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Wanted 1920 's High Perfoming Car

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Sir,

There is a 1920 Revere Phaeton which has a running Rochester-Dusenberg Brothers engine in Mass. It had all the body/engine/chassis parts but it needs an awful lot of help and creativity to bring it back to lfe (one - two years full time ??). Probably would need to recast the solid aluminum radiator too. But if that's what you are looking for, you would have a "one-in-five" in the world show car. They were looking to get 75,000 for it as-is. But it would be very expensive to finish.

Thanks, -- RON --

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Not sure what your definition of "high-performing" is, but the 1924 - '28 Chrysler "70" series cars were among top performers in their day... their six-cylinder engine ran in seven main bearings, displaced 201 cu in, but developed about 70 hp...open Chryslers were capable of about 75 MPH.

The "Imperial 80" from the same period had a bit more power, and was a larger, heavier car.

You'll get the best performance for your dollar with a Chrysler six.

Oh, and they have four-wheel hydraulic brakes too.

If you're seeking higher performance than that, then you're talking Roamer, Locomobile, Duesenberg, etc. Any of these are rare and pricey.

Are you looking for top-end cruising speed, fast get-away, handling, or all of the above?

1927-29 Hudsons had an 288 cid F-head Super-Six, rated at 95 HP... that was one of the most powerful cars of that period, short of super-cars like the Duesenberg.

In any case, an open car or coupe will be the lightest / quickest.

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I must agree about the Chrysler Imperial 80. 80 miles per hour top speed all day long.

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I have a 1917 Jordan 6-60 HP roadster. with 72 spoke Houke wire wheels. The wheel base is 128 inches. (its a big car for its year)Its a 2 pass car and is the oldest known Jordan according to the Jordan club.The car is 90 percent restored and will be avalable soon. Car is located in upstste NY.

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The Revere in Massachusettes is a great original car and would be a straight forward restoration or would be alot of fun to drive as-is. I saw that car a few years ago when it was owned by a collection in Ohio.Here are some photos of the car when it was in Ohio about four/five years ago. A neat car and a rare opportunity.

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