Yes there are several (BRC-40's) still out there...Terry Williams has the old Warren Hunting car, Barney Flueger has one in Milwaulkee, Fred Smith has one or is working on one I think, on information and belief, Ken Hake kept one...another one I know exists but whereabouts cannot be disclosed...The Stout car that was in the Gilmore museum allegedly a Checker might be 4 steer but I can't remember..2 of the 3 sent to Kalamazoo were supposed to be four steers..mine had a four steer steering box on it but was not four steer...Probably forgetting someone...
Maybe someone can help me with this...I had always thought the 50 Bantam four steers were part of the 1500 original contract, but now looking at the Truman testimony and Tom Wolbot's list, it seems to me the four steers were a subject of a separate contract, were produced after the 1500 contract, and should all have pretty high numbers and dates. Terry's is such...2584 ...10-41...Tom's list contains a 11-41 car which he says was the first hood number of the 50 car 4 steer contract (W-2029179)..ut no one seems to know the whereabouts of the car...Florida? Is one of Dan Janquitto's a 4 steer? His number is 2597 11-41 which would be a logical 4 steer date...On the other hand we have a number of cars with late dates and high numbers that are NOT 4 steers...okay, there were 22 cars made up from a shortage or something in the first run, but, shouldn't most Bantams with dates above July 2 have been Russian cars? Malcolm Doosey at 2646 9-41 is not a four steer...2609 of 11-41 is not a four steer and I know oit to have been bought directly from an Army base in the late 40's...
Here's on old pic from the factory..most of you have seen I assume?
Can anyone add info here?
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