K.V. Dahl III calls it his man cave. Dahl is referring to
the building in Davenport where he and his father store about thirty six classic
The collection is displayed in a building similar to what a
1930's automobile dealership would look like.
There is a 1914 Model T Ford which still runs. The 1934 car
with wood paneling. That car is complete with side curtains.
A 1964 Mercury with a rear window which rolls down and up.
A 1953 Jaguar and a 1957 Cadillac are also part of the
Five generations of Dahls have been involved in the
automobile business, going back to about 1911.
K.V. says each car drives a bit different and acts a little
He should know. K.V. Dahl has driven every car in this unique
collection. Several are originals.
Al Longmire is the mechanic; The Mister Fix It when it
involves keeping these cars in top shape. He can just about take every car apart
in the building and put it back together again.
From the hood ornaments to the whitewall tires, these are
some of the most stylish vehicles you'll see.
K.V. says he smiles every time he has the opportunity to
drive one of these beauties.
805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803