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1939 1700 Series Sedan Owned By John Mackey


The original owners were the 2 McCloud sisters (spinsters) who owned a millinery business situated in Newcastle. They purchased the car while they were holidaying in Adelaide in 1939. They took it back to Newcastle. On their death the car was willed to the automotive engineer who serviced the car, this name is not known. The third owner was Dennis Barnes a publican from Elderslie Road Branxton Newcastle who bought the car from the automotive engineer. He had it stored in a garage for many years.
The fourth owner was Mr. W. Williams of Warners Bay who bought it from Mr. Barnes in 1988 and decided to restore the car with new paintwork and upholstery. During the ten years of his ownership he bought many spare parts for it.
The fifth owner was Paul McKanna also of Warners Bay who bought it from his uncle Mr. Williams. Paul is an automotive engineer and he fitted new pistons, rings and overhauled some other mechanical components. He hired the car out occasionally for weddings to offset the cost of 5 years of ownership.
I purchased the car from Paul on 16/8/2003 and I enjoy being a member of PACA and the camaraderie derived from the club.

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