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md murray

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  1. I don't think anyone who regularly reads these forums has any illusions surrounding the tremendous costs associated with saving or resurrecting an old car these days. I've been tracking down some old parts that were recently obtained in an estate clean out by an Auto recycler in New England. I gave them a call this morning and here's how it went: ME: "Hi, I'm just calling to inquire about some Packard parts that you guys recently got in?" SalvageYard:"Yes" ME: "I heard there was something like thirty cars from the 1920s and 30s?" SalvageYar
  2. 2006-2007 6 speed manual volvo r wagon or sedan. -Much more reliable and cheap/easy to fix than folks realize. Very speedy but extremely comfortable and versatile to boot. 200k on ours.
  3. I agree, purple car looks like a longer hood. I also much prefer the headlamp placement on the purple car. Interesting, to have two highly original cars to compare.
  4. I'm dying to know if it runs? 985 miles on it? Again, this car was owned for a long while by a very capable mechanic and it was definitely always a static display, I never saw it move an inch over all those years. Did anyone happen to get any history on it from the seller? The ad mentions some sort of Chicago Museum of Science provenance. I wonder how it ended up in a humble little farm collection in the middle of nowhere?
  5. I recognized this car and it's white pin-stripe immediately. It lived in a very nice barn in Gallupville, NY for decades and was the center piece of the annual steam powered 'Gas Up' show they would host on Ronnie Rolf's farm each year. He was a great guy and a master mechanic anybody remember him? His annual weekend show drew people from far and wide and featured some great cars and all sorts of wonderful steam tractors. I last attended the show about 10 yrs ago and at that time the car had disappeared from the main barn but I never forgot it.
  6. Incidentally, the old episode where Barney buys a lemon of a car from an Old Lady is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Don Knotts was just hillarious. 😂
  7. There is way more to the story, Griffith got tricked or swindled with that Packard pretty badly somehow. I remember a bunch of old guys standing around talking about it.
  8. About 5 yrs ago at Hershey I had quite a time explaining to a gentleman that the $400 item I was selling couldn't possibly be the elaborate reproduction that he suspected it was given that I had just bought it earlier in the day from another vendor for a very modest sum. Just as he was explaining to me the tremendous lengths that some folks go to in the production of convincing reproductions he flipped it over and saw the original seller's $3 price tag on the base of it! He put the item down and quickly walked away - we had a pretty good laugh over that one.
  9. I vote for some more odd stuff, please! Thank you for sharing some spectacular images with us over the past year.
  10. General Motors: the great software and services company. https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2020/nov/1109-techjobs.html
  11. Hey as far as Tesla and Rivian are concerned there's no need for you to even have a dealership to go to. Different times.
  12. Here it is with the Snooks in the 50's -from what I've read they drove the pants off all their cars.
  13. Frank and Pauline Snook from Schodack Center, NY owned some wonderful Crane Simplex autos (the Seal's Cove 1917 was one of theirs). They were both very active in local club activities and there many pictures of Mrs. Snook driving this 1915 coupe throughout the 1950's. Really unique car, anybody know where it ended up?
  14. Now there's an example of a green car that looks positively great in green! Thanks for sharing photos!
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