Fresh air or heater, incorrect front parking lights, chrome gearshift knob, polished aluminum (non-Arnolt) valve cover. Sold by Gooding with twin Solex carbs and manifold (Arnolt was the US Solex distributor). Carbs are said to have been displayed on S. H. Arnolt's desk (per Mecum/Kissimmee auction listing).
Rick Grant III
Gene Ponder, Marshall, TX, restored by Hal Rogers Bossier City, LA. Listed as sold at Gooding & Co auction in Scottsdale 20-23 Jan., 2010, lot 3, for $143,000. Listed in Mecum/Kissimmee auction, 7 January 2023 as lot K156.1 from the Rick Grant III Estate Collection, and estimated at an optimistic $400-450,000. with no reserve. Sold for $225,000 hammer, or $247,000 with buyer's commission.
The Vessel ledgers show that Arnolt convertible 268 was shipped on the SS Kollbrynn, arriving in Chicago via the Great Lakes on October 13, 1953, with Arnolt convertibles 256, 259, 262, 265 and 271, and coupes 258, 260, 261, 263 and 266. The purchaser was Robins Imported Motors in May, 1954, invoice 1544. Shown at The Geneva Concours d’Elegance 2022
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