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  1. Mr. Lozier, your quest will get much more lasting attention if you begin a new thread requesting that information. It's interesting to see it here, but give it a life of its own. I enjoy seeing the earlier cars that are uncommon, whether they be Loziers, Locomobiles, Pilots, or Peerlesses---
  2. To make sure you spend your money wisely, don't do something SIMILAR. Most hobbyists here would recommend redoing something exactly as it was. Otherwise, when you eventually try to sell the car, the incorrect interior, even if subtly different, will make the car harder to sell and detract from its value. Do you mean you need the seat itself? Maybe some Olds experts can tell you good junkyards, and maybe the actual seat can be obtained from other Olds models of 1966 and surrounding years. Starfires are pretty popular, so surely someone has been in a similar situation and can advise. Correct material is probably available from SMS Auto Fabrics in Oregon, because they have materials that might not be found elsewhere.
  3. Interesting, and thank you for sharing them. You didn't indicate, but can we assume they are yours? One of our local A.A.C.A. members had 5 Case cars up until five years ago. He was getting older and reduced his collection, selling 4 of them.
  4. It's certainly a film of good (and improved) quality. But it is definitely authentic, Ken. I see buildings there that haven't been around for many decades--and none of the tall modern buildings that have lined so many of the streets in the last 50 years.
  5. It certainly was an interesting film, and thank you for sharing it. One has to remember that all of the sound--the hoof-claps, the horns, the whistles and bells--is entirely a newer addition, since film was silent in those days. Thankfully, the title of the video makes that clear. One man, writing in the 1890's in The Horseless Age, called that period The Age of Noise. All of the carriages and wagons with grating steel tires, ball-bearingless axles, horses' iron-shod hooves, etc. made a lot of dissonance. He felt that the advent of the automobile, with its pneumatic tires and ball bearings, would quiet things down a bit.
  6. The original poster hasn't even visited the forum since October 2018, and never left any contact information---
  7. Both events are very large, but Hershey is larger, both for its flea market and its car corral. What type, or decade of car, would you like to get? The Carlisle events, both Spring and Fall, cover all makes of cars. Carlisle's car corral is overwhelmingly populated by cars of the 1960's through 1980's. Do you want a 1980 Chevrolet El Camino or a 1965 Chevelle? Carlisle is a good place to search; but if you want a 1952 Buick, no. Hershey's car corral is full of cars of all ages, possibly from 1900 up to the 25-year-old cutoff. You may find that El Camino there, or the Chevelle, but you may also see 1932 Buicks, 1941 Packards, 1955 Cadillacs. The choice is much broader. At both places, but especially at Hershey, you'll also find cars for sale scattered among the flea-market spaces. Hershey's flea market is extremely sparse on Saturday, when most people attend the Saturday-only car show, but there are still some cars for sale in the car corral. Advice: spend all available days at Hershey. A realistically priced car might sell almost immediately. But many cars start out over-priced: Sellers think that big money is afoot, especially from overseas, and the cars may be priced accordingly. I remember one car for sale at Carlisle, and after 100,000 people walked by it and it didn't sell, the same car was at Hershey with a HIGHER asking price! Prices come down or become more flexible as the days progress. Some overpriced cars never get sold, so you could make a private deal weeks afterward. Also, some optimistic sellers fail one year and bring their car back to try again in ensuing years. Both Carlisle and Hershey also have auctions going on on one or more days. (Hershey's is not affiliated with the AACA event and is a short drive away.) The Carlisle auction has cars similar to those at its car corral, whereas the Hershey auction favors early cars and higher-end cars. So Hershey is indeed worth visiting, but finding the car you like at a realistic price is not guaranteed. Keep realistic expectations, stay for Saturday's car show, and you'll be glad you were there!
  8. Thank you for the insights from Europe. I hadn't heard of those economic difficulties in the American news, but perhaps I just missed them. Americans buying a car from Europe is a good possibility. Those Americans experienced in doing that might bring back a few American cars. But most people here are unfamiliar with how to do so, so selling to Americans might not produce many potential buyers. Please don't worry. For many years under fixed exchange rates, the British pound was worth about $5.00 U. S. (That's why our old $5 half-eagle gold coin is about the same size as a British gold sovereign.) These days, exchange rates are allowed to fluctuate, and other markets fluctuate as well, based on the enthusiasm or fear of people as a group. The euro has been worth less than a dollar before. As one wise man once said satirically, experts have successfully predicted 10 out of the last 5 recessions!
  9. Valid contractual restrictions will help protect the car. Clearly, a valid contract requires agreement by both parties, as well as a monetary consideration. The penalty does not constitute "damages"; it is part of the agreement. I've been grateful to have plenty of friends who are lawyers. This has some of the same purpose as a Deed of Trust in real estate, where one can impose various conditions that remain in place AFTER the sale, even in perpetuity. NOW LET'S GET BACK TO INSIGHTS ON CHEVROLETS!
  10. I'm impressed by excellence, but never by money. This car might be fun for a trained person to drive on a track, but at the typical speeds of 60 or 70 m.p.h., it looks like a cramped, low-vision vehicle with a front end that looks like a bottom-feeding fish! I'd take a $20,000 collector car and have the remaining $18,680,000 to save, invest, and donate.
  11. I'm still unconvinced, but we shouldn't get any more off-topic. I'd rather see insights into 1927 Chevrolets!
  12. This thought might sound foreign to a Vermonter, but oil is a naturally occurring product in the environment. In Pennsylvania, oil was first discovered when it was floating naturally on streams, having oozed up from underground. Today, some would think it pollution! The Indians had noticed it previously and even thought it could be used beneficially as a medicine.
  13. Good direction, Mr. Barner! Otherwise, the thread would be twice as long and no more useful. It sounds as if you are getting some good information. I agree with others' ideas that rules should vary with the size of the property. Five acres are very different from 1/4-acre lots. You might want to define or suggest in your ordinance what constitutes acceptable screening: Type and height of fencing, landscaping, etc., but not being so restrictive that new and creative methods of screening are excluded. If the ordinance has wording like "shall not be visible from the street," that may suffice, but on small properties, a next-door neighbor may still see junk cars in a back yard from his 2nd-story windows.
  14. Dave, I hope your wife does well. I have a 1995 which I've had for quite some time. I got it because it has the very unusual gear-shift on the steering column, and a cloth 60-40 front seat. The color is similar to yours--so here's what yours may look like once it's all cleaned and detailed: