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31 Caddy last won the day on June 18 2016

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    Retired Airline Captain. Flew B727,B747, B757, B767, DC8, A300 and numerous business jets. Also a licensed aircraft mechanic.

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  1. My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Richard and Helen at the Auburn Meet, and seeing their car. A great couple, and a fabulous job on the restoration. Congratulations to them on another well deserved win. Well done!
  2. No doubt!
  3. I know you meant "Good Samaritan"
  4. I don't disagree at all. It is a moot point anyway with my current car, as the chassis lengths are different. if I had say a '30 coupe that needed a complete restoration, and a running V12 car similar to the subject one came along at about 1/2 of what he is asking, it's a project I would consider. It's all hypothetical anyway, but I've always got my eyes open for '30 -'31 project type cars, and like to consider the possibilities.
  5. Joe, I'm not sure which tag you are referring to, when you mention VIN tag riveted to the firewall on a 31 Cadillac. I did see the tag with the VIN ( engine) number screwed to the firewall of the subject car. To me that just makes the subject car more suspect, unless that tag was required at some point by a state DMV for some reason. From the factory, there was no "VIN tag" on a '31 Cadillac. The engine number stamped on the engine case was the VIN as you know, but no factory firewall VIN tag was used, just the body tag as you mentioned.
  6. Please save your sanctimonius lecture for someone else. Why did you automatically assume that if I built a re bodied car, that I would not honestly disclose what it is? There are numerous re bodied cars out there. There are more V16 roadsters now than were originally built, and everyone knows which ones they are. In any case, any buyer can order the build sheet and find out what body style a particular engine left the factory with.The value of a re bodied (and fully disclosed as such) V12 CCP would be more than a V8 car in the same condition, but less than the genuine article.
  7. Too bad my '31 V8 convertible coupe (134" wb) is not a '30 V8 model ( 140" wb) I'd be real interested in this parts car ( V12's were also 140") to turn a V8 CCP into a V12 CCP. I expect that's what will eventually happen to it - an owner of a 1930 V8 coupe/convertible or roadster will buy it, although even that buyer would rather find a V16 chassis to do the same swap with.
  8. The build sheets are available from gmheritagecenter.com for $50 using the engine number. Very high probability that both engines would show as leaving the factory in sedans.
  9. Besides the missing golf club door, and body moldings, etc. any chance this car is NOT home made? Owner couldn't/wouldn't answer basic questions such as engine number so I could order a build sheet. Says there is a body tag but doesn't know what's on it at the moment. These cars always have issues of this sort. But......IZ gots to know. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1931-Cadillac-V-12-convertible/222528636369?_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3Dd550bda38b3d48dbb2fea5a646202d18%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D222528636369
  10. Bill, your friend's hauler and your LaSalle are both super! I bet you nearly caused several wrecks due to other drivers gawking at this combination on the turnpike. It was my good fortune to be parked next to you at the show, and I enjoyed our conversations very much. Take care, Rick.
  11. Great people, great cars, great Meet! Many participants stayed at the Days Inn and Red Roof Inn motels right next to the show field. Being a big spender, since there was also a McDonalds and a Golden Corral right there, I was all set. Thanks to all in the Region for an enjoyable time.
  12. I'm not normally a sedan fan, and never cared much for the front end styling of the '38 Chrysler. However, I spied this limo on ebay, and found it quite interesting. The combination of LWB, side mounts, divider window and small rear window make for an appealing package, IMHO. I have no connection to this car or its owner. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-Chrysler-Imperial-C20-8-LWB-LIMOUSINE-WITH-DIVIDER-REAR-JUMP-SEATS-/382099154764?hash=item58f6e2674c:g:PJ8AAOSwrhBZBPR8&vxp=mtr
  13. It looks to be a tad small for use on a 6 volt system. If you decide to replace it, go with 4/0 welding cable. Very flexible and lots of copper wires. I'm NOT saying that the cable shown was not originally intended for 6 volts, however antique car owners do often make the mistake of obtaining replacement cables from their local auto parts store, and these are almost always too small for a 6 volt system.
  14. Nah, I don't think it's the same car, although remotely possible since the Bohams auction was several years ago. It could have been freshened, but there ARE a lot of differences.
  15. http://www.jjrods.com/classics/1929-lasalle-convertible-coupe/ J.J. Rods is Jerry Jurden. Very nice guy, but I can't say if he will divulge who he sold the car to. He currently has a '31 355A convertible coupe for sale also. Actually, I'm not sure - firewall tag not shown/ engine number not listed and this car looks better than the one you're looking for. It could be it if some paint work had been done to the fenders and wheels.