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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. For Sale 1931 Pierce Arrow Model 43

    Is the price confidential?
  2. Antenna Location?

    Your spouse draws radio waves?
  3. 1941 Packard 160

    Looks like a good solid base to start with. Hope someone gets ahold of it and does the right thing.
  4. Not mine, Chevy, N. Calif

    This car looks a little too complete to "make a hot rod" out of.

    Nice looking car, fair price too.
  6. Daimler DE36 Gold Car?

    Nor did they in Monaco.
  7. 1938 dodge sedan 4 door 3400 obo

  8. Funny car stories

    Ditto Pom. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak....... When nobody else bit, I struggled as well, but in the end I just couldn't let it go.
  9. Funny car stories

    ....Hey! I just realized that was EXACTLY 47 years ago today!
  10. Funny car stories

    OK, maybe not everyone will get this but, when I was a kid I met Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen at Seattle International Raceway......
  11. Anyone here own a '38?

    mice? bees?
  12. Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A?

    Well thank you for clearing that up Jonathan.
  13. Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A?

    I found this picture of the IF that the museum has. Sorry for the poor resolution. If it is the car from Sunset Blvd. it looks to be greatly altered, (paint, wheels, interior, etc.) which begs the question: Why then, would anyone bother to put Norma Desmond's initials back on the doors?
  14. Saw Sunset Blvd. on TCM for the umpteenth time, still a great movie. Got me wondering about Norma Desmond's car. I remember seeing a '29 IF at the Imperial Palace collection in Vegas years ago, which was claimed to be the actual car from the movie. However it had been repainted (if I remember correctly) in a two tone brown/tan color at that time and bared little resemblance to the movie car. A current search turned up the info that the original car has been back in Italy at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile since 1972 and still has the Norma Desmond initials painted on the rear doors. A few other stories have popped up here and there with the dubious claims of being the car as well. I'd like to think it's still out there somewhere with that fancy cane-work body and leopard skin interior intact. Anyone here know what is actually correct?

    Hmmmm? On a site where every single aspect of a vintage vehicles is discussed, why in the world should anyone expect discussions of pricing to be off limits? The only ones who seem offended buy this type of input are the ones who place clearly overpriced ads for sale. Naturally this will draw questions as to the reasoning behind a record asking price. There seems to be one or two that pop up here every month . With the plethora of info available through the members here, I believe a seller can gain a more realistic idea of his vehicle's true value. I have not seen one outrageously over priced vehicle bring its asking price. If I was selling, and off the mark on numbers, I would welcome any and all valid input. Greg (in America)