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  1. License tag on another Porsche driven by an attractive young lady "WAS HIS".
  2. My neighbor just brought home an interesting '68 Ford Galaxie 500 fast back coupe. It's a very attractive car, but you have to wonder what the original owner was thinking when he ordered it. With the base 302 V-8, 3 speed column shift, no power steering, no power brakes, no power windows or air conditioning it couldn't have been a very satisfying car to drive. Wasn't it comedian Chevy Chase who used to say "It is better to look good than to feel good" ? Don
  3. The two body moldings were characteristic of Fisher bodies of the mid to late 1920's. Fisher was an independent body maker who built bodies for many car brands including Chrysler, General Motors and a number of obscure makers. Whatever the brand the high roof dates it to the 1925-1927 era. Don
  4. I'm leaning toward the smaller 50 (1927) and 52 (1928) series'. It's hard to tell if the subject car had front brakes. If not it's definitely the smaller 4 cylinder model. I believe the 1927 Model 50 still had drum style headlights and cowl lights. I don't see cowl lights on the subject vehicle. Bullet headlamps came to the 4-cylinder Chryslers with the Model 52 in 1928. The parking lights were built into the headlights which eliminated cowl lights in 1928. Aren't we a little mentally touched to spend so much time and get so much pleasure sparring over such trivial matters? Remind
  5. With the bullet headlights I would say 1928. Can you tell if it has front wheel brakes? It looks just like the 1928 Model 52 Landau that I had in the 1960's. Don
  6. As you see from my signature I'm a prewar guy and know little about muscle cars, but the fender tag in a vault bothers me a lot. If it's not on the fender with the original fasteners it is a red flag for a buyer. The tag could have been removed from any car. Any sign that it's been tampered with is a problem. Don
  7. Maybe not AACA eligible, but a very interesting car, no question. Don
  8. Of course it can fly! It has a Thunderbird engine. Don
  9. Keep in mind the odometer at that time turned over at 100k miles so you can't tell the difference between 25k, 125k and 225k. However, with the condition and known history of your car you can be pretty confident it's a true 25k car. Like the others, I love woodies and vote to keep it original as much as possible. It was a nice driving, dependable car in 1951 and will be now if you drive like it is 1951 -- comfortable cruising speeds, no long high speed trips on the Interstate. Don
  10. I always liked this Hupmobile with the cycle front fenders and suicide doors. Around 1932-1933 I believe. Don
  11. Earlier than 1928. The 1928 4-cylinder Model 52 had bullet headlights and no cowl lights. The parking lights were integrated into the headlights. Don
  12. DLynskey


    The decorative moldings around the windows and rear quarter look a lot like this 1930 Whippet. Don
  13. This is true for any car -- any post, for that matter. No individual's name should be used unless it's your own or if it's essential to the article. In fact, it should be one of the rules of the forum. If someone needs the information related to any of my posts they can PM me and I'll be glad to put them in touch if possible. Don
  14. The Mercury version in 1981 was called a "Cougar" in the U.S. Don
  15. Honest Charlie's Speed Shop sold performance parts and accessories and advertised regularly in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated and all the car magazines in the 1940's and 1950's. He put out a catalog decorated throughout with car-related cartoons. Before getting into hot rods Charlie Card had a restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. He didn't write down your order or give you a ticket. As you exited you would tell Charlie what you had and Charlie would ring up the bill. He trusted his customers to be honest with him and that's where he got the nickname "Honest Charlie". Don
  16. Walt, you'll never put me to sleep. This is very interesting. Most people at car shows are impressed with the beauty and elegance of the Classics (capital C), but few really understand what "custom built" really meant in those days. Thanks for saving the material and please see that it is preserved when you no longer need it. Don
  17. I also saw the report from Phoenix OR. As you said, the area shown was a built-up area of homes and/or businesses and the scene was complete devastation. My thoughts were immediately of John. I've never met him in person but consider him a friend, having sparred with him many times on this forum trying with few successes to beat him to the punch identifying unknown cars. I certainly hope all of our forum friends are OK. Don
  18. On the left appears to be about a 1913 Oakland. There are a few differences from the 1913 model in this 1962 photo. Most noticeably the sidelights in the original photo are farther out than on the 1913, and the steering wheels are on different sides. Would the left hand steering mean the original car is a later model than 1913? Don
  19. This has been a great thread, but has become too large. I've read and studied every post as it was made, but some organization would be helpful. The thing I would most like to see most is some identification of each vehicle if it is known. I recognize maybe 25% of them and I've been an antiquer for six decades. I wonder how many of the younger guys can identify. The ID would also be useful in the future for folks searching for a specific make or custom builder. Don
  20. Barrett Jackson's October sale lists a 1964 Ford Fairlane which is ".. Restored to factory specs, with a twin-turbo 374ci V8 Ford small-block engine under the hood. It features air conditioning, power disc brakes, power rack & pinion steering and a 4-speed automatic transmission." Wow! If I had seen those options on the order blank in 1964 I might have ordered one myself. Don
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