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  1. I have updated this listing to highlight that the “Slim-Jim” RotoHydraMatic transmission has recently been rebuilt on this vehicle...
  2. Let me first say with sincere respect that I appreciate the consideration that went into this difficult decision. All things being equal, though, I don't understand why this ultimate decision could not have been made until the end of July, or even by the traditional August 15th car show registration deadline. We would have so much more empirical evidence between now and then to make a decision, based upon the facts and experiences we would have learned from and lived through during the next 60-75 days. It is a glimmer of hope that the Saturday car show is still "on
  3. Just made an investment into a “60K” 12-Volt Reproduction Battery, which is an “Absorbed Glass Mat” (AGM) battery. As these are quite expensive, I want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. I did get the attached paperwork regarding this type of battery, with the warning not to use a standard battery tender. I have learned that there is a specific type of battery tender that can be used for these particular batteries. If so, what can anyone who has had a successful experience recommend? And yes, I can plainly read the recommendations on the paper what I can do
  5. Screen grab from the Hagerty Insider App, showing the various condition values for a 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible. I did not have enough “screen” to show the caption that indicated to add 10% to the value of the vehicle if it was equipped with factory air conditioning...
  6. Re-listing this vehicle; was originally asking $18,000 negotiable; now asking $15,000 negotiable. Thank you, Mike
  7. UPDATE: RotoHydraMatic “Slim-Jim” transmission has recently been completely rebuilt for this vehicle! Listing for a friend in the Chicagoland area: FOR SALE—1962 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe. Texas-built southern car, Willow Mist with Provincial White roof, 49,000 miles, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, Safety Sentinel speedometer, vacuum trunk release, padded dash. 394 SkyRocket V-8, 330 hp, everything on the car has been replaced (some NOS parts), rebuilt, or serviced, including engine work, fuel system, brakes, suspension, differential. Transmi
  8. Is there a source for someone who either remanufactures, or perhaps refurbishes the glove box plaques that adorned the Lincoln Continentals during the 1960s? These would have the original owner’s name on them. Would ideally like to keep the original one with the first owner’s name and have a new one that would be exactly like it, or perhaps obtain another one from a vehicle that is no longer extant and put the new owner’s name on it. Specifically, I am inquiring about one for a 1963 Lincoln Continental Sedan. Thanks, Mike
  9. Arriving in Hershey Tuesday afternoon, hitting the swap meet early morning Wednesday through Friday, then up at the crack of dawn Saturday morning, to the showfield with my 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe. My favorite time of year...
  10. Just to verify, you’ll do a lot of walking. But it’ll be one of the best ways you can get some exercise!
  11. My friend asked me for assistance regarding the application for this show. I let her know that I would be looking into it. That is where I am at now. If anything eventuates from this, I will provide details provided that is her desire to do so. No feelings hurt. I asked a question, I expected an answer, not a rhetorical exercise. The reasoning behind the "why" the question was asked is irrelevant. That being said, no apologies necessary. Ready to move on from this.
  12. Now that I am on my iPad instead of my iPhone, I see it plain as day! Thanks for taking the time to address this.
  13. Thank you John. People have NO IDEA what her situation is, other than what I’ve stated. And no, you cannot always go by material things. Looking very much to Fall Hershey and perhaps seeing you there once again. One month from today I’ll be on the road towards the greatest show on Earth...
  14. Let me try this again. Since there are no italics for emphasis that I am aware of, I am using caps. I am not screaming. But if replies like this keep up, I may start. As I said. I AM NOT FAMILIAR with the show, for the reasons outlined above. I AM INQUIRING AS A FAVOR TO A FRIEND (which I have learned is cause in itself for suspicion of ulterior motives). I ASKED FOR ANSWERS. Not snark, judgmentalism, or an inquisition. But, If that’s the playing field, I guess I’ll strap my helmet on and go at it as I apparently must. You know, George, there a
  15. Really? Nothing like looking for the best in people. How many posts have I made here, and for how many years? I also happen to be a Life Member of the AACA. Were you able to glean any of that? Not going to get into it, but I’ll elaborate this much. I am asking on behalf of a widow who enjoys classic vehicles, has several of them, as do I, and does not want to be taken advantage of, and who knows that I have been a tremendous help to her in this area for years, and entrusted me to check this out for her. So here I am. If you want to help with an answer, fine, and
  16. Have a friend who wanted me to look into having a vehicle submitted for restoration on this “Garage Squad” television show. Generally speaking, with maybe an exception or two, I have sadly found almost all “car shows” on television, and in particular, the ones that have to do with “restorations” of older vehicles, are, well, horrible. And that’s putting it mildly. Not to be snobby, but the sophomoric fake drama (or even if it’s “real”, same difference, as the saying goes) of almost every one of these soap operas on four wheels is a real turn-off to a budding geezer
  17. Rusty 12: YOU. NAILED. IT!! I will never understand the mentality of vendors who drive hundreds of miles, take hours to set up, then leave at the slightest bit of discomfort due to weather, let alone a pessimistic attitude about selling prospects for the day. And, as Billorn stated, the people out in the rain truly are looking for something they need, rather than something they can flip. Was talking about this at dinner one night last week in Hershey, and my cohorts shared in agreement with my lament: we have gotten SOFT. Man, in the old days, when you really had to deal wit
  18. Annie, it was great (and certainly a stroke of luck) to meet you and your husband at the banquet on Saturday evening. One of those "small world" moments. And I did see he captured my car, (high beams and all) coming in for the show on Saturday morning. One of my most common refrains from over the years, that when I first bought my classic over two decades ago, I could never have foreseen how many wonderful people from near and far that I would meet through my old car. It is borne out every year in Hershey, where I meet up with old friends, and make new ones. As important a p
  19. After 10 am, the rest of the day was partly sunny (or partly cloudy, depending on the optimist or pessimist in you), and in the mid-50s. Here's what it looked like for most of the afternoon, up to the end of the show...
  20. Here are front and back pictures of the vehicle; note the location adjacent to the Giant Center, and that the owner appears to be from Pennsylvania, per the antique license plates...
  21. Once again, a wonderful week in Hershey, and a fantastic show on Saturday. Thanks to all who brought their vehicles in spite of the early precipitation, and for those who attended from near and far just to check out what was on the show field...
  22. You are, of course, indeed correct. Mind fart when I posted it. If I can edit the original post, I will. Thanks for the correction.
  23. ***UPDATE 4/4/2020--NOW ENTERTAINING ALL REASONABLE OFFERS*** RE-LISTING AT LOWER PRICE--1967 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-DOOR CONVERTIBLE Representing a friend who wants to sell this to a someone who will bring this luxury vehicle back to its former glory. Cameo Green, Ivy Gold interior, 62,000 miles, have original Vehicle Warranty Identification Card, some original documentation and maintenance, and Marti Report. 462 V-8, power steering, power windows, power vent windows, 6-way power seats, power door locks, air conditioning (not working), tinted glass, AM radio, disc brake
  24. 1992 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, 305, five-speed manual, 36,000 miles, runs and drives beautifully, clutch and transmission feels great! Asking $13,500 or best offer. Contact Randal at 719-214-7892, Pueblo, Colorado
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