ericmac

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About ericmac

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  • Birthday November 22

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    Battle Creek, MI
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    Old cars (of course), running, bicycling, assembling scale model cars, ccollecting Lesney Matchbox cars and home renovation.

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  • Biography
    1915 Ford Model T Touring; The new car!
    1926 Ford Model T Fordor (Original)
    1929 Franklin 137 7-passenger Sedan (Disaster)
    1929 Franklin 137 7-passenger Sedan (under restoration)
    1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan (restoration project)
  1. Hudson museum auction

    I have a little different take on this. Rather than having these cars stored in a museum where hardly anyone will see them they are being returned to circulation in the hobby. While i am a big museum fan, i cant help thinking that having these cars disbursed will be good for the people who have lusted after some rare cars.
  2. 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Sedan - For Sale

    I for one would leap at the chance to drive ANY Packard 734 Speedster.
  3. 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Sedan - For Sale

    1:24. You know me too well.
  4. 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Sedan - For Sale

    West, Do you know if the 734 Coupe exists? I appreciate you posting these photos. Stunning cars. Eric
  5. 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Sedan - For Sale

    I would think the price listed is reasonable for this car. West would know better than I but to my knowledge there are likely only 2-3 Speedster Sedans extant, one of which is owned by the CCCA Museum and unlikely to wind up in private hands any time in any of our lifetimes, there is the advertised car and where is another? The Speedster Victoria (the white car West posted) appears to be the only one of those extant and is also in a museum, and unlikely to return to private hands any time in the near future. My point is, if someone wants a 734 for under $1,000,000 and wants a factory bodied car, this particular car is it. Likely there are no others out there and there are unlikely to be others coming out of the woodwork...well, ever. So, if you want a 734 this is your car. I only wish the Mega Millions gods had blessed my this past week because I would have been on the phone with the owner of this beauty yesterday.
  6. 1935 Lincoln K - Series 541 Sedan

    Personally, i think this is the best color for this car. If only I had both the money and space for this one...
  7. Wow! What's not to like?
  8. I hear you on this one!
  9. Cord

    It wpuld be a real shame if this car was lost because nobody was smat enough to cover it up. I hope someone can rescue it from the storage lot.
  10. 1934 Cabriolet question

    Tbank you. This helps tremendously. I appreciate the information. Eric
  11. This might seem odd but was wondering. I have seen 34 Cabriolets with the Bedford cord interior and have seen them in all leather. It seems all rumble seats have been leather. What's correct, leather, Bedford cord, a combination or was it all optional? Thanks in advance. Eric
  12. Automodello 1970 and 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III 1/24 scale resin models Order from Automodello.com or call 877.343.2276 Priced at $299.95 (Bright Aqua 1970 with Black fixed roof-production limited to 150 models), $395.95 (Platinum Edition 1971 in Triple White-production limited to 100 models), $449.95 (Homage Edition 1970 in Black with fixed roof and Tan interior-production limited to 24 models) including shipping and handling. Most readers of this publication know the Lincoln Continental Mark III was introduced in 1968 following nearly a decade of a single model offering by the Lincoln Division. The 1960’s ushered Lincoln from a brand with sales eclipsed by Imperial in the late 1950’s to a brand of stature comparable to Rolls Royce in the 1960’s with sales surpassing Imperial and with enough market penetration to give Cadillac pause. Such was the quality of the 1961-1968 Lincoln Continentals, thus they were a very tough act to follow. Follow Lincoln did and with a spectacular offering in the Mark III. While there was some controversy regarding the name that effectively dismissed Continentals of 1958-60, there was no doubt that the Mark III was a home run. Beautifully proportioned, the Mark III was an instant success and heralded as a styling highpoint. Until Automodello introduced a set of resin cast models in several attractive colors there had been no 1:24 scale models of the Mark III. Not surprisingly, these models were an immediate success and sold out very quickly. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Motor Company last year, Automodello has released a trio of very special, limited-edition models of the Continental Mark III. These are not merely a revival of the popular Mark III models previously released by Automodello, but a completely re-booted introduction, complete with new, model year specific, features and previously un-available color schemes. I have seen other versions of the Automodello Lincoln Continental Mark III which featured easily removable sunroofs allowing a fine view of the interior. This feature continues on the Triple White Platinum Edition, though it does not represent the vast majority of actual Continental Mark III’s. To address customer requests to have cars more closely resembling their own cars Automodello is offering both the Bright Aqua 1970 car and the Black Homage Edition 1970 car with a standard roof, sans sunroof. Like previous editions, under magnification, dashboards are easily read with controls that appear to be in proper scale. Throughout the interiors, tiny details delight the eye. The steering column and wheel is a fine model in its own right with correct markings and authentic looking wood trim. To the eye of this reviewer, the light-colored interiors of the Homage Edition and particularly, the Triple White Platinum Edition, allow for the subtlest details to jump to life. The correct wooden applique on the doors absolutely jumps to life in this application. Like other Automodello offerings, the chrome trim is beautifully applied and arrow straight, a significant accomplishment particularly atop the edges of the fenders where this detail easily could appear heavy handed. It does not. This reviewer can also attest that it is quite securely applied thus not prone to being dislodged by heavy handed reviewers. Tiny details abound such as radio antennae in proper scale, sparkling taillights, chrome exhaust pipe tips, correctly finished windshield wiper cover and-my personal favorite-distortion free windows. Wheels and tires appear properly scaled and the slightly wide white-wall tires look just right inside the chrome trimmed wheel wells. Like previous versions of Automodello Mark III, this reviewer cannot help but to take a step back from the model. I continue to be impressed with the presence of the car and its size. Make no mistake, this is a big, heavy model of a big heavy car. Compared to its peers, the Mark III was imposing. The model deftly conveys this impression. It is a beautiful piece of art to behold, even if you have no interest in cars of this era, or even cars as a whole. The Lincoln Motor Company turned 100 years old but once. While these are not inexpensive models, they are premium offerings of an already limited production run and will only be available once in a lifetime. If history gives any indicator of the value of this model as an investment, this author suggests potential buyers look at what has happened to the value of models that were offered at the Pebble Beach Concours from the Franklin Mint years ago. These models originally sold for around $250-300 and now are worth over $2000 in some cases. If you have any interest in the great luxury cars of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, your collection will be incomplete without an example of these highly recommended model. Respectfully Submitted, Eric Macleod
  13. Franklin events for 2018

    You are correct about the Air Cooled Gathering Roger. I will be organizing the meet together with Phil Wiesenbarger. Eric Macleod
  14. EYE ON DESIGN 17, A FEW PICS

    Actually the rules were very clearly stated and were in acceptance paperwork also. I entered the show field with full knowledge that I would not be leaving until 4:00. I had a great visit with Janouseks and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience.
  15. SOLD! 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car $7500

    I think the mere fact that this ad has over 200 views and 10 of us talking says a lot about this fine Lincoln. I wish the OP well with this car.