The Dan La Lee Streamliner

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A photo of the Dan La Lee retractable streamliner that Roger Babler's parents took outside Teitelbaum Furs in Los Angeles in 1939. They lived in Monticello, Wisconsin, a small village straight south of Madison and were going on a month long honeymoon trip through the south and west. Photo courtesy of Roger Babler.
An enlarged photo of the streamliner. Photo courtesy of Roger Babler.

The Dan La Lee Streamliner was a retractable hardtop built by Dan La Lee in 1937.It was built on an 112 inch Ford chassis, and it ran a hand-hammered aluminum body.[1]

Nice Girl

In 1941 the car appeared in the movie "Nice Girl" starring Deanna Durbin.[1]

King Farouk

In the 1940s the car ended up in Egyptian King Farouk's collection of cars.[1]

The World of Tomorrow

In 1984 the car appeared in The World of Tomorrow, a documentary about the 1939 World's Fair in New York.[1]



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