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  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.
  13. Not know why but is the wheelbase the same as a correct 1936 CORD? Appears to me to have a shorter wheelbase. Am I mistaken?
  14. I really like Dave's image of the 1950s convertible with the young ladies talking to five much older men who all would like to think of themselves as being age 35 when they are all in their late 50s and early 60s. The girls are likely discussing how dirty the shoes are on the old man with the white hat.
  15. I looked at the movie (NY City). Observed clearly 4 (four) 1938 Lincoln K cars. Two were factory 145 Inch LWB "K" cars (of which only 78 were produced in 1938 base price $5,100) while 2 were 145 inch LWB Limousines (of which only 46 were produced in 1938 base price $6,200). Truly amazing how many of these vehicles were in this short movie. Also it appears that almost every 3rd par is a Packard. The neighborhood is fancy however. No poor souls living in that neighborhood back in 1938 and almost all wealthy residents in this same area now.
  16. Where is the price list located where one can find what prices charged by various States over the years for a chauffeur's license? What States did not charge for a chauffeur's license?
  17. My Dad was too old to be called a "Vagabond". His taste in music was 1940s Big Bands. However, my brother in Greenville SC years ago had a band called "Hillbilly Gift-basket".
  18. I have the exact same 1934 LWB that was sold by Bonhams. Same long 142 inch wheelbase and two side windows instead of three windows. Only difference is that my vehicle has wire wheels instead of the artillery wheels and my car has dual sidemounts. Long beautiful vehicle F.O.B. from Kenosha factory at $1,850 per unit which price was more than a Buick, less than a Cadillac, and "streamline" styling by the famous Alexis de Sakhoffsky. One of the magazine ads at the time in 1934 has a little girl (after seeing that "Dad" purchased the car) asking her father the following question: "Daddy, are we richer that we used to be?" The only car I am aware that existed in that era that had dual starters other than a Rolls Royce. My vehicle is restored (armature job) but presentable. Finding parts is difficult. I am still looking for two hubcaps for the sidemounts to replace the 1933 Hubcaps that are on the sidemounts. The 1934 high-end coupe with rumble seat for Nash is a very rare vehicle. One was for sale 2.5 years ago in Sacramento. The seller (age 80+) wanted too much for the car which car was sky blue (factory color) and a very attractive car. Not sure if he ever sold the car however.
  19. Was not this model the longest Buick coupe ever made? Looks extremely long with the trunk so far from the rear axial.
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