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  1. Packard's competition was often of considered to be Peerless, and Pierce-Arrow at the time. Packard, Peerless, and Pierce-Arrow were often referred as the 'Three 'P's' when it came to luxury cars. Craig
  2. What about the Gardner that was featured in a 1975 issue of the old Car Classics magazine? It must still be around. Craig
  3. Some Russian-made cars are interesting. I've seen a couple of Chaikas and a Zil. And Ladas were sold in Canada for several years starting in the late 1970's. The pre-war cars such as the Russo-Baltic would be of interest to me. Craig
  4. Recently, there have been two excellent threads here; one, entitled "What Are Some of the Great "Missing" Prewar Classics, American", and "Then and Now: Where Did These Prewar Cars Go?" How many cars that we know of that are now lost forever, that were once restored, or pristine originals complete with AACA badging, but somehow either written off in an accident, abandoned to the elements, or succumbed to floods or some other natural disaster? Bob Palma on the Studebaker Drivers Club Forum started a thread on 'Found but Lost' Studebakers here as an example of cars that were loved at one time, but gone by the wayside for one reason or another: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?56482-Studes-that-quot-made-it-quot-but-were-nonetheless-lost Lost Porsches: https://flatsixes.com/porsche-news/porsche-speedsters-in-train-wreck/ Craig
  5. Here is a 1932 AIrman sedan: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?52540-Orphan-of-the-Day-07-03-1932-Franklin-Airman-Sedan Craig
  6. When Franklin referred to the body design from 1928 being an "Airman", I think odds are in favor of Franklin admiring pilots. Craig
  7. I believe the BIGGEST factor was discovering that enclosing the radiator up front with rounded, and sculptured louvers, be it chrome, or body color was not going to bring about any cooling issues started the streamlining era. Craig
  8. Budget two full days for a proper visit. Craig
  9. These days, for liability reasons: https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/chrysler-schools-crush-vipers Craig
  10. Sorry to hear that you missed out on it, but as others have stated, they are in demand, and with a good body and interior, that price was irresistible. Craig
  11. The interior looks very clean and tidy for a 30+ year old car, looking at that one photo, which indicates it was well taken care of for most of its life. I don't think you'll lose for $500. FIRST order of business is replace the timing belt!!!!! Once that task is done, THEN worry about the timing. (It may have jumped a cog, and that is bad news if that belt breaks as they are an 'interference' engine.) Craig
  12. Yes, I should have thought about your car having a Deviation Tag. Then your body tag should '999' or '000' for interior trim, I would suspect. Craig
  13. I've never met a car enthusiast who has ever laughed at a Tucker. The only 'laughs' about Tuckers I've ever encountered were from Wall Street-type financiers who are definitely NOT into cars and didn't appreciate/approve of Preston Tucker's methods of raising funds to finance his enterprise. If you want one hell of a good laugh exactly a month early, check out this one! https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2010/03/1974-Twentieth-Century-Dale/2951571.html Craig
  14. The scrappers would be swarming all over that if it were in an old abandoned industrial area here in the USA!! Craig
  15. 1975 Austin Marina hidden underneath, I bet! Anyone remember the 'Albany' made from a Triumph Spitfire? Craig