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  1. alsancle

    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    There was nothing more expensive in the U.S. in the late 20s/30s than an American Rolls Royce.
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    1929 Packard Coupe is it worth anything ?

    That car is the answer to the question "When is a cool car too far gone to even use the parts?".
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    Was it this JN?
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    Standard price for a Duesenberg chassis was 8500. Although by 1937 you were dealing with left overs so who knows what the price was then. Bodies were anywhere from an additional 4 or 5k for a Murphy Convertible Sedan, up to 12k for the 20 Grand.
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    J572 is bodied by Bohman and Schwartz
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    PreWar Mercedes Benz

    I should have said pre-last-restoration. This is after the car was restored in the 1970s after the fire in Canada.
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    PreWar Mercedes Benz

    Here is a pre-resto picture of the mayfair.
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    American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    This forum has been quiet. Here is one from a 1975 advertisement that has some real PB potential.
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    CCCA Eastern Grand Classic 9/8/18 HELP!!!!

    Correct. Everybody in NE (at least my friends) are bringing cars to the event for themselves or someone else. Any contacts would be appreciated. I told my dad this was going to cost us some money. One potential plan we came up with today was taking the front bumper off to see if we can squeeze it in the trailer.
  10. This has been a looming issue over my head for the last 6 months. The show for the CCCA Eastern Grand Classic is Saturday Sept 8th on the grounds of the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich Mass. I need to get my dad's 35 Packard from Shrewsbury (about 90 miles away) to the show on Saturday and then home. The issue is that the car is 20 feet long and our trailer is 20 feet long. My usual list of friends and contacts are all unavailable on that day. I have a pretty good sized list which I have been gradually working through before I finally got to the end with no luck. I'm open to any suggestions for enclosed transportation: 1. Hire a trailer 2. Borrow a trailer 3. Buy a trailer 4. ? I would buy a trailer tomorrow, but I would want one with 8 lug wheels which seems to eliminate 90% of the available ones. Thoughts, suggestions, prayers?
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    thoughts on seat belts

    The seatbelt thing comes up once a year. Matt, your use of the world "placebo" may be the best explanation of what is really happening that I have seen. I would guess the average person doesn't get the engineering involved in making the seatbelt a net plus vs a wash vs a net minus in the event of an accident. On steel bodied cars you are probably over on the plus side depending on the installation, but I'm willing to bet on the wood framed cars you at zero or minus.
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    Dicks Classic cars

    Dave, I think that a stand alone museum of any kind these days won't make it. Too many cultural changes. The success stories you are talking about have bigger entities standing behind them.
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    Ed, I believe the patent with drawing was filed in period. Can’t vouch that the car actually was.
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    Hudson auction

    Cords are cool and I’m a big fan, but one is a semi-mass produced and the other hand built to order. Market pricing is about right in both cases with the Cord being a slight bargain against other cars (but not the J!)
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    Steve, here is the tourster owned by the Local Guy's father circa 1971. Below that is the Barrel Side in the far back circa 1965.