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  1. Available for purchase or trade.. ... Fully documented from new.. 1998 aaca grand national preservation award in 1998 proves the quality of the restoration then. It's 2019 Hemming's Concours D'ellegance ( Lake George New York) First in class blue ribbon shows how well it has been maintained and the excellence of the restoration 22 years ago ! The paint, chrome, interior all look fresh.. the under carriage , frame are detailed and rust free... the floors are painted body color.. I realize it's only a "super" I know the market for these cars is poor.. I've been told this at least 100 times by every potential buyer ! Honestly, they are probably correct ... This is a beautiful car with a know history since new, has all the paperwork and invoices to back it up.. The awards are a plus but the best reason for owning this Buick is "The drive'........... Asking 60k Please call if you are a serious buyer...... Thanks for looking.. Regards.. Frank.............203.788.1745 (cell) 860.354.4461 (office)
  2. I'll jump in this discussion , its probably a mistake but i"ll take a chance.. Auctions are a major part of the automotive industry . Every dealer belongs to Auction access .. there is no other way to purchase used cars in quantity . The factory sales are all auction based.. The fees , transport, buy fees ect. add up! Most auction cars need something not all,but most do. I add at least 1 k to every used car we purchase ... we sell all of our high millage cars at auction (mostly to buy/pay here dealers) I have sold many vintage cars at auction, no complaints! Pick the right venue and your expectations will be met.. Hershey is the place to sell prewar and other high end automobiles , Auburn is another. Muscle cars,street rods,special interest cars all sell at the right auction. Look, we all pay to advertise our cars anyway, we all deal with no-shows or picture collectors, that's fine too...I sell cars that way as well. Always represent your car truthfully , most auction buyers truly know a good car and will pay a fair price and more if a bidding war erupts .. Museum cars are never ,ever a good buy, nor are cars that have been in long term storage... professional buyers will either stay away or offer 30 cents on a dollar. I am not (or any other dealer i know) influenced or intimated by the "pretty girls or whiskey" I will say that I have seen more " home owners " intoxicated and buy stupid than pros... Keep this hobby fun, buy /sell smart and always drive them as intended .. Let the people who inherit them worry about what they are worth !
  3. Hudson sold, 1964 olds convert. sold, Pontiac Catalina sold,
  4. John348, I appreciate the photos as well.. Just finding the time to do so as a participant is remarkable! Your 1960 Chevy is a beautiful car, it made me regret selling mine 20 years ago..
  5. The Hemmings Concours was a wonderful event ! Nice cars, good weather and incredibly nice people... And then it got even better when my 1941 Buick won a first in class (prewar) .. As an update.. This car will not appear at the Hershey auction.. The car is still available via private sale... I'm pretty proud of this car.. 22+ plus years has past since it received it's AACA grand national award , to win at this event is a tribute to both Chris Johnson (it's former owner) and Ralph Baldwin who restored this Buick.. I offered the trophy to Corrine Johnson and we both decided it should go to Ralph.. and it will.. I understand the lack of interest in prewar cars, I get it.. this car will sell in time and for a fair price.. I appreciate the interest and comments.. Thank you all!
  6. I appreciate the interest... Packard is currently off the market.........
  7. The Packard is still available.... it has generated the most interest.... That price will remain firm for now......
  8. Corrine has dropped the prices .. Hope this generates some interest.... 1951 hornet convertible ... 36k 1957 Pontiac convert. 38k 1964 Bonneville convert 26k 1964 Catalina convert. 24k 1967 GTO convert. 25k
  9. The 40' Century (now owned by Doug Seybold) runs and drives exceptionally well.. The engine was balanced and blueprinted , taller gears installed as well as radial tire and suspension up-grades make this car comfortable at highway speeds... Chris used this as his primary tour car and logged thousands of trouble free miles If i had to compare the car with yours... simply put, I would say it has the beauty of your "41 Cadillac with the performance of your '54 Cadillac..
  10. The Caribbean is loosely assembled but complete .. engine rebuilt. not installed.. trans. in car .. this was a really a nice car and was in the restoration shop prior to Chris's death.. Please call me (or at least e-mail ) on this one.. I'd really like to see this one finished.. Marty is correct, Chris loved his boats , loved to drive his cars and was a devoted member of AACA. I knew Chris well.. He certainly would have wanted AACA members to have an opportunity to purchase his collection prior to auction....... Best Regards, Frank.
  11. Best I could do for now... as you can see it's really a tight garage ... , please be a serious buyer.. Best Regards , Frank
  12. Ah.. The verb "Pique" one of my favorites ! I'll try to take a group shot photo.. "Please be local and willing to view'" was stated in my ad.. They are well worth a personal look and drive...' I would never buy any car sight unseen! Did it one time... NEVER AGAIN.. I will do my best to accurately and honestly describe each car via phone. New Milford CT. is located about 1.5 hours from NY city .. Hope this helps... Frank..
  13. Chris Johnson estate, located in New Milford Ct. Chris was a dedicated boat and car collector, a good man and great friend. I know most of these cars.. They are in storage and its difficult to take photos. 1949 Chrysler town and country convert ,maroon , has not been used in years, 3- cond. $69k 1951 Hudson Hornet covert. maroon ... nice #3 runs and looks good, wire wheels.. $42k 1956 Caribbean .. Needs attention.. solid not fully assembled ...........$20k 1957 Pontiac Star Chief convert. coral/white nice #3 drives well $42k 1964 Pontiac Bonneville convert .. White/white. 421 tri. power loaded, documented , rust free ! #3 $32k 1964 Catalina convert.. blue/blue Stunning.. Frame has been repaired . A solid#2 80k restoratio $34k 1964 Olds. 98 convert. White/ blue a very nice car ! runs and drives new... $22k 1967 Pontiac GTO covert..Red/Black Decent driver not matching numbers.. Cond.# 3 $31k The prices were set By Doug Seybold (of Buick fame) He is a personal friend of the Johnson family.. I can and will discuss these cars with any serious buyer.. They are all priced to sell... Please be local or be willing to view this collection in person... Chris was a good friend ... I'm listing the cars at his daughters request.. connauto@sbcglobal.net is my e-mail you can leave a phone # as well. Best Regards Frank..
  14. Kevin , auctions are certainly fun to attend .. Matt's post is "dead on " and excellent advice for the novice buyer . The 1970 Buick GS listed appears to be a base model GS 350 .. A very well documented one BTW. I've bought and sold at auction , set a price record or two in the process ... lost a bunch of money as well ! Use all your senses ! Eyes, ears, nose.. and most of all use common sense ! Know what you are looking at. Good cars do bring good money , they don't need any help getting "real money" Bid what you think its worth... All in home.. (fees, transport , misc.) Every car needs something when you get it home.. that's a guarantee .. I like this Buick .. It should generate a few real bids.. Dealers will not overpay for a GS350 coupe . Lack of a/c hurts ,steering wheel cover certainly doesn't help either and I'll bet its loaded with under coating. I own a GS ... Love it .. Great driving car.. Good luck at the Sale..........