1910 Traveler ex Cecil Foster
RM Monterey auction $1,815,000
Now residing at the Audrain Automobile Museum, with information here
and some great video here.
This car was discovered in 1939 in Evergreen, CO., by Herbert
Henrikson. In April 1947, he jokingly offered to trade it for
Denver Post, Apr. 14, 1947
Apparently Cecil Foster came up with the proper golden calf, because by August, it was his.
This is Bettye. Image source Alan Woolf
This car has worn more color schemes than a chameleon!
Mr. Foster liked to paint his car. When he got it, it was a light color
with a heavy hood stripe.
By 1949, it was dark with light wheels - and had gained an eagle. Image source HCC Gazette, Dec 1949
This 1951 shot is a better view of what was probably the 1949 paint
job. Image source AACA
Library & Research
But by 1953 it was bright white, with very fine striping. Image
source HCC Gazette,
1953 Vol 15 No 1
And by 1969 it was red. Bumper still present, but all the electric accessories gone. Image source HCC Gazette, Jun 1969
By 1993 Joel Finn owned it and put it back close to its 1948
configuration, with the exception of the undercarriage.
Image source Antique
Automobile, 1993 Vol 60 No 2
Which was apparently a distinct shade of blue, seen here at Meadow
Brook in 2005. Image source unknown
Owner Dick King commissioned a total restoratio by Brian Joseph,
after which the car won Best in Class at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours
d’Elegance. Image source unknown
Which brought the car to its current state, now in the Audrain Automobile Museum.
Image source - museum