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YAK Car Pic of the Day

Here’s another old Christmas-movie car. You’d have to be a real car nut to remember this 1939 Ford coupe from the 1947 movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” It didn’t show up until one of the final scenes, but there it was, driven by John Payne’s character, Fred Gailey, who was Kris Kringle’s lawyer. Here’s a bit of movie trivia: Payne originally came up with the idea of making Ian Fleming’s James Bond series of books into movies, and actually bought the rights to “Moonraker” back in 1955. He gave it all up when he found out he wouldn’t have had the rights to the entire series. Oh well.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • MaxPlanck

    Jim, count me in as a bona fide car nut. I savor that scene and while watching the film, wanted to freeze frame that shot of one of Henry’s classic accomplishments. Thanks and Merry Christmas!