George Smolinski

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  1. George Smolinski

    What's your most 'unexpected' part find?

    Most unexpected: I was looking on line for a floor shift steering column for a '66 Impala & ran across an ad for a Chevy column. I called the seller & he wasn't sure if it was Impala or Chevelle, but I told him I'd buy it anyway. I then asked if he had anything else. He said he had a few small pieces, mostly mirrors, so I bought them. I think the column was $100 & the box was $25. Turns out 1 of the mirriors was a driver's side remote for a 1964 Impala & in darn near NOS condition. Very scarce part to find. I didn't need it so it went on Ebay where it went to around $300 with a few days left. I thought I was doing pretty good. The last day it jumped to $600 just before I went to bed. I looked in the morning to see where it ended & was blown away. Slightly over $1000. Nice return on $25. Best parts find: I owned a '66 Biscayne L72. Those have a 1 year only dual snorkel aircleaner, again a very scarce piece. I was surfing Ebay & spotted a '66 plain Impala with an L72 that had an NOS aircleaner for it in the original box sitting in the trunk. Back then you could get phone numbers of sellers or give yours out. I did so with the seller & convinced him to sell me the aircleaner for $600. I ended up selling the car w/o the aircleaner on it, and put the a/c on Ebay. Ended up getting $4500 for it.
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    What is it?

    Found the photo on another site.
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    What is it?

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    Odd little Italian car

    Because for some, maybe a lot of people on here it is no longer a hobby & hasn't been for a long time. It is now a business or investment complete with dishonest wheeler dealers that show up whenever money in large quantities is involved, maybe not here, but they are around this "business." Perhaps you've heard the saying about 1970 Chevelle SS's. There's more of them today than were ever built.
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    1969 442 Convertible

    Well put Brasscarguy. 442 Originally started out to mean exactly that - 4 speed, 4 barrel, dual exhaust. At some point the "girlie men" must have complained because they didn't have the smarts to know how to drive a stick, so Olds made them with AT's also. I've even seen some for sale with AT on the column.
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    Odd little Italian car

    True, geographically, but only a mouse click on the computer. They may be a good source of information even from a couple thousand miles. It was that way for my Riley. There is 1 group I joined in the US, but I also was in contact with members of a Riley group & parts supplier in England. Contact was both by phone & email. I've done similar but in reverse for Impala owners in Europe & Australia - sold parts & gave technical advice.
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    Odd little Italian car

    https://www.iccsw.com/ I Googled Siata & found the above link. Check Facebook for a group also.
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    1937 Cord Roadster

    https://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/d/1937-cord-roadster-real-deal/6672290295.html Not mine. Thought you guys would like to drool over it. 1937 cord roadster custom roadster real deal all steel has been in a private collection since restored in the early 70s a factory matching numbers lycoming 289 8cyl 4 speed hidden headlights front wheel drive .......runs and drives great show or tour please give me a call for more info on this superb one of a kind collector car please no texts they will not be answered barry 508 797997 nine PRICE NEGOTIABLE
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    1974 Dodge Dart Diesel

    Reminds me of a '67 Impala SS I bought & resold. It was a very clean (no rust) South Dakota car used by a travelling salesman. He took the small block out of it & put in a GM (Olds?) diesel. It bolted up to the Muncie 4 speed that was in it originally. Car had over 300,000 miles on it. Guy that bought it was a local. Gave it to his son who was in school for auto body. Put a small block back in it, redid the interior & the kid did the body & paint. They took kind of a sow's ear & made it into a silk purse.
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    Smoke cleared a bit and I saw this

    There were sedan deliveries made with windows also. I know of one in N. Dakota. It's a 1960 Chevy original highway dept. vehicle. Interior is all sedan delivery as is the exterior except for the glass instead of the blank metal sides.
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    1935 Kozy-Kamp in S.W. Washington

    If that cute black car comes with it for the $4750, I'll take it!
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    1931 Durant 619 Deluxe

    https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/1931-durant-619-deluxe-with/6659584851.html Not mine. Someone here may want it. 1931 DURANT MODEL 619 DELUXE. ONE OF 1000 619s MADE. WITH ONLY 16 KNOWN TO EXIST AND OUT OF THE 16 ONLY 3 ARE DELUXES. OUT OF THE 3 DELUXES THIS IS THE ONLY ONE WITH DUAL SIDEMOUNTS. THIS IS A VERY SOLID CAR NEEDING TOTAL RESTORATION. MOTOR IS NOT STUCK. CAR IS 98% COMPLETE, MISSING THINGS THAT ARE THE SAME ON ALL 30 AND 31 DURANTS. A COUPLE COOL THINGS ABOUT THIS CAR ARE: THIS IS THE ONLY DURANT THE HAS A GRILL AS APOSE TO A GRILL SHELL. AND NO NEED TO HOT ROD TO KEEP UP WITH TRAFFIC THESE CARS WERE ADVERTISED TO CRUSE AT 70 TO 80 MPH!!! VERY WORTHY OF RESTORING. $5000 O.B.O.CALL 715-864-FIVE 7 ONE 5
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    1935 Auburn Victoria Coupe

    https://westky.craigslist.org/cto/d/1935-auburn-victoria-cpe/6631230185.html Not mine. Maybe someone here wants it. 1935 Auburn 653/654 Victoria 2 door. Bought from second owner who had the car stored for over 50 years. The body has no rust and is very solid. The brakes have been gone through and the engine runs very good. Have drove the car around the neighborhood on a gas can. Original tank has not been cleaned. Dash has been restored, turn signals have been added. Car is still 6 volt system with a 2 speed rearend. Has the original split front seats, the rear seat is missing. Has a new windshield installed. Does not have the other windows but these are flat and can be cut no problem. Has a clean up to date title plus a copy of the previous 1964 title. Bumpers are missing in pics but does have them and has the rear spare with cover. I'm listing this for a friend so please call or text show contact info ask for Paul. Please leave message and he will call you back. No scammers or any help selling needed. This is a very rare car and he has much more then the asking price invested. The last picture is of a different car with a asking price that is double, I believe it would be hard to find a car this good for the money. Next to the last picture is what this car looked like before primer. Thank you for reading my ad. (270) 210-6207 Paul
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    1934 Packard Eight 1101 Coupe

    https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/1934-packard-eight-1101-coupe/6631816519.html Not mine, maybe someone here needs this. I have a 1934 Packard Eight 1101 Coupe for sale. This Eleventh Series Packard is partway through the restoration. This is a well cared for car with only 14000 original miles and considered a full classic by the AACA. This is a rare model with no sidemounts and a rear mounted spare. This combination gives the car free flowing lines without the side mounts breaking up the picture. There is no rust pitting on the chassis and the body sheetmetal is in very good condition. All the wood in the car is intact and solid, no need to replace any of it. The 319ci inline 8 engine, transmission, 136.25" wheelbase chassis and rear differential have all been completely rebuilt/restored. There has also been some chroming of misc parts done. The fenders, running boards and doors all need some work yet. The doors have a very small amount of rust to be repaired and the wood is perfect. The running boards need work as they are rusty and the fenders have the usual dings and a small amount of rust. The car was originally Bruce Blue Pearlite, Packard called this their "semi-luminous color" The interior is a Standard Laidlaw Broadcloth, it is a bluish gray. The rumble seat still has the original dark blue paint on it. This Packard does run and drive and tires have virtually no miles on them. A very advanced car of its day with adjustable ride control, self oiling chassis and power brakes. This car is complete except for a few small items which can be gotten from any model of 1934 Packard. If you know your Packards then you are aware that most believe 1934 is the height of styling for this marque and these 1934 "project" Packards in good condition rarely come up for sale. Don't miss out on this opportunity, these coupes are selling for well over $100K restored and this one is over halfway there! Asking $55K (815) 252-7247
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    A window into the life of a car dealer

    They get that idea from A_s Monkey Garage.