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About GregLaR

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    Palm Springs, CA.
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    Cars of course! I've owned approximately 200 cars over the last 42 years. Many vintage, lots of mid-century muscle, about 45 of them were Corvettes. I was one of the original Moderators on I do almost all my own work. Complete frame off restorations are my favorite hobby. Spent about 26 years as an ASE certified top flight tech (glorified term for mechanic), mostly with the General but also with Ford and Chrysler. Moved to sunny Palm Springs about 16 years ago and now own a bar/restaurant there.

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  1. Yes, might make is easier to break into but that 4 door hard top look sure was sharp. I watched 60's a movie a couple weeks ago where a fellow was driving a black '65 Impala 4 door hard top. With all the windows down it's a really great looking car!
  2. I can't believe nobody's jumped on this for you. Are there are no AACA members anywhere in the greater Phoenix area? I'm just too far away or I'd be happy to make that drive!
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    According the the article, it appears Collier owns both Cooper's J-563 and Gable's J-567?
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    Anyone need a small restoration project?

    The opening bid is too high.
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    High Wheel meatwagon

    Probably to prevent one from getting their meat caught.
  6. Of course if a coupe is acceptable and, if you prefer to do a little of your own work, there's one available over here, practically in my back yard, for a lot less money.
  7. Well, if a coupe will "get you by" til you find a roadster, there's one currently available in Wallingford, CT. for $24,500.
  8. I'll second the Corvair. Pretty innovative for 1960. A good balance of sport and economy. Got much better looking too, as the model progressed. Unfortunately, one crusader can do a lot of damage.
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    The decline of Sears

    Scavengers and looters rather than property owners, I'm sure.
  10. The Buenos Aires cars appear to be right hand drive....
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    A strange 39 Chevy

    That's weird.
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    A strange 39 Chevy

    Yes, that is very interesting. Is that a new ad listed some place?
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    excuse my dust 1951 movie

    Don, I was searching through some of my stuff and found this undated article, written by Richard Kelley, which covers some of the history of Pacific Auto Rentals who supplied many cars to the movie industry. Here is a direct quote from that article: "The antique section in the catalog shows a 1904 Olds curved dash, a stately 1910 Cadillac town car, a 1910 Rio roadster and a 1912 Winton touring. Although there was a 1902 Holsman Motor Surrey, a high wheeler which had a rope drive from its under-the-seat engine to the four foot rear wheels in the catalog. P.A.R.'s oldest vehicle wasn't a factory product at all. It was a curious looking little steamer that had been built in 1892 in Akron, Ohio, by circus performer Achille Philion as an attention getter, and it was the only one ever built. The Philion appeared in several movies including Red Skelton's 1951 comedy Excuse My Dust. Today it can be seen at the National Automotive Museum in Reno." This is the picture that accompanied the article. Regards, Greg