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  1. hmm.... 90 years old and looks great. Will probably look the same 20 years from now. Be careful applying anything, many products can speed up the drying process, or cause other issues, not sure I would do anything. 2 cents worth.
  2. Enjoy reading these sorts of finds and anecdotal stories of cars in the past. reminds us all of a different era, when especially in rural areas, life moved along very slowly. Either of the Buicks would be great to see pulled from their hiding spot and displayed in some respectful manner.
  3. Final bid $26,200. I think a pretty good fair deal for buyer and seller if it goes through.
  4. The absence of pin striping may suggest the paint is old but not original. Most original CD8's I have seen had pin striping on edges of fenders, belt line etc. In this case it would have likely been a shade of light green similar to wheels. Not a big negative, but might influence price for some, I see it is over $23K now with 2 days to go. if reserve is $25K as someone suggested, should make that. My initial thought was $30K.
  5. Maybe he's bidding on the '31 Chrysler CD8 Coupe on eBay, fills his request perfectly!
  6. Pretty rudimentary, thinking perhaps tractor, and thinking the sterling gauge is a later add-on, manufacturer would have done better job of locating it. If tractor, it would not be unusual to have headlights well back from the front.
  7. Agreed Keizer31, but what can one do with this? I suppose someone could spend $30K or more to develop a driver that would then market for $10K. Or part it out for say $2500 if you are not concerned about the time to dismantle doors, trim, handle sales, etc. Awfully large car for a rod of some sort. Like you say, way too nice to scrap. Maybe someone who loves Desotos will buy it and park it in a barn for another 30 years.
  8. That looks like a great buy on a sure fun car.
  9. May be Freddie Mercury?
  10. For the machinery geeks out there, Heavy Duty (or "extra low" as some called it) ratio was 3.627-1, starting gear (1st gear) was 2.483-1, 2nd gear (accelerating) was 1.383-1 and final drive (also called speed or direct) was 1-1. Reverse was 3.137-1, so extra low was even higher ratio than reverse. Final drive in Extra Low at rear was about 15-1. Don't know just why they went to this "extra low", most likely seldom used.
  11. BB, yes there is a thermostatically controlled gizmo that opens the grill as engine warms. There is a butterfly valve in manifold as a heat riser to warm fuel in bowl etc at startup, with a pull on dash. I like the fact this car appears so original, ad says drives nicely, suggesting one could buy it and drive it just as it is. I expect it would be a big attraction at nearly any car event.
  12. I see a very nice "survivor" 1931 Chrysler CD8 Royal Deluxe Coupe on ebay today, wonderful patina, looks original throughout although may have an old repaint. Be interesting to see what it sells for (if it sells), has a reserve. ebay# 303432299568. Maybe someone on here who knows how to load ad onto AACA forum. Not Mine, car is in Michigan. Pretty rare car.
  13. Gunsmoke

    Reo maybe?

    Shouldhaveknowntocheckgooglefirst!! Have never seen one in retail stores, most clerks said no. Must tell my children that it would make a great birthday gift in March! Thanks TI.
  14. Gunsmoke

    Reo maybe?

    Guys shirts always overlap left to right, girls right to left, and men buckle belt with end to the left (if right handed!) so suggests first picture is correct, RHD car. Could be taken in Britain. BTW, I'm left handed, so put my belt on in opposite direction. Did you ever think a right handed person wears their watch on their non-working left hand. However a lefty also has to wear it on his left in order to be able to wind it. I don't think any company ever made a watch for left-handers. TMI!!