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TV’s Allen Funt once owned Ford Model A now in Danville

How can anyone not like this issue’s car? It’s a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster that has been restored and is period correct. This was Henry Ford’s second big automotive success. The first, of course, was the Model T Ford of which more than 15 million were built and sold between 1908 and 1927 with very few changes. It was the car that put Americans on the road.

The Model A Ford was a much more refined car. It had a standard three-speed, floor-mounted transmission with the clutch, brake and accelerator pedals arranged like most competitors and as they are still today. Different colors such as green, blue, brown and maroon were available, as compared to the Model T, for which the only color available was black. The first Model A was built in October 1927 but introduced in December that year as a 1928 model. It had a

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1 of 8 Mercedes-Maybach 57S Coupes is up for sale, previously owned by Muammar Gaddafi

A rare Maybach 57S Coupe built for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is up for sale through Dutch dealer Autoleitner, with an asking price of $1.16 million.

First spotted by Motor1, the two-door Maybach is one of eight produced by coachbuilder Xenatec. When the Maybach brand was first revived in 2002, the factory only offered a single four-door sedan model in standard-wheelbase 57 and long-wheelbase 62 guises, plus sportier S versions of both. Maybach did build the gothic Exelero coupe concept, but that never went into production.

Xenatec announced its Maybach coupe project in 2010, fairly late in the car’s lifespan (production ended in 2012). The company originally planned to do 100 conversions, but only eight were completed, according to the seller.

Maybach 57S Coupe built for Muammar Gaddafi (Photo by Autoleitner)

Maybach 57S Coupe built for Muammar Gaddafi (Photo by Autoleitner)

This car was commissioned by Gaddafi in 2010, but was delivered the following year due to

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Car dealerships, including those owned by lawmakers, got billions in PPP money

WASHINGTON — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history.

Under pressure from Congress and outside groups, the Trump administration this week disclosed the names of some loan recipients in the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program, launched in April to help smaller businesses keep Americans employed during the pandemic. Connections to lawmakers, and the organizations that work to influence them, were quickly apparent.

Among businesses that received money was a California hotel partially owned by the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as a shipping business started by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s family. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Car dealerships owned by Republican Reps. Roger Williams of Texas and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania

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