md murray

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  1. Everybody used to call him Chrome Dome, he was a riot. How about the nightly banjo sessions under the space with the Red Ball service light?
  2. That slant in the cabriolet windshield makes it look about a mile long! wow
  3. Yep- I've always wanted to see one in person, Dick Shappy sold one a few years back but I've only seen pictures.
  4. I wonder if that black 740 coupe with the green wires ever sold that was recently listed for $45,000ish on the CCCA site for like a year? It appeared to be a pretty honest looking old car.
  5. Another thread on here motivated me to dig through my desk a little!
  6. Wow! 236 runabout, what a wonderful car! It's exciting to know that an original example exists. -and thank you for sharing it with us. I can't think of too many objects on god's green earth that are quite as exciting as an all-original pre war car.
  7. Wasn't this a common practice during the depression era to paint all the brightwork so an expensive car would be less noticable? -I've heard this story a few times. The all-black original 34 Lincoln KA Sedan that RM auctions sold twice last year had this type of back story attached to it.
  8. Wow, now that's an amazing group of photos of that Auburn! Boy, that right rear fender is just hammered. Interesting to see all those scrapes in paint around passenger side rear taillight visible in the tail-shot photo. I guess that gas filler is kind of in a funny spot and a real pain to gain access to?
  9. This car sounds fantastic- can we get a glimpse of it please?
  10. What a great looking car. It's being offered along with some other really interesting original Walter Miller cars. Anybody know the scoop? I assume that's an older repaint?
  11. For those of you with access to Instagram-checkout: allamericanclassicsinc (All American Classics Inc). This would appear to be a salvage yard in Vancouver focusing on vehicles from the 1930s-1980s. They have started running a weekly video where they will crush an old car every Friday - on June 5 it was a turquois 4 door Edsel. This week it was an old square body Suburban, the week before a big 1960s gm wagon. In their defense it looks like they do run a "last call" post a week or two before they crush the car but it's just sad to see. I can't believe they would crush all those little late 60's early 70's Datsun/Toyota pickups, they are quickly becoming a hot ticket in my neck of the woods. Anyhow, maybe somebody will see something on their page they could use and spare it from the crusher.
  12. Wow look at that positive camber on the rear wheel; it's the same on the other Austro Daimler picture you posted. This must have made for some nice, tight handling?
  13. md murray

    Pierce Arrow

    Are you a member of the Pierce Arrow Society? If not you should be-it's great! They always have a few cars listed.
  14. I wonder how many times I've looked at a black and white photo of a classic era car and not even know that I was even looking at a silver painted insert or fender? As Mr. Weiss shows us It certainly can make for a very dramatic visual effect when properly implemented.
  15. Anybody know what may have became of this big brute? I'm still hoping to catch a glimpse of it a show one of these days! Wonder what coast it ended up on?
  16. Lydia, - I can't help but wonder what other fabulous cars your grandfather may have had in the years after this Packard? Any pictures of his other vehicles? -The man obviously had some great taste.
  17. This 1910 Pope-Hartford from the Don C Boulton auction supposedly sat for 60 years in a grain store room with its Summer body up in the rafters. They threw the open body on another chassis.
  18. I can't help but think- "...leave the gun, take the cannoli" but this long body style is by far more attractive than that car. This is a fantastic Packard, thank you for sharing it with us.
  19. Boy I'll bet that was a regular thunder dome back in the day! -Black eyes and stolen lunch money surely must have been unavoidable in the winter months.
  20. You're a very lucky man! Your experience with that car is nothing short of remarkable but again you're talking about a car that's 10 yrs old. Increase in tech/parts content just in the last 5 yrs alone have made exactly what you're describing a near statistical impossibility. It would be great to own a new car for 10 yrs problem free but reliability metrics don't lie.