Bruce Nunnally Posted February 10, 2015 Report Share Posted February 10, 2015 The Duke SS-100 received an invitation to be part of a costume for a Great Gatsby Party. Unfortunately it would involve a 20 min drive up the expressway for a 1hour appearance, and I reluctantly declined. F Scott Fitzgerald placed the events of his novel in 1922, based on similar parties he had attended. The character of Gatsby loved all things English, and although the novel does not state, conventional guesses are he would have driven a 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, in a cream or yellow tint. The characters in the book descibe it differently, as people might do. Redford drove a 1928 RR Phaetom in the 1974 movie, so close if anachronistic. The latest remake features a 1929 Dusenberg Model J, so wrong on two counts if right in spirit. When compared to the 22 RR Silver Ghost the Duke does appear from later in the same era, but the SS100 was a more low slung sports car in my eye. The Duke appears to have a run down battery so I will pickup a new one and have ordered a battery tender for next long sit. Quote Bruce 2016 Cadillac ATS-V gray/black Follow me on: Twitter Instagram Youtube Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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