Monday Escape: Apparently, this is called a “Dagmar”

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Or so a fellow classic car buff was excited to tell me, and I’ll buy it. A lifetime of loving these rolling beauties and I’d no idea!

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A very reflective dagmar on a Packard 400.

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“Dazzling”

We actually own a dagmar (though not the car to go with it just yet)—found it at the same tiny antiques shop behind which this (dagmar-less) ’55 Bel Air hid in a garage:

Found Beauty

All this time I’ve been calling them “bullets” or “artillery shells”, as that’s what the dagmar resembles. I’m happy to finally have the right name in mind!

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Dagmars on what I dubbed the “Elizabeth Taylor” Packard Clipper.

Here are smaller dagmars on a ’49 Cadillac ambulance I actually DID run my car off the road to see, even with just my itty-bitty pocket cam:

The one we let get away

Hope you had a fine Independence Day weekend, and have a beautiful Monday! (How could one not after seeing a handful of gorgeous vintage cars?)

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Dagmars on a sharp ’56 Bel Air.

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3 thoughts on “Monday Escape: Apparently, this is called a “Dagmar”

  1. Dagmire was the stage name of Virginia Ruth Egnor. Her well known female attributes were called Dagmires along with anything else at the time which shared the same pointed attributes. 🙂

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