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Old 01-06-2020, 12:49 PM   #1
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When we disassembled the dash 0f my 1935 Three Window Coupe for restoration ... the glove box was empty... when the original liner was removed .. what a site to behold ... there was the 1st registration for the Coupe when brand new just laying on top of the liner! ! If you look closely after you click the picture to enlarge - you can still see the faded ink stamp -- Apr 11 1935!
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:51 PM   #2
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That is to cool.
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Makes one wonder: Did the owner deliberately hide it there, or did it somehow slide there and got lost?
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IS that a $1.00 fee is see written on the registration?
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:00 PM   #5
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IS that a $1.00 fee is see written on the registration?

Yep ... $1 fee - I bet you thought of as "highway robbery" back in the day I'm sure !


Here's the other side of the registration - registered in Swansea, Massachusetts - so may have lived its whole life on New England as now in Connecticut with me.
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That is a rare find! It makes me wonder if anyone with the family name Gell still lives on Marvel Street in Swansea.
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:25 PM   #7
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Both the car and literature are great in their own right. To have them together, well, that's just beyond...…


The 'ole fella that owned it was certainly proud when he bought it. Think how he felt the day he pulled away from the Ford lot.
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:33 PM   #8
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That is a rare find! It makes me wonder if anyone with the family name Gell still lives on Marvel Street in Swansea.

I actually tried to track down the family via Google but no luck so far.
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That's outstanding!! What a great find.
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Very cool. You might have someone try Ancestry. You might find a descendant.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:07 PM   #11
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I actually tried to track down the family via Google but no luck so far.
Peter, since many residents from the great northeast migrated to

Florida in their later years, maybe google Florida for the Gell family.
I found a number of them there.
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PS did you sell the '39 yet?
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I bought a 57 F-1 back in the 80s and the original Bill of sale was in the dash, It causr 1254 bucks
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Way cool!
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That is a great find.
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I have the original ownership papers for both our 33 and 34, they list the first owners details and every owner after that, date and mileage at time of owner changes.
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The original bill of sale for my coupe is in a museum along with the rest of the owner's papers, and they won't release it to me.
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If you could come up with a house number thats the best bet. Marvel St. is a long street
which is my direct route to the Swansea Mall Home Depot Lowes etc. No reason why
the police dispatch; tell them you are searching " for William N Gell "somewhere on Marvel St." That bought a new 1935 Ford which is mine and I am tracking the origional owner
or relative . I have the origional and first vehical registration . Thats what I would do.
Or maybe town hall all departments have a street listing book kept in all fire police
highway dept vehicles. sam
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:42 AM   #18
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Very NICE ! GR8 to have the reg. for such a cool 35....love it !
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:03 AM   #19
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I'm getting a little hot, told my good friend owns a junk yard he will call his friend that
use to work for him. I know this man now in his 90's he lives on Marvel St same house
since he was born (old farm). So in 1935 he may have been 12-13 yrs old so this is
a good chance. My thoughts at that time mostly farms no new houses everbody knew
everbody back then. I also told my friend to mention a 35 Ford is the question. As I
said, I know this man when he worked in the junkyard and I guarantee my life He knows all about 1935 Fords and good chance "yours" being a small town. Soon as I get
a word I'll report back ASAP sam

I know when I was a 12 yrs old I knew every make and model from the 30's now I can't
tell any of todays no face vehicles.

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Old 01-07-2020, 08:34 AM   #20
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Things are slowly coming together. My friend made a call and old George is well you know
memory loss. So my friend spoke with his son 70yrs old. All coming back to me. My father did business with one of two sons of William Gell all from Marvel St. the other son ran
Gell Chevrolet in Swansea Rt6. Unfortunately they have all passed. I know when I had
a 63 split window Vette I got my parts from Gell Chev. in Swansea. Not done yet, the ole
guys son will do more digging....And he still lives on Marvel St. sam
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