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According to the delivery ledger, Arnolt coupe 221 was shipped on the SS President Buchanan, arriving in Chicago on April 18, 1953. It was first delivered to British Motor Mart on July 30, 1953. The car was purchased by John Kiner from Columbus Motor Mart [perhaps British Motor Mart?] on December 1st 1953. After many years of use, the car was sold to Jack Mendenhall, but was repurchased by Kiner. Kiner’s family sold the car to John Elwood in the fall of 2018. 221 was originally “Haze Blue” but was also once school bus yellow, before returning to an approximation of Haze Blue, sometime before 1995. There is evidence the car was at one point fitted with a V-style engine, but it has since returned to a replacement XPAG engine. The car has never been fully restored, but was continuously maintained by John Kiner who advertised himself in 1963 as “Servicing: High Performance Foreign Cars Antiques-Rolls Royce-Ferrari-Mercedes-Bugatti”. As of 2020, the car is in good to fair condition with some amateur body work and other mechanical needs. The current owner intends to use as a driver while it is still presentable, and will eventually restore it.
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