Robert McClure's Custom
The "Robert McClure's Custom" is a Sport Custom built by Robert McClure of Denver, Colorado. According to Robert's grandson, Rob McClure, the car was first built in 1947. Constructed on a Buick chassis, it was Black with a Buick grille, Buick rear fenders, and it sat four people. Robert later changed it to a two-seater when he started racing it. In 1951 the two-seater version was featured in Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101. That version ran a Mercury engine, a hand formed grille, removable top, leather upholstery and cut down entry.
Robert sold the car in the late 1960s. 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" 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.
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