Anon sent a picture of a late 30s Bantam Roadster, which may have been the inspiration for Donald's car. The end of the link dropped out, so I didn't get to see Anon's photo, but I looked up the car on the net and discovered lots of terrific pictures.
That's (above) Gare when she was young. Wow, she was a looker!
Carl recommended me to his friend Mik, the artist who did the newspaper comic strip "Ferd'nand." Mik was looking for an assistant to help draw the strip, and offered to give me a tryout. Wow! What an opportunity! Unfortunately I had to decline. I'd only recently discovered Clampett and my mind was full of the possibilities offered by funny, full animation.
Let me take a stab at the site where I got all these Barks pictures...could it have been this one?