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    1959 Cadillac: Founded in 1902, Cadillac established a reputation for quality, engineering and design. While fins could be found on many cars in the late '50's, Cadillac took them to new extremes. Engine: OHV V-8, 390 cu. in., 325 HP Transmission: 3-speed automatic Brakes: Power assisted hydraulic drums Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App Weight: 4,720 pounds Original price: $5,252 California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1949 Cadillac A sleek hood ornament graces a 1949 Cadillac. The style of the '48-'49 Cadillac would prove successful enough to last through 1953, but the big news for 1949 was the debut of the new V-8 engine. Technical - Engine: OHV V-8, 331 cu. in., 160 HP Transmission: 4-speed automatic Brakes: hydraulic drums Weight: 3,956 pounds Original price: $3,050 California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1934 La Salle Coupe As part of General Motors' effort to add "companion cars" to their lineup, the La Salle came on the scene in 1927 and was marketed as a more affordable alternative to Cadillac. California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1934 La Salle Coupe As part of General Motors' effort to add "companion cars" to their lineup, the La Salle came on the scene in 1927 and was marketed as a more affordable alternative to Cadillac. California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1933 Lincoln KB Sedan This particular Lincoln KB is a series 255 of which only 52 were built, and was owned by A.P. Giannini, founder of Bank of America. He used this very Lincoln, on display at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013, to travel around California during the Depression, providing funds and services to keep banks open and credit available. This car is owned and exhibited by the Bank of America. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1929 Pierce-Arrow Convertible Coupe Piece-Arrow set a standard for luxury and quality that was unequalled in its day. The Buffalo, New York-based company worked with Aluminum Company of America to build their own massive yet light, bodies. Piece slipped into oblivion by 1938. California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1929 Pierce-Arrow Convertible Coupe Piece-Arrow set a standard for luxury and quality that was unequalled in its day. The Buffalo, New York-based company worked with Aluminum Company of America to build their own massive yet light, bodies. Piece slipped into oblivion by 1938. California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1937 Cord 812 Beverly With more power, performance and style, this model of the Cord was admired for its amazing looks but was let down by mechanical failures and sales fell quickly. Only about 2,500 sold before Cord disappeared in late 1937. California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1940 Ford Cabover Tow Truck Cab-over-engine (COE) trucks began at Ford in the early 1930's. COE trucks located the driver's seat up high in the narrow cockpits, alongside the engine, making very compact truck. The American tow truck began in Chattanooga, Tenn., when mechanic Ernest Holmes needed a vehicle to bring in the growing number of cars in need of repairs. He patented his creation and his company remains a major supplier of two trucks today. Technical - Engine: L head V-8, 221 cu. in., 85 HP Transmission: 3-speed manual w/ 2-speed rear axle Brakes: 4-wheel hydraulic drums Weight: 4,641 pounds Special features: this truck is equipped with a Marquette power crane from Minneapolis California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1928 Ford Model A Special Edition Coupe The arrival of the Ford Model A in 1928 was a major event in the American auto industry. The car had double the horsepower of the T, a hand shifted 3-speed transmission replaced the foot-operated 2-speed transmission, four wheel mechanical brakes replaced the transmission brake and rear wheel only emergency brakes of the T, and safety glass was featured, and industry first. This Special Edition Coupe had leather-like top material down the rear of the cab and wrapped around each side window. Technical: Engine; L head four cylinder, 200 cu in., 40 HP Transmission: 3-speed manual Brakes: four wheel mechanical drums Weight: 2,265 pounds Original price: $595 California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1941 Chrysler Town & Country "Barrelback" Station Wagon In 1941 Chrysler launched the Town & Country model series whose name would endure. The extended steel roy taken from a limousine design, the Town & Country featured mahogany veneer panels trimmed in white ash frames. The unique center-opening rear doors gave the car the nickname of "barrel-back." California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau The Ford Thunderbird emerged in 1955 as a sporty two-seater. Ford executives felt it would sell better with a back seat and by 1958 the car was a true four seat vehicle. 1966 was the last year of the unique "T-bird" features. Technical - Engine: OHV V-8, 428 cu. in., 345 HP Transmission: 3-speed automatic Brakes: front disk/ rear drums Weight: 4,367 pounds Original cost: $5,698 California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau The Ford Thunderbird emerged in 1955 as a sporty two-seater. Ford executives felt it would sell better with a back seat and by 1958 the car was a true four seat vehicle. 1966 was the last year of the unique "T-bird" features. Technical - Engine: OHV V-8, 428 cu. in., 345 HP Transmission: 3-speed automatic Brakes: front disk/ rear drums Weight: 4,367 pounds Original cost: $5,698 California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1935 Hispano-Suiza J12 Hispano-Suiza (literally Spanish-Swiss) was a company "born" in Spain, branched out to France, and made its early reputation in the skies over WWI Europe. In 1931 the company produced the J-12, a V-12 with an engine block hewn from a single 700-pund block of aluminum. Only 120 of these cars were built between 1931 and 1938. California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1933 Lincoln KB Sedan This particular Lincoln KB is a series 255 of which only 52 were built, and was owned by A.P. Giannini, founder of Bank of America. He used this very Lincoln, on display at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013, to travel around California during the Depression, providing funds and services to keep banks open and credit available. This car is owned and exhibited by the Bank of America. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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    1929 Pierce-Arrow Convertible Coupe Piece-Arrow set a standard for luxury and quality that was unequalled in its day. The Buffalo, New York-based company worked with Aluminum Company of America to build their own massive yet light, bodies. Piece slipped into oblivion by 1938. This car is on exhibit at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2013. Photographed with iPhone Hipstamatic App
    Sue Morrow | smorrow@sacbee.com
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