Peter S

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About Peter S

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  • Birthday 03/29/1951

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    Alexandria, VA and Northville, NY
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    1951 Hudson Commodore

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  1. Doesn't look like a bad deal if as advertised. Its located in the Baltimore 'burbs. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1937-rare-find-chrysler/6715629032.html Peter S.
  2. Peter S

    1941 Cadillac Series 61- NO RESERVE

    a lot of car for the price!
  3. Peter S

    FS-1941 Plymouth P12 Special Deluxe--LI, NY

    looks like a nice car, though I prefer thr 39-40s myself.
  4. Peter S

    1934 Plymouth Sedan - Not Mine

    Said to be real solid. Take a look at that dark shadow it casts in the photo.
  5. Peter S

    1934 Plymouth Sedan - Not Mine

    https://southcoast.craigslist.org/cto/d/1934-plymouth-sedan/6257161112.html Minimal info given, but seems like it has potential. In Massachusetts Peter S.
  6. Peter S

    FS '49 Olds 6 cylinder engine

    Makes me wish I had an Olds to put it in!
  7. Peter S

    1927 Willys Knight Roadster $950.

    How time flies. I could have sworn I drove past it in the '90s, when Uncle Sam's striped pants were fading away on the signboards.
  8. Greetings from Great Sacandaga Lake, Auburnseeker. By definition vices are expensive, and our cars are no exception.
  9. I do think that we "restorationists" can unwittingly be the enemies of the cars we'd love to see saved. While many people would be capable of making the functional repairs needed to get and keep something like this Dodge running, far fewer people the skills or bankroll to restore it to factory specs and appearance. But there is sometimes an unintended shaming of cars that are re-done to less than 100% authentic standards and a focus on details like high quality chrome or inauthentic upholstery that can seem pretty discouraging to someone who just wants an old car to putter around with and love without feeling that they are "remuddling" it or tearing up their retirement money on a "failed restoration." Frankly, while I admire the beautifully professionally restored trophy winners at a car show, I often feel that they seem sterile and reflect very little of their owners' personality. I much prefer the works-in-progress that are not even intended to ever be in the show ring. I was the person who linked the Worcester 1932 Plymouth Craigslist ad to the forum, and I'm disappointed that no one has snapped it up. Although 1920s cars are not my favorites, I considered it very strongly because it caught my eye as a very unique project at what is probably a very negotiable price. But, alas, I am proceeding too slowly with getting my 1951 Hudson on the road, and I've promised myself that my next project will be my second-favorite car, a 1939-1948 Plymouth, Dodge, or DeSoto. I didn't change course because there seemed anything wrong with the Plymouth, and I hope someone will rescue it before it gets cut up. If only I had a barn!
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    1927 Willys Knight Roadster $950.

    Columbus, NJ was once the site of a fabulous horde. It started as a junkyard that covered perhaps 10 acres whose owner had an eye for unique and wonderful stuff. Besides cars dating back as far as this one, he had vintage bulldozers, graders, and a few true "steam shovels,"1930s travel trailers parked in rows, and even a few steam locomotives. The story I was told was that in the early 1970s developers had wanted his land, and caused a judge to shut down his operation for zoning violations He retaliated by putting up a fence with big wooden panels depicting Uncle Sam and other symbols of liberty and just letting everything sit rather than selling his property. The collection sat untouched into the late 1990s, although his fields were empty when I detoured over that way circa 2005. I later heard that the collection was cleared by a series of auctions where people got incredible deals. I wonder if this car was part of this horde. It looks too good to have sat through dozens of New Jersey winters, but some of his stuff was in sheds.
  11. Peter S

    1932 Plymouth in Mass. (not mine)

    sounds like a natural good fit with you. I think I will go a little more modern,
  12. Peter S

    1932 Plymouth in Mass. (not mine)

    the title is probably solvable at some expense. Wondering about driveability, tho.Top cruising speed is maybe 45? May go for something a bit later. Also have my eye on a '39. PS
  13. Peter S

    1932 Plymouth in Mass. (not mine)

    Thinking about it. I've improved, niot to the point of "restoration," a couple 1940s-50s cars so I'm used to the moneypit aspect of the hobby. I haven't ttried anything this early, which is what interests me in patr. I know tthat the best financial proposition is to buy one already restored, but what's the fun in that? Peter S.
  14. Peter S

    1932 Plymouth in Mass. (not mine)

    Throwing it open to the folks who know these cars - is this a good or bad deal? That's assuming the ad is truthful and that there is probably a gap of at least 10% between the asking price and what the owner would really take. PS
  15. Peter S

    1932 Plymouth in Mass. (not mine)

    interesting 1932 in Massachusetts, reputedly stored since 1957. https://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/6099582357.html Nobody's show car, but still deserves a home, especially at this asking price. Peter sefton