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  1. He has crazy good taste, doesn't he? He also asks crazy money for his stuff. Given that it has shot the Pebble bullet from the gun, the price is probably not obtainable. Especially considering this only brought 280k all in.
  2. This P1 Towncar was at Pebble and is uber cool. For sale in Hemmings for 585k. S268KR was delivered new 5-12-33 to its first owner US Army Brigadier General Ephraim Franklin Jeffe, at the Ambassador Hotel in NYC. It is in running order and has around 69,000 actual miles from new. It is certainly one of Joseph Inskip's foremost masterpiece coachwork designs for Brewster & Company. Original paint is flaking but the overall condition is "untouched and original" throughout. It has been housed and hidden away in a private museum for the last 15 years. An extraordinary opportunity to acquire the ultimate US delivery LHD Brewster bodied Towncar built.
  3. So here is the opportunity to get a late car. Not the most attractive body, but if you look at the dropbox pictures it is in pretty good shape. A 1930 Cunningham V7 towncar barnyard find! This is a wonderful example of this rare car. The large, luxurious and expensive 8 cylinder series V7. This model was the last production car made by Cunningham. James Cunningham, Sons and Company manufactured high quality carriages before making the transition to horseless vehicles. The V7 series, one of its most successful, was so expensive at the time, only the very wealthy could afford to buy this car. Originally built for Mr. Abraham Baer, this 1930 Cunningham has sat untouched indoors in a southern California warehouse since 1985. Engine type: V8Displacement: 442 cu. in.Power Rating: 106 HorsepowerTransmission: 3 speed manualChassis: Mechanical brakes This car is in excellent condition and drives perfectly. The owner has kept this car untouched in his warehouse since May of 1985, only driving it one time for a parade. The owner is guaranteeing this car will start and run upon pickup. The car is located in the Southern California Mohave dry desert and has been kept indoors the entire time the current owner has had it in his possession. This Cunningham V-7 has 21,965 original miles. Feel free to call us with any questions at all, thanks!More pics can be seen here:
  4. Isn’t it true that is you follow these rules you will be running most companies within 10 years? 1. Be on time. 2. Smile. 3. Try.
  5. Agreed. Sadly I think the car is barn art.
  6. I think this is true for almost any profession in the world but especially in the car world were expertise is thin and dwindling.
  7. The shops I know would be happy to get an intern that is motivated, shows up on time and can be trusted not to drop a fender on the ground. If you really want to be in the restoration space there is a real need for younger workers. If you are smart enough you will be busy the rest of your life.
  8. With whitewalls it might have struggled to break 50k. I will echo Matt: 1. RHD is a killer in the USA for cars that were available with LHD. 2. Reproduction coachwork is usually 20 to 25% of the value of a real car. If you look at the real white one of these (with LHD) that sold at Greenwich a few years ago you will see it brought around 180k for similar tatty condition. Take #1 and #2 and multiple them and the 55 doesn't look too bad. Remember the vig, so it was really 60k.
  9. “Choice stuff” does not include production bodied Packards. It is the 1/10 of 1 percent stuff that you see zero of at most shows. Things are slow across the board for 99.9 percent of the cars.
  10. 40 years ago that car might have been restored. The original leather was red, but I couldn't get a bead on the outside although it may have been black.
  11. Bingo. Plus the gas smelled like it was 25 years old. I was impressed it was able to run. Anytime you see what looks like a "deal" at an auction with the attendance level of this one you should assume that there are real reasons for the price. The real steal was the 36 Packard Super Eight Phaeton for under 100k.
  12. It is still sitting in the Red field over by the stadium.
  13. The scooters are numerous. Hopefully the able bodied but lazy are very few of them. I know my 94 year old dad would not be able to “walk” the fields without it. Although he managed without until about 5 years ago.
  14. I HATE the cans. Obnoxious to the extreme. Much less prevalent this year for some reason.