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  1. Eyes On Design is always a great show. They always select an interesting group of cars and choose interesting themes.
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  4. This 1938 Packard 1600 Four Door Touring Sedan was sold new by the Joy Brothers Packard Agency in Minnesota. The car remained in Minnesota until the 1960s when it was sold to its second owner in Michigan. The third, and current owner, purchased this Packard in 1986. After purchasing the Packard, the car was commissioned to a complete and professional restoration which was completed in the early 1990s. Since being restored, the car has been regularly used and always maintained. Today, this Packard is in very nice condition and shows extremely well as a properly maintained, older restoration. The maroon paint shows extremely well with the exception of the passenger side, rear quarter that has some areas of wear and scuffing. Otherwise, the paint is very nice with a consistent, overall gloss. The body is extremely solid and straight throughout. All of the doors and hood are in proper alignment and have a good fit and finish. At the time of the restoration, the complete interior was done by Mark Larder, a well known and respected Michigan upholsterer. Today, the tan cloth upholstery is excellent throughout with the exception of a very minor (about the size of quarter) moth hole in the headliner. All of the chrome was re-plated at the time of restoration and is in excellent condition. The dashboard, gauges and steering wheel are in excellent condition. Mechanically, this vehicle has been maintained by Brian Joseph/Classic and Exotic Services in Troy, Michigan. Most recently, the brakes and cooling system have been fully serviced. The car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It starts easily whether hot or cold, idles great and runs down the road effortlessly. All of the gauges, lights, heater, wipers, and even the radio operate as they should. This car is light and nimble to steer and has properly adjusted and responsive brakes. It is much more responsive and agile than the larger series Packards. It is lots of fun to drive. This car is equipped with a correct Packard radio, heater, clock and front grill guard. The mileage shown is about 40,500. The engine number is A-22077 and the vehicle number is 1182 16039. This car has been owned and cherish by its current owner for many years. It is time for him to pass this car on to someone else who will enjoy it. It is priced at a small fraction of his investment cost at 16,500.00. Included with the sale are books, an owner's manual, a custom car cover, receipts and photographs of the restoration, maintenance receipts, etc. This is a great opportunity to own a very affordable yet ready to use Packard that is ready to drive and enjoy. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com for more information and to schedule a viewing and a test drive. I have over 100 detailed photos I would be glad to email to serious buyers. Located near Detroit. Thank you.
  5. This 1938 Packard 1600 Four Door Touring Sedan was sold new by the Joy Brothers Packard Agency in Minnesota. The car remained in Minnesota until the 1960s when it was sold to its second owner in Michigan. The third, and current owner, purchased this Packard in 1986. After purchasing the Packard, the car was commissioned to a complete and professional restoration which was completed in the early 1990s. Since being restored, the car has been regularly used and always maintained. Today, this Packard is in very nice condition and shows extremely well as a properly maintained, older restoration. The maroon paint shows extremely well with the exception of the passenger side, rear quarter that has some areas of wear and scuffing. Otherwise, the paint is very nice with a consistent, overall gloss. The body is extremely solid and straight throughout. All of the doors and hood are in proper alignment and have a good fit and finish. At the time of the restoration, the complete interior was done by Mark Larder, a well known and respected Michigan upholsterer. Today, the tan cloth upholstery is excellent throughout with the exception of a very minor (about the size of quarter) moth hole in the headliner. All of the chrome was re-plated at the time of restoration and is in excellent condition. The dashboard, gauges and steering wheel are in excellent condition. Mechanically, this vehicle has been maintained by Brian Joseph/Classic and Exotic Services in Troy, Michigan. Most recently, the brakes and cooling system have been fully serviced. The car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It starts easily whether hot or cold, idles great and runs down the road effortlessly. All of the gauges, lights, heater, wipers, and even the radio operate as they should. This car is light and nimble to steer and has properly adjusted and responsive brakes. It is much more responsive and agile than the larger series Packards. It is lots of fun to drive. This car is equipped with a correct Packard radio, heater, clock and front grill guard. The mileage shown is about 40,500. The engine number is A-22077 and the vehicle number is 1182 16039. This car has been owned and cherish by its current owner for many years. It is time for him to pass this car on to someone else who will enjoy it. It is priced at a small fraction of his investment cost at 16,500.00. Included with the sale are books, an owner's manual, a custom car cover, receipts and photographs of the restoration, maintenance receipts, etc. This is a great opportunity to own a very affordable yet ready to use Packard that is ready to drive and enjoy. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com for more information and to schedule a viewing and a test drive. I have over 100 detailed photos I would be glad to email to serious buyers. Located near Detroit. Thank you.
  6. I am offering this on behalf of a very good friend and customer. He is a major collector of vintage automobile and race cars. This 1995 Monaco Dynasty was stored in a heated building since he has owned it and maintained like the fine automobiles in his collection. The overall condition is like new. He basically used it as a satellite office/lounge when he towed his collector cars and race cars to shows and races. The details are as follows: 1995 Monaco Dynasty Motorhome -36" length -2nd owner, purchased in 1999 -Cost 225K new -Oak cabinetry throughout -Sofa coverts into bed -300/325 HP Cummins, Turbocharged Diesel -Fully equipped with outside awnings, etc. -Always stored indoors, never outside except when in use. -78K original miles -Awnings -Immaculate and always maintained inside and out. -Needs nothing, ready to use and enjoy. -Eligible for AACA events in three years (!!!) I doubt you will find a cleaner example at this price. If you are looking for a high quality motorcoach and tow vehicle, this might just be for you. The asking price is 39,500.00. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com for more information or to schedule a viewing or test drive. Located in Madison, WI.
  7. I am offering this on behalf of a very good friend and customer. He is a major collector of vintage automobile and race cars. This 1995 Monaco Dynasty was stored in a heated building since he has owned it and maintained like the fine automobiles in his collection. The overall condition is like new. He basically used it as a Satellite office/lounge when he towed his collector cars and race cars to shows and races. The details are as follows: 1995 Monaco Dynasty Motorhome -36" length -2nd owner, purchased in 1999 -Cost 225K new -Oak cabinetry throughout -Sofa coverts into bed -300/325 HP Cummins, Turbocharged Diesel -Fully equipped with outside awnings, etc. -Always stored indoors, never outside except when in use. -78K original miles -Awnings -Immaculate and always maintained inside and out. -Needs nothing, ready to use and enjoy. I doubt you will find a cleaner example at this price. If you are looking for a high quality motorcoach and tow vehicle, this might just be for you. The asking price is 39,500.00. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com for more information or to schedule a viewing or test drive. Located in Madison, WI.
  8. I like it a lot. It's really neat and will be loads of fun to drive and certainly an attention getter no matter where it is parked. It has a good look to it. But then again, I am a huge proponent brass and nickel era cars. I also like weird stuff! That being said, it really does come down to what it needs and how much the seller is asking for it. Hopefully this is a car (truck) that has been actively maintained and used. If that is the case, take it for a long drive and see if this is something you really want to own. Like Ed says, parts are hard to find and you certainly don't want to pay for labor on something like this. If you do buy it, you really should expect to do your own labor. Nothing complicated about these-just basic nuts and bolts and time. I have driven a few nickel era Cadillacs and they are good solid cars. I believe they are undervalued considering their quality. If it makes sense-and you like it- GO FOR IT!
  9. Here is the other source I was talking about: Tom VanMeeteren Valley, Nebraska 402-359-5762 or tsvanmeet@gmail.com A great source of obsolete distributor parts and knows his stuff.
  10. SOLD in a heartbeat! Thanks to all those who inquired.
  11. SOLD in a heartbeat! Thanks to those who inquired.
  12. You may have found a good option. You can get custom made glass reflector mirrors made but they are extremely expensive. The spun aluminum reproductions look OK but don't reflect as well as a mirror.
  13. I am trying to decode this 1935 LaSalle Convertible Coupe trim tag. I was wondering what color the interior and trim are supposed to be. The car is currently light yellow (cream) as seen on the firewall with a black interior. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  14. Thanks for sharing these photos. Always nice to see a properly restored 1940 Ford Coupe.