Tom Laferriere

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About Tom Laferriere

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  • Birthday 01/17/1967

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    Smithfield, RI
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  1. I just listed this Cadillac on eBay. Have a look. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1929-Cadillac-Other-/332160198272?hash=item4d564a6680:g:AMYAAOSw4YdYz~0o&vxp=mtr
  2. A reasonable offer will most likely get this Olds.
  3. This car was originally factory built by American Air Products Corp., of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida sometime between 1958 and 1962. The model was known as a “Merry Olds”and the serial number of this car is 390333. These replica cars were featured in the Sept. 1958 issue of Popular Mechanics Magazine, a copy in the photos. Named after a popular song of 1905 – ‘In my merry Oldsmobile’ – the Merry Olds was a revival of Oldsmobile’s famous curved dash runabout of 1901. Intended as a recreational vehicle, the Merry Olds was introduced in 1958 by The Air Products Corporation of Ford Lauderdale, Florida and advertised as ‘The car with the backward look’. It was a close copy of Oldsmobile’s original runabout right down to its tiller steering, bicycle type wheels, chain drive and brass lamps. The Merry’s engine was a single-cylinder 500cc 4hp Clinton; a top speed of 35mph and 60 miles per gallon was claimed. Factory built and not a kit car, the Merry Olds could be licensed as a motor vehicle in all States. Production continued into the 1960s. Originally it sold for $1495.00 in 1958. Of course this one deserves a freshening of its cosmetics. It runs well, steers, charges, starts and stops as it should. I used it with my kids, however now I am teaching the kids on real cars, so its time for someone else to enjoy this and give it a fresh coat of paint. Located in Smithfield, RI and asking $4,900 Watch the video on my site. http://www.tomlaferriere.com/listings/1902-curved-dash-oldsmobile-replica-merry-olds
  4. for sale

    1914 Ford Model T Speedster The most fun you can ever have with a car is driving an open Speedster, specifically this 1914 Ford Model T Speedster. Dependable, reliable and quite powerful with its lightweight bodywork. I have owned many Speedsters over my life and this one has the earlier brass era appearance and classic design of early T’s. I believe this one was built many many years ago and has always been garaged and maintained since built. I bought it a few years ago from long term family ownership to play with it and teach the kids how to drive one. In my ownership, I have installed a new radiator and cooling components and had the seat upholstered. It’s hand crank only, however it starts easily on 1 or 2 pulls every time. Runs on battery or magento. Lights are all Kerosene or acetylene. The carbide generator has a crack, so that will need to be repaired prior to using gas headlights. There is a simple conversion for LED lights should you choose. I have no history on mechanics, however previous owner said his dad had it all rebuilt, however there are no records. Engine is 1914, wheels are 26-27 and unsure on what vintage rear axle is. Priced very reasonably for the amount of fun you’ll have! Located in Smithfield, RI. $16,500
  5. for sale

    I love this car!
  6. 1931 Oldsmobile Deluxe Patrician Sedan. Model F-31 Six. The six-cylinder Series F aided in keeping the Oldsmobile Company afloat during the tough economical times of the Great Depression. The Oldsmobile Company, at the time, was positioned above Pontiac and below Buick and LaSalle within the GM hierarchy. This 1931 Oldsmobile Model F-31 Sedan has been driven 30,000 miles since new and has been in two ownership hands in the last 45 years. It is a well-maintained, original example that has new paint and interior within the last 4 years. A fine example of Oldsmobile quality and value, this 1931 F-31 Sedan is an exceptional, original car that can be enjoyed with pride…and priced very reasonable. $16,500 and located in Webster, Massachusetts Many pictures on my website. http://www.tomlaferriere.com/listings/1931-oldsmobile-deluxe-patrician-sedan-model-f-31-six
  7. I love Speedsters Bob
  8. Its a great car with great gears for touring. The owner has sunk way too much money in this. The detail is incredible.
  9. This really needs a new home
  10. for sale

    1948 Willys Jeepster Phaeton 1948 Willys Jeepster ad The Jeepster was an automobile originally produced by Willys-Overland Motors from 1948 to 1950. It was the last phaeton produced by a major automaker. The original Jeepster (VJ) was first released to the public on April 3, 1948. Offered only in rear-wheel drive, the vehicle had some trouble gaining traction with traditional Willys customers. The 1948 Jeepster was powered by the “Go Devil” 62 hp, 134 cu in straight-4 engine, with 3-speed manual transmission (with optional overdrive), drum brakes, a single transverse leaf spring suspension and rear driveline similar to what was used in the Willys Station Wagon at the time. This 1948 Willys Jeepster Phaeton is an older restoration that is continually maintained by its current owner. The pictures should clearly show the cosmetic condition and runs very well and drives like it should. The owner is selling for other interests. This Jeepster is located in Smithfield, RI and is ready for immediate enjoyment. Asking $12,500. Tons of pictures on my website: http://www.tomlaferriere.com/listings/1948-willys-jeepster
  11. I bought this project a few years ago with good intensions of making a nice early speedster, however I am spending any extra money I have foolishly on other money sucking projects. It appealed to me as it was already shortened to 128.5" wheelbase. Can you believe that? Original wood spoke wheels that I would use the hubs to make new 25" or 27" wheels from. You have an open palette to design your speedster with the seats right above the drive sprocket, the perfect proportion. The engine is the early type with Pederson Drip oil system with no sump. What an interesting engine to look at and it runs very nice, however the carburetor should be serviced/changed. It does not idle well, but runs smoothly at higher RPM's . Clutch and transaxle appear to operator correctly. Purchased from the basement of the Peterson Museum a few years back. A few more photos on my website with a full photoshoot and video work coming soon. Located in Smithfield, RI and asking $39,500. http://www.tomlaferriere.com/listings/1912-american-lafrance-speedster
  12. Fabulous Packard!
  13. Reasonable offers will be gladly taken on this car.
  14. Its time to sell this car. Lowered price to $27,500. Its a nice driver. have a look at the link in the original post.
  15. I feel the car can be used as is and enjoyed. Mechanically rebuilt, just needs to steward. The Denman tires were purchase in 1959, maybe a new set for touring. :-) Its really an unknown car thats been well cared for since the 1950's.