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  1. 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.



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  2. 2 hours ago, edinmass said:

    Fortunately you have the “low end” or “standard” windshield frame with only one wiper..........for 18 grand the purchaser when new didn’t throw down for the extra accessory wiper.....which was an entire different casting for the windshield! Wonder why they were 60 times the price of a Ford of the same year? 

    Who would have imagined a Rolls without every single option? 





    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.  

  3. 2 hours ago, edinmass said:


    Yes. 1931 Pierce Arrow Series 42 Dual Cowl Phaeton in brilliant red. Showed at the Kansas City Auto Show, then shipped off to a Maharaja in India, along with a Series 41 Touring in the same color. The Series 41 still survives. The car above is long gone. It also had diamonds on the hubcaps..

    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.

  4. 2 hours ago, edinmass said:

    The Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow. 

    Yes, I have photos of the Pierce at the fair........they are unpublished.


    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!

  5. Third series Packard Twin Six roadster with those aftermarket type wheels. This roadster model first made an appearance in the 1920 model year and was the first production body Packard with the 2 seat rumble seat. 424 cubic inch 12 cylinder engine, 3 speed transmission, 136 inch wheel base impractical rocket ship for the era.


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