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JB and Patty Saunders' 1937 Ford "Darrin

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    • 1937 Ford Darrin

    • 78 Cabriolet

    • J.B. Saunders, III

  • History:

  • First automobile built in the United State by Howard "Dutch" Darrin.

    The only Darrin built on a Ford chassis.

    Built by Darrin of Paris.

    Current owner (J. B. Saunders, III) has owned the automobile since 1969.

    1999 Heartland Cruise - Awarded "People's Choice".

    2002 Central National Early V-8 Meet - Awarded "Concourse Second Place".

    2003 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Showed in the "Ford Prewar Custom Coachwork" class.

    2004 Concours d'Elegance St. Anthony Foundation - Awarded "First In Class" - Pre-1950 Antiques.


2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Awarded the Ford Corporate (E. T. "Bob" Gregorie) Award for "Enduring Design".

2006 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, Rochester, MI - Awarded the Dean Lowell Eklund Memorial Award for "Best American Classic Open - 1935 through 1942"for "Best in Class".

2006 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, Rochester, MI - Selected to participate in the Mode du Concours.

2006 St. Anthony Concours d'Elegance, Oklahoma City, OK - Awarded the St. Anthony Award for "Most Elegant" (Styling Excellence).

2007 Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, Seabrook, TX - Awarded the Corinthian Award - The "Judges' Special Award" - (in recognition o an exceptional automobile).

2007 Rocky Mountain Concours d' Elegance, Colorado Springs, CO.

2008 Concours for the Cure - Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, OK

Jan. 2, 2010 thru Aug. 1, 2010 Automobile Driving Museum "On Exhibit" - EI Segundo, CA

Spring 2010 Classic Car of America at San Diego, CA

March 2010 La Jolla Classic Car Show

March 2010 - 47th Packard International Meet, Los Angeles, California

Oct. 2010 - CCCA Grand Classic - Waxahachie, TX - "Premier Division (97.25) - 1st In Class"

August 2011 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Carmel, CA - "2nd In Class"

September 2011 - Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, Redondo Beach, CA - "2nd In Class"

January 2012 - CCCA Annual Meeting - Grapevine, TX - "Senior Division (99. 75). 1st In Class"

May 2012 - Concours d'Elegance of Texas, Conroe, TX - "First in Class" and "People's Choice"

July 2012 - Concours d'Elegance of America at St John's, Plymouth, Michigan - "Best Reflection" - Sponsored By: Meguiars