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  1. John_S_in_Penna

    New Trend on eBay?

    Thank you, Harold. You solved a big frustration-- for me and your fellow forum members!
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    1938 DeSoto Cpe $9,500 C/L DesMoines

    Thanks, Alsancle, for posting the text of the ad. Craig's list links expire quickly and then become useless. Importantly, the phone number listed in the ad is: "515-238-6468 after 4:00 pm"
  3. John_S_in_Penna

    New Trend on eBay?

    Don, I know that Ebay tries to impose those rules: No selling outside of their own system! However, I say: It's your item, and you can sell it however you choose. Ebay is a service--it serves YOU, not vice versa!
  4. John_S_in_Penna

    Bumper with logo "McK"

    Rusty is exactly right. The latest issue of Hemmings Classic Car, the "September" 2018 issue (received mid-July), shows an old 1926 ad for McKay Red Bead Bumpers. There isn't any explanatory text, but the bumper pictured is THE SAME as the original poster's. At the ends of the bumper, the small spiral segment was evidently painted red. The McKay bumper was produced by the United States Chain and Forging Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Look on page 94 of that magazine. The Hemmings folks answered the question!
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    New Trend on eBay?

    Yes, I've noticed that when searching cars for sale on Ebay. It is very frustrating. Evidently, Ebay no longer lets you see the details of an item whose auction is closed. Instead, they show a "comparable" item which you don't want to see, and which has little relation to the item you wanted. Is there a way to get around Ebay's new inconvenience, and actually see a past item?
  6. John_S_in_Penna

    New Trend on eBay?

    I've seen items for sale that are fairly priced, but others are very optimistically priced. What one seller disparagingly may think is a "lowball" offer may be a genuine, sincere offer by someone who will appreciate the item. Take, for example, car literature of the 1970's. A large deluxe catalogue (for example, 1970 Buick) might be priced at $5 or more, and someone might be happy to buy it for that price. That same catalogue in perfect condition was 50 cents at the AACA Library sale a couple of years ago. If an Ebay seller was asking an optimistic $10, would he consider $2 a "lowball" offer?
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    I've never seen any dash plaques like that from an AACA national meet. (Not even from a local show!) They were paper bonded to a thin flexible magnetic layer. So it's not the new norm. Each region must decide what level of quality to give, and they design their own plaques. When our region hosted the Glidden Tour, our dash plaques were thick brass and were of very high quality.
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    1965 Buick Wildcat Custom Convertible

    Nice looking blue interior, something I haven't seen! At first glance, I thought it was the usual black, but the dark blue really goes well with the blue paint.
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    Amazing how primitive the graphics were in 1989-90!
  10. John_S_in_Penna

    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    If it really is a $10,000,000-plus car, wouldn't you rather have FIFTY $200,000 cars instead? Or maybe ten $200,000 cars and invest the other $8,000,000? Myself, I think I'd rather have ten $10,000 cars and use the rest for better purposes! By the way, Leno isn't in Hollywood, and he typically doesn't buy cars at auction.
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    Dealers, Brokers, Bounty Hunters or Sam Spade???

    Actually, the roadster would look like the coupe pictured. It WOULD be interesting to see a picture though: Where are the others of this model that remain?
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    Can Anyone Tell What kind Car this is from?

    How could the fender have been "used" if it was never painted? Are we sure it didn't just get bumped around a bit in 50 years' storage?
  13. John_S_in_Penna

    Dealers, Brokers, Bounty Hunters or Sam Spade???

    That's the very car that was listed on Ebay (for the same price). Thanks for posting the Craig's List ad, Greg.
  14. Which of those week-days is the actual car show? I'll put it on my calendar.
  15. John_S_in_Penna

    '52 Skyliner?

    In situations like this, the onus is always on the seller to provide proof.