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CBN Television, 1985-1986. Affectionately named “Buttercup” by Day, she owned this antique automobile for over 35 years where she was frequently driven around Carmel, California in it, especially when she was filming her cable TV show. Her guest stars on the series were frequently passengers as well, including Rock Hudson in one of his very last public appearances. The car was a gift from a fan and Day had it lovingly restored in the early 1980s. “Buttercup” has an L-head 200.5 cid 4-cylinder engine with 40 horsepower, a 3F/1R manual transmission, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. She has a top speed of 65 mph and is adorned with dual running boards, front and rear bumper guards, side and review mirrors, rumble seat, a mounted spare tire, and wire wheels. The odometer reads 35,142 miles and while the vehicle is not currently running, she is in good cosmetic condition. Included is Day’s personalized license plate reading “1 Bixby” -- a reference to “Clara Bixby,” the nickname that her good friend, Billy De Wolfe, gave her decades before. Over 4,850,000 Model A’s were produced by the Ford Company from 1927 to 1931. With a conventional clutch, brake pedals, throttle and gearshift, the Ford Model A was also the first Ford to use a set of standard driver controls. Odometer reading 35,142 miles. Please note the successful bidder will have to arrange pick-up of this vehicle from a location in Carmel, California.





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DORIS DAY 1930 FORD MODEL A RUMBLE SEAT ROADSTER USED

Estimate $10,000 - $20,000
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Starting Price $5,000
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