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  1. You guys pretty well covered it. However the spectre of a 356 in an early 120? Thanks for ruining my day! I'm going to be thinking of the possibilities now, I mean think about it, an early 120 with 12cyl HP? Be still my heart!
  2. Exterior rocker trim mldgs, pair, for 127" WB Super and Custom Super Clipper. Very good condition, no clips, no major gouges or dents. Will ship in a PVC tube for adequate protection. $500 for the pair plus shipping. Hard to find, thanks for looking. Msg here or text to: 734 637 1421, calls ok too but leave a msg.
  3. I sent an email or 3 looking for a 40-41 8 cyl fuel pump. Never got a reply. Does that mean no?
  4. 1930-36 Packard trunk, 36w X 18d X21h, very good original condition, some wear as seen, inside very, very nice with Packard tag and "K" symbol. Packard "Fabrikoid" matl as shown in their sales info book. Comes with an older tan cover made of Haartz top matl. This is the style with the top lift and drop back, missing 1 leather handle. Suitable for a nice original or an easy restoration. Asking $650, possible delivery to Amelia Island if paid in full before May 19 or pick up in SE Mich 20 miles north of Toledo. Msg here or: highlander809@gmail.com Thanks for looking...
  5. So a recently retired man was driving his new Corvette and decided to wind it up. State police pull out and follow him quite a way well over the speed limit but he finally pulled over. "Sir, you were at least 25 over the speed limit. I should cite you, but it's late, and if you can give me 1 good reason why you didn't pull over right away I might let you off." "Well many years ago my ex ran off with a state trooper. I thought it was you and you wanted to give her back." "Have nice evening sir, but slow down..."
  6. We did some parking lot tricks too. There was this one guy that had so much pride being the 1st one out at the end of the day. One day everyone blocked him in and were nowhere to be found ( as far as he knew). After he took the long walk up front and brought the boss back they were all gone. Of course. Another day, being a proud enabler, I had chopped off the right size cinder block and painted it flat black. We jacked up the car and set it under the axle, dropped down you couldn't see it. There he was, "vroooom-vrooom" couldn't move. We let him stew a little. The last straw was we stuck a big nose and glasses on his rear lic plate, but it wasn't a nose (decorum rules says use your imagination and you're likely right). After that management let him park up front. Coddled feelings aren't new, this was in the late 80s.
  7. So, I bought this super wow carb adapter guaranteed to give 35% more fuel mileage. Next I got a really high zoot coil guaranteed to give me a 60% increase in fuel mileage. Finally installed some triple electrode spark plugs guaranteed to give me 15% better fuel mileage. Imagine my surprise when the freakin gas tank overflowed...!
  8. Let's try this again. Just imagine if you had to find this stuff piece by piece. Even if you need just the trim, bezels, lights, reflectors, sockets, lenses. The shells are likely the least value here, it's the sum of the whole gig, no? What does new silver plating cost? Stainless repair? A lense? A bezel? Also, if I'm like waaaayy out to lunch on the price (I don't really think I am) let's talk. To the best of my knowledge a "No thank you..." never left a bruise or cost anyone 1 thin dime. Thanks for looking...
  9. https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf18/hershey/lots/r0115-1947-cadillac-series-62-convertible/720795 $88K out the door in 2018. The defense rests, but I did inspect this one as suggested above. I was there. I'd park mine right next to it and wouldn't hang my head a 1/4 lower than normal. I want a new Escalade, a 2020, and I want it for 60% of 'A' plan price. I'm "the guy" that has to have it for that price. I'm the right guy. I deserve it. I don't care what the avg retail or plan price is. So sarcasm aside, tangible things like condition, history, documentation, performance (drive quality), overall aesthetics, presentation, all of it matters. When you look at a frame from a New England or Midwest car and see all the scars and pitting from decades of rust vs a California car that never had it, is there a value difference? If there's no filler or body repair vs one with even good repairs done, yes? No? If the chrome isn't washed away with excess polishing or copper build up does it matter? Does every repair ever done by the previous owner from a simple oil change to full brake job and all the supporting docs add value or are they meaningless paper just to push a narrative? How about the GM sales record from 1947. All of that before you get in, turn the key, hit the starter, and away you go. No worries, just hit the road. Not worth a dime less than the avg "whatever" cars? You see that's what seems to be missed here. I don't owe anyone a profit. I'm not a wholesale house for amatuer flippers. I'm not on a 'picker' show helping Frank or Mike get ratings. I'm offering an above average example of one of the most desireable Cadillac conv models of the era. Right color, right car, right paper, right price. Then again it may not be right for Jumpin Jimmy's Discount Classics. I was told my 47 Super Clipper was only worth $12,500 on a good day too. Got MY number out of it and the buyer was shickled titless. This stuff's a lot easier than some think, logic and reality is your friend. And glad to see you inserted the "...nobody wants em..." argument too. But wait, there's more. Dig through the annals of customized cars. No less than a 1/2 dozen very professionally built 46 and 47 Cadillac convs have hit the scene in the last couple years. Lowered, later overhead engines like 49 thru 62, candy paint, padded tops, all tastefully done to a level that the most hardcore Cadillac guy would admire whether he had the stones to admit it openly or not. Another market or just a stupid idea? You decide. Thanks for playing...
  10. highlander809@gmail.com missed that error all this time...:-(
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