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  1. I love this car, but I’m weird - I’ve owned over a dozen 1961 Chryslers since 1983. Had every body style except a wagon; only bought my first 3-speed manual ‘61 late last year. This car does not really fit my lifestyle right now but I think it has a lot of appeal to a niche market. As a ‘61 Chrysler geek I’ve always wanted a wagon, but I think I might prefer a loaded New Yorker. I think the $15K as others discussed is a good baseline. Also agree bringatrailer would be a good venue.
  2. The hood bumpers on 1961 Chryslers are painted over at the factory. I can’t say if this car has been repainted or not, but if it was it probably wasn’t resprayed under the hood
  3. Neat car. The shift lever, boot, and that plastic cover under it look factory correct. The knob is not. Someone’s put switches in the block-off plate for the automatic transmission push buttons. It’s a Chrysler A-745 transmission, which was new for ‘61. I’m rebuilding one right now. I’d say they are somewhat rare, but nothing particularly special about them. Never saw one in a wagon. As far as adding value, the thing that gets the most comments on my ‘61s is the push button automatic. Maybe someone would pay more for the relative rarity of the manual. Also, all 1961 Chrysl
  4. The name was revived for a trim option on 1961 Newport four-doors. Only seen or heard of a couple over the years.
  5. Shows 11K. I’ve been in touch with the most significant previous owner so I think 111K - pending looking up our correspondence on my work computer. He did a concours-winning resto and drove it coast-to-coast.
  6. Well, the son of the original owner did a concours-winning resto and racked up miles on it in the last century. That was a long time ago. It did sit for many years after that when the previous owner passed. The current owner had it professionally revived. It’s not “on the road” per se but it does fire right up and runs quiet.
  7. Here are some photos in an ad I posted here on AACA a while back:
  8. It’s a saloon, older concours resto in decent running condition. Was a club car and went off the radar. My uncle purchased an estate collection to get the Alvis. He sold off the other ten or so cars over the last several years. Finally got around to have some pros service and sort it a year and a half ago, but life got in the way and he’s retiring and decided to sell it. I go fire it up and drive it around every few months. He’s not involved in the old car hobby and is asking a fairly stiff price but he likes to negotiate. He’s not on the internet so I am posting ads and am the initial contact
  9. For E-Type Jaguars, there is http://xkedata.com/ The background info, etc. is still being developed. The registry has over 21,000 cars! Anyone can add photos and comments. A general location is given if known, and owners can voluntarily register with their names if they wish. As a MODEL specific site there is https://300f.com/ For 1960 Chrysler 300-Fs. The registry aspect is relatively small, but he did a really nice job with background info, original advertising, factory photos and more which could inspire a marque specific site
  10. Can’t imagine many people hoarding parts if they don’t have a car. The Alvis Owner Club says only 17 TA21s in the US, or maybe that’s North America. I’ve been trying to help sell a TA21 for a year and a half with basically zero response. There doesn’t seem to be a whole it of interest in these cars here. I’ve only seen two TA14s in 15 or so years of being semi-active in the vintage British/European car scene around Chicago, and a TA14 on a forum in Wisconsin. Happy hunting though!
  11. Svengoolie has been a Chicago area institution for decades, now he's nationwide. He does get pretty silly but I do enjoy his snarky sense of humor, and also how he points out the connections between the actors and what other movies they were in, as someone mentioned. I guess he's he's not for everyone; for example my mother-in-law loves him, and my father-in-law doesn't get him. Good thing they have two televisions. The '56 DeSoto was pretty sweet, too, and had a fair amount of airtime.
  12. The Golden Sahara II was shown last month at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show (the new car show) glowing tires and all. Restored and in a large area collection. Overheard Goodyear helped reproduce the tires with LED illumination.
  13. Incidentally, the '32 is for sale on the Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage website with several photos. I'm back on researching the Model 42.
  14. You can see both types reproduced in metal available for purchase here: http://chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/burke/burke.html I'm thinking I agree you want the ovals, not the round like on a 300-G
  15. If Dodge is the same as Chrysler, the 3-2 is the date the engine was assembled - March 2nd. You might find the first four digits on the SO Number on the data plate on the body to be similar, i.e. "0302" or thereabouts
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