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About DLynskey

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  1. Look at the window glass. I don't know about Plymouth but I think all the American makers marked the date the safety glass passed testing. I found a Chevrolet that was clearly a 1946 model but was being marketed as a 1943 military car. I showed the seller that all the window glass was dated 3/46 or 4/46 but he sill claimed it was a 1943 model. Don
  2. I believe the Chrysler 52 had a thermosiphon cooling system with no water pump. Don
  3. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how many words would that represent? Congratulations and keep them coming. Don
  4. The 1927 Chevrolets also had a raised belt molding that ran all the way from the radiator to the rear of the car. Don
  5. Not really abandoned. The family who owned it were obviously proud of it and kept it there respectfully in fairly favorable conditions. Maybe we'll see it soon at an AACA meet. Don
  6. I love the pictures, just wish they were all identified. Don
  7. DLynskey

    1932 BUICK

    I don't know what model, but this 1932 Buick coupe, currently in Maine has been advertised on craigslist in the Charleston, SC area. https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/moncks-corner-1932-buick-lawyers/6777371205.html Don
  8. The original Chrysler, introduced in 1924 was a newly designed, modern car with a 6-cylinder engine, 4-wheel hydraulic brakes and other advanced features. During that time period Chrysler was absorbing the former Maxwell auto company and in 1926 the Maxwell was essentially relabeled as a Chrysler, models 50 and 58. I had a 1928 model 52 and it looked almost exactly like the larger, more expensive Chrysler 62, in fact was not that much smaller, but underneath they had very little in common. The 4-cylinder model 52 had a thermosiphon cooling system (gravity operated, no water pump) and fabric universal joints and, as noted above 2-wheel mechanical brakes. It was basically a bullet-proof design and held up well, but was far behind its time design wise. I bought the 1928 Model 52 from the original owner who was a traveling salesman and drove the car all over East Tennessee. I have no idea how many miles were on it, but it was his sole transportation for business and family until an axle broke in 1959. Interestingly he had chosen that car specifically because of the 2-wheel brakes. He was one of many at the time who didn't trust brakes on the front wheels. He thought in an emergency situation the front brakes would lock and cause you to lose control of the car. Actually, until the advent of antilock brakes the old guy might have had a point. Don
  9. Love it! You can have your tri-five Chevies and bright red convertibles but nothing says 1950's to me like a big American sedan. And in my favorite make with straight eight and 3-speed overdrive, yet. How do you continue to find these wonderful autos? Don
  10. Millions were built, likely millions remain, many in better shape than this one. It's quite solid and complete but will be a lot of work to restore.To get the best estimate of value look on Ebay at COMPLETED LISTINGS. Sellers are free to ask any price they want. What counts is what a buyer is willing to spend on it. You can find that out in just a few minutes. Don
  11. If you click on the original poster's user name it will bring you to his activity summary which shows that his last visit to the forum was in 2016 -- thus not likely to see your post. On the same screen is an option to send a private message. I would try that. He should get a notification of your message unless he has disabled that feature. Don
  12. My guess is "taxi" because of the worn condition. It's hard to imagine someone who could afford a limo would be seen riding in a car with a dent above the rear fender and very weathered paint. What is the device at the lower end of the rear door? A doorstop? A wealthy owner surely would train his chauffeur not to open the door against the fender, thus avoiding the necessity of such an unattractive accessory. Don
  13. The tinted windows don't help the value any. It makes you wonder what other liberties were taken in the restoration. Don
  14. Mr. Earl, Thanks for starting this thread. I've been photographing these neglected gems for many years. Here are some Buicks I spotted along with 200-300 other cars in Eastern Iowa about 25 years ago. I'm sure they're gone forever by now. I hope some of the parts live on in some of the Buicks on this forum. Look at that straight grille on the first one. Wouldn't that be a prize now? Don