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  1. Offering original 1974 American Motors Press Kit (Jeep & AMC). Canadian Market with FRENCH TEXT (not English) Includes 15 press photos and additional press release sheets covering CJ-5, CJ-6, Cherokee, Wagoneer, Hornet, Gremlin, Jeep Truck, Matador, Ambassador, Javelin, Renegade, Matador Cassini Edition and more Press kits were only available to automotive journalists and are very rare as a result. Outer folder measures 10" by 13" Condition: This press kit has some damage to the outer folder including creasing, bends and a 1" tear at the top of the spine. There is a pen notation on the front of the folder. Some of the press release sheets may have small stains or corner bends. Overall, this kit is still a very nice piece for its age Asking $125 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Please message for details or to arrange purchase
  2. Offering an original Classics Unlimited poster of a 1930s era Auburn Speedster. The car pictured may be a reproduction (not sure). This is a vintage piece dated 1986. The poster measures approximately 24" by 36" Condition: This poster is in good condition for its age overall but does have some light damage around the edges. Asking $50 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Please message for details or to arrange purchase
  3. Offering an original Crow-Elkhart Parts Book. Covers models CE-32,CE-34,CE-36, K-32, K-34, K-36, H-42, H-44, H-46, L-52, L-53, L-54, L-55, L-56, L-57, H-52, H-53, H-54, H-55, H-56 and H-57. This piece is undated but circa approximately 1920s. This manual has 34 pages and measures 6" by 9" Condition: This item is in excellent condition for its age overall with some light sun fading to the edges of the covers. Asking $75 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Please message for details or to arrange purchase
  4. Offering an original 1934 General Motors of Canada Operation and Care owner's manual. Applies to Chevrolet, Pontiac, LaSalle, Oldsmobile and McLaughlin Buick models. Exceptionally rare manual! The book measures approximately 5 1/4" by 7 1/2" and has 48 pages. Condition: See photos for exact condition. This manual is in good condition for its age. However, it is a used manual and condition does reflect this with some light surface staining and other wear. There are some light pen notations on the rear cover. Asking $75 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Message for details or to arrange purchase.
  5. Offering an original 1941 Oldsmobile Owner's Manual. This is a rare Canadian market piece. This manual has 84 pages and measures 5" by 7 1/2". Condition: This manual is in good condition for its age with some light surface wear, including some faint pen notations on the rear cover. Asking $75 including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Please message for details or to arrange purchase
  6. Offering an original 1946 Dodge Owners Manual. This item is in incredible condition for a 60+ year old manual and still has the original owner information and referral cards attached and unfilled on the rear cover. Includes everything you need to operate and maintain these vehicles. This manual has 41 pages and measures 9" by 6". Condition: This item is in good condition for its age overall. The second last page has a dark square where it is in contact with the detachable cards. Asking $50 including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Please message for details or to arrange purchase
  7. Offering an original 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood and DeVille service manual. Includes sections on general information, climate control, body, frame and bumpers, steering, suspension, wheels and tires, drive axles, brakes, engine, transaxle, electrical, accessories and more. Valuable resource for anyone who owns or services these models! This manual has several hundred pages and measures 8 1/2" by 11". Condition: This item is a used shop manual and condition reflects this. There is a bend on the lower right corner of the front cover, as well as some surface staining and other corner wear throughout. Still a very nice piece for its age overall. Asking $75 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Message for details or to arrange purchase
  8. Offering an original 1951 Nash Ambassador Owner's Manual. This manual has 49 pages and measures 4 1/2" by 8 1/2" Condition: This manual has some light water damage on the upper edge of most pages, as well as small bends to several corners. There is also some other light wear. None of the pages are stuck together and this is still a very nice manual for its age overall. Asking $35 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Please message for details or to arrange purchase
  9. Offering an original White Diesel truck trim badge This was included in a large collection of original emblems from the 1930s-1980s. It is sold as-found and I am unsure of the exact year or model. A great piece to display, re-purpose or possibly put back to use on a classic truck. The badge measures approximately 2 1/2" by 20 1/2" at widest points. Condition: See photos for exact condition. This is a used badge and condition reflects this. There is surface wear throughout including chips, scuffs, scratches, etc. One of the mounting screws is partially broken off. I have not attempted any cleaning or restoration. Overall, still a nice piece for its age. Asking $100 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Message for details or to arrange purchase
  10. Offering an original White Freightliner truck trim badge This was included in a large collection of original emblems from the 1930s-1980s. It is sold as-found and I am unsure of the exact year or model. A great piece to display, re-purpose or possibly put back to use on a classic truck. The badge measures approximately 4 1/2" by 21 1/2" at widest points. Condition: See photos for exact condition. This is a used badge and condition reflects this. There is surface wear throughout including chips, scuffs, scratches, metal pitting, etc. I have not attempted any cleaning or restoration. Overall, still a nice piece Asking $100 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Please message for details or to arrange purchase.
  11. Offering an original Plymouth car radio trim plate with knobs and badge. This has a great vintage look and would be a cool item to re-purpose or potentially restore. A Plymouth expert has identified this as 1949 - 1950 model years. Measures approximately 9" by 13 1/2" at widest points. Condition: See photos for exact condition. This is a used vintage part and condition reflects this. There is surface wear throughout including scratches, corrosion, finish loss to the emblem, metal pitting, etc. The is some white substance on the back that may be mold - I have not attempted any cleaning but a thorough cleaning will be required. This piece is sold as-is and may be missing parts required to make it operational. Still a great vintage item overall Asking $75 usd including shipping within North America. Worldwide shipping is available at extra cost. Message for details or to arrange purchase
  12. @TexRiv_63 Thank you - Sizes are clearly indicated in all listing descriptions and I have no intention to misrepresent any items. Even if they are older reproductions, they are still very beautiful pieces
  13. Thank you for your comments. As noted, these are as-found and I am not sure of the age or history. It is possible that they are older high quality reproductions
  14. Hi, I have just listed on eBay a group of rare early car data plates. All appear to be unused and in NOS condition with light surface wear. I unfortunately do not have any information on the age / model(s) they apply to (sold as-found). See eBay listings below: Hispano Suiza: https://www.ebay.com/itm/392856637260 Marion Motor Car Company - 2 Different Versions: https://www.ebay.com/itm/363035019308 https://www.ebay.com/itm/363035019308 Amplex - Simplex Motor Car Company: https://www.ebay.com/itm/363035016333 The Black - Black Manufacturing Company Chicago Illinois: https://www.ebay.com/itm/392856627632 Hassler Shock Absorbers - Robert H Hassler Inc (1914-1915 patent dates listed) https://www.ebay.com/itm/392856625108 Maxwell - Briscoe Motor Company https://www.ebay.com/itm/392856631177 Waverley Department - International Motor Car Company of Indianapolis Indiana https://www.ebay.com/itm/363035017279 Thanks for your interest! Mike
  15. Hi, I have just listed a huge collection of over 40 vintage press kits on eBay (link below). Brands include Mercedes Benz, Saab, Lotus, Alfa Romeo, British Leyland (Triumph, MG, Jaguar, Land Rover, Austin, Mini), Volvo, American Motors / Jeep, Dodge, Plymouth, Peugeot, Renualt, BMW and more. Most are from the 1970s with a few from the late 1960s or early 1980s. A press kit is a package of photos and articles / specs sent to journalists to provide them with information about the new models (and hopefully to encourage them to provide free publicity by writing about the car). As they were never available to the public and printed in limited numbers, they can be very rare. They are very interesting pieces as well - the photos included were likely published in dozens of newspapers and magazines in period. https://www.ebay.com/sch/classicallydriven/m.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=press+kit&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1 The auctions are running for 1 week Thanks for your interest, Mike