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  1. Actually, that is smart on the dealers end. The seller then can state that no representations we’re made on this car.
  2. Most likely the car in the video was the car you saw. It has been done for a few years. https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/blogs/story-behind-weeks-facebook-cover-photo
  3. Is this the same car? https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/747-Patterson-Pl_Pacific-Palisades_CA_90272_M27738-31171
  4. Ask your insurance representative. Everyone has an opinion, but your own insurance company will be footing or not footing the bill. Confirm in writing.
  5. Decide how much time and effort you want to exert. Do you want a quick sale with little effort? Call a dealer and ask them what their offer is. This will be wholesale. Less money and less hassle. Does getting close to “market price” matter to you? Clean them up and get them running so that a prospective buyer can drive them down the road. This will likely take a lot of effort and you will be hassled by many tire kickers. Most collector cars take months to sell at “market price.” Some sell quickly and the market has been on an upswing over the last year. So it might b
  6. Yes. To me every thing is about disclosure. I understand there are collectors who won’t touch anything with a story or a question.
  7. Do you view all “fakes” as the same. Clearly a replacement body fabricated in the 1960-1990s is one category. (which appears to be the case in the car that started this thread). Another category is taking a 1938-1940 Cadillac series 75 convertible coupe body and placing it on a 1938-1940 Cadillac v-16 chassis. Or putting a super 8 Packard body on a Packard v12 chassis of the same year. I don’t love the idea of either but a body not fabricated by the mark is much worse than a period body. Or do you consider all equally bad.
  8. https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am21/amelia-island/lots/r0055-1935-mercedes-benz-500-k-three-position-roadster-by-windovers/1066734
  9. To me, those were all failures. Honda and Toyota ate their lunch in the small car market from the late seventies on wards. I would argue that the only successes over the last 40 years were full sized trucks and full sized suvs. And the c7 and c8 corvette. All else has really been a failure.
  10. Do you know if this is consider one of the 36, or so, “factory supercharged” cars. Or is it only considered a factory sj when it first leaves the factory? I love it and my only change would have been to ordered it with the long wheelbase chassis.
  11. I do think all clubs can be a little hard to join. I was told once to give someone three chances to show you who they really are. I think that goes for clubs as well. I once had someone with a collection that you could put against any one in the world complain that cutting off the year of a car allowed to enter the show was a mistake. He said that people always “collect down.” Ie they start with one year and get interested in the older cars. His point was to be inclusive as you never know who the next person who feeds the hobby and the clubs will be.
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