Dan bought his first few 1959 Cadillacs back in college and he hasnt really stopped since! Dan has owned well over 400 Cadillacs and currently owns 30. Dan has allowed us to come take a look at this collection of rare Cadillacs and stash of some amazing parts. The majority of the cars Dan has owned fall between 1957 and 1964, but Dan mainly has his eyes set on the huge iconic tail fins of the 1959 Cadillac. As you can see from walking around Dan’s property and garages the 1959 Caddy is his favorite year and he has owned every body style available that year. Dan also owns a few 1957 Cadillac Broughams which were a coach built 57 that were built in very limit quantities. One of the coolest things that really caught our eye at Dan’s is the 1959 Fleetwood that is submerged in his koi pond in the middle of his property. What else would a true Cadillac collector have for a water feature!!! Dan Morehouse – Big Fins Website – http://www.bigfins.net/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/bigfins59/
Many of you know that I own the 1959 Moon Transporter. Actually, it goes by many names:
Norm Holtkamp called it the “Cheetah Transporter”
Others refer to it as the “Moon Transporter” because Dean Moon owned it and was updating its power and braking
Still others (mostly in Europe) call it the “Holtkamp Transporter” because it was designed and built by and for Norm Holtkamp by the legendary Troutman and Barnes metalshapers
I bought it in December, 2006 because it looked cool and I thought it would look great carrying my newly acquired 1961 Porsche Tiburon Coupe. Rick D’Louhy and I had just reconnected that year and by December, 2006 on Christmas day – the transporter arrived at my house in Tampa, Florida. But it wasn’t as simple as that to get it, and that’s the fun part of sharing today’s story.
It’s not often you see one of these even in the States..
1959 Edsel Ranger 4-door, 64,000 miles
always stored inside
5 almost new ww radial tires
Edsel OHV 6-cylinder engine. Runs strong.
Torque and power are well balanced.
Handles well with the heavy-duty front and rear springs and sway bars.
Spinner orignal hubcaps
Chrome and stainless are bright and original
Dashboard and steering wheels are excellent.
All gauges work and has an AM radio & a CB radio
Interior is super nice and original. ( Black/Silver/Gray)
Purchased car 9/30/13 fomr a 86 year-old man. Original owner
Clear Kansas title, factory shop manual, service book, owner’s manual
Repainted in the 70s with chrome removed and done right.
If you want attention THIS IS THE PACKAGE FOR YOU!
THE KOZY TRAVELER KAR KAMPER
ITS ONEOF A KIND, 1 OF 24 Manufactured & the only survivor. We researched the internet and the Indiana Motor Home Museum, and they know of them but only have seen pictures of them.
We have complete history of the Wilson Manufacturing INC
ORIGINAL PICTURES, SALES BROCHURES, BUSINESS CARDS ETC
WE PURCHASED THIS LAST UNIT FROM THE ORIGINAL DESIGNER/BUILDER, OWNER & PRESIDENT (GERALD W. KLEMA)
THIS IS A MUSEUM-QUALITY PACKAGE
How does Kozy Kar Kamper work? Much like a pickup truck slide-in camper works. The trunklid of the Edsel is removed from the car. The Kozy Kar Kamper is jacked up (jacks are attached to the sides of the Kozy Kar Kamper) to the proper level. The car is back under the Kozy Kar Kamper and aligned with the trunk space, and is cranked back down to fit in the trunk opening. (The floor of the car’s trunk is now the floor of the Kozy Kar Kamper. The front overhang (bed of the Kozy Kar Kamper) is supported by a left & right side support brackets that attaches to the rain gutter of the car (much like a canoe mount). The body of the Kozy Kar Kamper is resting on the car’s inside frame trunk and body supports, with the trunklid braces securing the Kozy Kar Kamper to the car.
ON THE ROAD IN THE BIGGEST MERCURY EVER BUILT: THE 1959 PARK LANE HARDTOP
The recession of 1958 hit fast and hard, and while it affected every American car builder with the exception of Rambler, it clobbered Ford harder than most. The company launched Edsel to the yawning indifference of everyone; 63,110 Edsels sold in 1958, making it the second-best new-marque launch ever (behind Plymouth), but it was calamitous against sales estimates of 200,000. The reasons why are beyond the scope of this story, but with $400 million spent in development, Edsel was a disaster. The Continental Division folded into the Lincoln Division; the new combined Lincoln-Continental division’s new unit-body cars lost Ford $60 million from 1958 to 1960.