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  1. Model T parts search

    Here you go: https://www.modeltford.com/item/5119RB.aspx They also have the replacement alternators if you do not want to use the original generator. If you haven't heard of Lang's yet, you should. They are your best source for Model T parts. Good luck.
  2. Ford Model A delivery truck

    That is a great photo and one of my favorite Model A body styles. What a treasure.
  3. 1930 Gardner Roadster - Pebble Beach Entry

    A gorgeous and rare car. Good luck at the auction.
  4. Lots of interest but still for sale!
  5. Here is a really nice set of six, 36 x 4 1/2" Goodrich Silvertown whitewall tires. These were just removed from a car in favor of black walls. Two of the tires look like new with the nubs, the other four probably have less than 400 miles on them. They are a bit dirty but should clean up ok. If you are looking for tires for a show car, these are probably not for you as they will have some scuffs on the whitewalls. If you want a great set of tires for an older restored car or driver, these are perfect. The price to buy a set of six tires alone from Coker is about 2,300.00 plus tubes. I will take 1,150.00 for the set of six and include six brass stem tubes which were all good when removed. I would prefer not to ship, but will work with a buyer and gladly store them until they can be picked up. If you are interested, we can probably work something out. PayPal accepted. Located in Ann Arbor, MI. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com Thank you.
  6. Heading to Ohio! Thanks. Here is a really nice set of six, 36 x 4 1/2" Goodrich Silvertown whitewall tires. These were just removed from a car in favor of black walls. Two of the tires look like new with the nubs, the other four probably have less than 400 miles on them. They are a bit dirty but should clean up ok. If you are looking for tires for a show car, these are probably not for you as they will have some scuffs on the whitewalls. If you want a great set of tires for an older restored car or driver, these are perfect. The price to buy a set of six tires alone from Coker is about 2,300.00 plus tubes. I will take 1,150.00 for the set of six and include six brass stem tubes which were all good when removed. I would prefer not to ship, but will work with a buyer and gladly store them until they can be picked up. If you are interested, we can probably work something out. PayPal accepted. Located in Ann Arbor, MI. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com Thank you.
  7. Car ID: Is this possibly an Overholt?

    I think the first car is a Model T with an accessory/aftermarket body and fender assembly as well as accessory disc wheels. Look at the front spindles and drag link which are definitely Model T.
  8. I'd buy it, but it's too far away......

    If someone seriously wants something, they'll buy it no matter what the shipping cost and/or will overcome whatever shipping hurdles are in place. In today's world, there are rarely any shipping hurdles can not be conquered. If someone uses the "it's too far away" line, it usually means they are too cheap to buy it and it is a way to get out of the deal without looking like a cheapskate. Very similar to the old "I need to ask my wife" line. A frequent and prolific member of this forum has badgered me for a month regarding something. I just got both lines in one sentence via email: "it's too far away and the "boss" said no." I knew he wasn't a buyer from the beginning.
  9. What did Gatsby drive?

    What Gatsby-or Robert Redford-drove in the original movie was certainly a Rolls Royce. Specifically, it was a Springfield Phantom I Ascot tourer car #S304KP. S304KP was originally bodied as an Brewster Town Brougham and was later fitted with the sporty Ascot tourer body as seen in the movie. The car was sold new in New York City and delivered in 1929. The Springfield Phantom I was a logical and historically correct choice for the movie and book as so many of them were sold new to wealthy clients who lived in New York City and had fashionable summer homes in the Hamptons. If you remember the movie, S304KP was involved in an accident. To make the accident scene, the original fenders were replaced with fiberglass replacements. Supposedly it took several takes to get the accident just right. This car sold about 10 years ago at a Bonhams auction (I think Greenwich?). Here are some photos of the two Springfield Rolls Royce's used in original movie Gatsby. The other car is a Springfield Silver Ghost town car. These pictures are taken from the book The American Rolls Royce. Although unrelated, the sporty yet conservative Springfield Phantom I Tilbury sedan actually did spend the first thirty years of its live going back and forth between a prominent Manhattan residence and an equally prominent estate in the Hamptons. It now lives an active life in the midwest!
  10. For Sale: 1938 Packard 1600 Touring Sedan

    Thanks!
  11. 1926 Duesenberg Model-A Show Chassis For Sale

    What a great find. Lots of exciting potential here. A great opportunity and a reasonable price.
  12. EYE ON DESIGN 17, A FEW PICS

    Eyes On Design is always a great show. They always select an interesting group of cars and choose interesting themes.
  13. For Sale: 1938 Packard 1600 Touring Sedan

    A few more pictures....