Tom Laferriere

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About Tom Laferriere

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  1. Ooops! I may have borrowed that from our 1939 Brunn description . Thank you for pointing it out. This car is a great driver and it should be continued to be driven. I took it to Home Depot last year and collaped the rear so I could get the 2X4's in. Should have got a picture!
  2. Hi all, I am assisting in building a car collection and we are now seeking a 1942 Buick Model 90L (8 Passenger, Divider window). They made a 192 of them. 🙂 I am a member of the Buick Club and have reached out other owners of said vehicle as well. If you know of one, please let me know. Thank you, Tom Laferriere 401-651-2295
  3. 1938 Packard Twelve All-Weather Cabriolet Coachwork by Brunn Engine no. A600416 Body no. 5 Series 1608. 175 bhp, 473.3 cu. in. L-head V-12 engine, three-speed column-shifted manual transmission with overdrive, coil-spring independent front suspension, semi-elliptic leaf-spring rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 139 in. Packard’s final factory-catalogued custom bodies were offered in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Series of 1938-39, respectively, including two offerings, the all-weather cabriolet and touring cabriolet, from the famed Brunn & Company of Buffalo, New York. The all-weather cabriolet was based upon Packard convertible sedan body stampings, though the stampings were so extensively reworked by Brunn that the result was truly “custom.” It could be had with two different top variations, with or without a landaulet top over the rear passenger compartment; either version came with a driver’s compartment that could be opened to the air, for truly formal use. The interior was lavishly appointed, with finely tailored upholstery and other fitments. Examples of the Brunn all-weather cabriolet have figured into the collections of many prominent enthusiasts, not least among them the late, beloved racing driver and Packard collector, Phil Hill. This particular all-weather cabriolet is identified by its Brunn body tag as having been the fifth produced, and is reportedly one of five extant survivors from the Sixteenth Series of 1938. It was acquired by a noted western U.S. enthusiast in the early 1990s from the collection of Don Koll of Newport Beach. While in this ownership, the car received a complete engine rebuild, by the well-known marque specialists Classic & Exotic Service of Troy, Michigan, in 2003, after which it was occasionally used for several years before its sale to the present owner in 2012. The restoration is older but well-maintained, and the car boasts several very charming features, including a period rooftop blue light that would have helped the owner pick it out among the black limousines jostling for space on a crowded street outside the ballroom or theatre. Exceptionally elegant and graceful in its appearance, this is a lovely survivor from the last years of true “catalogue customs” in the Packard line, and a superb design from one of America’s finest coachbuilders. Located in Smithfield, RI and reasonably priced at $124,500. Full photoshoot next week. More details at link.
  4. Matt, do you know the difference in the curved divider on the Formal and the Limo Divider (straight?)
  5. I don't believe so. Original interior however.
  6. It's on consignment from the NJ owner. Yes, there is a town town car somewhere, I recall seeing it, however we do not know of another formal sedan V-12. If you have that mag, can you take a few pictures of the article?
  7. 1961 Buick Electra 225 Convertible The Electra, along with the Invicta and LeSabre, was redesigned for 1961 with drastically shrunken fins, and was joined with the all-new compact sized Skylark/Special. Electras featured bright rocker panel and wheelhouse moldings. Four VentiPorts per front fender were a hallmark, with identification spelled out on the front fender plaques. Electra 225s had four “hash marks” interrupting behind the wheelhouse of the rear fender. Electra 225 nameplates were found on the front fenders. Electra interiors were trimmed in fabric. Electra 225s were trimmed in Calais cloth or leather trim, except for convertibles which were trimmed in vinyl. Standard equipment on the Electra included Turbine-Drive automatic transmission, “Mirromatic” instrument panel, directional signals, full-flow oil filter, electric windshield wipers, Deluxe steering wheel, trip mileage indicator, cigar lighter, Step-On brake, dual armrests, cloth and vinyl trim, combinations, carpeting, power steering, power brakes, two-speed windshield wiper/washer system, glovebox light, Custom-padded seat cushions and Deluxe wheelcovers. Two-tone Electras had the color accent on the rear cove. In addition Electra 225s had back-up lights, Glare-proof rearview mirror, parking lights, signal light, safety buzzer, courtesy lights, two-way power seat, Super Deluxe wheelcovers with gold accents and power windows. The Electra and Electra 225 were the same length in 1961. Buick discontinued the Electra nameplate at the end of the 1961 model year, leaving only the Electra 225 starting in 1962. This 1961 Buick Electra 225 is quite the nice car. My first impression was how clean and straight it was. The colors are quite attractive and the interior is very striking in its red tones. The car runs and drives very well and everything appears to be in working order, including the clock! We suspect engine is original and has never been apart. Records show it was restored by Rich’s Auto Body in Pierz, Minnesota while owned by the Maier’s. It's a great car ready for enjoyment. Call for details. The Buick is located in Smithfield, RI and we are asking $29,500. Many pictures at the link:
  8. This 1937 Cadillac Twelve Formal Sedan by Fleetwood is Style 37-7509F with 150 bhp, 368 cu. in. overhead valve V-12 engine mated to a three-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission with independent front suspension residing on a 138″ Wheelbase. • Believed to be the only twelve-cylinder fastback formal sedan produced • Used by the Munster family in the first season of the TV series • CCCA Award winner This lovely twelve-cylinder formal sedan was ordered in early October of 1937, by a Doctor Thompson, of Glendale, California. It was delivered through the famed Don Lee Cadillac distributorship in Los Angeles. Of the 43 V-12 chassis with divider window coachwork, only 11 of those examples were of the Style 37-7509F variety. The “F” at the end of the style designation refers to Formal, referring to the padded leather top. It is believed that of those examples, 10 were the so-called humpback style with a bustle-back rear end, leaving this as the only fastback example built. By 1964, the car was in the hands of noted West Coast collector and television writer Bob Mosher, who was so enthralled with the car that he immediately wrote it into several episodes of the hit television series The Munsters. It was the star of an episode entitled “The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster” and can clearly be seen in the episode numerous times, with its original interior, paint, and trim. It is seen today exactly as ordered. Today, the Cadillac retains its original coachwork, engine, chassis, transmission, and interior. It has travelled 50,000 miles since new and, combined with its long-term care by a series of collectors, it presents in an outstanding state of preservation. In 1968, it was awarded Senior Badge Number 412 at the CCCA Texas Grand Classic. It appeared at the Amelia Island Concours in 2008, and it also participated in the CARavan that year. Included in the car file is a copy of the original build sheet, correspondence from several different owners, stills from the episodes featuring the car, season one of The Munsters on DVD, a full service manual, and its original tool roll. This Cadillac is located in Smithfield, RI and asking $59,500. Full photoshoot scheduled.
  9. Yes, 3 weeks ago. Great car! Best running and driving V-16 I ever drove. Nice when they are all original.
  10. For 300K, I have 1930 Cadillac V-16 All Weather Phaeton your client should consider.