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  1. Sorry. I guess I missed it the first couple of times. I hope someone gets it who will preserve or restore it. I would hate to see it with a GM V-8 and automatic tranny. Don
  2. From Craigslist. I know nothing about it except what's in the ad. What an unusual and attractive car it is. I hope I'll see it at an AACA event in the future. 1924 Nash Victoria - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle automotive... (craigslist.org) Seller says: "1924 Nash Victoria. This Nash was a specially ordered design to be created. The car was made once and this is the one which has been in our family for a very long time. It has a Straight six motor with 3 speed manual transmission. The Suicide doors open to 5 passenger seating in which one is a childs seat and one is a passengers fully folding front seat. The Rear windows roll down as front and have pull down sun shades. Heat is supplied through the center of the floor when needed. The body was created by seamen corporation which Nash aqcuired in 1924. The wheels are 32" tall and one spare comes with it mounted on the rear behind the large body integrated trunk. Car is completely original and has 20,316 miles. This is a very unique antique one of a kind car. $26,000 obo" There are about a dozen photos in the ad. Don
  3. The original "holy roller" Don
  4. To me it says there was a problem with the steering/tilt/telescope/turn signal/light dimmer switches, and it was easier and cheaper to remove the whole thing and replace it with the chintzy wheel. It might still be a good buy if that's the only shortcut that was made. What are the chances of that? Don
  5. I'll start this forum off by linking to an April 2020 post about some of the most famous Trans Ams around: https://forums.aaca.org/topic/140726-pontiac-police-cars/?do=findComment&comment=2019047 Don
  6. Could be. It's been on craigslist before but I don't believe I posted it here. I did a search and didn't find it, but then again I seldom find what I'm searching for. Don
  7. Craigslist ad, I don't know anything about the car or the seller. Looks like a decent car except for the rinky dink steering wheel. Don https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/charleston-1968-chrysler-imperial/7345290723.html "Classic luxury car with 48,000 original miles. 440 V8 Factory AC Power windows In excellent condition with like new interior and great paint. A great cruiser; that's road ready. Only 1,887 produced in 1968. Health forces sale." 18 Photos in the ad.
  8. You would think dealers would do the research to learn more about the cars they are trying to sell. I see that in a lot of ebay and other ads. This 1927 Chevrolet "Roadster" is actually a "Sport Cabriolet", a lot rarer and probably more desirable than a roadster. Chevrolet was a little loose with the "Cabriolet" name as the top doesn't really fold back as a true cabriolet would, but it looks like a cabriolet. The "Roadster" was an entirely different body with a drop-top, side curtains instead of roll down windows and no rumble seat. This car has a 1928 head (2 exhaust ports) which means the head or the entire engine have been swapped - a popular upgrade seen on many/most 1927 Chevies. This "1926 Coupe" is neither a 1926 nor a coupe. It's another 1927 Sport Cabriolet. The painted radiator shell is probably from a truck and this one also has the 1928 2-port head. The coupe and the sport cabriolet were the same from the belt molding down and look very much alike, but the coupe had a hard, fixed roof covered with fabric and a glass window. The sport cabriolet haad a soft top dupported with top bows with a plastic rear window. It looked like it would fold but didn't. (In 1928 the roof did fold). The roof, doors, etc. were about three inches taller than the cabriolet and the windshield rolled up instead of folding out as you see here. A rumble seat was not available on the coupe. The most important factor aside from the lack of titles is the condition of the body wood which is not dressed in the ads. Overall, though the cars look like mostly untouched restoration candidates that could be a good value if the price is right. Don
  9. Glad you finally found it. Tell us the story. Where was it? How did you find it? Is it still in as good condition as you remember? We'd love to know. Don
  10. Walt, I enjoy and learn from your posts and those of other "old-timers" in the hobby. Maybe someone should start a section for "Tall Tales" and stories of their experiences where members could post more extensive stories, a few hundred or 1,000 words. I have a few I would like to offer. Many wouldn't want to read through long posts but others would enjoy them. It would consume a lot of digital memory resources, but what a resource for future historians! Don
  11. I hadn't seen them before. Thanks for posting them, Matt. Don
  12. In he 1960's a friend drove his restored Model A roadster from Tennessee across the southern US to California, then up the coast to Canada, across the continent to the East coast and back to Tennessee. I've dreamed of taking such a trip, but it's out of the question for me. I drove my 2020 SUV 500 miles last Tuesday and was fighting to stay awake for at least half of that trip. My other dream trip would be the Pan-American Highway from Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. Don
  13. Photos of a 1954 International Woodie taken at the Charlotte Spring meet in 2009. Don
  14. Look at the code on the window glass. On cars the month and year of certification was stamped on the glass. I assume the same is true for trucks. Don
  15. amarillosp, A suggestion: The people who look at this post are expecting to see a car for sale. Most glance through the titles and don't look at the body of the post unless they're interested in buying a '51 Chevy. You'll get a lot more exposure if you start a new topic in the "Parts Wanted" section with a title such as "Wanted, Bumper Ends for 1951-2 Chevrolet". That will catch the attention of parts dealers or just people who happen to have the part you need. You should also post it in the VCCA forum (Vintage Chevrolet Club of America) PARTS - Wanted - Vintage Chevrolet Club - Discussion Forum (vccachat.org) This is what the original parts looked like. The photos are a '51 Chevy I had back in the 1960's. It was all original, purchased from the original owner and had the accessory bumper tips and guard. Don
  16. The car was supposedly confiscated from a drug dealer and used by the Gastonia, NC police department as a public relations tool in fighting drug use. Who knows if it was effective or not. Don
  17. "Available, maybe, but very unusual. Has anyone ever seen a Falcon/Fairlane 4-door with a factory 429? I'm guessing most Falcons and Fairlanes came with the base 200 cu. inch 6 cylinder with the 302 Cu. inch V-8 coming in 2nd. Hardly a muscle car. And rust was very much a problem in the snow belt. Don
  18. I responded earlier with a discussion of Sheriff J.D. Stewart and his Pontiacs. Let's see if this link works: Pontiac Police Cars - Pontiac & Oakland - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org) Don
  19. Barn Find Hunter on YouTube. No question. Tom Cotter is living my dream, travelling the country (and more) searching for interesting hidden cars ... and getting paid to do it!! Don
  20. I don't normally go to the meetings, but for that I would make an exception. I enjoy your photos and stories about the fine old classics. Don
  21. Something spooky going on with this funeral home? How else would you explain a photo taken in 1938 showing a 1940 Packard and a 1941 Chevrolet? Don
  22. The ZIS 110 was (apparently, obviously?) a copy of the 1942 Packard. According to Wikipedia it was manufactured until 1958, so the photo could well have been made in the late 1950's or even later. Don
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