The Continental

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  1. I'm no 1920s trailer expert, but I would think it'd be worth more than that especially if all the wood can be salvaged. Does it have a wood or metal frame?
  2. I'm talking more in lines with a truck out of a field. Not sure what yours looked like, but what needs cosmetics to some could look perfect to someone else especially in regards to a 1953 Chevrolet truck. People are faking patina nowadays.
  3. Nice points. However I would expand some on condition as well as price on lower end cars. A car in #4-6 condition as well as not preferred specs might be fodder for being redone. So really this could apply to any tier. However to some extent a $500 project car could still have been the same 20 years ago. The world's nicest 1978 Ford Granada is only going to be worth so much and a 1953 Chevrolet truck that is a project won't be worth a lot, but there are still a ton of people looking for them to put back on the road. Plus someone might take that 1978 Ford Granada that is cheap regardless of age and daily drive it too.
  4. That number tag is also located under the right rear wheel wheel if that helps any. Someone told me they thought it might be a Huppmobile.
  5. What kind of car is this and what might it be valued at as is. Frame is there.
  6. Will get pictures of back later, it does have pins and I didn't see any markings. Also I thought Peugeot, but could find information for 508, but not 507. Any idea whether it possibly could've been from BMW?
  7. Your budget and acceptance of 4 door should give you a very nice selection of cars. I like the 1980 Seville and 79-81 New Yorker especially with stainless roof.
  8. Can't the 4-6-8 part be turned off and then basically you just have a smaller version of 500 motor?
  9. Is there a good source for production numbers as well as values of early 4x4s? There's a 1959 Ford 1/2 ton I'm interested in, and also maybe a 1950 Ford with Marmon-Herrington conversion, but I'd be curious about Dodge and GM too.
  10. Granted the grill is way too busy, but I do like the color coded feature. I haven't seen anyone try to clean up an existing 42 grill, but a 46-48 looks great and can easily be added without a double take. It's not like most of the ugly 80s on up vehicles can simply be cleaned up with just changing the front. I'm not a huge fan of the general 60s Olds headlight and grill layouts either.
  11. Are all these years and different makes share the same frame and mounts for body and bumpers?
  12. Should the t-top key be the same for the doors? What is the button on dash that looks like D with parenthesis that's right above hazard button? Also why does it stay lit up regardless of whether I press it?
  13. I figured as much, but I wasn't sure if there would be comparable cars perhaps albeit to a lesser quality or rarity.
  14. Cord 810 FWD, hidden headlights and coffin nose. It took 30 years later for the Toronado to come out and it had throwback styling cues to the Cord. Honorable mention to the Bantam Jeep.
  15. So I might be in the area for it, but I was wondering how it compares to Cars and Coffee the day before. Also what is a good amount of time to go look through the Concours as I'm going to have to be catching a flight Sunday afternoon if I go
  16. It's a shame, and an auction surely could've garnered higher prices....on some items. As far as having an auction, you have to take into consideration auctioneer fees which aren't likely to be waived on something because it brought scrap price to the scrap man. How many cars and what kind of paperwork did he have on them? Someone I was talking to recently was telling me about an old big yard that had 8 tall filing cabinets full of titles, but of course when shop got closed up they were just considered scrap paper and not even recycled.
  17. That's a nice Probe, and someone has to start saving a few of those. You've had some awesome Ponchos, how long ago did you have most of them? I know the Buick 215 motor was used throughout the Y Body line in the early 60s. Pontiac in the 60s also had the Canadian Nova Beaumont and almost a badged Corvair.
  18. There's already a large assortment of bargain cars as it is now from 40s-70s even from the big 3. They're not up to the AACA way, but plenty of 20s-30s cars have found new life being rodded out. Many 40-60s cars have found new life as customs, but they're harder to do than rods and more have survived.
  19. So seat belts would be okay, but putting a 1974 Cadillac bumper on a 1924 Cadillac would be frowned upon?