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1929 Olds R/S Roadster $4,000 C/L MN

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7 minutes ago, old car fan said:

Bill of sale scares me ,Ohio sucks getting legal.

I understand, but I can tell you that it won't scare the next fellow.

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2 hours ago, old car fan said:

Bill of sale scares me ,Ohio sucks getting legal.

 

I would be more scared at the amount of wood in that body and the cost of making it roadworthy let alone a full restoration... it is a prime example of being better off buying an older restoration in the long run...

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Sadly it's another one that will probably  be torn apart in a futile attempt to make a rat rod.  A great body style; and no doubt very rare, but from a cost point of view it wouldn't make sense even if it was free. The lack of a title is probably the final nail in its coffin.

 I am so glad that here in Canada we don't use titles, they seem like an endless source of frustration and expense , not to mention the occasional case of it simply can't be resolved satisfactorily. 

 

Greg in Canada

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I'm a little surprised that none of you have remarked on the unlikeliness of finding a roadster Up North. Outside of the occasional Model A or T Ford roadster pickup that might have been bought because of very limited funds, closed cars were the norm here in Minnesota. It may have spent the last fifty six years here, but I doubt that it started it's life in MN. It doesn't appear to have a heater of any sort and I'm glad that no one wasted their time cutting up the firewall to install one.

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7 hours ago, 1912Staver said:

I am so glad that here in Canada we don't use titles, they seem like an endless source of frustration and expense , not to mention the occasional case of it simply can't be resolved satisfactorily. 

 

They are an endless source of frustration. What do you use? If I were to buy a car in Canada, what papers would I need to prove I own it?

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titles in the us ARE A NON ISSUE-UNLESS YOU DECIDE TO GET YOUR LIVER IN A QUIVER............... so many worry worts out there, that yes, you can turn anything into a huge mess if you try- Brady Bunch syndrome, I call it.

 

as was sited-the wood could be a nightmare on this one. with that said, a very cheap entry point for a really great car!

 

thanks for sharing.

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Right I agree on the title issue except in Ohio where they are anal quite frankly.  Everywhere else, it's a matter of common sense and just being nice to the authority which grants a title.  Just go through the process.  It may take a while, yes but ultimately the titling authority,  i.e. DOT or whatever, is there to help and you will get a title.  

 

It makes sense to see so many cars this old without titles.  This was a car that was assumed never to go on the road again, meant to be scrapped/

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Best offer OVER $4000.  No phone number. Viewing CAN BE arranged.   Owned 56 years.  Since this posting is not Hudsy's. I want to say that this kind of arrogance on the part of the owner is the worst part of the hobby.  I hope it gets crushed by his family after he passes away.  

 

He has been the poorest of stewards for a rare and interesting car, probably telling everyone that inquired to buy it over the last 40 years that it was not for sale, purely for the passive aggressive pleasure he derived from the inquiries.  Now, when it is almost too late, he continues his passive aggressive mannerisms buy determining a minimum price and conditions to view. 

 

I am surprised he doesn't ask a fee to "view" it.   Yes, it's rare and we would love to own it to restore it - including me - but I'll pass.  

 

If you buy it or even look at it, let us know!

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6 hours ago, Bloo said:

 

They are an endless source of frustration. What do you use? If I were to buy a car in Canada, what papers would I need to prove I own it?

In Canada ;in virtually every province, we have a registration document.  They are generally quite simple to replace although the process varies from province to province.  In the case of a vehicle that has been derelict for a substantial length of time and a DMV search for registered owners does not turn up any results, most provinces only maintain records back to a certain point in time, you can then re-register the vehicle.  Usually a bill of sale and a notarised statement declaring that to the best of your knowledge the vehicle is not stolen will allow you to re-register the vehicle in your name. It's generally a reasonably painless process. If the vehicle shows up on DMV records you are required to send a double registered letter to the last address on DMV records, If the letter is returned { postman couldn't deliver} then take to DMV and once again you will be able to re-register in your name. If the owner is contacted then you must negotiate with them and as you can imagine any outcome is possible.  Sometimes  a slight hassle but 99 % of the time quite simple.   Of course if the vehicle was stolen at some time in the distant past the rightfull owner could still claim it, but I get the impression this is true in the case of a Title as well. 

 

 

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  • HELLO ALL
  • I EMAILED THE GUY WITH THE OLDS,IT LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT BE AN INTRESTING PROJECT,VEHICLE HAS ALOT OF ISSUES ACCORDING TO THE OWNER,WINSHEILD HAS BEEN MODIFIED,RUST THRU IN THE REAR FLOOR PAN BROKEN BLOCK THREW A ROD,ALSO HAS A 28 CHASSIC COMPLETE THAT GOES WITH IT HAS MOTOR TRANS ETC,IF I WHERE CLOSER I WOULD STILL LOOK AT IT,WOULD MAKE A NICE RESTORATION PROJECT,,     DAVE

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If anyone is in love with a '29 Olds (first year for true convertible) I have one that was a Cars & Parts cover car in 1985 but has gone down hill since then.  I bought it to re-restore and accept for having some parts chromed, etc. have not touched it since I put it in the garage.  I have no time to restore it so if someone was really interested I'd be happy to show you the car and talk numbers.  I paid way too much for it when I bought it and know I cannot get that back but will listen to fair offers.  I would prefer someone to actually see the car first. 

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3 hours ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

If anyone is in love with a '29 Olds (first year for true convertible) I have one that was a Cars & Parts cover car in 1985 but has gone down hill since then.  I bought it to re-restore and accept for having some parts chromed, etc. have not touched it since I put it in the garage.  I have no time to restore it so if someone was really interested I'd be happy to show you the car and talk numbers.  I paid way too much for it when I bought it and know I cannot get that back but will listen to fair offers.  I would prefer someone to actually see the car first. 

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Do you have any current photos of it?  

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Steve,  I do think that anyone not doing much with a car that is sitting, should at least consider selling it to someone ready willing and able to do something good with it.

That said, consider this. Your Oldsmobile is much better off where it is now than that other one has been for 56 years where it is.

 

Yours is a beautiful car by the way. But I am not in the market myself. I have reached the point that I seriously need to consider selling a few of my project piles. One in particular, I have been considering letting go of for awhile now.

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I have restored a few cars and done a fair amount of wood work. Removing the sheet metal and rebuilding the wood structure on this olds is not that bad to do if there is enough wood to copy. Because it's an open car, there's no roof metal to deal with. I am currently rebuilding my much rarer 32' Olds roadster which has a ton more chrome which is a major cost to a restoration these days. I'm willing to bet this 29' Olds has a lot in common with a 29' Chevy cabriolet with many body and interior parts common to both much like my 32' and the 32' Chevy cabriolet. Restoring this car would probably be an enjoyable time for sure yielding a fairly rare car.

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The wood replacement is not all that expensive. I had "The Craftsman" in San Diego replace all the wood in my 1931 Hudson boat tail roadster a few years back $3500.00 and he provided the materials. I got it back with both doors hung and fitted, the rumble seat lid finished and fitted. 

 

I had him rewood a 1912 Overland roadster $2000.00. When I got it back it was like I ordered a new body from the factory, the doors fit and it mounted on the frame perfectly. I think his "new model t bodies start at 3 grand. Wood work is not all that big of a deal.

 

just sayin'

 

brasscarguy

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brasscarguy -

"The Craftsman" surely has a waiting list years long?   Every time I went to look (no longer looking) at a pre war Buick with wood, club friends would steer me away because of the difficulty in redoing the wood.   It seems simple enough - buy high quality wood, make sure it's as dry as possible and duplicate what a person sees. Being structural, most of the shapes should be straight and wood can be planed where it is not straight. 

 

Sounds simple but everyone says it is not.  I agree the fact that this is a Roadster is a plus plus!  In addition to being the most desirable model (either Steve's or the original poster car) it means a lot less wood and that wood that would be in a sedan up high would be the most creaky I would think, most difficult to do. 

 

If I were a young man, I would offer to apprentice at "The Craftsman" and then bring my skill set back to Iowa and try to stay busy for years doing what I love.  That guy must be in huge demand as this is a long lost art.  

 

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the wood work is not that hard I have done it 2 times  I was just wishing a kit could be bought for the 1925 buick im re wooding now I remember when i was 23 I bought a ruff kit that came with the start shape for my 1929 ford truck .It came with some shape but it was up to the man putting it together  to cut the matting surfaces . I would really enjoy fixing this "  29 olds  " up so it could be driven daily 

as far as i'm concerned it would not be that hard to restore it  just to far away  from home to buy . I was thinking about whipping up a dozen wood kits for 1925--- 1924  buick if there was any real interest for people to buy some  close to finished wood kit  kyle

 

 

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