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  1. H.C.S. was the automobile built by Harry C. Stutz after he left the Stutz company. The cars were built in Indianapolis from 1920-1925. They were considered one of the more "sporty" cars during the early 1920s-especially the four cylinder models called Series II, III, and IV. Most of the cars built were tourings but there were a few roadsters and even a couple of enclosed cars built. These were high quality cars that were lightweight and relatively fast by early 1920s standards. Not sure how many of them were made. Probably 20-40 of them exists today. I owned a four cylinder H.C.S. touring car in my personal collection for a few years. It was a great car that easily passed most cars on the 2001 AACA Glidden Tour in Mackinac City, Michigan. It flew over the Mackinac Bridge like it was a bird!! It is the one pictured in the Stutz book "The Splendid Stutz." Sold it to buy another car in 2003 which I still own, but I really miss it. You can't keep everything!!!
  2. Yes, it is an HCS. The later, six cylinder cars had full running boards and outside door handles. The earlier, four cylinder models had step plates and no outside door handles. Great photo.
  3. Price reduced to 17,500.00.
  4. Just had it out and running. It is ready for spring and summer events!
  5. That is not a Model T quirk and really needs to be addressed. Layden mentions the drag link and pitman arm issues which could be the reasons this is happening. On later Model Ts, as a safety precaution ( 1924? and later) Ford built a detent on the inside of the steering gear case and installed a longer planet gear pin so this would not happen. You definitely want to address this situation as it can be dangerous. There have been some dangerous accidents on tour because of "over center" steering issues.
  6. Here is one that was restored by a local collector and recently sold.
  7. Heckuva car. Clean it up, get it mechanically sorted out and enjoy it the way it is. Priced about the same as a Model A sedan. A lot of car and prestige for very little money.
  8. Any updates?
  9. That is an absolutely gorgeous Packard 734 Speedster Sedan. Probably my favorite classic era sedan. Is that the speedster sedan from the Vaniderstine Collection in Florida? I believe there are less than a hand full of these in existence. The CCCA Museum owns one as well.
  10. SOLD!
  11. Although not in Pennsylvania, Hart's in not too far away in Cecil, Ohio and does a great job. Their prices are very competitive and their turn around time is relatively fast. They are a good, professional shop with a great reputation: Another possibility is Schalwms in Pennsylvania. I know they specialize in Model T/A Fords, but they might also do other engines. Again, a great shop with a great reputation. If they can not help you, they might be able to refer you to someone in PA.
  12. The comments from Alsancle and Xander are very true regarding this particular car. I also feel this car has some additional value because it is one of very few Skylarks remaining that has not been restored or messed up by hacked restoration attempts. A lot of the 125-175K examples out there look just beautiful from the outside but are a mess underneath. I have seen a lot of really bad Skylarks presented as "show cars". With this car, you know what you are getting into. A buyer also has the choice of sorting it out mechanically and enjoying it "as found". It would probably attract more attention as-is than the pseudo-show examples that we are normally used to seeing and the price is certainly more affordable. Someone will buy this and be happy with their purchase.