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  1. 1937 Delahaye 145 chapron coupe. V12 super car of the era. Road going race car.
  2. This looks like something Homer Simpson designed. I think this car gives the Father Divine Duesenberg some competition.
  3. I wouldn’t be surprised is this is something a little more “special” by this time.
  4. Yes, he is in excellent shape. He lives near me and was hanging out with me last night when I was working in the garage.
  5. Could you image being dropped off to t-ball practice in this?
  6. In a race down a straight line I think I would take the Duesenberg....but then again I could have fun with either one of them. Just beat up old race cars. Do you think that the cars had ashtrays?
  7. yes. He gave me some old pictures over the weekend. Incredible cars and stories. He told me how he raced his 540 k special roadster against the Model J 437 Weymann tapertail in the early 1960's on a country road. Said the engine sounds and exhaust notes that the cars made under full throttle is a sound you never forget. He later bought the tapertail for $20k..... It is interesting seeing amazing cars and hearing how the cars were driven and enjoyed when they were just used up old cars.
  8. My friend Jim took the picture when he owned it. Picture was in frame when he gave it to me. Before arriving in Chicago the car came of of Ireland and was owned by a man named Desmond Fitzgerald. In later years this car was painted bright red and given whitewalls and chrome wires wheels.
  9. Mercedes 500k special roadster. In the background behind the houses, is the factory where they manufactured the Tucker.
  10. Mercedes 500k special roadster. In the background behind the houses, is the factory where they manufactured the Tuckers.
  11. The number of 558 153 makes it a coupe, unless the top was chopped off. A roadster would start with 559.
  12. The most recent Jay Leno’s garage video features a “new” 1931 Duesenberg LaGrande Coupe. What are the thoughts on this one? I have no problem with it and think the world is better off with it, especially since Jay is not trying to conceal anything. I think a lot of collectors would be surprised on the number of cars that have checkered pasts that are considered authentic, and even more people would be surprised on how many Classic era cars are still being created at this time from scratch.
  13. I was reading recently that the average new car sales prices exceeded $40,000 for the first time in 2020. If you use the same multiple of 60, a modern Rolls Royce would have to cost approximately $2,400,000 to have the same price differential.
  14. Andy Wise from Andy’s garage rebuilt my Gabriel snubbers. Excellent work. I would recommend him.
  15. Some prewar Packard pics. Two 900’s and a Twin Six
  16. What would the original price of the diamond studded Pierce have been? Are we talking jewelry grade diamonds or industrial use grade? That car must have been a show stopper in the depression. Do any show pictures survive? Hard to believe a car like that is long lost. Thanks for the info.
  17. Are the diamonds real on the dash and gear shift handle?
  18. The World Fair car is currently located in a Chicago collection. It is pretty impressive to see it in person. Did it originally have Blackwall tires on it? Was the twenty grand displayed at the same show also? If so it would be a hard choice between the Caddy, Packard, Pierce and Duesy... I guess I would have to have the chauffeur choose the car at that point!
  19. The year is 1933 and you are visiting the World Fair in Chicago. Which car would you be looking to put the down payment on??.
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