What Would Earl Scheib Drive?

Men of a certain age* certainly remember the Earl Scheib paint job. $29.95.

Men of a certain age* certainly remember the Earl Scheib paint job. $29.95. It was a means by which, they imagined, their beater could become visually better. It was, as Samuel Johnson said in another context, “the triumph of hope over experience.” It never quite looked as well as imagined.

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While we are confident that the craftsmen at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood would blanch at the intimation or mere hint of something associated with the Edward Hopper of Hoopties, this special Rolls-Royce Ghost painted Infinity Black, with a Cassiopeia Silver upper two-tone is certainly redolent of something other than what one might think, unless, of course, the customer is Lamont Cranston or Britt Reid.

*Women generally have much better taste.