Tom Laferriere

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  1. 1935 Lincoln K - Series 541 Sedan

    Me too! Can I raise the price? :-)
  2. 1935 Lincoln K - Series 541 Sedan

    I know, what I am thinking? Should be $49,500 I think. :-)
  3. 1935 Lincoln K Series 541 Sedan Chassis no. K4223 Motor no. K4223 150 bhp, 414 cu. in. L-head V-12, three-speed manual transmission, front and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs with full floating rear axle, and Bendix four-wheel power-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 136 in. In 1935 Lincoln moved the coachwork on its 145-inch and 136-inch chassis forward by several inches, offering an improved ride and lower center of gravity. The Series 541 represented the shorter 136-inch wheelbase and as such was used for two-door and close-coupled four-door bodies like this lovely sedan. Only 170 examples of this two-window, five-passenger Style 543 were produced. According to a copy of its Lincoln Automobile Record supplied by The Benson Ford Research Center, this car chassis K4223 was shipped Feb 18, 1935 and was originally finished in Paris Grey. It’s history is quite interesting, having always been a well-kept Massachusetts car from new and owing to its thoughtful caretakers even retains all of its original interior. Fortunately, its story can be told thanks to an original Massachusetts vehicle registration document which identifies an E. Pardee from the affluent beach community of Harwich Port, Cape Cod. Genealogical research reveals this owner to be Edith Pardee, a lady whose father was a notable coal baron from Hazleton, Pennsylvania and also one of the founders of Lafayette College. Miss Pardee visited Hazleton often so it is likely that many miles were accrued on trips between the Cape and Eastern Pennsylvania. In 1946 Miss Pardee passed at the age of 83 and her Lincoln, barely a decade old, likely remained locally for some time thereafter. In the 1950s or 1960s it was acquired by Daniel Baird Wesson II, great-grandson of the inventor and firearms manufacturer of Smith & Wesson fame. Under Wesson’s ownership it was reportedly stored in a warehouse behind the Roosevelt Avenue S&W factory in Springfield where Wesson family members kept personal property. After leaving S&W in 1963, he founded his namesake Dan Wesson Arms in 1968. Around this time it was acquired by well-known parts purveyor Nelson B. Pease of Palmer, who collected the car from Wesson at the warehouse. Pease sold it to John Brill of Westfield. Under Brill’s ownership the car was cosmetically restored in its current shade of Ascot Maroon and it remained with his family for the ensuing five decades. Amazingly the interior remains 100% original, owing to the good care and service it received under a small number of conscientious owners. The odometer records 76,000 original miles, and the car has recently been cosmetically detailed as well as having received a basic mechanical service and inspection. Starts easily, runs great, drives nicely. The sale of this car is accompanied by copies of its delivery documentation, early registration record, biographical information on the Pardee family, as well as a photo from the 1960s showing its excellent condition at the time. Mrs. Pardee’s Lincoln represents exceptional value as a multi-cylinder CCCA Full Classic and would be a wonderful entry-level tour car. Located in Smithfield, RI and the price is $39,500 for a quick sale. Full photos here:
  4. 63 Oldsmobile Jetfire 4 speed factory turbocharged

    This is a neat car.
  5. 1936 Packard Eight 1401 Club Sedan

    Me too, but cant keep them all! This car would steal any car show it attends. I leaned that when i brought my first unrestored car to a car show in 2002 and everyone was around it 3 deep. If you don't like talking with people, do not buy this car. :-) I hate letting it go, but onward and upward as my friend Jim P always says.
  6. 1936 Packard Eight 1401 Club Sedan In 1936 the fourteenth series recieved a new radiator which was installed at a five-degree angle. Other than that, it was basically the same to the prior year. This 1936 Packard Eight 1401 has a 320 cubic-inch side valve eight-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower and weighs 4815 libs. It has a three-speed synchromesh transmission and four-wheel vacuum assisted mechanical brakes on a 134″ wheelbase with a 5 passenger Club Sedan Body. In 1936 Packard was producing their 14th Series as the number thirteen had been skipped. It is suspected that thirteen was not used due to superstitious reasons. The 14th Series was the last year for Bijur lubrication, ride control, a semi-elliptic suspension, mechanical brakes, heavy vibration dampening bumpers. It was also the last year for the 17″ option of wire or wood wheels. This 1936 Packard Eight Club Sedan is unrestored, although maintained for sometime in its life. I acquired this car and started sorting the mechanicals, as it was running very poorly. The rear lower truck door was removed at some point, primed and never re-installed. It is present in the pictures. No logic there that I can come up with. The interior is very usable as is, dash and gauges in great shape, radio, heater, dual side mount spares, trunk rack as options. It has good oil pressure and the bottom of the engine sounds tight, runs nicely, clutch and transmission operate correctly. Missing air cleaner and correct radiator cap. What you see is what you get, pictures should clearly show and identify condition. Watch a very bad short video on website. Please note this Packard is titled under its embossed firewall number (Thief Proof #) Located in Smithfield, RI. $24,500
  7. 14 T Speedster Project in CT

    Someone is going to get a good deal here!
  8. 1933 Packard Eight 1001 5 Passenger Sedan

    Spring is coming and this 1933 Packard needs a new home.
  9. 1931 Lincoln K Dual Cowl Phaeton

    1931 Lincoln Model K Dual Cowl Phaeton Chassis Number: 68727 Engine No: 68727 Body Style: 202A 120 bhp, 384.8 cu. in. L-head V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 145 in. Henry Martin Leland, the founder of Cadillac, made his second try at the automobile business with the Lincoln Motor Company. Initially created in 1917 to build aero engines, post-WWI cancellation of contracts led Leland to re-enter the car market. The first cars appeared in 1920, but Leland’s legendary obsession with perfection and a national recession hindered both production and sales. The company was soon in receivership. Help came in 1922, with money from Henry Ford. Ford purchased the Lincoln Motor Company for eight million dollars and put his son Edsel at least nominally in charge. Edsel’s knack for design overcame the stodgy Leland-era Lincoln looks, though the Master’s fork-and-blade V8 engines continued in production. A new Lincoln, the Model K, appeared in 1931. Longer and lower than its predecessor Model L, it was also more powerful, courtesy of higher compression. The wheelbase had grown to 145 inches, and the frame had double-drop side rails. Bendix Duo-Servo power-assisted brakes and Houdaille shock absorbers were standard equipment. A myriad of body styles was available. No fewer than fourteen were cataloged from outside coachbuilders link Judkins, LeBaron and Brunn. Others, built in Lincoln’s own factories, were just as beautiful and luxurious, among them being the Style 202B Sport Phaeton and its companion, the 202A with tonneau cowl. Unusually for a phaeton, the rear doors were hinged at the rear in “suicide” fashion. Interestingly, the dual cowl version, despite being $200 more expensive, sold better, but quantities were still small: just 77 were built. The history of this Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton is documented back to the 1950s, when it was owned by Clarence Pruiksma, Sr., of Midland Park, New Jersey. Its next owner was the noted collector Philip Wichard of Huntington, Long Island, New York. Wichard had been involved with cars since age ten, when he bought a car at a junkyard for $5.00 and quickly doubled his money. Once he became a successful businessman as an adult, he turned to restoring cars, seldom selling any of them. By the time of his death in 1995, he rated an obituary in the New York Times, which related the auction sale of his 47-car collection for more than $2 million. The car is now an older restoration, but still stunning in silver with black accent moldings. Of note is its red underbody and chassis, which provide a subtle counterpart to the exterior colors. The leather upholstery is done in matching red. The tan canvas top shows its age but is entirely serviceable. The engine, which is nicely detailed, runs well, however has some top end noise that suggesting needing some attention. The current owner has put over 5,000 miles on this Lincoln. A set of Phil Bray high-speed gears installed about ten years ago gives it long legs for touring. A Full Classic under Classic Car Club of America aegis, it received Primary First Place honors with 98.5 points, medallion 2436, at the 2002 Florida Grand Classic at Naples. Two years later, it was graduated to Senior status, again with 98.5 points, at the Boca Raton Grand Classic. Located in Smithfield, RI and priced at $99,500 More pictures here:
  10. FS - 1941 Pacakrd 120

    I really like this car. Looks like a great driver.
  11. 1931 Ford Model A Truck

    Steve, you could share a link?
  12. I have enjoyed this Packard all of 2017, now its time to let it go to the next caretaker. I acquired the car from a 65 year family ownership. As the owner aged, he had power steering added so he could continue to drive and enjoy his beloved Packard. Older restoration with chips and scratches commensurate with a car thats been enjoyed and used for years. Gorgeous interior. Located in Smithfield, RI and I am asking $49,500. Tons of Pictures on the site.
  13. 1931 Ford Model A Truck

    1931 Ford Model A Pickup Chassis No. A4828484 40 bhp, 200.5 cu. in. L-head inline four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 103.5 in. Ford Motor Company entered the commercial vehicle market in 1905, with a Model C Delivery Car. It was what we would now call a panel van and had a so-called “C-cab,” for the open-front nature of its driving position. It was 1912 before a commercial car was added to the Model T catalog, but plenty of outsource firms and not a few handy owners managed to build cargo bodies, both open and closed, in the interim. A factory one-ton Model T chassis was introduced in 1917, but it was 1925 before a factory-built pickup was offered, not surprisingly of open-top design. By the time Model T production halted in 1927, the pickup model had acquired quite a following. It was natural, then, for a pickup to be included in the new Model A line in October 1927. In addition to the Open-Cab (or roadster) style of the Model T pickups, there was a Closed Cab model. They were designated 76-A and 82-A, respectively. The new Closed Cab was what we might call “phone booth” style, with angular corners and a high roof, though it retained the forward-sweeping “coupe pillar” of the passenger cars. Running changes to the chassis generally followed those of the passenger cars. When passenger Model As received a facelift for the 1930 model year, commercial styles lagged behind. It wasn’t until June of 1930 that new 76-B and 82-B pickup cabs were introduced, along with the taller radiators and higher hoods of the second generation restyle. The 82-B was given rounded corners, and the leatherette roof curved down to rain gutters atop the doors. In May 1931, the pickup beds of both 76-B and 82-B trucks was revised, wider than its predecessor and with straight sides and a full steel floor. This required narrower rear fenders. In August, the Closed Cab body was redesigned, with the roof now a single steel stamping, braced with stamped steel stiffeners in place of the wood bracing used previously. The new cabs were built by Briggs Manufacturing Company, a long-time supplier to Ford and other automakers. This handsome 82-B Closed Cab Pickup was acquired by its current owner, a prominent New England Model A collector, in September 2006. It had been restored by its previous owner to very high standards. Subsequent to that restoration, it received plaudits from the Model A Restorers Club, culminating in the Henry Ford Award, the Club’s most prestigious accolade. The current owner has maintained it fastidiously and campaigned it in AACA judging competition. It received AACA’s Grand National Senior First in 2012. Finished in Cigarette Cream, one of 38 colors offered in the commercial line, it has the standard Black-Brown artificial leather interior. Built in mid-November 1931, it has all the very late Model A features, including the indented firewall and re-designed fuel tank. Model A production tapered off at the end of 1931, although some assembly plants continued building until the Model 18 V8 and Model B four-cylinder cars made their appearance in March 1932. Commercial Model As seldom appear in the limelight, much less on the market. This late-model Closed-Cab Pickup represents a rare opportunity to acquire the best example of this very desirable model. Located in Smithfield, RI and asking $38,500 Full photos on the website:
  14. 1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Sedan

    Goodness, I have added it. Thank you.
  15. 1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Sedan Chassis No. 24178041 Series 70. 320-cid, 165-bhp inline ohv eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with coil spring suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126 in. Introduced in the mid-1930s as a more comfortable alternative to the open phaeton or touring car, the convertible sedan soon faded from public favor. After 1940, the model all but disappeared, except at General Motors. For 1941, The General offered them in no fewer than three marque lineups, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. Built by GM’s Fisher Body subsidiary, they were based on a common understructure but given marque-specific sheet metal where necessary to preserve corporate president Alfred Sloan’s dictum of a “car for every purse and purpose.” They were the last of this rare breed, disappearing after World War II halted production. Post-war, production centered on mass market styles to fulfill pent-up demand. Not until Kaiser and Frazer’s tentative effort in 1949 to 1951, did the convertible sedan return, reaching significant levels only with the legendary Lincoln Continentals of 1961-67. The big news at Buick in 1941 was compound carburetion. Standard on upper series and optional on Specials, it used a pair of two-barrel carburetors. The front carburetor functioned all the time, each barrel feeding four cylinders. The rear carb, with only a float system and jets, came into play during acceleration and at high speeds, when its barrels worked in parallel with those of the front carb. The system was used in 1941 and ’42 only. Production of these convertible sedans was in very small quantities. Buick alone offered them in more than one series, the 51C Super and 71C Roadmaster, both designated Convertible Phaetons. The car being offered is the 120th body built out of 326 Roadmasters for 1941, or 834 Buick Convertible Phaetons in all. Built in Buick’s plant in Southgate, California, it was purchased by the current owner from a gentleman in Iowa. Previous owners hailed from Arizona and California. The car bears a service sticker from the Los Angeles area. It received a cosmetic restoration a number of years ago and is beginning to show its age. The blue paint exhibits a good shine, and the red leather interior is in great shape. The engine compartment is nicely detailed. The engine itself was completely rebuilt by Mason Automotive in North Scituate, Rhode Island, new bearings, camshaft, rocker arms, valves and hardened valve seats for operation with today’s fuel. The Compound Carburetion components were rebuilt by Buick specialist Doug Seybold in Ohio, resulting in smooth acceleration throughout its speed range. The car handles well on wide whitewall radial tires. The odometer shows fewer than 45,000 miles, the status of which is unknown. Other equipment includes a Buick Sonomatic radio and antenna. The convertible sedan body style still has considerable cachet, and the Buick is a fine example. The Roadmaster version was, apart from the Limited Formal Sedan, the scarcest 1941 Buick. This one is bound to please a discerning new owner. Located in Smithfield, RI Did I hear that CCCA is considering Buick Roadmasters into the club?