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  1. Having written about that 1929 Auburn Cabriolet going for $51.5K in this thread, I thought I would add an update that it did much better the next time around. Makes me feel bad for the much older gentleman with the cane, as it seems that the next buyer made the money he was looking to make.
  2. I was fortunate to drive one once. MASSIVE! But oh so sweet, too.
  3. The CCCA cars of the mid-1920s era seem a good bit shorter, at least on average, than the ones of the 1930s. Maybe smaller cars when they had weaker brakes and therefore didn't want the extra weight? Or maybe just the style, I don't know.
  4. In 1942, my grandfather bought the 1935 Packard Twelve I now own from Charles U. Bay. Mr. Bay was a major Wall Street financier and also owned an oil company, so I assume he was the first owner. Bay was well known for racing yachts and horses, and he later became U.S. Ambassador to Norway.
  5. For those interested, here are a few lengths I could find online (although I don't know if the online references are accurate). I'll edit this post if I find new ones to add. 1931 Cadillac Eight: 16 feet, 11 inches 1934 LaSalle: 16 feet, 10 inches (not a classic, but a very cool car). 1935 Auburn Eight: 16 feet, 2 inches 1927 LaSalle: 15 feet, 5 inches 1933-40 Derby Bentleys: 14 feet 6 inches for the Chassis only. [Car length depends on coachbuilder and body style]
  6. And yet she likes you anyway, for some unclear reason. Go figure!
  7. Thanks, Matt. FWIW, the "problem" I am having, which Ed knows and is teasing me about, is that we're moving to a new place that has a 30-foot long attached garage. (There's room to build another garage; negotiations with my better half have limited me to adding another two-car. At least for now. ) Thinking down the road, I'm trying to figure out if I can someday fit two cars end-to-end in those 30 feet. There are small cars from the 50s that I like that are 13-14 feet, so I'm trying to figure out what options I would have to squeeze in a second car. I mean, you have to dayd
  8. https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=2410
  9. Interesting! The Nethercutt one is by Floyd-Derham, some internet sources say. https://www.pbase.com/noyphoto/image/132562783
  10. The Nerthcutt collection has this interesting '28 Minerva that I always enjoyed seeing back when I lived nearby. It's a really cool-looking car. (Internet picture.)
  11. Most CCCA cars are in the range of 17, 18, or even 19 feet long. I wonder, what are the shorter CCCA cars? To narrow it a bit, let's stick with cars of the 1930s, available with four seats, and, and say, under 16.5 feet. Any ideas? The best ones I could think are the Cord 810/812 (which I believe are 15.75 feet), and maybe a Derby Bentley (which vary, but I have seen some stated as 16 feet). Any others? And yes, this is a question prompted by a garage space limitation. I mean, that's rational, right? Um, right?
  12. Ed, do you have thoughts on the minimum drive to take? I take each of my cars out around once a week for a drive in a residential neighborhood for about 20 minutes, roughly 5 miles or so. Maybe once a month or so I'll make it 10 miles instead of 5. 2-3 times a year I'll go on a 40-50 mile drive, usually to or from a car show. Curious if I need to be driving for longer periods, in your view.
  13. John, if you're interested in original cars, this 1934 Packard 1100 comes out of a well-known Packard collection on the east coast (Dave English's collection). https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/packard/1100/2443919.html
  14. Of potential interest to the group, this was posted today at Jay Leno's Garage:
  15. I second the idea of trying Hemmings Motor News. I have no insight as to a reasonable asking price, although I imagine it would involve a lot of guesswork any way you look at it given all the variables.
  16. Around 20 years ago, when I was looking to buy my first antique car, I met a guy at a local car show who had a few cars like what I was looking to buy -- a '49 Cadillac. I had never driven one. He invited me to his house and let me take out his cars to get a feel for them, with him in the passengers seat. I remember the thrill of driving his spectacular '49 convertible and feeling that I had to buy one. And I also remember the terror when I misjudged the brakes and overshot a turn a bit, leading him to scream out immediate instructions of what to do to correct for it. I think I lost about
  17. The New York Times had an interesting article and accompanying video about the restoration of this car back in 2013: ]https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/automobiles/its-a-duesie-the-first-in-fact.html
  18. I would guess it was taken at the Grand Canyon, as a reverse image search suggests it was posted in some stories about the grand canyon. https://web.archive.org/web/20081011062712/http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/education/images/grand_canyon.jpg
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