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  1. Looks like a nice one.


    1961 chevy corvair for sale by owner - Myrtle Beach, SC - craigslist







    1961 corvair
    23,000 original miles
    One family owned
    Garage queen
    Interior looks as no one has ever been inside it
    Undercarriage is perfect
    Chrome is spotless
    It's that car old lady owned only driven on Sundays
    Car has barely seen rain
    Car is about as nice as you'll find
    Drive ready
    Myrtle Beach sc



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  2. Many of us have photos we took years ago of interesting vehicles, and I often wonder if they're still around. I recently heard from the owner of a coach-built early classic which was purchased as several truckloads of parts, and has now been totally and beautifully restored. I happened to have photographed the car probably 60 years ago, and mine was the only photo the owner had seen of the car before it was disassembled. It made me wonder if I or other forum members had similar photos. 


    PLEASE DO NOT OFFER OWNER'S NAMES UNLESS IT'S YOUR CAR -- Many people don't want their name on the internet. If they want to be identified, they can do it themself.


    As an initial entry I'll offer a set of two cars -- a 1908 Rauch and Lang and a 1913 Buick (Model years as stated by the owner are likely incorrect). Photographed around 1963 in a warehouse in Chattanooga, TN. The company manufactured snow chains and that is what we see stacked around the cars. The owner had kept his old cars as he replaced them, and also had a 1929 Plymouth, a 1939 Plymouth and a 1949 Plymouth which, at the time, were not old enough to arouse my interest.


    I'm betting both of these are still with us.




    Do you   own one of these?

    94 Hite Mfg Buick 1913.jpg

    95 Hite Mfg 1908 Rauch and Lang.jpg

    96 Buick and R&L Electric.jpg

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  3. This forum is a good starting point. Ads are free. Everyone on it is interested in old cars and, consequently is a possible buyer.


    Start a new thread for each vehicle. Otherwise things get confused as far as which one they're looking at.


    Give the location. We have members from all over the world, and a nearby car is much more attractive than one half a continent away.


    And yes, photos.. not just photos, but Good photos. Be sure to show interior as well as exterior pictures, and also photos of the engine. The more information you can include, the better.


    Good luck with selling the cars.



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    Leif in Calif said "It seems like these turn up with surprising regularity...I wonder why that is. "


    A Packard was more than a car. It was a trophy, a testament to your success in the world. Packard owners tended to take good care of their cars and kept them longer than most other makes. 


    If you bought a new "Big Three" product after the war, you would have been ready to trade it on a new one when the dramatically updated models came out in 1949. The Packard owner might have waited for the new Packard style which didn't come out until two years later, and then many people preferred the old style over the new. The class of people that were accustomed to driving Packards often had room in the garage to keep the old one that they had become attached to. Like my brother-in-law who drives only BMW's and has his '76 model, the first BMW he bought new, sitting under a cloth cover in the corner of his garage where it has been for years.


    It's my observation that Franklins also survived in numbers not reflected in their original production. It's the same reasoning. Franklins, with their air-cooling, were unique when they were new. Franklin owners saw themselves as discriminating individuals and drove their cars long past the normal lifetime of their contemporary vehicles.




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  5. 15 hours ago, 63RedBrier said:

    I’m a Hershey guy, but this was the first time I went to Charlotte!  Would I go again?  You bet!The winner of the Zenith Award!  1908 Mitchell Model G!  Congratulations to the family!

    63RedBrier, Thanks for posting the photos and thanks particularly for taking the extra effort to identify and tell us something about the vehicles -- few members do that. It's frustrating for me to see a photo of a beautiful, rare car and not know what it is.


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  6. I go for the AACA car meet. I usually go Saturday to look at the AACA cars, and by the time 2 or 3 o'clock rolls around my aging body is too exhausted to visit the swap meet. And don't forget the Grand National meet Friday -- I guess I'll have to stay overnight this year.


    The AACA shows are outside the speedway and are free. Little or no food at the car meets, but plenty of choices inside the gates. There is a charge to get into the flea market.


    Definitely worth the trip for me.



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  7. On 2/1/2024 at 10:24 AM, drhach said:

    Are there a lot of rich junkyard owners out there? 

    Thousands of lives in the Chattanooga area, particularly children have been enriched by the several medical and mental facilities of the Siskin Foundation -- founded by brothers Mose and Garrison Siskin, who made their fortune in the scrap metal business.


    Our History and Founding | Siskin Children's Institute


    Siskin Children's Institute

    Siskin Early Learning Center

    Siskin Hospital for Physical Therapy

    Siskin Behavioral Health

    Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation

    Siskin Hospital for Lymphedema

    Several other facilities including other Tennessee and Geogia locations.




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  8. 14 hours ago, alsancle said:


    Do you know of a source for Town and Country magazines in that period?

    Ebay, but you can't afford it -- well, I can't anyway.  In the 1950's there was an abandoned mansion near my home, and some friends and I decided to explore it. That magazine was among many scattered around, and as a car nut even at that age of 12 or so years, I "liberated" it.  I wouldn't recommend trying that these days.





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  9. A man gets home from Hershey and his wife comments that he looks worn out. He says “I was with Joe and two other friends looking for parts. Unfortunately, Joe had a heart attack and died about an hour after we started.”


    That's terrible” she said. He responded “Tell me about it! The rest of the day it was look at parts, drag Joe, look at parts, drag Joe, look at parts, drag Joe..”



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