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  1. Building high end custom hot rods is definitely a losing proposition for the guy writing the checks. The benefit is that he's (hopefully) getting exactly what he wants. The guys who benefit are the ones who buy them after they're all built! Gregg
  2. My name is Gregg and I look after car collections for a few people in the San Diego, California area. A client that I have done work for since 1985 passed away recently and I am in charge of selling his wonderful cars. We have an original Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2311 and a number of extremely high end hot rods for sale. A '40 Ford Opera Coupe equipped with an Ardun engine. A '32 Ford Dearborn highboy, '34 Ford Cabriolet with Roush smallblock and fully independent suspension, '34 Ford full fendered roadster with 406 Donovan power and independent suspension, a '33 Ford custom built by Steve's Auto Restoration in Oregon at a cost of nearly a million dollars which was an AMBR contender at The Grand National Roadster Show in 2011, and a simply incredible '40 Ford Woodie with a modern version of the Ford Cammer engine. These cars are all over-the-top beautiful, top-quality builds done by some of the top hot rod guys in the country. I am also selling my 1964 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe, and a few other hot rods for another client. Take a look at my photobucket albums for plenty of pictures and don't hesitate to call or e-mail if you have any interest. Link to photo albums: Cars currently for sale pictures by biggar1111 - Photobucket Best Regards, Gregg Park (760) 497-1015 biggar@cox.net
  3. Beautiful car with over the top restoration on everything. I've driven this almost 10,000 miles in the last year or so to shows, on trips, and cruises. It gets simply ridiculous amounts of attention and has been a truly rewarding car to own and drive. Fuel economy is reasonably good for a car of this size and vintage, which has been a pleasant surprise. I get 12+ around town and 15 or so cruising along the highway. It's as good as either of my late model pickups, so that's why it was a no-brainer to take the Imperial almost everywhere! This is a car that everyone seems to love and you will feel like a celebrity any time you're out and about in it. More photos here: 1964 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe pictures by biggar1111 - Photobucket Located just north of San Diego, California. Asking $32,000 -Gregg (760) 497-1015 biggar@cox.net
  4. O.K., Car is available. We've given the buyer far too many chances to come up with the money and get the car bought. It's apparent that this is not going to happen and we are at long last moving forward. Don't hesitate to call if there is interest in this car. Time to get it sold. Thanks. Gar (760) 497-1015
  5. Bill, the car has been held up in limbo for the last year or so due to a buyer not completing the purchase after sending a deposit. We kept extending and extending him time to get the rest of the money together but after over a year of messing around, we finally had to simply put the car back on the market again. I feel bad as I really wanted him to have the car, but how long can we wait around? The deposit was put down in September, 2010 with the balance due in 90 days. I thought that was very generous. Ninety days becomes six months. Six months becomes a year. . . What is one supposed to do? Gar
  6. I changed it in the first post. Asking price is $7,995. Gar
  7. There is no better polish for aluminum that's already in excellent shape than Mother's Billet Polish. They ding you pretty hard for it at 15 bucks or so for a little jar, but when I have the guys at the Borrani wire wheel booth asking me what I use on their wheels, I figure I've got a good thing going. I don't use any other Mother's products to speak of, but don't have any particular problem with any of them either. Funny you ask about Collinite as I was just in Michigan visiting my dad and one of his friends is a NCRS Corvette judge. He also has a 99 point '58 Vette and swears by Collinite for his final wax. He gave me a can of it and I tried it on a black '62 Maserati that I had just done a complete polish on. I was very pleased with the results and it was pretty easy to use on freshly polished paint. I'll be honest in that I don't put a lot of importance in what particular wax I or anyone else uses. If I don't have a car looking pretty close to 99% after I'm done with my polishing, then I need to do more polishing. I don't like to rely on any wax to cover up swirls or add much extra shine. Just a little protection on a properly prepared car is what I use wax for. So long as it's not a "cleaner" type wax, I'm going to get a nice result. Carnuba based waxes usually give a slightly deeper gloss than what I like to call "sealant" type waxes. They don't usually last as long though. Depends on what my client is using his car for. If I'm going to Pebble Beach, I'm going to use my carnuba stuff. If it's the Mercedes that he drives every day, I'll probably use my Microseal 2000 as it gives a very nice shine but also holds up to sun and weather incredibly well. I'll be using the Collinite on more cars soon and then I'll get an idea how it holds up. Supposed to be a very durable and long lasting carnuba wax. Gar
  8. I've turned away the suicide cars over the years. There have been a couple of calls. No thanks. I specialize in the antique Ferraris and wetsanding away on a multi-million dollar car always commands my full attention. Driving them around California highways is stressful too, but somebody's gotta do it 3M and Meguiars have some truly fantastic polishes available now that bring me results that would have taken twice as long or more just a few years ago. I still use my old Milwaukee variable speed more than any of my other polishers. Heavy, but so am I Gar
  9. Not a factory color, but not the only bright red '64 two door Ran into this guy from Orange County with a convertible in nearly the exact same color. I'd gone to a few other car shows before this one, even the big Mopar show in Van Nuys, and not even seen another mid-sixties Imperial, let alone a red one. Pretty funny when he ran out and said I needed to come park by his car! Gar
  10. The fellow who restored the car put some almost truck-like chrome wheels on it. I hated them and knew before I bought the car that I was going to get a set of wire wheels made. I never liked the 64 hubcaps much either but I think these wires look fantastic as well as being period correct. This bright red is most definitely not a factory color but I think it looks really nice on the car. I grew up in Michigan but have been in North San Diego County since 1983. We do have some seriously excellent weather here pretty much year-round. X-Frame, I changed up my business about 10 or so years ago by raising my prices quite a bit and focusing on the people who were willing to pay for my personal service. I can't compete on price with anyone and don't try. I just do my thing for clients who appreciate what that is and are willing to pay for my time. So far, so good . . . Gar
  11. My name is Gregg. I've been in business detailing automobiles since 1985. I live near San Diego and also look after a few car collections. I specialize in ultra high end detailing for concours d' elegance shows and such, but am happy to work on most any car or bike. I currently own a 1964 Imperial Crown Coupe. Even though I get to drive and put my hands on many of the finest cars on the planet, it has been a real experience having a classic of my own. I've put over 8,000 miles on this car in the last 10 months. Won a few nice awards at shows, and have had very few problems considering the miles driven. I never thought I would get such a kick out of driving and showing my very own classic after so many years of showing client cars at Pebble Beach and such. I might sell the Imperial at some point, but I don't think I'll ever not have a neat old car of my own again. Gar
  12. Posted this in the Buick forum by accident, but figured I'd put it here too. My name is Gregg. I've been in business detailing automobiles since 1985. I live near San Diego and also look after a few car collections. I specialize in ultra high end detailing for concours d' elegance shows and such, but am happy to work on most any car or bike. I currently own a 1964 Imperial Crown Coupe. Even though I get to drive and put my hands on many of the finest cars on the planet, it has been a real experience having a classic of my own. I've put over 8,000 miles on this car in the last 10 months. Won a few nice awards at shows, and have had very few problems considering the miles driven. I never thought I would get such a kick out of driving and showing my very own classic after so many years of showing client cars at Pebble Beach and such. I might sell the Imperial at some point, but I don't think I'll ever not have a neat old car of my own again. Gar
  13. Not sure how I ended up posting in the Buick Club forum, but hi to all you Buick guys! Gar
  14. My Mom told my Dad when she found out she was pregnant that if he wanted to have a Corvette, he'd better get one soon! I came home from Sparrow hospital in Lansing, Michigan in a 1961 Corvette. Gar
  15. My name is Gregg. I've been in business detailing automobiles since 1985. I live near San Diego and also look after a few car collections. I specialize in ultra high end detailing for concours d' elegance shows and such, but am happy to work on most any car or bike. I currently own a 1964 Imperial Crown Coupe. Even though I get to drive and put my hands on many of the finest cars on the planet, it has been a real experience having a classic of my own. I've put over 8,000 miles on this car in the last 10 months. Won a few nice awards at shows, and have had very few problems considering the miles driven. I never thought I would get such a kick out of driving and showing my very own classic after so many years of showing client cars at Pebble Beach and such. I might sell the Imperial at some point, but I don't think I'll ever not have a neat old car of my own again. Gar
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