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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 2:33 PM, leomara said:

So here I am still looking for that elusive 1929 Chrysler Model 75 roadster and a thought came to mind.  What methods of search yield the best results?  Car Wanted ad in Hemmings,  online collector car for sale sites, Ebay, Craigslist or the enlistment of an "agent" of some sort who does the search work for a living?  I'm interested in finding out how you fellow hobbyists have successfully found a not so common automobile, what has worked and what has not.  Please advise.  

Step one??????????????????? POST A PHOTO, We are CLUELESS as to what one looks like. Show some effort, do your own Google search. Bob 

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7 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

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?

Yes, but I'm not looking for one he is, he is the one that needs to step up and do the research. Bob 

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Good looking roadster, I can see why you are chasing after one. Hope the led out here is a real one. A guy/gal would be smiling ear to ear driving one of those around. Just ask Keiser31 to keep an eye out for one. He will spot one that morning across the street, when he goes to get his mail.:lol:

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Hi guys, thank you mike6024 for posting the youtube film.  It is a beautiful car but it is completely restored to show condition , that is why I've posted the condition of the car I'm looking to find as a grade 3.  Oh and Bob, just so you know I have not been sitting around doing nothing regarding the search.  I always look to other hobbyists for tips on how to improve my style.  It probably will be more difficult to find one in an anything less than restored condition.....

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I have a suspicion the wheels were not chromed from the factory. They look nice however a very expensive exercise in "gilding the lily" perhaps ?

Any idea of what the car in the video sold for ?

 I am sure they are reasonably rare. However one will turn up eventually. As others have suggested make sure you are ready to act when opportunity occurs.

 

Greg in Canada

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This one at auction 2009, the "estimate" had been 70-90k. It was a no sale.  Fully restored, concours.

 

1929 Chrysler Series 75 photograph

 

Pre-Auction Estimates :    $50,000-$75,000.  Sold for $33,000 at 2015 RM Sothebys.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Xander Wildeisen said:

Good looking roadster, I can see why you are chasing after one. Hope the led out here is a real one. A guy/gal would be smiling ear to ear driving one of those around. Just ask Keiser31 to keep an eye out for one. He will spot one that morning across the street, when he goes to get his mail.:lol:

Where were you when I sold THIS one?

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That's awesome, you are the man. Young grasshopper, the one you seek is called Keiser31, He will lead us to the automotive promised land.:lol: Ask Keiser31, and you shall receive.   

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I know you have your heart set on the Chrysler but there is a 1929 DeSoto Model K roadster with rumble seat, wire wheels, dual side mounts, and red head engine on a 3 year old frame off resto for $35,000 in the newest issue of Antique Automobile magazine. It is truly a sister car - hard to tell the difference although I may be wrong. You sure won't find anything closer.

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There is an old expression "a watched pot never boils". I always dreamed of finding a rare old convertible/roadster in a barn, a story I think I told on this site before. My Dad, a retired mechanic told me many times in the 70's and 80's about a friend of his who in the early '50's had a "big black '31 Chrysler Roadster, modified somewhat (Cadillac/LaSalle/Auburn drivetrain etc). He said it was a great looking car and he had lost track of it in the '60's, probably had been sold into the USA. Dad died in 1999 and I never thought of the car again. In the fall of 2014, while not looking for it, I find it in a barn 5 miles from where I grew up, where it had sat for nearly 50 years. Condition, perhaps 1 out of 10, but so rare, and with my Dad's memories in mind, I bought it and am now bringing it back to life. For the real "old car hobbyist", nothing better! So be patient and keep on looking

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There is this mint/low mileage/all original/one owner/ran when parked/restored/only one known/priced for quick sale/know what I have/cash only/no tire kickers/when was the last time you saw one/needs nothing/lot drives/TLC/worth $$$ when done/will help load on your trailer/death forces sale/divorce forces sale/to many projects/need the room/new tires/comes with extra parts/do not need help selling/show winner/clean title in someone else's name/known history/rust free/fresh battery/barn find/never driven in the rain/magazine cover car/don't waste my time/#2+ condition/dare to be different/ask the wife first/price is firm/OBO/open to negotiating/price on request/just had a kid/need the money/down sizing/no time to finish/lots of work done/90% complete/just missing glove box knob/new wiring harness (just needs to be installed)/all service records/photo documentation/very rare/low production/one year only/desirable body style/last picture is of a different car/some play in steering/engine rebuilt/runs and drives great/could use a paint job/frame off restoration.   31 Desoto roadster out here. 

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The only thing missing Xander is it needs a thermostat housing as evidence by the huge box of them in front of it,  the owner bought with hopes one would actually fit it. 

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