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Exploring Mr. Ed's car cache

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Ed Schoenthaler is proud of his vast car collection.

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Ed and Judy Schoenthaler, Car Collection, Oak Brook Eclectic collection that includes the best from the likes of Auburn, Packard, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Delahaye

The space's mural was done by local artist Kevin W. Hay of Villa Park.

An example of the rarity found in the collection is this 1938 Horch 853 Phaeton, one of three made for the German Luftwaffe, and the only one known to survive World War II.

Collection now encompasses 40 cars

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If you were in the market to go fast during the 1960s, help came in the form of Mr. Ed. Not to be confused with the popular equine, Ed Schoenthaler was a top-selling salesman who dealt strictly in V-8 horsepower at Brigance Chevrolet in Oak Park from 1965 to 1970. "The nickname came from a long last name that was hard to pronounce," the Oak Brook resident said. "I was very fortunate to get started during the glory days of muscle cars."
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    • Ed Schoenthaler is proud of his vast car collection.
    • Ed and Judy Schoenthaler, Car Collection, Oak Brook  Eclectic collection that includes the best from the likes of Auburn, Packard, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Delahaye
    • The space’s mural was done by local artist Kevin W. Hay of Villa Park.
    • An example of the rarity found in the collection is this 1938 Horch 853 Phaeton, one of three made for the German Luftwaffe, and the only one known to survive World War II.
    • Collection now encompasses 40 cars
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