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1948 Kurtis Kraft 2000 Don Lee Special [319]

1948 Kurtis Kraft 2000 [319] in To Please a Lady, Movie, 1950 IMDB

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: US

1948 Kurtis Kraft 2000 Don Lee Special [319]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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vilero ES

2009-06-26 11:21

Changed main pic
[Image: 180026-215.jpg]

vilero ES

2011-08-24 13:57

Finally identified according this info http://www.cardcow.com/265305/1948-don-lee-special-transportation-cars/ "1948 DON LEE SPECIAL Indianapolis Racer, Kurtis Kraft 2000 with Meyer Drake 270 cu. inch 4-cyl. D.O.H.C. Engine. Finished 5th and 8th at Indianapolis in 1948 and 1949 respectively. Starred in the MGM film "To Please a Lady" with Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck. Raced as recently as 1979 at Tampa as the "Clark Gable Speical". From the Collection of Mr. Rick Carroll, Jensen Beach, Florida. Published by the Long Island Auto Museum, Office at Meadow Spring, Glen Cove, N.Y. 11542. The Museum is permanently closed. Set 32"

-- Last edit: 2011-08-24 13:58:05

chicomarx BE

2017-11-23 02:58

[Image: speedville-012-gable-04.jpg]

http://www.speedville.com/gables-red-hot-wheels-elkhart-lake/

mike962 DE

2017-11-23 10:07

shouldn't it be listed as Kurtis Kraft 2000 ???

chicomarx BE

2017-11-23 18:40

As extra info maybe, officially Don Lee Special.

The Mike Brannan Special that Clark is seen driving was actually the Don Lee Special, a Kurtis-Kraft 2000 Offy that had been built in 1948 as #319 by Frank Kurtis Link to "books.google.be"

mike962 DE

2017-11-23 18:42

all this race cars of the era had a xxx Special name and this usualy was from the sponsors or the driver


so it makes much more sense to put the constructor

-- Last edit: 2017-11-23 18:43:00

chicomarx BE

2017-11-24 00:42

1948 Kurtis Kraft 2000 [319] Don Lee Special
Would be good. What do race car people think? dsl?

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