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  1. I am looking to puchase a 1926 Lincoln Sport Touring Car, Brunn body, 3spd trans., 357.8 cu. in. V8 Body type: 124 #2-3837. It seems like a nice, properly kept car, with good originality, doors that open and close as new and with useable cosmetics, though the paint has the usual cracks, and some flaking. The interior is original, as is the running gear. The top is a tan, vinyl fabric.

    Anyway, since this would be the oldest car in my collection, and a sizeable invstment, I wondered if any knowledgable Lincoln owner had some thoughts about what to look out for, and $ value ranges.

  2. If you ever wondered how some dealers mark-up their inventory, check out the recent Owls Head auction results (at ohtm.org)with the prices now at http://connorsmotorcar.com/class.html. Examples:a nice 426 Packard, purchased at the auction for $52,000 (well within the predicted sale of $45-$55,000) several days later is listed with Connors at just shy of $90,000. An average '59 Lincoln (the car that nearly killed Lincoln)convertible, bought for $26,000 listed days later for about $70,000. The cheap stuff? A '62 Lark sold at auction (and remember, there are NO purchaser premiums added at Owls Head -- the auction price is the price) for $4,750, now listed at Connors for about $12,000. This is no big deal --if you're the kind of buyer who doesn't care much about price, or couldn't be botherd to do a little online research. A dealer is entitled to profit for risks taken. Still, compare the "new" items at Connors (I have no idea who the dealer is)with what they were purchased for -- interesting comparisons.

  3. The Airflow Club has a great deal of info on these Airflow tankers. The Oct. 2001 issue of the Newsletter reprints a Hemmings Special Interest Autos article, crediting Texaco for coming up with the idea in 1931. The first Airflow truck came out of the Dodge plant in in Dec., 1934. A number of these are still in around, and have been restored by club members.

  4. I am trying to take the demountable rims and tires off a wooden artillery-style wheel, but with no luck. I found a rim-puller in the floor of the '29 Dodge DA, but I can't seem to make any progress. I haven't found anything on the internet that really helps. There must be some kind of procedure. Any help?

    '29 Dodge DA

    '37 Chrysler Airflow

    '49 Dodge Wayfarer Roadster

    '52 Lincoln Capri

    '53 MG TD/II

    '54 VW

    '66 MB 230 sl


  5. Yes -- I live just across the bay, and went over to take a look at it. I was impressed by the solidity of the car, as well as the quiet and smoothness of the engine. I realized, though, that I would have to put a great deal of money into the paint and interior to bring it to the condition it deserves. I bid about $10,000 less than I knew it would likely go for, the seller's reserve. At 20 feet, you see the issues. I like to get up to five feet or so. Good car, and a worthy project. Seller seems quite honest. Best of luck!

    '37 Chrysler Airflow

    '49 Dodge Wayfarer Roadster

    '52 Lincoln Capri

    '53 MG TD, M-2

    '66 M-B 230 SL

  6. The blue one? From Rockland, Maine? If so, your first job might not be to change the carburation, but to work on the paint, and to get rid of the crown royal whiskey emblem glued to the nose. Again, if this is the car, it seems to run very nicely -- easy to start and sounds very good. It's a solid car. The real issues are only cosmetic. The royals show up -- but the imperials --wow.

  7. According to the ACofA newsletter, Feb, 1993, there were two two-tones for 35 SG Desotos: Viennese Blue, with Black fenders, and Envoy Red with Black Fenders. Chrysler was more liberal with two-tones. My 1937 C-17 is the only two-tone combination available, Meadowbrook Blue with Black fenders. The 35's and 36's had three two-tone combinations. But, if two-tone, the fenders always seem to be a black. Hope that helps. Alex

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