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Old 11-03-22, 01:03 AM
Cargirl Cargirl is offline
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Originally Posted by John Simmons View Post
Just a little clarification. All of the cars indicated as destroyed in these 2 warehouse fires were not Arnolt-Bristols. Our records indicate that 12 Arnolt-Bristols were destroyed or badly damaged. The chassis numbers are 3037, 3081, 3113, 3117, 3122, 3125, 3126, 3129, 3130, 3132, 3135, and 3139.

The remains of 3132 still exist, and it might possibly be restored.
Thank you for the clarification John. In 1957 the Arnolt Company had a fire and 60 foreign cars were destroyed (the building was gutted according to the article) and in 1963 (what bad luck!) the Arnolt Company lost 25 foreign cars and trucks - in the very same building in another fire.

How does the description of 3119 fit into the equation?

Also do you have anything in the records about the car being the first coupe? I have never heard that story. Would love to see the first hand account from the records.

The newsletter is from Feb. 1978
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