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1. 1914 - 1916 Stutz Bearcat

2. One of the two shortened wheelbase SJ Duesenbergs - done correctly with blackwall tires, painted radiator shell, and discs on the wheels -like they were originally

3. 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich conv. coupe

4. late 1930's 540K Mercedes Benz special roadster

5. 1930 V 16 Cadillac roadster

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1.) 1935 or 36 Auburn Boat-tailed speedster. (Will never be able to afford one but sure would like to ride in one before I die.)

2.) 1965 Dodge Dart GT with the half vinyl top and chrome package. My dad and mom had one and it was the car I learned to drive on. Sadly we didn't have it long because we started camping and had to get a station wagon to haul all the gear.

3.) A Nash Metro. I fell in love with them after seeing the one that the late Ernie Litteral had. It was salmon and white.

4.) I want our 1958 Chevy Biscayne two-door back. Bill sold it to a guy in Fla. It was our first antique car and we were the second owners of the car. Bill is still in the dog house over selling it.

5.) A truck from the twenties restored with the name <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Woodford Oil and Gas </span></span>on it. My grandfather had oil and gas wells in the Harrisville, West Virginia area for many years. He also had a filling station that had the very first cement pad poured in Ritchie County. The station has long since closed but it, and the cement pad, are still there. Along with the house behind them that Dad grew up in.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: K8096</div><div class="ubbcode-body">2. One of the two shortened wheelbase SJ Duesenbergs - done correctly with blackwall tires, painted radiator shell, and discs on the wheels -like they were originally. </div></div>

Clark Gable's SSJ (although he never really owned it) lives 2 doors down from me. It is now red and silver with chrome wire wheels (I'm sure most of you have seen it somewhere already). Though I'm not too keen on the chrome wheels with whitewalls, I think I prefer it this way with the unskirted fenders, which make it look lighter. It also used to be a pretty dull beige, if I remember correctly, and went through at least 1 set of pretty hideous modifications before arriving with its present owner in its present condition.

While I like the idea of a "lightweight" SJ, the proportions of this car never really seemed pleasing to my eye. These are BIG cars, trying to make them look like a little car distorts the lines, particularly the rear end. Maybe that's just me...

But now that I look at two photos I found on the Internet, I wonder if this car has been rebodied or if there is some confusion as to which car Gable is standing next to in the publicity photo below. The rear ends are vastly different.

This car:

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looks nothing like this car:

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I think I'll ask my neighbor about it next time I see him.

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1934 Ford Coupe

1940 Ford Coupe

1958 Impala

1963 Corvette split-window

1965 Shelby GT350R Mustang.

All factory stock with the highest hp available and a stick.

I thought this would be easy, but once I started listing cars I realized there's fifty I really want.

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Those are not the same two cars. Neither of the shortened SJ cars ever had skirted fenders. They did, however, both have painted radiator shells & wheels discs originally. I am very familiar with the car two doors down from you. When is was restored by it's current owner in circa 1963, his friends used to jokingly tell him it looked like a 1958 Oldsmobile because of the bright colors he chose to paint it.

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Such a privilege you have to live so close to a Duesenberg. I live in Idaho, which is probably one of the Duesenberg-Free States, regrettably. Kind of like being The Only County in Wyoming Without a Hospital or The Only State Without a Billionaire, etc.

I have read about the V-16 Peerless in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum many times, and would like to visit it oneday. I MAY have found a photo of the other V-16 I mentioned in my previous post. Interesting to think about, at any rate. ------Jeff

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If I ever hit the lottery this will be my garage:

1955 Gullwing

1987 Buick GNX

1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible (Suicide Doors are cool)

Whatever the newest Mercedes 500SL AMG is

1955 Ford Fairline Sunliner Convertible

I could almost say without doubt I would trade anything I have for any of them without hesitation

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1904 Franklin

1903 Cadillac

1890's anything

1905 Maxwell H

1902 Union

Yes I like the old stuff...always have. I hope someday because I know they are out there...just have to tickle the owners the right way to get them to grant my wishes. JO BO

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My list

1. 1956 Packard Carribean Convertible

2. 1949-50 Packard Custom Eight Convertible

3. 1962 Imperial Crown Convertible

4. 1956 Packard 400

5. 1978 Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee, in Diamond blue with moonroof and 460.

1-3 are the fantasy list.

4 & 5 I am actually looking for. Contact me if you have a reasonably priced one for sale.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shop Rat</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

3.) A Nash Metro. I fell in love with them after seeing the one that the late Ernie Litteral had. It was salmon and white. </div></div>

My father has a 1959 salmon and white Metropolitan convertible for sale.

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Not that we need any more because we don't (and if we did we'd get shot, gutted, and hung). But if I were to get five more.

1. 1958-62 Corvette.

2. 1955 Chevy hardtop or convertible.

3. 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS.

4. 1971-72 Chevy pickup or Blazer.

5. Early 50's Bullet Nose Studebaker.

Any of the five could be restored or customized. In either case I like the looks of the vehicles mentioned.

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Cool. Right now my problem is that Bill and I are retired and don't have the free floating cash right now to buy one. We tied a lot of our money up in investments so that our money can make money.

We do still want one and hope to get one in the future.

Have you posted the one your dad is selling on the Buy/Sell Forum here along with some photos?

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Susan,

There is a guy up here in my parts that has a nice looking red and white one where the engine let go on it. He's been looking at buying our '67 Mustang, and may decide to sell the Metro. DO you want me to try to get a price??

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I thought I would mention the Metro since it was exactly what you want. Aside from that, it is not posted here. My dad is retired with too much money and spare time, and can post his own for sale ads. I am trying to scrape together money to buy a Packard or Lincoln to replace mine that was rear-ended and totalled last year.

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Thanks for the info. but if we get one I want it ready to go. We already have two projects and I really don't want a third one until the other two are done.

And then there is that LACK of space for another car in boxes and crates....... crazy.gif

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Thanks for mentioning it. That is how cars and new owners find each other many times.

Ouch on your car being totalled. Sorry to hear about that.

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I have all the cars I can handle for now, but since I'm fantasizing, I someday hope to own the following:

1915 Franklin Series 8 Touring

1905 Franklin Model E

1932 Desoto Roadster

1957 BMW 507

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa convertible

I have eclectic tastes smile.gif

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My top five:

- 1954 Kaiser Darrin (sold mine...I now have sellers remorse)

- 1951 Frazer Manhattan convertible

- An Airflow (any)

- 1972 Roadrunner (another car I sold and would like back)

- A Muntz

Yeah...I have an odd wish list, but heck, why not?!

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My list:

56 Packard Carribean conv.

57 Pontiac Starchief convertible

59 Ford retractible

50 Ford Convertible

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LINC400</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

My father has a 1959 salmon and white Metropolitan convertible for sale. </div></div>

Please tell me I didn't see this post!!

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shop Rat</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

And then there is that LACK of space for another car in boxes and crates....... crazy.gif </div></div>

Susan, are you forgeting the size of the Met.....you can fit it in a draw. laugh.gif

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Oh go on, Sky- like you said, you can fit it in a dresser drawer!

What's that sounds like a stray kitten mewing? A little pink and white Met saying "Sky, Sky, please give me a home!"

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And of all things, tonight I get a call from a retired preacher wanting to sell his 1970 Ninety Eight coupe. The dang garage is going to be overfilled before I even get everything moved in it...

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Skyking</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shop Rat</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

And then there is that LACK of space for another car in boxes and crates....... crazy.gif </div></div>

Susan, are you forgeting the size of the Met.....you can fit it in a draw. laugh.gif</div></div>

No need for boxes, crates, or drawers. It is fully restored. You can just buy it and put it on a shelf in the garage.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DriveAG2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

1907 Franklin H2O 13 cylinder Limo-Coupe for shear power and insanity </div></div>

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How many people are aware of the "famous" Franklin H2O? By the way, I think it only had 12 cylinders.

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