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  1. Lincoln Roadster/Cabrolet

    Hi JAK, I found a 1929 Lincoln ¨L¨ for you. Some merchandiser called Classic Car Deals has it listed on allcollectorcars.com. It´s a 1929 Roadster with a Locke body. Nice looking, if you can get past the color...but is a Roadster and it is a Lincoln. F/S @ $145,000. I agree with you on your preference for pre-war Lincolns. My Aunt & then my Grandfather had a Lincoln 7-Pass. Sedan from 1921 to 1974....original....ran like a watch....and that´s always been my benchmark for a luxury car. There was a Lincoln shown at the 1926 Chicago Auto Salon painted ¨Venezuelan Woodpecker Yellow¨ -- maybe that´s what they were thinking when last painted.
  2. Unknown limo

    Maybe the height of the car is exaggerated by camera angle, but it almost looks like a hearse or ambulance. I hope the building remains -- that Canadian Pacific R.R. building rivals the Parthenon!
  3. Great Classic Sedans

    A great 2-Door Classic Sedan. This 1925 Pierce-Arrow Series 80 Coach was for sale at Motoexotica in Missouri. It must have been a long time ago, with a price of only $21,500 listed on the Car-from-UK site(possibly an unsuccessful auction bid). I always wanted one of those models, with the 288 Cu. In. aluminum-crankcase six. Competition to this model: Cadillac V63 Series Coach Lincoln Model L Marmon 74 Series Brougham Coupe Packard Series 6 Club Sedan Peerless Models 6-72 and 8-67 4-Passenger Coupe
  4. 1939 Cadillac Lasalle Series 5019

    Outstanding La Salle! A lot of people don´t realize what great cars they are.
  5. Peerless For Sale Department

    Wel,l this great dual exhaust, 4-barrel carburetor, V-8 Peerless, almost a dictionary entry for HPOF Class, is listed on the Hemmings Motor News which just came out, February edition. For sale in the high 5 figures by someone in OR. Coincidentally, the same seller has another ex-Quam Collection car listed on the same page, the restored 1936 Pierce-Arrow Coupe.
  6. Peerless For Sale Department

    The February, 2012 Hemmings Motor News has an ad for a Peerless not known to me. It is a 1927 Model 6-60 in Maine. "...4-dr, needs reconstruction, $8,600." Telephone: (207) 866-3704.
  7. A 1958 Lincoln in your Family Room! Info. needed.

    This has been a thing with racecar drivers for awhile.
  8. Great Classic Sedans

    I don´t think anyone has included this Sedan yet ---- a Peerless V-16 Prototype - Murphy Body. This is XD#3, one of 3 or 4 Peerless V-12 and V-16 machines driven from Ohio to California with Hayes bodies to be rebodied by Murphy. After it was provided to a Cleveland couple.............Mr. and Mrs. Scott Montgomery...........for their wedding and honeymoon to Saratoga Springs, New York in 1932, it was walled-up in the Peerless factory for years. It re-appeared at the 1946 Glidden Revival Tour...then was donated to what´s now the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum by James Bohannon at about the same time the Peerless Motor Car Corporation records were given to the Cleveland Public Library for safekeeping: 1946. Photo: Hemmings
  9. 1936 Reo

    Have you guys seen the 1927 1928 Reo Flying Cloud FS on ebay? It´s in Iowa also. It is a sedan, starting price $6,500. 37,071 miles listed, ¨older restoration, ran a few years ago¨, F/S by ¨deerlakedr¨. Seller in Dysart, over by Cedar Rapids. Auction ends SUN 9:00 p.m. Just for fun, and because I saw a great restoration of one at the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin, I looked up a few things about Flying Clouds. 1st car fitted with the new Lockheed internal-expanding hydraulic brakes popular bootlegger/police car 249 c.i.d. 6-cyl., 7-main bearing, REO L-head engine $1,845 new 121¨ w.b.
  10. 1936 Cord

    I wrote the museum to ask what model. They didn´t say, but told me they picked the 1931 Tom Mix Packard up in 1960, from a dealer named Bob Adams. Also, that they have a 1914 Crow-Elkhart($11,000) and a 1911 Stoddard-Dayton(4-door Touring) they´d like to sell.
  11. 1925 Buick coupe

    J.H., Have you got a nice top hat for the compartment in the rear? Then you´ll be all set. You´re probably closer to an Opera House than I am. J.B.
  12. Locomobile Model L engine in rebuild

    I looked at the Locomobile Society pages. Under History, it implied 1925 brought the Junior 8, and the 1926 model was the 8-66, but it didn´t say if previously introduced models were concurrently available. On the Production Number area, it just said 167 Model 48 and 21 eight-cylinder cars were known at present. So maybe the mystery car is a Model 8-66 with a Continental eight, or a Model 90 with an 86 h.p. Locomobile six and a LeBaron or Locke body.
  13. Locomobile Model L engine in rebuild

    Al, good to see the brand getting their own AACA Forum. Stellar-looking engine and car you have there. The only Locomobile I recall seeing is a very nice-looking 1926 in the big museum in South Dakota, the Pioneer Auto Show. Undoubtedly already on the Locomobile roster, being right on the path to the western National Parks two million people a year visit(about halfway from Chicago to Yellowstone on I-90). The museum (www.pioneerautoshow.com, has 275 cars, 60 motorcycles, 60 tractors) just lists it on their site as ¨1926 Locomobile¨. I have no idea what model it is. It´s one of those old-fashioned museums with some vehicles in fine shape and some in as-found condition; the museum is located in Murdo, SD. The Locomobile is the dark blue car to left of the one featured here. Photo credit: Jeff Brown, 2012.
  14. 1936 Cord

    I don´t know what model the Packard is...but emailed the museum to ask. They also have a couple of Cord 812s, a ´34 Auburn Phaeton, and a 1928 Peerless.
  15. 1936 Cord

    Well, would you drive Tom Mix´s Packard? It´s not for sale, but next time you drive through Murdo, SD, it´s at the Pioneer Auto Show Museum. Photo credit: Trip Advisor and Pioneer Auto Show
  16. Peerless Photos

    A nice-lookin´ '29 Peerless 6-61 Deluxe Victoria which Victory Cars of Florida had for sale 8 years ago. No one knows where it is now. 1929peerlesscppside.jpg 1929peercppsidefr.jpg Photo credit: www.victorycars.com
  17. Peerless Photos

    An extremely nice 1917 Peerless Limousine is for sale on the Vault Classic Cars web-site ( www.vaultcars.com ). Photos of the automobile show a really sumptuous interior -- plus the unusual Peerless V-8 engine restored to perfection. Thank you to Chris Summers for bringing these photos to my attention. ___Note: This car is really a 1920 and now owned by Walter Miller
  18. And The Bottom Line Is......

    Ferengi Sales Technique # 331:
  19. And The Bottom Line Is......

    Like reading a short novel. GOOD: Rare. Postwar GMs aren´t, Corvettes aren´t, but the parts assemblage when it was a week old was. Has tinted windshield, which only 29% of ´67 Corvettes have. Owner seems to follow pony car, Chevelle, and Corvette statistics assiduously. Stats shown suggest car is in 6-figure country. 1st time I´ve ever heard of that for V-8 Corvettes. I have trouble imagining paying 700 grand for any car Augie Duesenberg hasn´t passed his hand over(a price given for another ´67 Corvette at an auction in 2014), unless it had a sack full of gold Rolex watches in the trunk. New owner won´t be burdened with the original 50-yr-old block and heads; these have been replaced with something else. There seems to be a spiraling-upward interest in Chevrolet Corvettes and this may be easy to sell. BAD: Is ¨engine scattered¨ a bad thing? ¨Front end damage¨ is a little vague. UGLY: No photos. My mistake, there are 10 or 15, but in a crowded garage with no clear view of the front end. The asking price is veddy veddy good, to quote a British merchandiser, unless one were aspiring to drive it home. There probably is a good story about how any imperfections in the car got there...but it got left out. I agree with 31Caddy that it´s a fine example of writing. The seller has a great knowledge of post-WWII cars and I feel like I know a ton about Corvettes now. I saw a story in a barnfind publication a few years ago that went on and on about a ´69 Mustang Boss 302 for sale that was crazy rare, super fast, worth one or two hundred grand, blah, blah, blah, but when you got to page 12 you found out it hadn´t been on the road since 1978, when it was driven over a fire hydrant. Great writing, though. Who would read the story if it started out saying ¨Used Car Driven Over Fireplug, Now Worth 750 bucks.¨
  20. 1936 Cord

    Wow!
  21. 1927 Buick she's home lets begin!

    Terry, are you talking about Stuart Aubry? My Mom used to work for Stu when he was Editor at The News. I didn´t spend my whole life in Hutchinson, but did finish 6th, 12th and 14th grade in Doo Dah. I spent a night there last fall when I drove over to a high school reunion...camped out at the fairgrounds. You said you remember the Kansas Centennial Parade my 100-year-old great-grandfather and Governor Avery were in. Were they in Glenn D.´s red Buick, or something else? ---Jeff
  22. Antique Boat Thread

    A.J., Thanks for putting up that discussion of the mahogany boat. It wood be kind of classy to drive around in a 1937 Packard Station Sedan towing something like that. I like the mystery aspect of the craft, and the nearly lost woodworking skills of the era that produced it. I noticed that in one of the woodyboater comments there is an Evinrude motor like yours on the Canadian ¨Allez IV¨ race boat. Brad died in 2013. I used to talk to him on the phone and he seemed to know a lots about old cars. He was active on the A-C-D and AACA forums. He said that he had a building full of brass and classic cars, the collection put together by his deceased father Art Hunter, but there seems to be no one around who has ever seen them in person. Maybe he was on the level, and the cars exist somewhere, gathering dust. I never met Brad in person. I did go by his house once. A friend and I arranged to meet him in Huntingdon, PA to see a 1914 Peerless engine and his car collection (both also in the Philadelphia area). My friend, Concours d´Elegance-circuit-participant and antique automobile collector David Baird, was interested in the 60-horse T-head engine. Brad stood us up at the time & place we were supposed to meet, we went by his house, and he refused to come to the door. That was kind of a waste of time, since it was Hershey Week, 2013 and we could have been setting up our booth at the Orange Field instead of running around Montgomery County that Tuesday. I guess everyone has a Wild Goose Chase story, though. Steve, I wonder what the deduction for a trailer hitch is at a National Corvette Restorer´s Society meet?
  23. Antique Boat Thread

    Not a bad idea. If no one wants to read it or post, then they won´t. I remember that wooden raceboat from a few years ago. Old Brad Hunter from PA was interested in it, and started a discussion on WoodyBoater Magazine´s forum. This subject reminds me of that Keels & Wheels event in Texas. Good name for the thread, even. How come you never see a Corvette with a trailer hitch pulling a boat? I guess most of them have enough torque, but it´s not something you see.
  24. There were great floods in 1916 and 1913, but I think this was taken in Dayton, Ohio in 1913, just 1 of 20 states affected. The rad shell could be from a 1911-1915 Peerless. I saw a 1911 Mod. 32 Roadster last fall with an identical one, but the larger cowl lights say 1912 to me.
  25. Peerless Photos

    Alsancle makes a good point. I have seen photos of Thirties Packards at events which have been ¨jazzed up¨ in some whimsical bright colors when restored. Invariably, someone uses ¨painted like a circus wagon¨ to describe it if they made really unfortunate choices. However, the Twenties were a heyday for colorful cars. There´s an article in Distillations by Regina Blaszczyk, ¨True Blue: Du Pont and the Color Revolution¨ from 2007 that talks about how trends in clothing and autobody color were featuring bright colors that influenced American cars. The colors at a Paris show in 1926 emphasized warm maroons and burnt oranges,(see Exhibit 1 on Post# 25) one celebrity was seen in a green & peach roadster, another drove a sports car in Dekkan Brown and London Smoke. At the 1926 NY Auto Show, 12 Lincolns had been painted in shades matching exotic birds like Equadorian Green Tanagers, Haitian Lizard Cuckoos, and Venezuelan Yellow Woodpeckers. A Pierce Arrow was shown at an Auto Salon alongside a tropical Bird of Paradise in a birdcage....every color of the bird matched by the motor car. Your average bank president in rural Kansas wouldn´t be ordering a Venezuelan Yellow Lincoln -- but a lot of people ordered Oaklands in 1924 when they were offered in Duco two-tone Blue with Red stripes. That caused a rush of orders for these more colorful DuPont shades in this and other GM departments. Someone in my family bought a Lincoln when they first came out...I travelled in it several times...and it was dark forest green. I don´t normally read chemistry trade journals....but I found this article when I was trying to find what the hell the color London Smoke looked like, a color Peerless used in 1928. The Cabriolet in Exhibit 1, seen in the preceeding post, may be the 1929 Peerless factory color Stutz Royal Red. The one surviving ´29 Peerless 6-91 Cabriolet, which came out of the Roscoe Stelford Collection in Pingree Grove, Illinois, is red with wire wheels.