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Everything posted by egor

  1. They're not as rare as barn-find Duesenbergs, but they're pretty rare. There are incomplete rust buckets advertised for as much as $50K-plus. What I've mostly seen are finished cars for $100K and up, or cars that will cost much in excess of $100K to restore. Be patient, and good luck.
  2. What size is the McLaughlin? If it's a small series, then your Series 90 parts stash isn't going to help that much. It's hard to help you without photos, but how about offering $1000 as an opener?
  3. I've seen this car advertised before. I believe the owner was asking $26K. Not everyone's looking for a sedan, but certainly a great car for the price.
  4. Clean car. Slap on some stock wheel covers and drive the ultimate sleeper. The lack of PS, PB, and AC will affect its sale more than the mods, I think.
  5. Put it on the Cadillac forum, you'll get stares...and offers. Good price for a '59.
  6. I checked Google Images to be sure, and they have a one-piece hood, but open from the side. I don't think they went to front-opening hoods until much later, maybe when the V8 came out in 1953? The '40 Super sedans are handsome cars. You're looking to buy one?
  7. So, your price is $75K? I doubt anyone would be willing to pay $85K if the Mercury doesn't sell first after you indicate that you'd accept $75K under certain conditions.
  8. The white dash is pretty off-putting, but it is a rare and desirable body style, right up there with the Sedanette. Asking price is a reasonable point of departure for negotiation. If it's a sedan runner, sure, $4K all day, but it's a Riviera. If I was still in California, I'd be taking a look.
  9. 35 mph will sound like the comfort zone on any '37 Special due to the gearing, but they can safely go faster. My '38 (same gearing) would sound stressed at 50, then smooth out at 60. If you put the pedal to the floor and 35 mph is all you get, then you've got problems.
  10. $10.5K is a good price if it can run, maybe a great price. The "sheet rock contractor" comment is curious, but when you buy a 66-year-old car for a comparatively low price, you have to assume there's some bondo/rust involved. Absolutely worth a look. It won't last long.
  11. You've got a sweet car. You shouldn't have a problem finding a shop that can fix the brakes. The parts are readily available, and brake technology didn't change much for a long time. The sooner you get this great old car running and you start to enjoy it with your family, the more you'll be motivated to learn more, and the sooner you'll realize what a gem you have! Please join BCA, and also consider joining the 36-38 Buick club. They often have meets in your general area.
  12. It's worth $500, and I'll kindly take it off your hands! Seriously, any model coupe is considered a preferred body style, and the '38's are exceptional cars. There should be a rubber floor mat in the front rather than carpeting. If it runs well and your evaluation isn't overly rosy, it's worth, at minimum, $10,000, maybe considerably more. The fact that it's a one-family car won't matter to most buyers, and with a car that old, certainly not any guarantee of condition. Let's see some pics!
  13. Very cool. Nice long-range cruiser, and the AC and paint color are appreciated by those of us in the hot, dusty West! Good luck.
  14. A great aunt gave me her "blackout" version of this car when she quit driving. No brightwork. I wasn't old enough to drive at the time (15), so we kept it in my grandmother's garage, and I fiddled with it and drove around the block occasionally. All was well until I gave my 11 year old brother a ride on the hood of the car. Grandma saw this, the car was immediately sold to a co-worker of my Dad's for $75. Co-worker drove it from San Jose, CA to Monterey at high speeds, blew up the motor and junked it. Ah, memories!
  15. You might want to add the name of the part you need to your thread title. I'm sure some folks are assuming you are looking for a whole car. Have you contacted Dave Tacheny, the late-30's Buick dismantler?
  16. Supers had the 248 engine. I doubt the 320 would even fit in a Super. Might be good to get the engine size squared away before looking for parts.
  17. Gorgeous car. We'll keep our fingers crossed the buyer chooses to restore rather than streetrod.
  18. Looks more repaired than restored. Still a good deal, though.
  19. It depends. If it was restored to original specifications, and you can vouch for that, here would be a good place, or the lincoln continental owners club (lcoc.org). If you're not an expert, get a lcoc club member who is, to take a look. If you know the car isn't original, or don't care to have it examined by experts (as it will be here), put it on ebay, carsonline.com, whatever. If you post some photos, somebody here will be able to steer you in the right direction.
  20. Rarity and desirability aren't the same thing, and I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a collector who wouldn't prefer a V8. People see "V8" in an ad, and their eyes glaze over. Just compare asking prices of '65 Falcon convertibles, and '65 Mustang convertibles. Basically the same car, lots more Mustangs, but the Mustangs are more expensive. Good luck with the sale.
  21. The value guides discount the six cylinder (as do some potential buyers), but I think the sixes are better drivers than that ancient V8. Almost as much HP, and more useable torque. If it were my car, I'd try to post some more photos (rather than send them as a reply to an email), and advertise for $9K/offers. I know that's a tough pill to swallow, but if you want to move the car.......
  22. You might consider checking out one of the value guides. There's considerable difference between your asking price and what the guides are typically indicating, and it may be scaring off interested buyers not wanting to offer what you may consider a lowball.
  23. Wow. A buyer could make a killing parting it out, let alone finishing it.
  24. It seems old car fan disagrees with your valuation. Sarcasm doesn't translate well.
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