This attractive used L29 Cord Cabriolet designed by stylist Alan H. Leamey is equipped with a pair of very unusual fender lamps installed on the left-hand side front and rear fenders. Our first thought is that the lamps may have been signal lights that were invented or manufactured by someone in the Salt Lake City area. If the lamps were in fact used for signaling for a turn, how they operated is a mystery to us and hopefully, a reader may know more about them?
It is also possible that the lights are somehow connected to Ab Jenkins or the Wilkinson Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg dealership that Jenkins was involved with when he ran his Duesenberg’s in record attempts on the Bonneville Salt Flats and later on piloted Cord 810 and 812 models for the automaker.
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