Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Robert Lee Museum collection has been stuck in legal limbo so long, little remains, finally, the last 27 cars have been traded to the local govt

This Tucker is going to get fixed up, maybe superficially restored. All about the Tucker here: http://www.streetcustoms.com.br/revistas-carros/noticias/tucker-1035-de-roberto-lee-sera-restaurado.html

At one point in its history, it was placed on the chassis of a 1947 Cadillac Series 62, complete with the Cadillac’s drivetrain, firewall and dashboard. Some alterations to the body were also made, and it has suffered from random acts of vandalism over the last couple of decades. The city of Caçapava plans at least a cosmetic restoration of the Tucker prior to installing it in a municipal museum

Robert Lee was killed in 1975, the museum closed in 1993. The cars have been pilfered, vandalised, and neglected for 18 rainy years. See more about the abandoned museum: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/Robert%20Lee

The way the local government was finally able to make a breakthrough in the war between the inheritors, was to trade the rotten brats deal where they could develop all of the properties in the inheritance if they gave up the remains of the car collection. All the self centered dorks wanted was money, now they can make money off housing developements where hte museum once was.

learned about it from http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/02/15/long-neglected-tucker-exhumed-headed-for-restoration

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