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  1. Photoshop a picture in colors and with and without white walls. Great way to make decisions without spending money to figure it out. I tend to agree that black walls look better 80 percent of the time. And they are a pain in the ass to clean.........trust me.........

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  2. Michelle please post a location of the car........Interestingly most people here agree with the approach. Twenty years ago.....our advice would be different. Today, drastic changes in the car collecting world must be considered. Ultimately.........If I was my car......and I have owned hundreds of them.........I would not let any potential buyer walk away..........we could opine for pages why..........so, to keep it brief........take the money and run.......and any offer over 5k in today’s world of pandemic and lock downs is a godsend. Best of luck......Ed

  3. I agree the initial appraisal is fair and in the ball park. As a person who has helped many families sell off cars, there are several things to consider.

     

    If there is not a clear title that can be negotiated easily, the value of the car is less than five thousand dollars
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    If no family member is interested in it, it’s best to make it gone, regardless of price....or one’s perceived value.

     

    In the scope of cars it is interesting, but far from someone’s dream car. It’s not an easy car to sell at ANY price.

     

    Gather all history and paperwork on it you can have a file on it.

     

    Push it outside, give it a quick wash and vacuum the inside. 
     

    Don’t try and start it. It would be worth your time to have someone pull the spark plugs and oil the top of the engine and see if the engine turns over. If not, leave it alone. If the engine is stuck.......the value is very very low.
     

    As crazy as it sounds...........after you quickly clean it up, and hopefully get a loose engine for selling it........I would sell the car on eBay to the highest bidder with no reserve. Cars with little value are usually in the way to clean out garages, and sell homes. While any financial decision is important.......trying to get a few extra thousand out of it isn’t worth staring at it for the next five years. If you need more help, send me a private message. 
     

    I have no interest in the car.......And no wish to purchase it. Best of luck in your transaction.

     

     

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  4. 8 hours ago, Restorer32 said:

    We do not have pics of the car before it was disassembled. It came out of another shop that took it apart, billed the customer for work that was not done and stalled. 

     

     

    Where have I heard that before...........about one hundred times. Picking up the pieces is five times harder than starting with a rusty unmolested car. Finding all the missing do-dads is the real headache..........."Nothing is missing, ......100 percent complete"............one of the three great lies of mankind. 

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  5. 52 minutes ago, Graham Man said:


    Typical used car hype......it’s not a sport touring. It’s a seven passenger touring. The only V-12 Sport Phaeton in the world was the 1932 New York Auto Show Car........Body #1, Engine #1 and I had been chasing it for thirty years. Landed it about five years ago..............it’s now in the museum in Buffalo Ny.

     

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  6. Covers were an option till 1938........I expect almost every 12 had them, along with dual side mounts. There are very few 32 12’s............and most have covers all ready. Three years I sold a set to a guy...(1932 V-12)....I had them for sale for years........dragged them back and fourth to Hershey a dozen times.

  7. They are difficult to find in good condition.........only problem is the cars they fit are very rare............and most are restored. Many finished cars have defective rims in the side mounts..........so even cars that are done often need wheels.

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  8. 1932 or later Kelsey-Hayes drop center rim. A 1931 would have a snap ring. 8’s and 12’s were 17 I think , V-16's were 18 inch. That’s a nice wheel, with trim ring. I manufactured the rings for these cars ten years ago. The value is 400-600 dollars.Hard to find, and that is in better shape than 90 percent of what you see for sale. Good luck.

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  9. Back feed oil under pressure through the system using an oil gallery.........common on expensive engines that sit......aircraft, race cars, ect. Like the one I used on my 1917 that sat for 80 years. I wrote about it a few months ago here. Similar to a power bleeder for a brake system flush. I use an old Freon tank with a shrader valve to provide an air fill. Look at the photo below. Common tool used in restoration shops and engine builders.

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  10. Just now, alsancle said:


    Since that picture was taken just before I drove over for our first date I’d say she knows my style.


    I shall withhold a funny and inappropriate comment, for your very lovely wife’s sake. Just like my cars....I have class. 🤭 

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  11. It was the only show in the world I ever went to where every single car was worth looking at. And that is one hell of a statement. I first went around 1978......on and off until I had a modern car that could make a round trip. (1986) I clearly remember using a map and taking the back way in............great memories of family........grandparents, parents, and all the old school collectors. We were so broke we would stop at a 7-12 for a Big Gulp and a dozen over cooked steamed hot dogs and a pound of patato salad......for 7.99, I can still taste it.....

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