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  1. Nice car - crappy ad - camera must have broke, only 3 photos. https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/anoka-1959-cadillac-dr-coupe/7359202805.html condition: excellent cylinders: 8 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 111111 odometer broken paint color: black size: full-size title status: clean transmission: automatic type: coupe 1959 Cadillac 2 Door Coupe 390 CID Engine Automatic Transmission P/S P/B P/W A/C Black Exterior/ Black Interior New Interior Newer Tires Runs And Drives Excellent $50,000 Best Offer NO LOW BALLERS Contact 763-957-0313 NO TEXTS NO EMAILS
  2. I think it's rather cute. I'd drive it some, but you sure couldn't use it as a grocery getter.
  3. Brütsch was a West German company that designed microcars in the 1950s and built prototypes hoping to sell the designs. Their total output was 81 vehicles in several models. They are obviously rare. This is a three-wheel 50cc Mopetta (one of five survivors).
  4. https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/417792422885146/? Driven 94,000 miles Manual transmission Exterior color: Grey Fuel type: Gasoline Clean title Seller's Description 1927 Franklin. Completely restored to original in 2004, used in 2 parades, then parked. Selling for my mom. Paperwork is in her name and car is at her residence. This car is in excellent shape. Runs, drives, turns and stops just like it was new. Some documentation back to the original owner who was the chief inspector for Franklin, and the original license plates and owner’s manual. Manufactured in Syracuse NY. I also have pictures showing the restoration process. Not many of these left, especially in this shape. This is a collectors dream. I also have spare parts that come with it from a donor car. Wood spoke wheel, axle, steering gear, springs, bumpers, and more. $30k or best REASONABLE offer for all. The car is for sale, not on sale. Do not need to sell.
  5. Looks a lot like a Valiant with a funny nose on it. The Asimmetrica Roadster was based on the same Plymouth Valiant platform as the XNR, utilizing the slant six engine and the Hyper-Pack features – cast-iron split headers and a Carter AFB carburetor, similar to the NASCAR Valiants. The design of the Asimmetrica was a tempered, more user-friendly take on the XNR concept car, with a folding top, a full windshield, a less prominent D-Type-style fin behind the driver, and door handles. The headlights of the original design were moved from inside the grill to the front fenders, and the indicators that had originally been fitted to the wings were moved down to a more traditional location under the headlights. Inside, the Plymouth Asimmetrica Roadster was opulent by the standards of its time, with full leather upholstery, rich carpeting, a wood rimmed steering wheel, and polished chrome accents throughout. The car was first shown to the public at the Turin Motor Show in 1961, where it was seen by Georges Simenon, the acclaimed French author of the Maigret detective novels. It was love at first sight for Simenon and he wrote a cheque to Ghia on the spot to buy it, on the condition that it would be delivered immediately after the show ended. He remembered the encounter in his memoirs: “On the Chrysler stand I am struck by a splendid flame red car, with a new and unseen line. I am fascinated by the model and address the seller, who introduces me to the famous Italian coachbuilders Ghia, the creator of this exclusive model. The price is shocking, but . . . I buy it for (my wife) Denyse; I sign a check and Ghia promises to deliver the car immediately after the show closes.” – Georges Simenon Over the intervening decades the Asimmetrica would pass through a limited number of hands before it was carefully restored to original specification in 1989/1990, after which it was displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1990. Since 2000 the car has belonged to a private collector in the Pacific Northwest who has only publicly shown it very rarely, preferring to drive it and enjoy it as part of a very exclusive collection. The Asimmetrica is now due to be publicly sold for the first time in almost 20 years at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey on the last weekend of August. If you’d like to read more about it or register to bid you can click here to visit the listing. Images: Josh Bryan ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
  6. 1936 Oldsmobile Sport Coupe 3 Window - $24,500 (Central MN) Pretty neat looking car. Here's the phone number: (320) 587-8929 <image 1 of 12> condition: good fuel: gas odometer: 43897 title status: clean transmission: manual One owner all original. 3 speed manual.
  7. Looks very similar to a part of a '58 Pontiac front grille/bumper assembly.
  8. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2265914563544795/? About This Vehicle Driven 55,000 miles Manual transmission Exterior color: Yellow · Interior color: Tan Fuel type: Gasoline This vehicle is paid off Clean title
  9. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/556913908654671/ 1928 Buick 35 or 36 $10,000 Vehicles Listed 16 hours ago in Sioux Falls, SD Message About This Vehicle Driven 36,000 miles Manual transmission Exterior color: Black Seller's Description 1928 Buick 35 or 36 · Sedan · Driven 36,000 miles Great car in running condition. Call [hidden information] for more info. Sioux Falls SD
  10. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4014542811993510/? About This Vehicle Driven 22,800 miles Automatic transmission Exterior color: Blue · Interior color: Brown Fuel type: Gasoline Seller's Description Mint ! One of 117! American - Italian Beauty! 1957 Blue with Brown Dual Ghia Dealership Information Berliner Classic Motorcars (305) 778-3582
  11. Check out the Jensen Shooting Brake I just posted on the Not Mine For Sale forum.
  12. https://journal.classiccars.com/2021/07/26/pick-of-the-day-before-sports-cars-jensen-was-a-coachbuilder/? Before they built sports cars, the Jensen brothers were coach builders doing vehicles such as this shooting brake Long before Jensen would be known for producing post-war sports cars, brothers Richard and Alan Jensen were British coachbuilders. Starting in 1936, they did bodies on Austin Sevens and would add coachwork on Standard chassis as well. After uniting with W.J. Smith & Son, they expanded to work on more stylish bodies on Wolseley, Morris and Ford chassis. “As the 1930s progressed, Jensen discovered their niche when they imported a batch of 20 Ford V8 chassis from North America and created a series of stylish touring cars,” notes the St. Louis, Missouri, dealer advertising the Pick of the Day on ClassicCars.com. It’s a 1935 Jensen Custom. “This exceptionally rare Jensen-Ford Shooting Brake is the sole surviving example of an estimated two or three built in 1935,” the dealer notes. “Based on a Canadian Ford Model 48 V8 chassis, it is one of the 20-odd Fords imported and bodied by Jensen in the 30s. “However, Jensen did much more than simply tack a new body onto the existing frame — to achieve their desired look and lower center of gravity, they repositioned the engine and lowered/raked the radiator, resulting in a dramatic and sporty appearance.” The dealer reports that previous owners of the car believe it was built for a doctor, who used it sparingly. “Records show it was briefly taxed and registered in the UK in 1957 & 1958, though it disappeared from the road soon after,” the dealer says. “In the early 1980s, the car resurfaced via a Jensen Owner’s Club UK newsletter article, describing a wood-bodied Jensen in a complete but rather sorry state, lurking in a garage in Dorking, Surrey. “With the threat of the car being sent to the breaker’s yard, the author issued a plea to save it. Help arrived when the owner contacted a fellow Jensen Club member for a valuation. When he saw the car sitting in the junkyard, he immediately decided to buy it and bring it home for restoration. “A piano restorer by trade, the new owner painstakingly refurbished the ash framework, taking great strides to preserve as much of the original wood as possible. In the early 1990s, after years of effort, the Jensen shooting brake returned to the road. By 2001, another club member acquired it and continued detailing the restoration and showing the car regularly for club events and concours. “The most recent owners bought it in 2010, bringing it to the USA, where it joined their collection of rare and desirable Jensen cars and continued to be driven and enjoyed in shows and concours events. “Today, this unique and stylish Jensen is offered in excellent condition; its restoration gently matured after years of meticulous, enthusiastic care. The rich green paint is a fine match for the ash-framed body and red leather-trimmed interior, and the lowered, steeply raked radiator gives the Jensen-Ford a decidedly sporty character. “The paintwork is glossy and attractive, with a few minor imperfections consistent with the restoration’s age. Brightwork is in good condition all around, and fittings include period correct Lucas head and marker lamps, a single oval Notek fog lamp, radiator stone guard, and rear-mounted spare wheel with a color-keyed cover. “The interior is trimmed in dark red leather with matching wool carpet, which has taken on a pleasing character with age and use. Controls and switchgear are original fitments, and the dash has knobs and a pressure gauge for the Andre “Hydro-Telecontrol” adjustable suspension. There’s also a lovely Smiths clock and Cooper-Stewart main dials.” Ford’s flathead V8 provides power, this one a Canadian-produced unit, “runs well, delivering a respectable amount of grunt to move the Jensen along with ease,” the dealer reports. “Thanks to the robust Ford underpinnings, the Jensen-Ford is reliable and easy to live with, boasting excellent parts and service support from just about anywhere in the world. “Early Jensen cars are a rare sight on our roads, and this charming Shooting Brake has the added cachet of being the only known example,” the dealer says. “It has an interesting and well-documented history, accompanied by a large file of receipts, correspondence, MOT certificates, V5C documents, and insight from marque historians.” The vehicle was done in 1935 and in 1936 Jensen evolved from coachbuilder to automobile manufacturer, producing what the dealer reports as “the combination of British style and American V8 power that defined Jensen Motors from its inception until production ceased in the late 1970s.”
  13. I agree with both of you. However the condition in photos & price would make me want to go look it over if I was in the market for such a vehicle.
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