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  1. At first glance, this car looks to be all original, but it isn't. The car was repainted at least 50 years ago and the paint has mellowed nicely with age. It really looks like original 1940 Ford paint. There are certainly a fair amount of chips and scratches, but the black paint really presents well. The upholstery was replaced many years ago. It appears to be leather and, like the paint, has a wonderful mellow glow while still being extremely clean and presentable. The carpets have recently been recently replaced. The power top assembly has been recovered with a newer, LeBaron Bonney kit with the proper glass window. New running board mats have recently been installed. The bumpers were re-plated a few years ago. The other chrome and stainless trim items are in very nice condition. This car has a strong, visual appeal.The body is rock solid and straight. I don't think this car has ever been apart, damaged, repaired or rusted. The floor pans, trunk pan, sills, rockers, door bottoms etc are just as straight as can be. The doors open and close effortlessly with an assertive click. If you know 1940 convertibles, you know where their weak spots are and this car has no weak spots anywhere. This was always a good, honest car.This car is nicely equipped with bumper tips, bumper/grill guards, fog lights, clock, dual mirrors, radio and heater. The original 16" wheels have matching inner and outer trim rings as well as newer, Ford script, white wall tires.Under the hood, this car is equipped with the popular 59AB flathead engine. The engine has been upgraded with aluminum Edelbrock heads, a contemporary distributor, a 12 volt electrical system and dual exhaust. Recently, the carburetor, fuel pump and water pumps were been rebuilt. Mechanically, this car is excellent. The engine starts immediately whether hot or cold. It rarely requires the choke and immediately settles into a smooth idle. It has an assertive yet mild exhaust note. The transmission shifts easily. Recently, the brakes have been serviced. The steering is tight and accurate. This is a great running and driving car. It is well sorted and ready to drive anywhere. With the exception of the radio, all of the features appear to work.This is a great and honest example of an iconic Ford V-8 that is ready to use and drive. If you are knowledgable about early Ford V-8s and are looking to add a good, solid, convertible to your collection, this car might be for you. Realistically priced at 39,000.00 and located near Jefferson, Wisconsin. Thanks.
  2. This 1940 Ford Convertible was bought by the most recent owner nearly 50 years ago. During his ownership, he meticulously maintained the car and drove it often. It was purchased at a time when low mileage, undamaged examples were easy to find.At first glance, this car looks to be all original, but it isn't. The car was repainted at least 50 years ago and the paint has mellowed nicely with age. It really looks like original 1940 Ford paint. There are certainly a fair amount of chips and scratches, but the black paint really presents well. The upholstery was replaced many years ago. It appears to be leather and, like the paint, has a wonderful mellow glow while still being extremely clean and presentable. The carpets have recently been recently replaced. The power top assembly has been recovered with a newer, LeBaron Bonney kit with the proper glass window. New running board mats have recently been installed. The bumpers were re-plated a few years ago. The other chrome and stainless trim items are in very nice condition. This car has a strong, visual appeal.The body is rock solid and straight. I don't think this car has ever been apart, damaged, repaired or rusted. The floor pans, trunk pan, sills, rockers, door bottoms etc are just as straight as can be. The doors open and close effortlessly with an assertive click. If you know 1940 convertibles, you know where their weak spots are and this car has no weak spots anywhere. This was always a good, honest car.This car is nicely equipped with bumper tips, bumper/grill guards, fog lights, clock, dual mirrors, radio and heater. The original 16" wheels have matching inner and outer trim rings as well as newer, Ford script, white wall tires.Under the hood, this car is equipped with the popular 59AB flathead engine. The engine has been upgraded with aluminum Edelbrock heads, a contemporary distributor, a 12 volt electrical system and dual exhaust. Recently, the carburetor, fuel pump and water pumps were been rebuilt. Mechanically, this car is excellent. The engine starts immediately whether hot or cold. It rarely requires the choke and immediately settles into a smooth idle. It has an assertive yet mild exhaust note. The transmission shifts easily. Recently, the brakes have been serviced. The steering is tight and accurate. This is a great running and driving car. It is well sorted and ready to drive anywhere. With the exception of the radio, all of the features appear to work.This is a great and honest example of an iconic Ford V-8 that is ready to use and drive. If you are knowledgable about early Ford V-8s and are looking to add a good, solid, convertible to your collection, this car might be for you. Realistically priced at 39,000.00 and located near Jefferson, Wisconsin.For additional photos or to schedule a test drive and inspection, please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.comThank you.
  3. This would be a real show stopper once restored. A great piece of Americana.
  4. Here is a great, original, pedal car made by the American National Company from the 1920s. This pedal racer measures approximately 23" H 22" and 35" long. It is in old red paint with yellow trim which appears to be mostly original. The pedal/drive assembly, steering mechanism, etc is complete and working. It still retains its original cast iron steering wheel, radiator cap, radiator emblem, etc. This great piece just came from a Detroit area estate. A rare opportunity to buy an early pedal car that hasn't been restored. This is the real deal. Price is 1,100.00. Might consider trading for Model T speed equipment. I would rather not have to ship this, but will work with someone regarding that if necessary. Located near Detroit. Thanks. Call directly at 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com
  5. This 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Business Coupe is a solid and honest car that was given a cosmetic restoration about 20 years ago. The car was repainted its original color of Sumach Red. Today, the paint shows well. There are a few small blemishes that could easily be fixed, but you really need to look hard to find them. The bumpers have been recently re-plated. The chrome and stainless trim items are in very nice condition and match the overall condition of the car. It is a very appealing and good looking car. The body and frame of this car are rock solid. When you crawl underneath this car, the frame, floor pans, trunk pan, sills, rockers, etc are straight, solid, and have never been repaired or damaged. This was always a good, solid car. The interior was likely replaced at the time of the repaint and is very clean and presentable. The seat assembly is covered in a nice, brown mohair material. The door panels and headliner were redone in a complementary tan material. The glass is good and the windows roll up and down properly. Under the hood, is the original 201.3 CID, six-cylinder flathead. It starts easily, idles well and goes down the road properly. The clutch and transmission shift easily and operate smoothly. The braking system has recently been fully serviced. The gauges and lights work properly although the wipers do not currently function. The wide whitewall tires are in good condition. This is a fun car that can be driven as-is and easily improved upon while you enjoy it. It is an attractive example of an unusual and rarely seen car. The car is located in Jefferson, WI. Reasonably priced at 15,000.00. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com to schedule a test drive and inspection, or to request more information and additional photos. Thank you.
  6. This 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Business Coupe is a solid and honest car that was given a cosmetic restoration about 20 years ago. The car was repainted its original color of Sumach Red. Today, the paint shows well. There are a few small blemishes that could easily be fixed, but you really need to look hard to find them. The bumpers have been recently re-plated. The chrome and stainless trim items are in very nice condition and match the overall condition of the car. It is a very appealing and good looking car. The body and frame of this car are rock solid. When you crawl underneath this car, the frame, floor pans, trunk pan, sills, rockers, etc are straight, solid, and have never been repaired or damaged. This was always a good, solid car. The interior was likely replaced at the time of the repaint and is very clean and presentable. The seat assembly is covered in a nice, brown mohair material. The door panels and headliner were redone in a complementary tan material. The glass is good and the windows roll up and down properly. Under the hood, is the original 201.3 CID, six-cylinder flathead. It starts easily, idles well and goes down the road properly. The clutch and transmission shift easily and operate smoothly. The braking system has recently been fully serviced. The gauges and lights work properly although the wipers do not currently function. The wide whitewall tires are in good condition. This is a fun car that can be driven as-is and easily improved upon while you enjoy it. It is an attractive example of an unusual and rarely seen car. The car is located in Jefferson, WI. Reasonably priced at 15,000.00. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com to schedule a test drive and inspection, or to request more information and additional photos. Thank you.
  7. This 1956 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery was built in San Jose, CA. Based on some quick research, it appears that less than 9,000 were built this during the 1956 model year. The first owner was a funeral home near Omaha, Nebraska and the car spent most of its life in this area. This delivery car has been driven just over 87,000 miles. It has been well cared for and properly maintained. One can imagine that the funeral home kept it in a garage and always looking good! This delivery truck is very, very original. The Raven Black paint is mostly original with the exception of a few touch-ups and a small repair. It shines up nicely, but has plenty of flaws when you get up close as one would expect from a 60+ year old paint job. The sheet metal is superb. I don't see any evidence of rust, damage or repairs. The door gaps are excellent and the body lines are crisp. All of the panels are amazingly straight. Underneath, this delivery is just as nice as it is on top. It appears to have been undercoated when new. There is no rust, damage or repairs. The inner rockers, floor supports and tail pan are all in perfect condition. The floors are as good as new. I have never seen a Ford of this era in such great condition underneath. The glass is the original, Ford-script. The trim and chrome appear to be original and are generally clean. The inside door panels and headliner are original. The floor mats have been replaced. The bench seat has been reupholstered to the original style Dark Brown Vinyl. The rear cargo area is nicely carpeted and upholstered. Mechanically, the original 272 CID, Y-Block, V-8 starts easily and runs extremely well. It has the standard, two barrel carburetor and the original 12 volt system. A great feature is the overdrive option attached to the three speed manual transmission. The car goes down the road straight and smooth without rattles, creaks or groans. It has been fitted with newer, radial tires and dual exhaust. All features on this car appear to function properly. There is a jack and a spare with a radial tire. There is an Owner’s Manual, a tool box full of spare parts, etc. Built for utility, this delivery car is has minimal options. It has the deluxe heater and full width bench seat. There are a few exterior passenger car upgrades that have possibly been added at a later date including the bumper guards, dual outside mirrors, wheel covers, steering wheel, and tail lights. Unmolested sedan deliveries are certainly uncommon and highly sought after. The originality of this car combined with its great looks and mechanical condition will make this a welcomed car to drive, enjoy and possibly even put to back to work. The price is 20,000.00 and it is located in Jefferson, WI. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com to schedule a viewing and test drive or to request more photos and information. Thank you very much.
  8. This 1956 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery was built in San Jose, CA. Based on some quick research, it appears that less than 9,000 were built this during the 1956 model year. The first owner was a funeral home near Omaha, Nebraska and the car spent most of its life in this area. This delivery car has been driven just over 87,000 miles. It has been well cared for and properly maintained. One can imagine that the funeral home kept it in a garage and always looking good!This delivery truck is very, very original. The Raven Black paint is mostly original with the exception of a few touch-ups and a small repair. It shines up nicely, but has plenty of flaws when you get up close as one would expect from a 60+ year old paint job. The sheet metal is superb. I don't see any evidence of rust, damage or repairs. The door gaps are excellent and the body lines are crisp. All of the panels are amazingly straight.Underneath, this delivery is just as nice as it is on top. It appears to have been undercoated when new. There is no rust, damage or repairs. The inner rockers, floor supports and tail pan are all in perfect condition. The floors are as good as new. I have never seen a Ford of this era in such great condition underneath.The glass is the original, Ford-script. The trim and chrome appear to be original and are generally clean. The inside door panels and headliner are original. The floor mats have been replaced. The bench seat has been reupholstered to the original style Dark Brown Vinyl. The rear cargo area is nicely carpeted and upholstered.Mechanically, the original 272 CID, Y-Block, V-8 starts easily and runs extremely well. It has the standard, two barrel carburetor and the original 12 volt system. A great feature is the overdrive option attached to the three speed manual transmission. The car goes down the road straight and smooth without rattles, creaks or groans. It has been fitted with newer, radial tires and dual exhaust.All features on this car appear to function properly. There is a jack and a spare with a radial tire. There is an Owner’s Manual, a tool box full of spare parts, etc.Built for utility, this delivery car is has minimal options. It has the deluxe heater and full width bench seat. There are a few passenger car trim upgrades that have possibly been added at a later date including the bumper guards, dual outside mirrors, wheel covers, steering wheel, and tail lights.Unmolested sedan deliveries are certainly uncommon and highly sought after. The originality of this car combined with its great looks and mechanical condition will make this a welcomed car to drive, enjoy and possibly even put back to work. The price is 20,000.00 and it is located in Jefferson, WI. Please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com to schedule a viewing and test drive or to request more photos and information. Thank you very much.
  9. Hi- Interested in the tail light assembly #2020 from your list. Need to know overall height, diameter of tail light, condition and of course price. I have sent you a PM and email. Thanks. motoringicons@hotmail.com or 734-730-4274
  10. Ray Wells near San Diego, aka The Craftsman, is the guy who is currently making the early Model T bodies. He might sell you a set of hinges separately. I didn't find them in the usual Model T vendors catalogs. Ray is a good guy to deal with and makes a quality product. Here is his website: http://www.the-craftsman.biz/home.html
  11. Great looking car-especially in the majestic Packard blue. I have had a few six cylinder Packards recently and have been really impressed by their agile performance characteristics.
  12. I think 12K is a great deal for an authentic 1914 T that is ready to drive. In our area, it is about 5K to properly restore a Model T engine and transmission assembly. Rocky Mountain brakes are about 1K, the carbide generator and set of five lamps are worth at least 1,500.00 etc etc. Look at the embossings on the pedals-you can tell this is a low mileage, unworn old car. This car will get you right into a HCCA tour and will attract more attention than a restored example. Also, having just purchased a significant, large HP car from Jim/Salt Flats Garage for a customer, I can tell you that Jim is a GREAT person to deal with and you can purchase a car from him with confidence. This car will sell soon.