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  1. Eliminate the middle man and go to a reputable auction company. Let the market decide value versus an appraiser. Buyer data is real. Appraiser, not so much. DGP
  2. I like this car. Bothwell Ranch car. Has been well preserved.
  3. Sold for $58k all in a few months ago at RM Arizona. $30k flip. I thought the RM price was a steal. Market is soft for sure.
  4. Recently, this car changed hands at $58k. Seemed a reasonable price. what was commonly unknown? https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az20/arizona/lots/r0020-1927-locomobile-model-90-sportif/832243 Don seeking such a car or a model 48/38 to drive across the country. spokane
  5. Love these great Locomobiles! Might need to find one someday!
  6. DGPoff


    I once owned a 1915, and my family a 1917. Happy to assist in any way. I rebuilt my 15, the 17 originally came from CA, ended up in WA, and was recently sold in WA again out of an estate. Don
  7. Sure looks like a Buick to me. Don P. 1906 F Spokane, WA
  8. I don't think so. Drums on Buick have equal band widths. Don P. 1906 F Spokane, WA
  9. Have to agree with the 1905-10 2 cylinder Buick. If it weren't for these cars, none of the others would exist
  10. The parts list does list a tool kit. Also a tire pump. I have never seen either.
  11. I agree on the McLaughlin Buick identification. I don't think the hood has hinges, just pinstriping and a bit of shadow in the photo. Having restored a 1910 F, all other indicators are in place.
  12. The 2 engine Chalmers, also known as the Duckbill Pludapus, is originally from Northern Idaho and was acquired from an old mine by Rich Morgan of Lewiston Idaho. Rich bought the car for extra engines for his 1909 Chalmers Detroit. I think he sold it to Bill Harrah. When in Rich's possession, the car was put into running condition. It always had cooling problems and was never toured. Rich is still alive, well, and touring out of Lewiston, Idaho. If you need his number, write me directly, and I'll pass it on. I'm sure he has pictures and more info on the car.
  13. Brass cars are great. I grew up around cars from the 20's and 30's that my dad collected. But I always went straight for the brass cars whenever one was around. Was lucky enough to spend a day or two with Bill Harrah in 1976 on the bi-centenial trans con tour. He drove a Thomas Flyer. Invited me to ride with him, I was 14, and dad came and picked me up in the next city! Mr. Harrah told me I could come and do brass cars with him anytime. Unfortunatly, he passed away before I ever got the chance. I now have a 1906 Buick F. Drove it 350 plus miles on a cross Washington State tour this summer. I'll take it anywhere. Figure it was broke when I got it, and probably will break again. Heck, that's more than half the fun of it! Additionally, Brass car folks are great. Met some of the finest people in my life talking brass cars!
  14. This was the best tour I have ever done. 350 plus miles. What a blast!! And the Buicks did preform very well. What a great car! Don Poffenroth
  15. Your corrections are right on! Next big early car event will be in July 2005 with the KISS 1 and 2 cylinder tour to be held in Waterville, WA.
  16. I had the purple lake 1906 Buick on this 330 mile tour. Made it all the way including a 4200 foot climb to the top of Steven's Pass in Washington on highway 2. The best tour of 1 and 2 cylinder cars ever! The following cars participated: 1911 Maxwell Ab - blue 1911 Maxwell Ab - yellow 1907 Tourist - yellow and creme 1908 Maxwell HC Touring -green 1914 Renault EK - blue 1909 Buick F - Red 1910 Buick model 14 - red roadster 1906 Reo Model A - red 1902 Olds curved dash - black 1906 Buick F - purple lake 1904 Rambler G - red 1913 International Highwheeler - red 1908 Northern - red - star on radiator 1907 Olds Straight front - black 1906 Reo Roadster - red 1905 Columbia - Green 1906 Cadillac tulip roadster - maroon 1907 Buick G - silver 1905 Toledo and 1910 Schacht did not make it out of Spokane. 1907 Buick F replaced one of those cars in Ritzville. 18 cars started - 17 made it to Safeco Field in Seattle. 12 drove every mile of the event.
  17. Hi Harry, I'm in Spokane and although I'm a Buick guy (1906) I wouldn't be interested in the Buick, but a old touring car always interests me! Be happy to come down and visit you and take a look. Could also bring a digital camera and take pictures of both cars to post.
  18. I think the Buick in the Museum is a Model 10, 4 cylinder. I'm guessing that someone is confusing the removable valve cages on the top of the head as plugs. Other than priming cups, there is nothing else on top of that engine to the best of my knowledge. Plugs should be on the side on the cylinder.
  19. He's a busy guy, but well worth the wait. I wouldn't send my clutch to anyone else!
  20. Contact Bob Knaak at 714-633-9736. He is the best! Reasonable, precise, and quick!
  21. 1910 Reo, Eastern Washington. 60% restored (chassis 100% done), 100% complete, and I think he's asking mid teens. DGP
  22. Have a local HCCA member who has a nice, older restoration 1911 EMF in tourable condition for $$mid twenties, and a 1910 REO 2 cylinder touring, 60% restored, chassis done, body needs completion, missing nothing, $$mid teens. DGP dgpoff@aol.com
  23. I have a fellow club member who has a 1911 EMF Touring, older restoration, tourable for $27,000 and a 1910 REO 2 cylinder, 60% restored, Chassis completed, Body needs finishing. missing nothing, $$ mid-upper teens. DGP dgpoff@aol.com
  24. Am I the only one who noticed the disturbing trend of "retro" restorations on brass era automobiles? I saw more than 1 car for sale (for six digit dollars) that were proported to be 100% original including paint - but in fact had been "retro-restored" to indeed look that way. Then on the field at the show, I saw a steam car that had been totally restored to look like a recent barn find. It included well placed mud stains and everything. I heard the owner tell a viewer that the paint was "original." It may have been the original paint on a set of fenders made in 2002, but surely not original as the viewer meant in his question. A potential problem is that in 50 years, the real story may be lost, and someone may pay a premium for a car that was created recently! Any comments?
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