suchan

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  1. Sharp car, but man, that's a lotta red!
  2. You'd definitely be the talk of the Home Depot parking lot as you load up the interior with lumber....
  3. A really nice tour car. I like the blackwalls. Looks like someone's trying to recover restoration costs.
  4. Nice-looking car. Probably would clean up well. For the price, you'd hope for more info than it moves on its own, though. Who's Anna Sage?
  5. Looks like an interesting if potentially quite expensive project. Not that I'm suggesting it should, but it would make a great rat rod. Bisbee is a cool place, sort of a mining town turned counterculture enclave. When I visited, I saw more than one old-car-turned-rolling-sculpture being driven around town.
  6. Nice. Those '30's Hupps had great style.
  7. Very cool. I'm not usually a fan of the early Darts, but the black paint with blackwalls balances the over-the-top styling, and is a great look. And it's a nice car at a good asking price.
  8. Great-looking car. Reminds me of the Peugeot 404 I had when I was in college, another great car.
  9. The story of all yard art. We're all alive until we die...
  10. Driven 75 miles in 42 years? Aside from the freaky interior scheme, it probably needs new tires and an extensive recommissioning. It's a handsome car, though.
  11. Nice! Good to see the owner avoided the temptation to contrast colors above and below the side trim (sweepspear?).
  12. That is a gorgeous car. I especially like the paint scheme. Try to find a contemporary Packard or Cadillac touring for that kind of money! I hear you, Daniel, about trying to squeeze long legs into old cars, especially old long legs. I had a Model A Ford roadster for a while, just because I always wanted a Model A. I had to lift myself off the seat to shift it into reverse. My '37 LaSalle will be going into the shop in the near future to move the front seat back a few inches.
  13. I checked the BCA manual. Don't know which series (Standard or Master) your car is, but here goes: Standard: 21x4" wheel, 31x5.25 (5.25x21) tire. Master: 21x4.5" wheel, 33x6 (6.00x21) tire. Check your rim width; 4" rim gets the 5.25 (or, I suppose, the 6); 4.5 gets the 6 (or, you could push it to 6.50).
  14. Maybe 600/650-21's? I don't think those nice rims are wide enough to accomodate 800-21's, if such a tire is made. Seems to me wheel diameters got smaller before tires got that tall/wide. The earliest car I can think of that used 800-series tires is a '39 Packard V-12, and those tires are enormous. Check the BCA Judging Manual.
  15. I've always admired the '23 (I think) Dodge roadster you see all through one of my favorite films, "A River Runs Through It". Handsome and rugged cars. Driver's seat looks a little roomier than a typical early '20's touring, no? Another great car at a good price from Matt.
  16. Spectacular car. How about some photos of the interior, engine, undercarriage?
  17. I thought the comments were meant to educate the OP on the current market. I hope posters would take the time to look at other ads on this forum before posting (especially ads for the same make/year/model). This isn't a discount AutoTrader. It's free, but posters have to expect critical (hopefully constructive) comments on cars for sale. I think Auburnseeker's car is a good deal at asking price, while the OP's car's asking price is a starting point for negotiation.
  18. Looks like a nice runner at a good asking price. Not sure about the effect of the side mounts; after 1938, they look like add-ons. If it runs w/o overheating in TX, it's good to go!
  19. Nice car. To be fair, buyers won't know what you consider a reasonable offer unless you give them what you think is an approximate value. Please keep in mind disassembled vehicles can be a tough sell. Buyers want to see a car run, and rightfully devalue one that they have to buy and assemble to find possible hidden flaws (and/or missing parts). Good luck with the sale.
  20. No luck with the photo, but on a six-point scale, six being a parts car, one being 100-point car: 6: $1320 5: $3960 4: $6600 3 (Driver-Quality): $14850 2: $23100 1: $33000 It's worth noting that the Special values in the guide are exactly the same. Anyone who's shopped for a Century knows that Centurys go for more than Specials. I think it's closer to reality to bump the top three categories up $5K or so.
  21. Awesome car! If I recall correctly, HP rating used to be determined by a formula involving the engine displacement rather than a dyno test, so any engine of certain displacement would be assigned the same HP rating regardless of actual output. It's fair to assume the monster 825 C.I. engine in the Pierce model 66 did a LOT better than 66 HP.
  22. Old Cars Report Price Guide. It's pretty comprehensive, and some editions go back to the earlest 1900's. I've got a copy next to me, and it's got values on all the '38's.
  23. suchan

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    Magnificent car, and only 15 miles from me! Maybe I should do the typical craigslist thing, call for an appointment to inspect it, and then not show up.
  24. Seller is asking concours money for at best a 20-footer. If someone actually drops close to the asking price for this, it pretty much would have to go in the paint shop. Who would want to admit to paying big money for a six-cylinder car, albeit an Imperial, in that shape?
  25. If it's as presented, I think it's a good asking price. It's a good-looking car, but those undersize tires with the narrow whitewalls aren't helping its case. Gives the impression that upkeep might've been done on the cheap elsewhere as well. It needs some tall tires.