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Was taking the boys to school this morning and found this parked in a local hotel parking lot.











Car hauler can you give us any knowledge on the past history of this one?

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YEP, The trailer is an old (1950's) W&K (Whitehead and Kakes) thats been reworked several times. Originally, the top deck extended forward to the same length as the lower deck. It was cut back to provide clearance the car that was later added above the cab of the tractor. Also, a foot or two may have been added to the center in the late 1950's when cars outgrew the old equipment. The rear view is interesting because it shows what M2's trailer should really look like. I believe this belonged to a guy who collected Kaiser-Frazer cars and parts. I think I have a photo of it taken in the 1970's. The Kaiser Manhatten is circa 1951 and could be inspiration for SEAN. Note the small window, "fillers". This was a half-hearted attempt by K-F to produce a hardtop model. THANKS for posting this; these trailers are very rare as most were used until they fell apart or just rusted away.
 

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Magnificent! Looks like both the car and the hauler are going to a good home with someone who appreciates old iron. Just imagine that rig rolling down the highway again -- stunning!

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Rick V.
 

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That trailer is crazy! Very unique. Thanks for the great pix. :thumbsup:

Speaking of unique, carhauler, you nailed the '51 Manhatten hdtp! :thumbsup: !
 

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Wow, that hauler is quite something. Major piece of rolling history right there. Glad it was saved from the scrapper, or from rusting away someplace... Interesting window plug concept on the '51 hardtop.

Flags at half mast, who died?
 

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"In accordance with Missouri State Statute 9.120, all flags at State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty."


The Flags are being lowered to half-staff in observance of national Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.

Businesses also follow this out of respect for military and public safety employees.
 
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