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One Of A Kind Car Rolls Into North Dakota

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  The Pembina County museum spent 55-thousand dollars to purchase G.B. Gunlogson’s luxury car. The rural Cavalier man made millions with the case corporation and other enterprises back in the 1920’s.

  If you’re a car lover, you’ll want to see this one. This Case, 1925 Model X is believed to be the only one in existence.

Jim Benjaminson, Pembina County Museum: “It was a luxury car. This car sold new for $2390. At the same time you could be a Model & Ford for $290. And that was Case’s problem. Case had the largest dealer organization on the face of the earth, but they couldn’t sell an expensive car to the farmer. Henry Ford made as many Model T’s in 1 day as Case made in their entire automotive career.”

Reporter: “Was this the hotrod of the day?”

Dennis Morrison, Pembina County Museum: “It was. It’s a 6-cylinder Continental, 240-cubic inch, 53-horsepower engine in here.”

G.B. Gunlogson died in 1983, but he never forgot his hometown. He donated much of the land for Icelandic State Park, where his original home still stands. It’s just across the road from the Pembina County Museum, where his car is now on display.

Jim Benjaminson: “He had many opportunities to sell this land. But he said what price do you pay for the sound of a Whipperwill? He wanted this left in the same condition so that future generations could enjoy the same things he did.”

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