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  1. StanleyRegister

    Unknown car in a c.1914 postcard series

    1913 Paige is a solid guess, but not the right car. Here's my 1913 - notice the upsweep curve in the top of the front doors, heading for the cowl. Also the gas filler cover in the right side of the cowl. A number of other cars ended up with this flat-dash, recessed-sidelight appearance when they went to electric lights. Haynes, DeSoto (not Mopar), Reo, and Henderson were a few. Unfortunately this doesn't quite match any photos I've found of those cars, either.
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    Stanley Steamer date

    It is a bit puzzling that the car seems to have a dropped front axle, yet has no front crossmember in the frame. Maybe they ruined an axle and the factory sent a newer replacement? The car does look like it's had a hard life.
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    What happened to the thread about it 1921 Stephens Roadster??

    It is strange. I had posted to that thread, and was receiving notifications of follow-ups fairly recently. Now I don't see the posts in my history, and I can't find the thread.
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    Stanley Steamer date

    Here are a couple of other photos of Brause in his '08. I think this is the same car as the "pickup" in the Forks Hotel photo. I love seeing the siphon hoses at the ready in all these pictures. Not too many houses with garden hoses along those mountain trails.
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    Stanley Steamer date

    Ah but it is a Mountain Wagon! The second and third seats were detachable to create a pickup truck if you wanted. This one really looks like a 1908, to me. Notice especially the flared flat wood front fender, with the metal brace to hold it up. The driver even resembles Jack Brause, to me. Here's another photo of an '08. In addition to the flat fenders, notice also the 3-venturi burner, an unsuccessful development that didn't survive 1908.
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    Stanley Steamer date

    These are both outstanding photos. On the first, note the little square-looking arrangement of pipes, near the right front spring. This was connected to the acetylene tank, to provide a handy torch to use when heating the burner during firing up. Notice the differences in the second photo - just a few years have brought a much stronger frame with a front crossmember, and heavier wheels, as well as an additional seat. Still the same powerplant, though. In fact, they made a 5-seat version as well. The only remaining factory-original 5-seat Mountain Wagon is in the Marshall Collection, where I'm happy to be able to volunteer - http://auburnheights.org/collections/automobiles/1915-stanley-mountain-wagon-model-820/
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    1948 Buick Special Eight --$8800

    What's the price history been like over the past few years on Craigslist?
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    For Sale 1922 Paige 6-66 7 passenger sedan

    As of today, it's "$87,500 or best offer", at the top of the HCCA classifieds at the previous link.
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    1933 Packard Eight 1001 5 Passenger Sedan

    I don't usually like browns, but this one really works.
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    Walt Meyer Auto Museum?

    I'd like to make contact with anyone who has old photos taken at Bridgewater, or has a list of cars that were there. I've been working for several years to learn more about the two Stanleys that were in the collection - so far I haven't found anyone who remembers them. Someone who took a number of cars after the museum closed in '89 has said he doesn't recall seeing either car, so presumably they left earlier. The existing photos of the two cars appear to be from the '50s. If I can get an idea how much later they were still in the collection, it complete the picture just a little bit further. Feel free to PM me if you wish. Thanks, Kelly
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    For Sale 1922 Paige 6-66 7 passenger sedan

    I'm guessing that the main reason to study comparables is if you want to sell it in a hurry. In an estate situation like this, the car will clearly sell. That will be because the seller has adjusted the asking price until it is correct. It may just take longer to learn what that correct price is, if it turns out that the starting ask was pretty far away. This is why I like the reverse auction. Start high and subtract $1,000 per week, or so, until somebody can't stand it any more and has to grab it. This approach does require a lot of visibility, though.
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    Touring Model T wanted

    Thanks Terry.
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    Touring Model T wanted

    Looking for a tour-proven, pre-'16 T, with a strong engine and good brakes, and a Warford. Kelly Southeast PA
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    1907-08 transmission?

    Fantastic photo, by the way. And I have to agree - no suspension, toothpick frame, spoon brakes - some people must have been a bit more cavalier about their personal well-being, way back then. PS. Forgot one attachment... Was there some rudimentary rack-and-pinion going on for the steering?
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    1907-08 transmission?

    That would probably have been Harroun getting ready for the 1907 meet at Ormond. 120 mph in that puppy! You've got some real excitement coming... "Freak" was a word that was in general use for cars that were prepared specifically for speed attempts, and not intended to be roadworthy. This car ended up being nicknamed the "Sneezer", and apparently that wasn't meant to be flattering.