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  1. Hey there - Sorry, it's not for sale. My dad remembers riding in the car as a young child and until recently was unaware of anything related to it still in existence. His grandfather was an interesting guy - he owned a custom hardware business and outfitted the homes of the captains of industry in the early 20th century. I've seen his handiwork in the homes of the Vanderbilts and others. .
  2. Recently my uncle passed away and among his things I found an item that might be of interest to fans of the V12 Lincoln. My great grandfather bought one new for my great grandmother in 1937 and my uncle still had the Service Policy for the car. My dad actually remembers riding in the car as a young child.
  3. A few more recent photos - It's starting to look like a car, but there is much left to be done.
  4. It lioks like a decent example certainly, but these can hide rust surprisingly well. A thorough PPI would be well advised. The car wears a BMWVCCCA badge, so its' history should be accessible via Goetz Pfafflin. It's not impossible that they are original, but the rear bumper & license plate arrangement seem odd to me and the fenders may be from an earlier car. Most 39's have scalloped fenders, but nothing is absolute on these. Where are the gauges and front bumperettes? Overall it looks like this could be a solid car. If not rusty and if the wood is ok, it could be quite a fun ride. If it
  5. More progress on the old lady. New metal being prepared for the passenger side cowl. Fitting around the bottom of the left side cowl:
  6. I appreciate your thoughts and experience very much. Time and funds are being spent on the body right now because without that being sound, there's little point to the rest of it. The body and wood are only being repaired to the point of being sound and presentable, not to anything approaching aesthetic perfection. That would involve significantly more work. There are old repairs on both the body and frame that are visible but are being left alone because they're part of the car's history and they remain sound. With that said, I have inherited my dad's view of mechanical things. He was a mec
  7. I'm sure there will be some waiting for bits and pieces, but most mechanical bits don't seem too tough to get. I do have the advantage of knowing the last guy to drive the car and he said that aside from the engine being worn, the rest of the drivetrain was smooth and quiet. I'm not doing a restoration as much as a renovation. If there are bits that can be cleaned up and used as they are, that's what I'll do. For example, the gauges appear to have some age on them but they're functional. They're getting cleaned, lubricated as needed, and they're going in as they are. The steeting wheel looks r
  8. Not an awful lot at the moment, though I do have a new wiring harness for the car. The plan is to rebuild the drivetrain & other mechanical bits starting from the hubs and working inward and upwards from there. Once the car is home - later this year - I plan on getting going on some of those things. Time has been at a premium lately, however. I work at a startup tech company, I have two young children, and my in-laws have needed assistance lately. It'll grt there as time and finances permit!
  9. Squint and perhaps use your imagination a little and it starts to look like a car...just maybe.
  10. Just a quick note: Doug has updated and expanded his website to include other projects he's been working on. The link is below. If anyone needs the services of a skilled and trustworthy fabricator, I recommend Doug without reservation. He is exceptionally bright, thorough, and straightforward. https://sites.google.com/site/cyganrestorationfabrication/
  11. There are a couple here and it does indeed wear the later fenders: http://forums.aaca.org/f190/1940-bmw-327-sportcabriolet-386941.html I could be wrong, but I think I may have seen photos of this car elsewhere on the internet recently as well (PreWarCar.com?)
  12. Hi Carlito - Good to know I'm not the only one around here with a project 327! There are a few knowledgeable souls, however. RU22 from Poland seems to be a wealth of information on these cars. Is yours running? How's the car with regard to rust & structural wood? These cars do seem to be able to hide a multitude of sins pretty well. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. A good friend of mine in New Hampshire who also has a 327 and is quite knowledgeable fabricates a number of 327 specific parts (structural wood, wiring harness, rubber bits, etc...) that are otherwise prett
  13. Ian - What a lovely 328! Thank you for posting the photos. As RU22 says, the 327 is about 600-lb heavier than the 328 so there definitely is a weight penalty performance wise, but it doesn't matter to me. RU22's 315/1 does really look like a beautiful car. Hey, it looks like I'm not alone in having a project 327 here - check the white one from Ukraine a few threads up.
  14. OK, but there were a few details such as the dashboard configuration with the pentagonal radio opening and the cigar lighter and 326 type ashtray on the far right side that indicate the fact that this is a relatively early production model like my own.
  15. Indeed! There's a '41 coupe with the 335 engine in MA and my own 327 has the early VW headlight conversion, as does the one that was immediately ahead of mine on the assembly line. During that car's restoration I noticed many detail similarities between my own car and that one, so I emailed the shop doing the work and it turned out that the two cars have consecutive chassis numbers. That one is 73272 and mine is 73273. http://www.jellybeanhotrods.com/38bmw.html http://www.jellybeanhotrods.com/38bmwUnveil.html
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