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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...:-(
  11. Price drop, $60K firm. Having seen and heard of what's selling for what I have to think anyone serious is missing out, HUGE. This was after a weekend clean up. And yes, the top, seat and windows all work as they should. Not shown, the chassis got an enthusiastic power wash, left to dry a couple weeks, then some simple black touch ups here n there. It's actually better than I 1st thought. A sleeper kids, don't hesitate...😉
  12. Market...Market...Market Who gives a steaming pile of fecal matter what the "market" may or may not be when you simply want the RIGHT car? All this babble about costs and restoration, well what's the going rate for a proper Jenkins leather interior kit for a Model 62 Cadillac? back in 2011 the whole gig was just under $17K, now mind you that was before you picked up the wrench to turn the 1st seat bolt to start installing. Anyone ever done one of those? It's not exactly like stretching seat covers on a Mustang. With avg labor rates nationwide hovering at $80-125/hr (some way more) who wants to take a stab at how much a full interior would be "out the door"? Anyone? How about a top? Easy? YOU do it and get back to us (professionals excluded). Let's throw another talking point out there. Show of hands, where are 'premium' cars going in the next 2-4 years? Anyone? Who remembers this "MARKET" (oh that word again?) back in 2011-12-13? I sure do. Why the lull over the last few years? I guess if you account for how well your 401Ks were doing from '17 thru '19 this should answer itself. But hey what the H-E-double toothpicks do I know? I've only spent a lifetime watching and living this life. Here's the punchlines for all those still playing. I sold my personal Texas born 47 conv back in the early 90s for $37,500. I was told I was crazy then too. Why did I bring up the interior. Because out the door you'd be close to if not over $30K by the time you turned the key to leave the shop, tears of pain included for some. Show of hands, who's done a full chrome job on a 41-47 Cadillac lately? "Oh but Highlander that doesn't matter, doesn't make the car worth more because blah-blah-already done and blah-blah- I'm only here to take advantage of the fool that spent that money in the 1st place and blah-bloviate-blah-blah-blah." End of the day, go ahead and buy inferior stuff and maintian the idea that THOSE represent the "MARKET" (dagnabbit, that word again!) vs what a premium version will net in reduced maintainence, restoration and general expense as well as good ol-fashioned longevity. So you buy an exceptional vintage Cadillac conv for $60K and drive it for 5 years. What's it worth? I drive a stunning 2015 Cadillac CTS Performance Collection. Sold new for almost $64K and had less than 55K miles on it. Got it for less than $24K, but I didn't get the memo that it also works that way for the vintage collector cars too. If this sounds angry or hostile that's on you who think so. Every once in a while SOMEBODY has to step up and push a reality check. And while sometimes it seems all well and good to use auction results as a barometer because they're the most public, then I invite you to go to the next "good one" and look at the cars. Look hard, bring a pro if need be. Check for mud, seat alignment, excess copper build up on chrome parts, panel fit, paint flaws, door edge thickness, then factor in that without advance notice and qualified permission you WILL NOT be able to put 25-10-5, even 1 or 2 miles test drive on that car. How's the brakes? Does it pull to one side at speed? Run hot? Full warmed up oil pressure? If it's a stick, how's the clutch? Shift ok, does it grind? Where did they add the silk and lipstick on some of those "pigs" to walk the model runways for 2 min and generate an acceptable sale price? Like I said above, SOMEBODY has to push a reality check. Prove me wrong, I welcome it, and I did all this for the benefit of my fellow car guys. Hope at least some of you took it that way.
  13. Let me jump in here. I'm selling the Lotus Cream Robbins car mentioned above. You've restored in the past? Good. Look at mine last. It's also been generally refreshed a little since those pics, but this is a never hit, never rusted California car. No typical age/rust scars on the suspension and chassis parts, decent amount of documentation and service records, even has most all the hanging tags and owner info pamphlets. So yes, look at and drive mine last, then tell me it's too much. Why do I still have it? 2 people have looked at it, 1 drove it, that's it. I'm not giving it away because lesser cars are selling cheaper. Good cars, truly good cars, are hard to find. This is one of them.
  14. Car is located in Monroe, MI south of Detroit, or about 20 miles north of Toledo, OH.
  15. I'm not shy, I'll say it. It's ugly in an almost childish sorta way. Then to tag it as a Super Snake? Ok if you can't say something nice, right? How about, seems like they had fun building it...
  16. Now that you've had time to reflect given our nation's current events, admit it. You want it. How upset would you be if you missed it when this virus gig is under control. Within a few days she's going for a joyride. Nothing else to do, no events, nowhere to stop and grab breakfast, so why not just enjoy the loveable solitude that a car like this can give you? Besides, she's due to stretch her legs anyways and I'll stop and get som envy pics along the way...😉
  17. Late to the party, but you need to go to: www.autocolorlibrary.com There you will find the Ditzler intermix color charts. If your list includes some form of a 4 digit number (ie, IM-1443) it'll be there. Some colors don't show due to 'net picture posting, for example any light "iridescent" color (metallics) tend to transmit as a dull dark grey. Still, it's enough to give you ideas and buying a qt for spray out and color match is $$$ well spent. Good luck, and this info will help anyone's color selection efforts.
  18. COOOOME AAAANND GET IIIITT!!! I thought I'd yell this time to get your attention 😉
  19. Guess what? You didn't miss it, it's still available. I know, right? All I can say is this one's a sleeper. A no rust ever California car with nice everything. I dont see how an interested party could pass it up. Seeing is believing.
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