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On 12/4/2018 at 9:48 PM, BrianBuckley said:

You guys won't believe it but the 1933 Chrysler pictured here was actually for sale and get this...I actually bought it.  As it turns out, a gypsy listed it for sale after finding it sitting in a driveway under a tarp near San Jose, California.  If you are not from out here and are not familiar with gypsies and cars...I will give you a quick lesson.  For whatever reason, some years ago, local gypsies came upon the idea of finding and selling old cars here in California.  If you don't know anything about the way a gypsy thinks, consider this...a gypsy would sell his own mother if someone would offer to buy her.  They are known for having multiple identities (I have actually had the same gypsy introduce himself as Joe, John and Bob over the course of a few years) forgetting he had previously met me.  They also are quite unscrupulous and are willing to lie, cheat and steal anything and everything that is not nailed down.  But here is the thing...they beat the bushes like nobody else and actually find cars...even very rare cars.  As an example, about a year and a half ago, I saw a local listing for a 1971 GTO 455 convertible and responded to the add.  Pretty quickly, I got a guy on the other end of the phone who knew next to nothing about the car he was selling but wanted to make sure I was a cash buyer and willing to buy the car immediately.  I knew almost immediately it was a gypsy selling it and it turns out I was right.  It also turned out that car was one of the rarest GTO's ever produced...one of 18 455 HO 4 speed convertibles.  Did the gypsy know that?  No.  Did he care? No.  All he wanted to do was make a quick buck which I was more than happy to oblige him with. Also a little note...gypsies never put the car in their own names...they always title jump.  With respect to this 1933 Chrysler,  the nicest guy named Jack was willing to sell it.  He was actually approached by a likely gypsy who offered to buy it and gave him a sizable deposit in the form of a check and then told Jack not to cash it (are you beginning to get the idea).  He told Jack he was going to keep it for himself and get a loan to buy it (yeah right).  He then advertised it...you can see the listing above in one of the posts.  Hence the "V-8 engine" when one of the photos clearly show a straight 8 in the car.  What is interesting is that I actually got to see the car without the "gypsy" present after he gave me the address where it was located.  I went early and sure enough the car was actually there.  Jack was a prince of a guy and wanted the car to someone who was going to care for it as he was now 85 years old and no longer able to work on it himself.  I agreed to buy it and get this...I actually paid for it!.  I did feel as though I owed the "gypsy" something for his "work" in finding and listing the car so I provided him a pretty decent finders fee...all things considered.  The car is in beautiful shape and has been cleaned up and now purrs like a kitten.  I thought everyone who had written about this car would enjoy hearing what dear departed Paul Harvey used to call..."and now for the rest of the story".  Thanks.  Brian.

That’s quite the experience Brian!  Does that have the vacuum declutching equipment on it?  Any chance of seeing a picture of the carb side of the motor?

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Hi...I sure will be willing to take the photos you wanted.  Jack who sold me the car said that although the device is present...it is not connected as he had trouble with it.  I will get them to you...I guess on this site next Saturday as I will be traveling this week.  Also...I wanted to say a quick hello to Curt Schultz who commented on my purchase of this Chrysler in this forum.  Curt...maybe you will remember me...I purchased sidemount covers from you for my 1934 Auburn Phaeton as well as one front fender about three years ago.  I guess you consider my buying this Chrysler BS.  Dave Knopp and I a good laugh about that.  Dave took some pictures of the Chrysler last Friday...maybe he can send them to you.  Best Brian

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Brian,

You must be watching your post here since you replied to SparkEE above. I'm curious as to why you haven't replied to my post/request. For your convenience, here it is:

BrianBuckley ,

Call me a skeptic, but how about a little proof of your story. Post some photos of the rare GTO you bought & of this car, cleaned up & running.

 

In a previous post, you started out "you won't believe this". No, I don't & I'm sure others here don't as well. Prove me & the others wrong.

Thank you,

George Smolinski

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On 12/9/2018 at 9:40 PM, BrianBuckley said:

Hi...I sure will be willing to take the photos you wanted.  Jack who sold me the car said that although the device is present...it is not connected as he had trouble with it.  I will get them to you...I guess on this site next Saturday as I will be traveling this week.  Also...I wanted to say a quick hello to Curt Schultz who commented on my purchase of this Chrysler in this forum.  Curt...maybe you will remember me...I purchased sidemount covers from you for my 1934 Auburn Phaeton as well as one front fender about three years ago.  I guess you consider my buying this Chrysler BS.  Dave Knopp and I a good laugh about that.  Dave took some pictures of the Chrysler last Friday...maybe he can send them to you.  Best Brian

Terrific, thanks!  Some years ago I bought a 1933 Chrysler CQ which had all of the vacuum declutching and accelerator starting equipment removed.  Over the years I’ve been trying to piece the missing components together.  At present, it retains the (perhaps) WWII era modified accelerator linkage.  Still looking for the declutching canister, amongst other things.

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Thanks for sharing your story. 

Had the same happen this summer when some gypsies wtd to repave my 1/4 mile long drive.............

 

they started looking at a few of my cars, taking photos and telling me they wtd to buy them. Of course I laughed at them and said sure. bring me cash............

 

they understood I wasnt putting up with their BS.

 

They were up from Miami and "visiting" NJ to make some sales. anything for a buck.

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