crazy
02-19-2013, 07:38 PM
Barry,I won't be hard to miss,either...I'll be the one drooling over a '56 Mark II convertible...Jim