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About edinmass

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    Palm Beach Fl. & Springfield Mass.


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    I love old cars and young ladies.

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  1. Provenance and documentation are everything in today's collector market. Much more so at the high dollar end of collecting. Market price of a non documented car can bring as little mas thirty percent of a documented example. Engine and body swaps, upgrades, accessories, colors, you name it.......proving a car is correct is your best avenue to selling the car at the high side of the market. On common cars, it will assist you in selling you car first, it may not add additional value, but a good paper trail will put you first in line when prospective buyers are kicking tires.
  2. Having attended since 1972, I agree that there was a change this year. Several others also commented about the empty spaces, rv parking, and just plain tag sale spaces with none or almost no car related items. With fine weather, attendance down, many fewer vendors, and costs going way up, we decided that this year was our last year vending. We rent a 20 x 80 tent, port a potty, truck &trailer, fuel, tolls, hotel, and VERY overpriced food that can only be called terrible on the field.......we have had enough. I don't like to complain, and that's why I have waited so long to talk about it. I didn't want to be the first on the site to pull the trigger. We will still attend, but for a shorter length so we can still see all our car friends. Time marches on, and things change, sadly it's clear the Fall Meet is changing direction from where it has been. Ed
  3. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Recently some very nice Springfield Ghosts have traded for whit I consider very low prices. I am referring to open cars with decent lines. Recently one of the best low mileage cars I have ever seen had a problem finding any intrested buyer. If the market remains this soft for such great mid twenties cars, I shudder to think what will happen to most of the run of the mill iron from the same era.
  4. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Good news! The trunk has been removed. I'm having P1 withdrawal issues, so I will pick it up on Wednesday and put it in the new garage where it belongs........its new forever home. 👍
  5. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    There are lots of differences between the P1 & P2, overall ninty percent of them are chassis related, and ten percent are engine related. I have driven both, and truth be told, I prefer the P1. It's kind of interesting to observe but of ALL the legendary pre war motor cars, I only find two that live up to the hype, legend, and reputation of the ages. The first is Duesenberg, and the other is Rolls. All the others are good cars but every one of them can be discounted against the formentioned two. No car is perfect, and many pre war cars were flawed, some of them seriously. I also find many cars with reputations of "being a great car" to be poor performers and have many bad habits and disappointing traits. Just my two cents. Ed
  6. Good Chrome Shops

    There are lots of decent shops, the guys who do the Pebble Beach winners are very busy and most won't take new customers. A PB chrome bill for a pre war big car can run 75k to 150k depending on condition and the car.
  7. On our last car the fenders went on and off eight times. It was a decent car, and scored 94 points before we restored it. Yes, we did a total on a 94 point car.
  8. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Neat car, too bad it's been left in such poor storage.
  9. Running problem

    A compression check on all the holes would be a good starting point. One should not guess on how to fix a running problem, it should be diagnosed.
  10. Lafrance fire truck

    You need to post size, weight, etc. Also, if it rolls or has flat tires and stuck wheels. How the parts are boxed, and how heavy. Photos is your best option. You should also state open or closed. Anything as large as a fire truck is difficult to have hauled, one that's not a roller makes it many times more difficult. I just moved a firetruck from Ohio to Mass that was intact and rolling, but not running, and paid two dollars per mile. It was about ten tons and 22 feet. I would advertise on the Spamfa website. Ed
  11. Running problem

    Stuck valve.
  12. CCCA cast logo for garage /shop

    Tony Zappone had one for sale next to me at Hershey last week. He should be in the CCCA directory, upstate NY. PM me if you can't contact him. Ed
  13. Harrah's automobile restoration shop

    The quaility of the work depended on a bunch of things, and he also bought cars that were done by others. I have restored several of their cars, and they were considered "stars" or "gems" of the collection. Remember this was the 60's and 70's. Even their "good jobs" were as far as I am concerned lacking at best, poorly done at worst. They also tended to modify cars back then in order to improve them, and I can say they weren't successful. If you told me a car I was intrested in was done by them, I would plan on a total restoration plus extras. And by the way, I'm doing a total restoration on one of their top of the line cars right now. This one has been the best I have seen from them.
  14. Hershey Car Corrall 2017

    If I can't park a car at a show or meet without worrying about it, I will never go to another again. I regularly drive and park some of the most rare and unusual cars anyone could imagine at local grocery stores, restaurants, clubs, and sporting events. If you don't use them, you might as well collect rocks. Cars are meant to be driven, shared, and enjoyed. You CAN NOT do that with them in the garage or trailer. Ed
  15. At almost all locations, local dealership cars were sourced. It's common to see FDR in a five or seven year old car when a long distance from D.C.