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  1. This c. 1924 Auto Red Bug electric roadster was restored about 20 years ago and has been on display in a private collection since the restoration was completed. At the time of the restorations, it was in excellent running condition. This very authentic red Red Bug are powered by the original electric 12 volt motor and is on an approximately 62" wheelbase chassis. This car weighs about 240 pounds and was advertised as having a top speed of 16 miles per hour. It features pneumatic tires mounted on clincher wire wheels and rear wheel braking. They sold new for about 300.00 which was about the price of a new Model T Ford. This car is numbered 178. It appears to have all of its correct and original components. It has been properly restored and remains in excellent cosmetic condition. I am sure with a fresh battery it could be used again. All of the steering, brakes, speed controls, and drive mechanisms operate properly. The wire wheels are in excellent condition. The painted components are excellent with hardly any signs of wear and the wood has been properly refinished. The price is 10,000.00 firm, which is far less than than some have sold for at recent auctions. It is being sold with a BILL OF SALE only. It is located near Detroit, MI. Please call directly at: 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com with any questions.
  2. This c. 1924 Auto Red Bug electric roadster was restored about 20 years ago and has been on display in a private collection since the restoration was completed. At the time of the restorations, it was in excellent running condition. This very authentic red Red Bug are powered by the original electric 12 volt motor and is on an approximately 62" wheelbase chassis. This car weighs about 240 pounds and was advertised as having a top speed of 16 miles per hour. It featured pneumatic tires mounted on clincher wire wheels and rear wheel braking. They sold new for about 300.00 which was about the price of a new Model T Ford. This car is numbered 178. It appears to have all of its correct and original components. It has been properly restored and remains in excellent cosmetic condition. I am sure with a fresh battery it could be used again. All of the steering, brakes, speed controls, and drive mechanisms operate properly. The wire wheels are in excellent condition. The painted components are excellent with hardly any signs of wear and the wood has been properly refinished. The price is 10,000.00 firm, which is far less than than some have sold for at recent auctions. It is being sold with a BILL OF SALE only. It is located near Detroit, MI. Please call directly at: 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com with any questions.
  3. This c. 1924 Auto Red Bug electric roadster was restored about 20 years ago and has been on display in a private collection since the restoration was completed. At the time of the restorations, it was in excellent running condition. This very authentic red Red Bug are powered by the original electric 12 volt motor and is on an approximately 62" wheelbase chassis. This car weighs about 240 pounds and was advertised as having a top speed of 16 miles per hour. It featured pneumatic tires mounted on clincher wire wheels and rear wheel braking. They sold new for about 300.00 which was about the price of a new Model T Ford. This car is numbered 178. It appears to have all of its correct and original components. It has been properly restored and remains in excellent cosmetic condition. I am sure with a fresh battery it could be used again. All of the steering, brakes, speed controls, and drive mechanisms operate properly. The wire wheels are in excellent condition. The painted components are excellent with hardly any signs of wear and the wood has been properly refinished. The price is 10,000.00 firm, which is far less than than some have sold for at recent auctions. It is being sold with a BILL OF SALE only. It is located near Detroit, MI. Please call directly at: 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com with any questions.
  4. The pedal car has been SOLD. The Model T speedster is an original with a Kuempel Hardware Company boat tail body and was originally assembled in the 1920s.
  5. I lived on the east coast from about 1985 until 1996 and participated in the Ridgefield meets during those years. Those were some really great meets and lots of great memories. I always considered Ralph and Tiny DeAngeles my East Coast parents. They were always just great and welcoming people as well as the glue that held that event and the local regional group together. I miss them a lot. I imagine these earlier meets were really something. Here is a photo from the "1912 Ford Section" of the Ridgefield Show,, probably around 1992' ish, courtesy of Chris Paulsen. I know for a fact that these two cars still have the same caretakers!!!! Thanks for sharing these films. I will be watching them over and over....
  6. After some quick and certainly not conclusive research, I think you are right. The car is a P11 "Deluxe" and not a "Special Deluxe". Not sure why the dashboard emblem says "Special Deluxe", maybe they were out of "Deluxe" emblems when this car rolled down the assembly line. Original ad copy edited accordingly. Either way, it is an extremely presentable and great running prewar coupe for only 15K-or half the price of a Ford!!! Thanks for the info. It is always great to learn more about these cars.
  7. I would recommend Reliable Carriers. Reliable has one of their headquarters near Detroit so they tend to be super fast when it comes to getting cars picked up and delivered in Michigan. I use them a lot and have always received great service. They use professional semi-trucks, are fully insured and you can track your shipment. My contact there is John G at 313-550-5569. Tell him Guy Z. sent you. Other companies I would highly recommend would be Intercity Lines and Passport. Intercity Lines has great rates for loads coming or going from the east coast. Beware of many of the small transporters as many do not carry insurance. Many of these guys use worn out old equipment and do not keep to a schedule. Be especially cautious of the brokering agencies. If they say they have insurance, make sure you see proof of this. As someone who ships lots of cars, I can tell you that the price difference between the big companies like Reliable and the small transporters is only about 10-20 percent and the savings isn't worth the headaches or inconveniences. You are paying good money for your car, so don't be cheap when it comes to shipping it!!
  8. I am not sure as I am not a Plymouth expert. However, the very original dash board does have a "Plymouth Special Deluxe" emblem attached to it.
  9. This is a great show. It is one of the few shows that truly focuses on design and the vehicle classes are extremely well thought out. Highly recommended.
  10. That is a damn rare set of wheels. You won't see a set like this again for a long, long, long time. Helluva opportunity.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. This would be a real show stopper once restored. A great piece of Americana.
  14. SOLD!!! 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
  15. This 1941 Plymouth 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.