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As an immigrant, with no history of American cars in my youth I never thought I would get bitten by the bug.... We had just moved back to north of Atlanta, after 14 years in Central Florida. On a road near our house, someone was selling a red late 40's car. turned out to be a resto-mod Dodge 48 or 49. Looked at it but it was noisy (hot rod) and pricey. But then something was itching. Started looking on-line at ATClassics & ClassicCars.com. Found a '50 Plymouth(?) south of Atlanta, but it was more a street rod too (no chrome trim, black bumper and modern engine). Sales guy said easier to maintain modern engines, and have power steering and power brakes. But it did not bite me. The sales guy suggested, if I was looking for something more stock to look for Oldsmobiles as they were still slightly cheaper than the premium marques, (Chevy, Ford, Cadillac). By now I was beginning to get a sense of my "ideal" car, in running condition but not perfect 1) to keep the price down 2) would like to accomplish something myself on the car; would prefer a stock car but not original, restored to stock is OK and finally the icing on the cake would be a car dated the same year that I am (1951). Just after receiving the 'Olds advice', I found one about 4 hours away so I could take a look myself and not buy blind. Two days later drove up and yes, this one bit me ... and hard! In running condition (and what a sound that Rocket 8 makes), little rust showing, restored interior, just some issues with the (original) paint job. So I put down a deposit, went home and started arranging final payment, transportation and insurance.
We recently found in a remote site several Hudsons useful for restoration or as donor cars. One of the better ones discovered so far is a 1955 Hudson Hornet 4 dr that runs and drives. Good body but missing some glass. Between 1951 and 55 the Hudson Hornet accounted for 40 NASCAR wins. We hope someone will take this example home and restore it. Pick up in Denver or we can arrange shiipping. $3500.
I have recently discovered a barn gem. A 1935 Olds. 4 dr. with a straight 8 cyl engine (its huge !) under the hood. It was built in Oshawa, Ontario. Is the straight 8 rare? The interior (seats and headboard) are absolutely intact, its a restoration dream. Body almost mint.. Original glass, etc. I'm looking to figure out what this car is worth. Anyone help ? What size of engine was the 8 cyl. ? This car has been stored a long time, the government had no record of its existence since their records went electronic in 1975.
Anyone know what engines could be transplanted in a 1935 Dodge Sedan without interfering with the factory steering? I have the original 85 horse flat 6.. suppose I could get it running again but want more power. I have seen these cars with 440's in them..I was hoping to put a 318 or 360 in it with minimal fabrication..and maybe without cutting the firewall...?