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  1. With the white plastic draped and hanging on the vehicle it looks like a wedding car for a "Rat Rod enthusiast".
  2. When they invent a robot mechanic and robot body-expert in 50 years that will do all the work for free we can all roll over in our graves and complain of the good old days when we had to do restorations ourselves for big dollars.
  3. Appears to be a very professional paint job. Clean and I assume rare. $1,595 when new in 1929 on a short wheelbase. That is a high price for an entry level car in 1929. A similar size Buick was under $1,350 with over 45,000 units sold. Unsure how many units of this model were produced but would opine that less than 20 remain.
  4. Appears that the previous owner was a relative of the Roman God of the Sea "Neptune" who stored the vehicle in a sunken garage somewhere in the Mediterranean. A daunting task with that restoration.
  5. For the post called DOUG 845: An ARIZONA plate will cost per year with Arizona DMV a fraction of the price as compared to registration of the vehicle with California's DMV. Also the car insurance will be much cheaper for an Arizona car as compared to California liability & collision insurance. If you are even smarter you could register your vehicle in SC where the registration is so cheap that a $1 million Ferrari will be $20 a year while in CA it likely will be more than you paid for your wedding party for your 2nd marriage. If you have a TRUCK it is even more cheaper to register in Arizona because in CA truck owners pay big money for registration of their vehicle. Only in LA can you get in a car accident and within 2 minutes five Latino men will run to your car with both a recommendation for a tow truck to tow your car away and a recommendation for a lawyer to sue. If you play your cards correctly they will even have a fresh and tasty taco plate with a soda delivered to you while you wait for the tow truck to arrive.
  6. In October 2019 I paid to have transported open air from Midwest to Northern California a 1934 Nash. The top frame was delivered with a bent as though the transport company had a 25 foot giant karate chop the top leaving a big dent. Lucky for me there were photos taken before and after delivery that showed the damage was done during transportation.
  7. Photos (few) without any of them of the engine makes me think that the engine compartment is in a horrible condition. Is craigslist so expensive that to place more photos makes it too costly to market? The seller appears to be unfamiliar with how to sell a used classic or the seller has on his hands a rust bucket that he is trying to sell without making full disclosure. I doubt he will get an offer above $45,000. I am sure that some of the parts would be desirable, but without good photos it appears that there is more damage to be discovered. Sad that the car was stored in such poor condition for what appears to be so long a time frame. I opine that the former owner went to his grave with the thought of this car being worth more than in reality. From the look of the car I surmise that that the former owner's grave is filled with a pine box or used plywood. Reminds me of the group of old Lincoln vehicles from an Estate that sold in Marysville CA last year where the seller (Estate of the deceased) initially 2+ years ago wanted $120,000+ for the group. Once the Estate learned that no one was interested the Estate ended up selling them in an auction 18 months later for less than $20,000 and having to pay 10% to 15% commission to the auction house. I think the buyers at that auction however likely paid too much and may have buyer's remorse as the condition of those cars was very rough.
  8. Is Don Sommer's American Arrow company still around? They used to make those items but after the founder died not sure if that entity still in business. I see they still have a website.
  9. Nice vehicle. When seeing this vehicle's images posted you can understand why so many 1939 Buicks survived the junk yard. I think production was 364 of the sport phaeton units at 133 inch WB. Not bad when a few years earlier Buick was on the brink of going under as a brand.
  10. Educated guess? Engine at one plant and then delivered for later assembly at another plant. Educated guess is that once assembly started then the factory had about 2 days until the unit rolled out of the plant ready for shipment to a dealer. Yet, this is all an educated guess and based solely on the fact that I am educated. If I were not an educated person then I would be hindered on drafting a reply to this post. Was it not Jethro on the 1960s TV show "Beverly Hillbillies" that would brag about his 6th grade education?
  11. The car likely was coveted in early 1940s with gas rationing. My view is that it would make an interesting addition to a museum to import the problems with gas rationing in WW2. Otherwise, the car appears too far taken apart to justify a $120,000+ restoration (assuming the owner does not mind incurring another 1,500+ hours of his time unpaid) only to get it to look like it was when new and even if that occurred then the $64,000 question? What would be car of that era mid-1920s fetch at an auction? $60,000 if that much? My advice: Wait until the tax year when you are in a large tax bracket (which will be likely after the COVID-19 pandemic ends as Congress will need to put every living soul in the 90% tax bracket to pay for all the money being handed out). Then during that great year where the tax bracket is 90% donate the car to a museum with a claim that the car is worth what the owner dreams he will get in a private party sale and then "PRESTO", you have saved lots of tax dollars. Otherwise, the car in its current condition would look great in the front of a beat up old Hardware store with some potted plants in the bed of the truck and a "dummy" made up to look like a celebrity (such as Bard Pitt) carefully placed in the driver's seat. "Brad's Feed & Seed".
  12. Unfortunately I am at the opposite (Oklahoma to Northern California).
  13. Maybe that listing needs to say that this was Charles de Gaulle's car that he loaned out to the French "Resistance" to help fight the Nazi occupiers in WW2. Would that get it sold for the asking price?
  14. The cost to get this vehicle up to what is normal condition for an auction? $200,000? Labor alone I opine should be over $100,000. Add that to the $220,000 demand and you are close to $500,000. Is this unit really worth that price at auction?