Robert McClure's Custom

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This photo of Bob's custom was published in Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101.
In 1953 Bob run his custom in the Buffalo Bill Hill Climb in Golden, Colorado. In 1954 Bob had a Jaguar Special built that he attended the race with. This photo shows Bob at the start line with the Jaguar in 1954. Photo courtesy of Colorado Hillclimb.com.
The McClure Dragonfly as it sat in 2011.
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The McClure Dragonfly Cadillac was advertised for sale on the Denver Craigslist in September of 2013. The car seems to be the same as the Robert McClure Custom that was featured in Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101. Photo courtesy of >Craigslist.
Photo courtesy of Craigslist.
Photo courtesy of Craigslist.
Photo courtesy of Craigslist.
Photo courtesy of Craigslist.
Photo courtesy of Craigslist.

Robert McClure of Denver, Colorado's Mercury powered custom was built on a Buick chassis. The car featured a hand formed grille, removable top, leather upholstery and cut down entry.[1]


In 1953 it was run in the Buffalo Bill Hill Climb in Golden, Colorado. In 1954 Bob had a Jaguar Special built.[2]


In September of 2013 what seems to be the remains of the old McClure custom was advertised for sale on the Denver Craigslist. It was located in Denver, and listed as a "1949 Cad-Allard" race car, one out of 75 made. According to the seller it had been appraised 5 years ago for $72,000 as it sat, but he was open for offers. The center of the steering wheel read "McClure Dragonfly Cadillac"[3] Unlike the McClure Custom from Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101, the advertised one had a panorama windshield and a different grille opening. It could be another McClure custom, or it could have been restyled further at a later stage.


Magazine Features

Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101


References

  1. Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101
  2. Hugh
  3. Denver Craigslist - Restoration Dream Project! Wow 1 of only 75 made! - $1 (Denver)





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