What vehicle included in its advertising slogan "built to tow"?
The answer is the 1971 International Travelall, last week's mystery vehicle. Russ Moore informed the Dispatch that the complete slogan was, "Buy the International wagon, built to tow."
Another correct guesser, Larry Roscoe, said these Travelalls could be custom built to someone's specifications. These included axles, springs, frames, clutch, one of six transmissions, one of several engines and various trim packages.
This 1971 International Travelall was last week's Guess the Vehicle.
He said a Travelall's chassis and most features were shared with the pickup line as well.
Other correct guessers were Jim Duffy, Ted Toensing and Larry Charlson.
Larry Mongan of Emily, who submitted the photo, said this four-wheel drive 1110 Series Eight Travelall had all-wheel decals on both front wheels, a 345-cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine and a four-speed manual transmission.
Roscoe said this 345 V8 provided plenty of low-speed torque and it drove easily around 70 mph.
The Buick that was the Aug. 18 mystery vehicle is not a 1932 as reported in last week's column. The Dispatch employee who submitted the photograph assumed it was because 1932 was written on the back of the photograph.
Jergen Fuhr said after looking in his "70 Years of Buick" book, this Buick could be a 1916 or 1917 model D-35, D-45 or D-55, a 1925 seven-passenger Master Six Touring or a 1926 Standard Six Touring. He said he can't be precise because the two men standing in front of the car hide the car's features.
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Fuhr was among 38 Buick enthusiasts e-mailed by another Buick enthusiast after I e-mailed him the photograph. Another one of these enthusiasts guessed it to be a 1916.
So with this in mind, Roscoe, who guessed the Buick to be a 1917 and Leonard Koska, who guessed it to be a 1925 Buick Touring Car, could have been correct last week.
Roscoe said this week that he woke up in the wee hours of the morning to surf the Internet to research Buicks.
"All I can find are steel bodied cars made by Buick in 1932, not the old canvas surrymobile look," he said. "Even the wheels with the wood spokes are hard to find on any Buicks of this year."
Several readers also responded that they didn't think the Buick was a '32.
Larry Goshey said in 1932, Chevy, Pontiac and perhaps Buick had vent doors on each side of the hood.
Toensing wrote that a '32 Buick would have had wire wheels, not wooden, spoked wheels.
Clyde Debolt guessed the Buick to be a '22.
Dave Ringstrom, who owns the same book as Fuhr, said he couldn't narrow down his guess any closer than 1916 to 1920.
"The angle between the cowl and the hood is the distinctive feature that puts it into that year range," he said. From 1921 on up, the angle is almost nonexistent. Before 1916, the angle is steeper. I've owned '25, '26, '28 and '29 Buicks so I know what they look like."
What was the final year of
Oldsmobile's 76 Series?
This week's trivia question is, "When was the final year for Oldsmobile's 76 Series?"
The answer to last week's trivia question, "When did the first Chevrolet Corvette roll off the assembly line?," is June 30, 1953. This first Vette also cost $3,250.
Correct guessers were Moore, Duffy, Tom Erickson, Gary Braun, Sandy Burton, Roscoe, Toensing, Lee Jenkins, Irvie Diagle, Mark Kargel and Rosemary Petrich.
Burton, Roscoe, Petrich and Kargel said this Vette had a fiberglass body. Petrich and Roscoe said this first Vette also was rolled off the assembly line because it did not run.
"Chevrolet was not prepared for grounding to a fiberglass body," Roscoe said. "The cars would not start."
He said the only thing new on this Vette was the fiberglass body. Everything else was directly off the Chevrolet parts shelf.
"Because of this, the first Corvette was essentially a regular 1952 Chevrolet that looked like a million bucks," he said.
Petrich, Kargel and Jenkins also said the '53 Corvettes were all painted Polo White with red interiors. Jenkins said of the 300 of these Corvettes made, 225 are still accounted for today. He said the first 25 were shipped with Chevrolet baby moon hubcaps.
clint wood, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 855-5869.
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