Jump to content

BucketofBolts

Members
  • Posts

    255
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

BucketofBolts's Achievements

1,000+ Points

1,000+ Points (3/7)

  • Collaborator

Recent Badges

135

Reputation

  1. Had no idea the prices these tractors could fetch. I have a new appreciation of these vehicles.
  2. GM had an option to have artillery wheels chromed in 1933. I assume that Chrysler did the same.
  3. I prayer that legislators in California where I live do not read this article about London.
  4. Judkins made some beautiful bodies for Lincoln. Jay Leno needs to add this example to his collection.
  5. Appears to have been in a fire accident. If yes the metal may have been compromised where it is brittle. The particular model is a beautiful car when restored.
  6. Non-English speaking laborers without skills and with no legal documents in Los Angeles are getting $25 an hour ($200 a day cash only) plus free lunch. If you refuse to pay that amount then you get no laborers. Compare that to skilled craftsman working on a classic vehicle and you can get an idea of the cost to restore. Sadly, due to the extreme cost of restoration few buyers have the funds available to start much less finish a project. This 1934 Buick series 90 has parts that if sold separately may total above $10,000. With labor so high I would think $100,000 to restore this behemoth full classic vehicle to A+ condition would be cheap. Yet, how many buyers are there that will pay the price above $100,000 for this 4-door club sedan vehicle? Most millennials do not even know how to drive a stick shift and they have never heard the phrase "mechanical brakes". Without power steering they are in fear of parking the 5,000+ pound classic. It will not be too soon that we see pre-WW2 vehicles in just two categories: [Category #1]: cars treated like the 1870's carriages powered by a horse which means few if any are ever driven. How many carriages (other than the Amish) do you see in a year on any road in any State?; [Category #2]: Sitting in a private garage of some beloved Uncle collecting dust or sitting in a museum with a placard that gives some minor statistical information for the museum attendees like they do at the Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar California (which museum is closed due to COVID). As time passes I appreciate more the people who turn their vehicles into resto-rods as at least their owners get to drive and enjoy the vehicles without worries that the 80+ year old engine or driver-train wont fail.
  7. That vehicle is definitely a 90 series. Rare and big. The $110,000 car sold above was pristine and in A+ condition. This unrestored vehicle is a beautiful car that hopefully will be restored soon.
  8. That sunroof cord is "smoking" hot. The paint job does not appear stock but very attractive.
  9. I spoke to the owner 2+ years past, a fellow about 84+ now assuming he is still shaking the trees at his age. He had it at auction but the high BID did not make the "reserve". I think he still owns this car. The color is correct as I have an Ambassador Sedan Model 1297 LWB at 144 inch that is the same color. A littler more than two years ago at the auction I did not see a problem with the springs. The restoration was by the owner himself. The car was in great shape and drove well. A very rare car but not concourse. Sometimes it is very difficult to let a car go when you have so many hours and decades of your life invested in restoring the car. Sadly none of his many children are old car enthusiasts so he has no offspring to pass on this lovely car. Now for me I purchased not one but five 1933 Buick cars just because they remind me of my Dad who owned a 1933 Victoria Coupe since after WW2 when he needed a cheap ride to go back & forth to University on the GI Bill. Every time I see an image of a 1933 Buick I think fond memories of my Dad. If I had the $$$$$ I would have purchased a B- 26 Martin Marauder because that was the plane my Dad flew in WW2.
  10. The STING had plenty of 1930s cars. The "Bad Guys" rode in a blue 1934 Pierce Arrow.
  11. Stop kicking yourself. There is still a 1934 Coupe for sale I think in Loomis California.
  12. The good old days when walking down a crowded NY City street meant that you smelled or choked on exhaust fumes from hundreds of cars and trucks. Wait! That would be the good current days.
×
×
  • Create New...