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  1. FS- 1932 Franklin 3 Window Coupe W / Rumble Seat What a cool car! There are 50 guys on the forum right now that are putting blood sweat and tears into lesser cars when they should jump on this.
  2. Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    If anyone is interested in a R2 4 speed with all paperwork needing restoration for 10% of Hyman's number PM me.
  3. R.I.P Cars and Parts

    I'm probably as "techie" as anybody on this forum but I prefer all my publications hard copy like you. Given the 12 clubs I belong to and various magazines that still happen to exist I get something a couple of times a week and always look forward to it. Sadly, I think this particular pleasure is nearing the end.
  4. R.I.P Cars and Parts

    Good point West. On the first part, I was looking for something positive to say. The 2nd part (which was negative) was easy because I see all the editors of the club's I belong to struggling for content for their quarterly newsletters. AACA has the advantage of gaining another year to cover with each year that goes by. I guess a club newsletter can cover club events, and generate content from that, but that is not interesting to me. Hemmings has a lot of event and auction coverage these days too. I think that the amount of writing is the same or growing, but the way it is monetized has changed a lot. The fact that any amateur can start a blog and reach as many people as Cars & Parts did in 1975 but at little cost devalues the professional writer. Technology is a blessing and a problem all at once.
  5. Advice on a Bentley please.

    Jags are another one where we need to distinguish between pre 1970 and post 1970. My mom drove her XK140 every day in the summer from about 1974 to 1994 and it never let her down once.
  6. R.I.P Cars and Parts

    The Niche focus makes sense. Obviously the hard part is coming up with continual content when focused on a narrow band of cars. I miss my GTE.
  7. R.I.P Cars and Parts

    There are two business you don't want to be in right now. Brick and Mortar retail and printed media. They are desperate. If you read their columns you will see a disconnect with the general outlook on this forum.
  8. R.I.P Cars and Parts

    When I was growing up in the 70s my dad was a subscriber to Hemmings, Cars and Parts, a member of the ACD, AACA and CCCA as well as a bunch of other clubs. I never liked Cars and Parts for some reason and those got thrown out (along with Hemmings). When I was at Hershey this fall I bought 10 bound copies of C&P 1970-1980 from the AACA Library. Go figure.
  9. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Here you go. Pictures look to be from 1957 if that makes sense. There is a good one of your car.
  10. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    I have a couple more. Will scan them when I get home tonight.
  11. In 1980 the very first album I ever got was Led Zepplin IV in eight track format. The only player we had was in my mom's 73 Eldo convertible, so I sat in the cold x-mas morning and listened to the whole tape. I thought, wow! I need to go buy more tapes, this stuff is great. Little did I know that tape was probably the greatest one ever made. A couple of months later I had my license, and my 49 Plymouth special deluxe had a 12 volt converter installed with a eight track player courtesy of my dad which was also a xmas present.
  12. Advice on a Bentley please.

    I think I would distinguish the cars from the 40s, 50s, and early 60s from the cars from the 70, 80s and 90s. But then again, I only one we have ever owned was a 59 Silver Wraith. But it is a car that you can work on the mechanicals and get parts for. The very expensive aspects of it are easy to see, aluminium body, leather, woodwork, etc. You can tell the condition by looking at the car and if it needs those things, well yeah, they are expensive.
  13. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    RM is selling a rare Willoughby bodied Ghost.
  14. Packard Auto Robe

    I have a feeling it is already gone.