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  1. I presume the cars are at Auto Folies in France. It is interesting to find them here because on their website there are no prices. And call to obtain prices without purchasing is difficult.
  2. ... and here as the Grey car is actually. I will be 75 yo this year and am waiting to find courage and friends for the restoration. My idea is to purchase an US 1966 Corsa or Monza Coupe with a Red interior, keep its engine, gearbox and dash an put them in the Monza in place of the same materials I will get in the Corsa I will paint in the #478 Job. Here are some pics of the car. Don't smile or weep, please.
  3. Here are 2 pics of the Grey Monza kept in 1981 in my parents' estate. They were polaroid so the quality is not very good...
  4. Regarding the gold color, I only have some parts becaus I put the engine and gearbox with the dash with kilometers odometer in one of the Monzas I cloned. The car is grey. I have all the papers but not the VIN plate like the two above as it was robed from the car when parked in the yard of a cousin in 2004 until 2014. I reality he said to me he will park the car in a closed room in September, 2003. But never until August, 2014, he said the car was put ouside near a nightclub he was owner. So I will restore the Grey car with an engine and gearbox I will find and restore an other one with the Corsa engine, gearbox and dash in Gold with red interior. The Grey Monza has an interior in Red too. Gold parts
  5. Hello from the south of Belgium: Is this car always for sale? Nothing indicates it is sold.... Which model is it? Is it an AN like the Red/Black one which is for sale in Aalter, in Flanders, Belgium? A Burgundy / Black was already for sale in The Netherlands in 2010, but it was LHD...
  6. Mazette, une plaque à 1000 euros ! J'en ai aussi une .... avec le prénom de ma femme... Your Reo is beautiful! I cherish that kind of car. You say it is a sedan, she seems very long for a single sedan and as you are giving no pictures of the interior as here as in the ad in Hemmings I can not see if there are occasional seats or not. As Daniel Boeve I also am living in Belgium, but at the other side, in the South near the famous Abbey of Orval with her famous beer.
  7. Eh bien, çà chauffe, Daniel ! Il fut pourtant un temps où, vous aussi, vendiez une Packard 1932... C'était en Juillet 2010, une limousine (7-passenger sedan) 902 verte...
  8. Thank you for your reply, Keith. It's me who introduced C.O.R.S.A. in France in the eighties and I am knowing Clark's from long time. I alreayd was purchasing parts from them. I like Corvairs since 1962 when my parents offered to me a 1962 Belgian Corvair 700 4-d automatic, I purchased a 1962 Canadian Corvair 900 Monza 4-d automatic from a US citizen living in Brussels, Belgium, who was in the same tennis club than me. Himself was purchasing a 1965 4-d Monza. I purchased a 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe in 1974, b ut it was in bad condition and I sold it a few months later and in 1976, I purchased an other Corsa and 2 Monza. I restored the Corsa but due to my marriage in 1979, my car was remaining in my parents estate until 1991 and in my father's manufactory until 2003 but it was vandalized by one of my brothers who was jaleous. After 2003 until last year I didn't know where it was but a cousin of my wife found it in a yard and now it is at home. I wish to restore it in its original colors as I was seeing such combination is very rare: a kind of gold outside and red for the interior. The gold perhaps to be Sandalwood. Happy weekend, Philippe
  9. The second car is as I said a 1966 Monza Coupe. Apparently the original color is a dark Green with White trim but I have the same problem with the plate issued by General Motors Continental in Antwerp. Look Sincerely, Philippe
  10. Hello All, Happy New Year ! ! ! I am Belgian and was purchasing a 1966 Corvair Corsa 140 and a 1966 Corvair Monza Coupes in 1976. The two cars were vandalized by members of my family who were jaleous. Now I have decided to restore the Corsa first in its original colors and trim. For the trim I have no problem because the number 740 is correct Red as said in "CHASSIS and BODY PARTS CATALOG CHEVROLET CORVAIR 1960 THRU 1969". But I do not find the color, the number 478 is not existing on the US market.. It seems to be Sandewood but I am not sure and in the US the trim associated to this color is Fawn, never Red. It is because the combination seems to be unique I decided to restore it in the correct color and trim. I wish also know where the VIN # is engraved in the body/chassis as Corvair is known to have no chassis. Please see the annexed plate With my best regards, Philippe L. Hulet de Limal Florenville Belgium
  11. Pictures, please ! ! ! We can not purchase a cat in a bag...
  12. It seems the most of you were not remember that the posts deposited on craigslists do not remain long time on the net, so it is better when you fix one of their adds in the forum to copy the pictures and the text in your own post. It is the same with eBay.... When others read your posts later they are very disappointed the pictures are not included in the posts. YOU ARE NOT ALONE, there people all around the world who are interested by old cars. Sorry to be severe but it is the truth, I was disappointed more than one time! Sincerely, Philippe
  13. And when the car was for sale in Brussels/Belgium in 2007 by Anciens Etablissements VanderVeken and/or in 2008 by GKM PROMOTIONS which became later FAST CARS.... The car always was there in 2011, I was retaining a text which was written in English (I have an other one in French I was writing from different sources - I will translate it in English and post it here later) The car was announced at €100,000 first ad later at €135,000 or US$165,000 Luigi Chinetti, who as a racing driver had piloted a Ferrari to a victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours race, served as an American distributor for the Italian marque during the Sixties. He continued his racing passion through his North American Racing Team, universally known by the acronym NART, with cars renowned for providing podium finishes for their drivers. After many successful racing campaigns, the cars were often sold to the wealthy, attracting high premiums. It was Chinetti, with the help of General Motors, who designed and developed this Cadillac NART. Drawings were created followed by full scale clay models, prior to a prototype being built by Zagato and furnished with parts from a Cadillac Eldorado. The design could be considered both controversial and daring; an engine placed amidships, behind the rear seats, yet with an interior that could comfortably house four to six passengers. Parts were used from other Cadillac vehicles to create the front suspension and servo-assisted, ventilated disc brakes were fitted all round. All available amenities of the time were installed, including power assisted steering, pop-up headlights, air conditioning, stereo radio/cassette tape music system and electrically operated windows. The windows were large and allowed the driver and passengers to see and be seen, and clearly the Cadillac NART was intended to appeal to the wealthy. It was to be produced in limited numbers, built to high standards and expectations and to have the performance of a sports car and the class and prestige of a luxury vehicle. Of course, it would be accompanied by a price tag that matched. Work began on the prototype in 1969 and two years later the Cadillac NART was displayed on the Zagato stand at the 1971 Turin Auto Show and on the Chinetti Motors stand at the New York International Automobile Show. By then, however, Chinetti's Ferrari business was requiring all of his attention and although a second prototype was scheduled it was never built leaving this the one and only Cadillac NART ever produced.
  14. In an other place Yann Saunders is saying: Zagato: Italian coach-builder; did custom body on 1968 Eldorado chassis for son of Luigi Chinetti, director of NART [North American Racing Team]; CA 9/1982; dimensions given in French magazine as 3m12 wheel base, 5m32 overall, 1m88 wide, 1m29 tall; 2-door, rear-engined car said to have Chevrolet V8 engine [in fact Cadillac] located between rear wheels, fuel tank and spare in front, small luggage space at far rear, independent 4-wheel suspension, automatic transmission, two air scoops each side of hood near windshield , convex rear windshield [like Ferrari Dino by PF], protective rubber molding all round acting also as front and rear bumpers, special inward-facing dual rear seat design, retractable headlights, alleged to have hit 365kph on track tests, price given as 55,000,000 lire in 1967! Photos in post-war "Custom" album. See also CA 8/92, project started 1968 with GM and Luigi Chinetti, NY Ferrari importer; result was 1970 Cadillac NART Zagato; GM contributed Eldorado 472 V8, Turbo Hydra-Matic, front drive transaxle, modified '68 Eldorado chassis, with engine mounted in rear for rear-wheel drive; Zagato built 2+2 (almost) aluminum body; car has modified Eldorado' 68 wheel covers, modified '68 Eldorado dash, steering column, 4-wheel disc brakes, etc. gas '68 Pontiac GTO tail-lights. Delays and economic difficulties drove out GM in 1969; two other designs never got off the drawing board; bought from Chinetti family in '87 by Melvin A. Olshansky of Glencoe, IL, car was restored by Mill Creek Motors and Upholstery Unlimited of Clinton, Iowa and Baileywicks of Fulton, IL.
  15. Hello All, This Cadillac Zagato N.A.R.T. is interesting me since many years and Philippe here above is there to confirm we were speaking about the N.A.R.T. in a forum where him like me and others I have seen in the AACA forum sometimes. Ther are a few different versions about the history of this car and especially its engine. Here, http://brusselsoldtimers.com/cadillac-n-a-r-t-zagato-the-italian-cadillac/ appart an excellent set of pictures it is said in the comments: "Juste pour info, le 427 C.I.D sur le couvercle du filtre à air veut dire « 427 Cubic Inch Displacement », ce n’est donc pas le 8,1l qui se trouve sous le capot!" "Just for info, the 427 C.I.D. on the filter cap wish to say 427 Cubic Inch Displacement, it is not thus the 8.1 Liter which is Under the Hood!" and the answer is: Effectivement bien vu! Mais malgré qu’il y ait les inscriptions 472 C.I.D. sur le filtre, c’est bien le 500cu qui est installé dedans, d’ailleurs le 472cu ne développe « que » 375cv, alors que le 500cu développe 400cv! Le 500cu n’a d’ailleurs été disponible qu’a partir de 1970 sur les Cadillac Eldorado. Malheureusement il faudrait maintenant se rendre en Italie pour vérifier si c’est bien exact! "Effectively seen just! but even thre are marks 472 C.I.D. on the filter, it is the 500 c.i. which is in the car. Furthermore the 472 c.i. is developping 375hp only when the 500 c.i. is givig 400hp! The 500 ci. was available from 1970 on the Cadillac Eldorado. Unfortunately we will need now to go in Italy for a verification and know if it is exact!". An other point of view which must be more exact is the one developped by our friend Yann Saunders here http://cadillacdb.planeteldorado.com/Dbas_txt/Drm70-74.htm Under the definition: Zagato (Italy) special Cadillac Eldorado rear-engined, 2-door, 2+2 sport roadster built for the son of N.Y. Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti.
  16. In fact, in the 2nd series Corvair, it is the shop manual of 1965 the most important, the 1966, 1967, 1968 & 1969 are each a supplement. I am owner of a 1966 Corsa, so I have the shop manual of 1965 and the supplement for 1966. Oooh! I was purchasing them in 1976, it was easier than now ....
  17. It's not difficult to know the price, it is US$1,400,000 You only must go on th website of the owner, a museum in Salt Lake City I am knowing since long time I will get the job easier for you: http://www.classiccarsintl.net/duesenburg_classic_cars_for_sale.php
  18. When I was a kid I received a pedal car too. I do not remember the year but it must be around 1948. The picture was kept when I was at the wheel a few years later... I never have seen the same one as in Belgium as abroad.
  19. Now I am understanding better, your picture on http://forums.aaca.org/f119/1936-cadillac-85-series-limo-361368.html is your 1935 Buick Victoria. When will your website be operational?
  20. It is a question to want to Mr. Rob Williams at the Imperial Palace, in Las Vegas, Nevada!
  21. Unfortunately this very little picture lets us not great possibilities to see this superbe just restored Cadillac Series 85 is a Town Cabriolet. We even can not see if it is a 4-door or a 2-door .... Perhaps and certainly Mr. R. B. the restorer and seller of this car has larger an more beautiful color pictures of his "baby". Please, Mr. R. B., can you post more photos of this car for the pleasure of our eyes and perhaps more. All can be possible...
  22. Your debate about the "one of kind" possibility is very interesting but do you know that all the U.S. cars which were sold even by the official agents in Belgium were "one of a kind" cars as in the majority of the cases they were ordered on special order. In 1967 we purchased two cars, a 1967 Buick and a 1966 Ford Mustang... The Mustang was a White 289 Coupe Automatic equipped with Pony, console and ........... Rally Pack. I was looking to find the same one even in the U.S. but never was able to find one exactly the same. The Buick was a Skylark Coupe - I do not remember the engine! - but not a GS. It had the skirts and a console with the shift. Never I was seeing one again. We also purchased in 1956 a Buick Super Riviera, in 1962 a Buick Electra 225 Coupe, in 1972 a Buick Centurion Coupe, an Oldsmobile 88 Royal Diesel 4 doors in 1978, a buick Riviera in 1980, all were on special order. Only the older ones: 1946 Chevrolet convertible, 1947 Hudson, 1948 Buick Roadmaster, 1950 Buick Super and 1954 Buick Roadmaster were standard, also all the Corvairs I was purchasing from 1962, except one 1962 Monza 4 doos I was purchasing to a US citizen here in Belgium. It was a car prepared for Canada and it was possible to get a screw on it for the car become amphibious. I always have some pictures of the Mustang, the Skylark, the Olds, the Riviera and the Monza but nothing can be seen especially from the exterior.
  23. Yes, I remember this beautiful car was for sale during a few years, it was proposed by its owner Scott Wolf from Florida just 2 years ago for US$37,500
  24. John Maddock is selling his Reo Royale 8-35 Victoria through an add in HMN but always without pictures: REO: 1931 Royale Victoria coupe, restoration project, last driven 1982, restoration started and has been stored in Seattle; extremely rare, Full Classic as recognized by the CCCA, some extra parts, missing door handle, fender light, clock, great potential, $15,000 obo. 206-218-5240, WA; Price: $15,000 If I search on Google, there is also an other telephone number ........... near Forth Worth, TX, let 817-301-9195, as apparently the car is in Rockwall, TX. The car! it is a great word because we never have seen a picture of it. In which state it was on September 20, 2010, when he posted the history and in which state it can be now four years later??? WE CAN NOT PURCHASE A CAT IN A BAG !!!!
  25. Sorry, I was not finding that. but do you not appreciate my comments about the pictures? It was the case some times ago with a Dragon Peerless some people whated pictures. It was offered and perhaps sold through Ebay and guys were giving the URL. The offer was closed from long time then nothing is appearing with the URL. Fortunately I had the pictures and the text.... but I am not interested by all the cars and I do not be there all the time so I think the others if interested by some cars they are knowing they will disappear to do like me. Sincerely, Philippe L. Hulet de Limal Senior Bailiff Orval (Florenville), Belgium
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